Women’s Scholarship Tea Raises Nearly $10,000

Funds will support the Salute to Mothers Scholarship, administered by the Bucks County Community College Foundation.

The Bucks County Community College Foundation raised nearly $10,000 at its fifth annual Women’s Scholarship Tea, presented by First Niagara.  The tea, attended by more than 70 people in historic Tyler Hall on the college’s Newtown Township campus, was held September 27.

The funds support the BCCC Foundation’s Salute to Mothers scholarship, which benefits women students who support at least one child while seeking a higher education.

Keynote speaker was Nancy Matteo, principal of St. Andrew School in Newtown, who was named 2012 Principal of the Year for the East Coast. BCCC’s Dr. Roberta Mayer, who was named CASE Pennsylvania Professor of the Year in 2010, also spoke about the legacy of Stella Elkins Tyler, whose estate became the cornerstone of the college. Angela Rankin, a Bucks student and mother who has benefited from the scholarship, also addressed those in attendance.

In addition to First Niagara, the Women’s Scholarship Tea was supported by donations from Cramer’s Bakery, Crossroads Bakery, CulinArt, Delishus Treats, Giant, Italian Peoples Bakery, Jodi’s Scones, Lotus Garden at Newtown, McCaffrey’s Supermarket, The Cookie Lady, and Wegman’s.  

The BCCC Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c) (3) educational trust that provides expanded resources for the college’s growth and development. Foundation funds support instructional resources, campus facilities, scholarships and awards, cultural activities and special college projects.  

Retired Professor Betty Tsai (left), who founded the scholarship to help women who support at least one child attend college, was joined by (left-right) Stephanie Bowers of presenting sponsor First Niagara, keynote speaker Nancy Matteo, principal of St. Andrew school, and scholarship recipient Angela Rankin.

Jean Dolan
Assistant Director, Public Relations