Message from the Coordinator of Alumni Engagement

Happy Summer, Alumni!

Included in the e-newsletter this month is a link to an Alumni Survey . I hope you will take a few moments to give your opinion about events and activities you would like the Alumni Association to offer in the future, and help us understand how you evaluate your experience at Bucks. Thank you to those who already took the survey!

Another highlight this month is the Means to Succeed campaign. The Foundation and Alumni Association is fundraising for a Student Emergency Fund to help current students who find themselves in desperate situations that may derail them from continuing their college education. Please support our efforts by donating and becoming an advocate of the campaign. Thank you!

All My Best,

christine.harvie@bucks.edu

Please support the Student Emergency Fund !
Your gift will help Bucks students who need support paying for basics like groceries and hygiene products, technology, rent, and transportation.


COVID Update


Classes will be conducted remotely for all three summer sessions. Campuses are physically closed and the College is operating remotely.

Visit bucks.edu/covid-19 for more information.
BUCKS sheild - inverted B & W
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. 
Alumni Spotlight: Emily Frizzelle '17
Valedictorian at Moore College of Art & Design

Like many students, Emily started her college education at Bucks because she didn't feel quite ready for a 4-year college. She knew she wanted a career in the arts, but it wasn't until she explored photography at Bucks that it clicked. "I didn't realize what I could do with photography until I went to Bucks," Frizzelle admits. She attributes her passion for photography to her Bucks instructor, Professor Kim Witham, and continues to keep in contact with her, and several other Bucks instructors today.

After earning her Associate's Degree from Bucks, Emily transferred to Moore College of Art and Design where she majored in Photography and Digital Arts. Using the skills she developed at Bucks, she excelled in her classes at Moore, graduating with a 4.0 G.P.A. and earning the honor of being chosen as Valedictorian of her class, in May.

Looking back at her time at Bucks, Emily reflects on the awesome friends that she met, the instructors who helped develop her skills and her confidence, and the opportunities Bucks provided for her to grow into the professional young woman she is today.

Read Lower Bucks Times article to find out more about Emily's next steps, here .
Student Spotlight: Leah Miller

Click on Upper Bucks Campus student Leah's picture to hear what she has been doing to keep busy during the pandemic! In addition to being a student and holding a part-time job, Leah is the President of the Habitat for Humanity Club.
Commencement:
Bucks Congratulates Historic Class of 2020

Bucks County Community College celebrated its 54th annual commencement Thursday, May 28, in a first-ever virtual ceremony featuring Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW, Bucks County Commissioner, as keynote speaker.

The prerecorded ceremony, produced to honor more than 1,000 graduates as buildings remain closed amid the Coronavirus pandemic, premiered on the college’s website, bucks.edu, and simultaneously on the college’s YouTube and social-media channels. You can view the highlights of commencement below!

To find out which professors are retiring this year, click here .
Commencement Video

Cruise Through Summer with
Online Courses at Bucks

Get ahead with reading, writing, and study skills, or explore the open road in ‘Cultural Landscapes: Route 66 & Commercial Archeology’; all courses, online and remote, start July 1.

L earn more ...
cruise-ship-front.jpg
Kids On Campus Goes Online

On June 22, Kids on Campus programs are set to begin remotely. After making the difficult but necessary decision to ensure the health and safety of our staff and campers, we're excited to be offering more than 50 camps this summer for kids ages 5-14+.

Camps will be offered as either a morning or afternoon live session, featuring everything from learning what it takes to become an astronaut to comic creation, kitchen science to cheerleading, coding to crafting, and so much more!

Take the Alumni Survey

Alumni new and old, what can your Alumni Association do for you? Your opinion matters to us!

College Unveils Fall Plan to Protect Students’ Health

Phased reopening of campuses includes most courses taught online or remotely, with in-person instruction for many lab and studio courses.
As southeast Pennsylvania slowly prepares to reopen amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Bucks County Community College has announced some limited in-person instruction will be allowed starting in August, although most courses will be taught online or remotely.

Click here to learn more about the findings of the Green Team Task Force.
Facebook Live with Provost Lisa Angelo

In an effort to further explain the plans for the Fall 2020 semester and to answer student questions, Provost Lisa Angelo went LIVE on Facebook, on June 24th.
jobs_and_careers.jpg
Career Resources for Alumni
The services provided by the Bucks Center for Student Employment and Career Development is free for alumni! The team of staff in the career center is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions in the pursuit of meaningful work and assisting you in connecting with employers. They p rovide individual career advising,  workshops, job fairs and other events , as well as other services to assist you through the  career planning  or  job search  process.

Or, you may be interested in recruiting our students or other alumni to fill an open position in your company. To do so, you may access our  Online Job Board , Register as an  Employer , and post a local job.

To learn more about the career services and resources that Bucks has to offer alumni, click here !
Microsoft Office Training Starts July 13

GAIN THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO ENHANCE YOUR CAREER OPTIONS!

This FREE* 8-week online training program provides you with the skills necessary to work effectively in any business environment with the perfect combination of technical and essential soft skills.

Want to find out how to sign up? Click here!
Free Digital Badge - A Gift For You

Click on the badge to take the first steps in claiming an official Bucks Alumni Association credential!
 Proudly display your Bucks Alumni Badge on LinkedIn and other social media channels. Alumni badge holders will receive special invitations to events throughout the year!
The Centurion Newspaper
Looking for passionate alumni to join our Alumni Council. Email your resume/bio to christine.harvie@bucks.edu.
Learn more about the Bucks Alumni Association.
Real world experience is priceless. Volunteer to speak to students in the classroom.
Interested in getting involved? Contact:
Christine Harvie
Coordinator of Annual Fund & Alumni Engagement
(215) 968-8461
Christine.Harvie@bucks.edu
Recently moved, new job, personal or professional news you'd like to share? Make an update and claim your Bucks Alumni digital badge.