Alumni Spotlight:
Essential Workers Brianna Zender '18 & James Rogers '18

They met in the x-ray program at Bucks, now both are essential workers on the Covid-19 front lines.

Brianna is a proud CT technologist at Grand View Hospital, as well as an X-ray technologist at Physician's Care Surgical Hospital. James is a radiologic technologist at Patient First and a CT technologist at St. Mary Medical Center.

What is it like working in this field during the pandemic? "CT is one of the main imaging modalities used in imaging patients with the Coronavirus," explained Brianna. "Taking one chest scan of a possible COVID-19 patient involves draping the whole room in sheets, having one clean and one dirty technician, both dressed in PPE, and a thorough cleaning process afterwards." The hospital has a specific room devoted for taking x-rays of COVID-19 patients, and just one patient can cause that room to be occupied for up to two hours because of the necessary steps to protect the staff involved in the scanning process.

At the surgical hospital, Brianna is taking x-rays of patients after surgery. She is in the operating room during surgeries with a "C-arm" x-ray machine.

Both Brianna and James had great experiences as students at Bucks, and not just because they fell in love in the classroom! Both completed the X-ray, CT, and MRI programs, taking three board exams, becoming triple-certified technologists.

"The imaging programs at Bucks make sure we are well-prepared for situations like this pandemic, said Brianna. "They teach us how to gown up and properly reduce risks of contamination from the very beginning of x-ray school. I am very grateful to have been in the Bucks program as it properly prepared me for each of the imaging modalities I pursued."

Thank you Brianna and James, for helping our community during the pandemic. Best wishes for a long life, filled with happiness and good health!
Three New Trustees Appointed
Thomas Jennings
Richard Balukas
Shamsul Huda
The new trustees, whose terms are in effect through 2026, are Thomas Jennings of Yardley, Dr. Richard Balukas of Pipersville, and A. Shamsul Huda of Chalfont. They will join the 15-member board for the first meeting of the academic year, which will be held remotely on Thursday, September 10.

“The board is looking forward to working with new members who bring a wealth of experience and a wide variety of background to the table,” said David Breidinger, trustees chair. “We are fortunate to have dedicated, qualified volunteers to help us continue the college’s mission of affordable, accessible education for Bucks County residents.”

Means to Succeed Campaign Updates

Thank You
Thank you to Customers Bank for your generous donation of $5,000 to the Means to Succeed Campaign! This gift will directly assist students who need immediate assistance overcoming a one-time financial challenge that has temporarily knocked them off the path to continuing their educational journey.

Challenge Update
We are getting closer, but we still need your help to reach our goal of 200 donors. If 50 more people give a gift, Bucks friend Steve Jordan will donate $5,000! We can do it with your help. Any size donation counts towards our goal. Click the button below to give what you can. Thank you!
"Blocks for Bucks" PGA Block Pool Winners

And the winners are:

Round One - Specialty Ring Products
Round Two - Harris Comfort
Round Three - Bristol Gardens Apartments
Round 4:
·       4th Place: Karen Dawkins
·       3rd Place: Harris Comfort
·       2nd Place: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP
·       Grand Prize USA Environmental Management, Inc.

The winner of dinner at Cesare's Ristorante: Karen Dawkins

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated!
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NJCAA Names 22 Bucks Student-Athletes to All-Academic Teams

The list includes three Centurions who had a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2019-20 academic year
The National Junior College Athletic Association has named 22 student-athletes from Bucks County Community College to its 2019-20 All-Academic Teams. The list includes three Centurions who had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the last academic year.
Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher for the 2019-20 academic year. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are:

NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA

The NJCAA All-Academic team is comprised of student-athletes who competed in a varsity level sport during the 2019-20 academic year, passed at least 24 credits and registered an academic year GPA of at least 3.60 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

The Centurions honored are listed here.
Bucks Community Awards 2020
Community Award Recipient: Foundations Community Partners
Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is a nonprofit foundation formed to improve the quality of life for special needs children, youth, and families in Bucks County. FCP has provided funding to Bucks County Community College in support of scholarships, "Kids on Campus" summer campsand also to improve the student experience for individuals with disabilities. Their support is widespread throughout Bucks County and is a financial mainstay for many service organizations in the area.
Campus Health & Safety Plan

The campus strategy to safely resume limited on-campus instruction is based on the following assumptions and is designed to reduce population density while implementing recommended health and safety measures to provide maximum protection against the spread of the COVID-19 virus on campus:

  • Majority of staff continue to work remotely
  • Majority of instruction continues remotely
  • Provision of student services continues remotely

To read the full plan, click here.
Metalwork Training

The Metalwork Training Program introduces participants to the fundamental concepts and skills required in the field of advanced manufacturing. Metal fabricators design and create structural metal parts for a variety of industries, including auto, medical, food, shipbuilding and construction.

COVID Update

Fall 2020 is being held primarily remotely & online with designated hands-on classes meeting on campus.

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Diversity & Inclusion
Following the murder of Mr. George Floyd, mass protests have brought attention to the brutal (and often fatal) police tactics commonly used on African-Americans & people of color. It's the obligation of Bucks to use this opportunity to support our faculty, staff, students, & people of color in our community. 
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