Message from the Coordinator of Alumni Engagement

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy in these unprecedented and challenging times. The health and well-being of our students and alumni is of utmost importance to all of us at Bucks County Community College. While the college campuses are closed indefinitely, the work we do to keep our Bucks family connected never stops, and that includes our commitment to our alumni. I hope the information included in this newsletter will help us feel closer together as we work remotely and practice social distancing.

Alumni and friends of the College are worried about the hardships facing our students right now and are asking for opportunities to assist. If you are able to donate, the annual fund is an important way that you can help. A donation to our annual fund allows the College to respond swiftly with financial support to the areas of greatest need, both now and in the future.

Included in this newsletter are several different ways you can engage with the institution. There are also inspiring stories about our students and alumni who continue to move forward with determination and hope during this time of uncertainty.

Enjoy this issue of the Gazebo e-newsletter! Thank you for your continued commitment to, and support of, the Alumni Association and the students at Bucks County Community College. Stay safe and healthy. We are #BucksCCCStrong.

All My Best,
Please consider donating to help support the urgent needs of our students, who deserve our care and support now more than ever!
COVID-19 Update
All classes, including in person and hybrid, will be conducted remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Campuses are physically closed; the College is operating remotely. Visit for more information.
Commencement Ceremony Update

The College is shifting commencement from an in-person event to a virtual one. The virtual event will be May 28, 2020. Every graduating student will have an opportunity to be recognized during the virtual event. Be sure to follow our social media platforms to see special messages of encouragement that our alumni will be sharing with our upcoming graduates, in an effort to make this time as exciting as possible for them.
Student Spotlight: Anna Hipp '20
Community Award Winner
By Rose Cooper

Since beginning at Bucks in the fall of 2019, Anna Hipp has been a champion at the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks. She is the Vice President of the Arts and Culture Club and President of the Women Inspiring and Networking (WIN) club as well as the Lower Bucks Programming Council.

Anna engages with students every day to encourage them to become involved in activities and events, knowing that involvement will lead to greater success. She is always present at the various events going on at the Epstein Campus, whether it’s serving lunch at a holiday party, helping fellow students tie-dye a t-shirt, or bringing her delicious cookies to a fundraising bake sale.

Anna is a strong believer in the benefits of beginning college at a community college. For her, there was no other option - partly for financial reasons, but also because she just felt it was a smarter way to get acclimated to college life.

She is a dedicated student and because of her perseverance, has been on the Dean’s list every semester. She will graduate this semester and transfer to Rider University to pursue a degree in Psychology with the goal of completing her Master’s Degree and becoming a therapist.
Alumni Spotlight: Broadus W. Davis '75 Named New Bucks Trustee
On February 5, the Bucks County Commissioners appointed Broadus W. Davis, Ed.D., to the Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees. The Yardley resident and Bucks alumnus brings a lifetime of public education service to the college's governing body. Read more...
College Freezes Tuition For Next Year

In a move designed to soften the economic impact faced by most Bucks County residents amid the Coronavirus pandemic, Bucks County Community College’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday, April 9, to keep tuition at its current rate for the 2020-21 academic year. Read more...
College Donates Medical Supplies

Several boxes of supplies including surgical masks, face shields, gloves, isolation gowns and shoe covers were dropped off at two local hospitals. Read more...
Free Digital Badge - A Gift For You

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Support Alumni Small-Business Owners
Local businesses have been greatly impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a way to show our support, please consider patronizing these restaurants and bakeries owned by fellow Bucks County Community College Alumni. Buy a gift card, order take-out, or visit them in the future! Click on the restaurant website links below. Thank you!
Cupcakes For A Cause

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, The Lucky Cupcake Company donated a portion of the proceeds from ALL of their cupcakes sales to our Salute to Mothers Scholarship Fund!

This scholarship is for students who support one or more children while attending Bucks County Community College. The deadline to apply for this, and all scholarships, has been extended to May 1, 2020.

Check out @theluckycupcakecompany on Instagram.
The Centurion Wins Nine Awards at State Journalism Competition

The student newspaper, the Centurion, continued its winning streak at the Student Keystone Press Awards with nine wins at this year’s competition. The Centurion took home wins in seven different categories. The student newspaper received four first-place wins. These first-place wins were in the “Ongoing News Coverage,” “Public Service/Enterprise Package,” “Sports Story” and “Website” categories. Wins in these categories were for coverage of topics including the student loan crisis and anxiety in college students. Read more...
Help Support Students Experiencing Food Insecurity

Even though classes are remote, Bucks County Community College is still supporting students who need help with food access. Click the "Make a Donation" button below if you are able to make a donation to help support our students.

If you know anyone who needs access to resources in Bucks County, please click here .
Scholarship Application Deadline Extended

 The deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to May 1, 2020 in expectation that more students will be seeking financial support to cover the costs of their education due to the economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on families.
In Memoriam: Thomas J. Mazurek 1943-2020

It is with great sadness that Bucks announces the passing of Thomas J. Mazurek, retired professor of Social & Behavioral Science. Tom passed away at Grand View Hospital on March 24. For over 47 years, Tom enjoyed a very successful career where he was highly regarded for how much he cared about the education and success of all his students.

Looking for passionate alumni to join our Alumni Council. Email your resume/bio to
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
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