(Butler, PA) Butler County Community College will hold its 46th Annual Commencement today, Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Field House on main campus. The ceremony will be streamed live online at bc3.edu. A reception will follow in Founders Hall to celebrate the 2013-2014 graduates.
Elizabeth Bolden, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, will give the keynote address. Andrew McDowell, Vice President of Western Field Operations for the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, will give the Distinguished Alumni address. BC3 student and Business Administration major, Tanner McCaw, will give the student address. BC3 student and Business Administration major, Pauline Wilbert, will be speaking as the new student alumni representative. Presenting the tassel is BC3 student and Computer Information Systems: Network Administration major Jennifer Fisher.
Grand Marshal Dr. Francie P. Spigelmyer, Vice President for Academic Affairs, will lead the procession followed by Faculty Marshals Erika Nail, Business Instructor, and Kevin Ruediger, Assistant Professor of Science and Technology. Student Marshals are Karen Stubenbort, Humanities and Social Sciences Instructor, and Les Graves, Business Instructor.
Graduates, family and friends are invited to attend a reception catered by Fairground Market with entertainment by Winsor Brass immediately following the ceremony in Founders Hall.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, there are 285 graduates from May 2014, 113 graduates from December 2013, and 100 graduates from Summer 2013 totaling approximately 498 graduates of BC3. Around 219 students will march during tonight's ceremony.
At this year's commencement, there are 17 students receiving two degrees and 10 veterans graduating. The programs with the most graduates are Nursing, Business Administration, Business Management and Medical Assistant. BC3's youngest graduate is 19 years old and the oldest graduate is 68 years old. There are 319 female graduates and 179 male graduates.