Perkins Academic Support Services

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Participatory Planning Committee (PPC) Members are local business people, employees of other Perkins Grant funded programs and college representatives who can provide insight on various ways that the PASS Center and Perkins Grant Programs can meet grant objectives.

The 2015/2016 membership list includes:
Catherine McElroy B.C.C.C. Associate Provost, Academic and Curricular Services
Marie Cooper Director of Accessibility Office at B.C.C.C.
Denise Distel Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22
Cathy Romero Owner of Yardley Fitness
Angela Egge Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Catherine Cook Co-founder of "Meet Me"
Kevin Gentilcore Bucks County Technical High School
Peg Kopera Bucks County Technical High School
Brian Cummings Bucks County Workforce Investment Board
Marian Colello

Retired B.C.C.C. Perkins Grant Coordinator

Current Adjunct Faculty at B.C.C.C.

Dawn Trautwein Special Ed Supervisor, CRSD
Lisa Farnin IBM Corporate Executive
Kathy Connors

Product Design Specialist at Cobham Electronics

Laverne Tyrrell Director, PASS Center & Perkins Grant Programs
  • The "Asperger's in the classroom" workshop
  • Tutors for Accounting, Chemistry (both at Newtown and Upper Bucks) and Nursing Math.
  • Women in Technology program
  • The “Getting Organized” workshop
  • Career Channel
  • Career Spots 35 video set
  • Early Childhood Education Reference Books
  • Vita Prep Educational Series- Food Prep Systems
  • Waring Commercial Food Processors
  • Dry Product shelving for walk-in freezer
  • Commercial dough sheeting machines
  • Paralegal student professional development
  • Fermentation Unit
  • PASCO force tables
  • Large slotted mass sets
  • Nexvs 2 Sparton 3E FPGA boards