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CCBC Leads American Association of Community Colleges Industry-Informed Infrastructure Initiative

Monaca, PA – Community college leaders and industry partners gathered at Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) recently to begin a year-long collaborative project and discuss partnerships for economic development and workforce growth in Pennsylvania and Ohio. CCBC was chosen as the lead and host site for this project due to the College’s leadership for workforce development throughout the tristate region. The event was the first of three Industry-Informed Infrastructure (I3) Initiative meetings funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission and led by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Community Colleges of Appalachia (CCA). Industry partners from Chevron,…


BC3 Earns Military Friendly Designation for Fifth Year

Butler, PA – For the fifth consecutive year, Butler County Community College has been designated a Military Friendly institution by Victory Media, a success BC3’s veterans coordinator attributes to the school’s consistent outreach to servicemen and women pursuing higher education and one applauded by area veterans organizations. Continued recognition by Victory Media, the Moon Township publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and one that connects the military community with companies and schools, acknowledges BC3’s diligence on behalf of its student-veterans, Stella Smith said. “We have continued, and we haven’t slacked,” said Smith, BC3’s associate director of financial aid and who as…


Communication key as No. 9 BC3 Set to Defend Volleyball Crowns

Butler, PA – Above the squeaks and echoes inside Butler County Community College’s Field House are shouts of “Five! Five! Five!” and “A! A! A!” and “Three! Three! Three!” –  sounds of BC3’s 2017 volleyball team reacting to the flight of the ball and establishing order in what might otherwise be chaos, Coach Rob Snyder said. “No team sport,” Snyder said, “requires communication like volleyball. Think of a football team that had to run both offense and defense in the same play with no huddles or breaks to switch directions. It would be chaos.” For sophomores Brittney Bianco, Kelly Kabay…


Pollution Control Project Funded in Lawrence County

Lawrence County Conservation District received $2,000 to implement a Volunteer Water Quality Monitoring Project. “This grant allows our conservation district to address local pollution issues. We plan to educate local residents on how they can do their part to ensure there is enough clean water for future generations,” said Katie Schmidt, Watershed Specialist. Education and outreach about the project began in May of this year, and the District is continuing to look for volunteers. Training will occur in the fall and the project will be continued indefinitely afterward. Thirty-seven projects will be funded in 31 of the state’s counties. Projects…


First 2017 United Fund Check Presented to Director of Ellwood Family Center

Andrew Kindle, Treasurer of the Ellwood City United Fund, presented a check to Ricki Coccia, Director of Ellwood Family Center as the first disbursement of collected funds for the year 2017. “All agencies will receive 20% less because of the shortfall in the 2017 campaign,” Kindle said. The United Fund had discussed holding the money for a later disbursement date, but decided that it would cause a hardship on the agencies who really need the funds. Kevin Green, CEO/Ex Dir of City Rescue Mission, agreed and stated, “we thank you for the recent gift(allotment), it will be put to good…


BC3 to Host OSHA Construction Standards, Trainer Courses

Butler, PA – Butler County Community College has entered into a host-site agreement with West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension to host Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Center courses on BC3’s main campus and at BC3 @ LindenPointe. An OSHA 510 Construction Standards course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 5-8 on BC3’s main campus, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10-13 at BC3 @ LindenPointe in Hermitage, according to Tom Baughman, BC3’s energy and safety specialist. An OSHA 500 Construction Trainer course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct….


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…


Lincoln High Varsity Football Announcement

Any boy entering grades 9 through 12 this fall is reminded that football practices begin on August 7, 2017 at Hellings Stadium at 1:30 pm. Prior to attending this practice student/athletes are required to complete a PIAA physical exam. The physical exam paperwork can be picked up at the high school office from 8 am. to 2 pm. Monday through Friday. No student can participate without a physical exam. Equipment will be issued to players on August 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm. at Helling Stadium.


Stiefel Hockey Player Jon Sedgwick Plays Last Game Before Basic Training

Firing Squad 9, Marauders 4 Jake Krummert collected a hat trick and his brother Ben 4 points in the win for Firing Squad. Ryan Bartolomeo scored twice to lead the Marauders.  Good luck and thank you to Firing Squad’s Jon Sedgwick who added 3 points in his final game of the session before departing for basic training. Craig’s Hardware 6, Honey Badgers 1 Dan Macuga picked up 2 goals and Mike Bauer tallied 3 points for Craig’s Hardware in their win.  Both goaltenders turned in strong performances with Jason Gonzalez collecting 33 saves for the Honey Badgers and Matt VanKirk…