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CCBC Revives Gift of $150,000

Monaca, PA – The Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) has received a $150,000 gift from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to create and lead a tristate consortium of industry leaders, higher education providers, workforce development boards, and others in order to prepare a trained workforce for energy and advanced manufacturing jobs. Funding from the gift will enable CCBC to convene a diverse group of partners in order to address the economic, educational, and career opportunities within the tristate area’s energy and advanced manufacturing sector by providing leadership for training, curriculum alignment, educational offerings, and a coordinated approach to meeting…


CCBC Expands Nursing Program to Washington County

(Monaca, PA) – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) has announced the expansion of its associate degree in nursing program to a site in Washington County. The Western Area Career and Technology Center (WACTC), located in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, will serve as a new location for CCBC’s nursing program, providing expanded career opportunities for Washington County practical nursing students interested in advancing as registered nurses. The inaugural CCBC nursing class will begin in late August as part of CCBC’s fall semester course offerings, and WACTC students will receive preferred placement into the program, but others are encouraged to apply. “We are…


CCBC Student Athlete Retention Program Helps Athletes Make the Grade

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) Student Athlete Retention Program, which offers counseling services, workshops, mentors, tutors, student educational plans, and progress report monitoring, is ensuring that that the College’s student-athletes are recognized for their academic achievements in addition to successes on the field or court. During the spring 2017 semester, seven CCBC student-athletes were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for achieving a 3.5 GPA or higher in the classroom, leading them to receive regional and national honors as part of the NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete team. Overall, for all CCBC student-athletes combined, the…


CCBC President to Speak on Panel at Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference

Pittsburgh, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) President, Dr. Chris Reber, will serve as a panelist at the 2017 Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference June 19-20 at the Sheraton-Station Square in Pittsburgh. The topic of the panel discussion is “Readying the Next-Generation for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing & Petrochemicals.” Other panel members will include Dr. Jim Denova, Vice President of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation; Mary Murrin, Social Investment Team Lead for Chevron USA; and Joseph Minnitte, External Relations Advisor for Shell Chemicals. The panelists will explore the role of community colleges, business and government in providing the…


CCBC Announces President’s and Dean’s List for Spring 2017 Semester

485 students recognized for academic success  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) is proud to release 485 names of both full-time and part-time students who achieved President’s List and Dean’s List honors for the spring 2017 semester. In order to be named to the President’s List, students must have completed at least 12 hours of credit-bearing courses in which performance grades are awarded, and have received a 3.75 grade-point average or above for the semester. Dean’s List honorees must have completed at least 12 hours of credit-bearing courses in which performance grades are awarded and have received…


CCBC Appints Kolton Codner First Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs

Monaca, PA – At its recent “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner, Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) President Chris Reber announced the appointment of Kolton R. Codner to the newly created position of Executive Director of Advancement and Sponsored Programs. In this role, Mr. Codner will oversee the first major gifts campaign in College history; lead CCBC’s long-term philanthropic growth; facilitate alumni, corporate and foundation relations; and work closely and collaboratively with the CCBC Foundation Board, campus constituents, and leaders and citizens throughout the region. Also announced at the Gala, Expanding Pathways – Achieving Success: The Campaign for…


RMU, CCBC Sign 13 Transfer Agreements for High-Tech Degree Programs

Pittsburgh, May 22, 2017 – Robert Morris University (RMU) and Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) are expanding their longstanding partnership to provide greater opportunities for Beaver County residents to earn four-year degrees in technology-related fields. The two institutions signed additional articulation agreements today for 13 CCBC associate degree programs that will transfer seamlessly to bachelor’s degree programs at RMU. That brings to 47 the total number of articulation agreements between CCBC and Robert Morris. The latest agreements focus on RMU’s cyber security, data analytics, and computer and information systems programs, reflecting the university’s growing prowess in these disciplines. “Pittsburgh…


Community College of Beaver County Appoints Two New Board Members to Foundation

Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced the appointment of Mark Elder and Harry F. Kunselman, Esq. to the CCBC Foundation Board of Directors. Comprised of volunteer business and community leaders who support the strategic plan and advancement of the College, the CCBC Foundation Board is charged with enhancing the educational environment and opportunities for students and faculty of CCBC. Mark Elder is the Executive Director of Midland’s Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center (LPPAC). Elder is responsible for nurturing strong working relationships with artistic directors, staff, local and national partners, and the Board of Directors to…


CCBC’s Golden Gala Shines Light on 50 Years of Service to Beaver County and the Region

Culminating 50th Anniversary event celebrates the past, looks to the future with first major gifts campaign  Monaca, PA – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) brought an end to its yearlong 50th anniversary in grand fashion Saturday evening with the “50 Shining Stars” Golden Gala and Dinner at the College’s historic Golden Dome. Nearly 400 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, donors, and community members attended the event that was held in a transformed Dome filled with star-studded lighting and other special effects. The event began at 5 p.m. with an outdoor reception and campus transformation dedication as the ribbon was…


CCBC Nursing Educator Named PA Practical Nursing Administrators’ “Educator of the Year”

(Monaca, PA) – Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced associate professor of nursing, Sally Fitzgerald, MSN, RN, CCM, has been named Pennsylvania Practical Nursing Administrators’ (PAPNA) Educator of the Year. Professor Fitzgerald was honored on Wednesday, May 10 in Lewisburg for her dedication to students and her continuing commitment to the excellence and growth of the College’s Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program. Presented to an outstanding practical nursing educator within the PAPNA community, the Educator of the Year award recognizes a practical nursing educator’s commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing practical nurses. Key criteria for the determining…