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October 6th, 2022

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Love to cook or bake and ready to take that passion to the next level? Bucks can help! Join us for our open house to learn more about our culinary arts program. 

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The new $9.9 million building at the Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks in Bristol Township houses advanced manufacturing training and workforce programs to fill a growing need for skilled workers in Bucks County. Coming soon: welding, HVAC, and building & construction pre-apprenticeship programs.




Disability Rights Advocate Haben Girma Shares Remarkable Story Sept. 27

Author of “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law” will speak live via Zoom in a free event open to the public Bucks County Community College invites the public to a free online presentation by Haben Girma, a disability rights advocate and the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, live at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 27.   Girma will discuss how disability is an opportunity for innovation, and inclusion is a choice. Among her numerous accolades, President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and TIME100 Talks. President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all honored her.   The author of “Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law” was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she currently lives. Her memoir takes readers on adventures around the world, including her parents’ homes in Eritrea and Ethiopia, building a school under the scorching Saharan sun, training with a guide dog in New Jersey, climbing an iceberg in Alaska, and fighting for blind readers at a courthouse in Vermont. This captivating book is a testament to Girma’s determination to resist isolation and find the keys to connection. Learn more at HabenGirma.com.   “Haben is a woman of many talents who persists, no matter what challenges face her, and she does this with grace and humor,” said Jennifer Osinski, director of the Accessibility Office at the college. “She is an example, for all students, to embrace education and persevere, no matter what challenges or obstacles they may face.”  The presentation, cosponsored by the college’s Accessibility Office and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, takes place on Zoom at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 27. The event is free, but registration is required at tinyurl.com/HabenGirmaSpeaks. The Accessibility Office’s mission is to assist in securing access to an equal education at Bucks County Community College for students with documented disabilities; to encourage an environment of diversity through awareness and education; and to foster campus-wide ownership of accessibility. To learn more, visit bucks.edu/accessibility or email accessibility@bucks.edu.

Tito Puente Jr. Brings the Spirit of his Father’s Music to BCCC

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble will burn up the stage Fri. Sept. 30 at the Zlock Performing Arts Center A musical legacy comes to Newtown Friday, September 30, when Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble take over the Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College. Puente Jr., who embodies the very essence of his iconic, award-winning father, leads the high-voltage Afro-Cuban concert with a mambo beat as part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.     Throughout this up-tempo concert, Puente Jr. will bring back classics that led his father to be crowned the “King of Latin Music” over the span of his 50-year career, including “Oye Como Va,” Rank Kan Kan,” and “El Cayuco.”  He and his six-piece band will also perform selections from his latest CD, “Got Mambo?”, as he takes a departure into some powerful new music he can truly call his own. Puente Jr. has proudly carried the mantle of his father’s musical legacy since his passing 22 years ago. “People who don’t know anything about Latin music know my father and people always, always smile when they say my father’s name,” he confides. “That is a very special gift I have been given.” Tickets for Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Ensemble are $25, and free for Bucks County Community College students with current ID. In addition, VIP tickets are available for those 21 and older for $40. All VIP guests receive entry into a pre-concert reception, including two beverages.  The concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 30 in the Zlock Performing Arts Center, located inside the Gateway Center building on the campus at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased online at bucks.edu/tickets.

Dr. Felicia L. Ganther Selected for New Presidents Fellowship

One of 26 Leaders Selected for Prestigious Program Developing the Next Generation of Community College Leaders (Newtown, PA) - The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program (Aspen) announced today that Dr. Felicia L. Ganther, President at Bucks County Community College, is one of 26 leaders selected for the 2022-23 class of the Aspen New Presidents Fellowship. This program, made possible with support from JPMorgan Chase, supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they work to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success.   This class of fellows represent the diversity of our nation’s community colleges, collectively serving over 250,000 students at colleges across the nation, in urban, suburban, and rural areas. The incoming class of New Presidents Fellows is 46 percent female and 65 percent are people of color. Located in 19 states, their institutions too are diverse, from a tribal college with fewer than 300 students to an urban college that educates more than 35,000 each year.   The fellows, selected through a competitive process, will work closely with other transformational community college presidents and Aspen leaders over nine months to learn from field-leading research, analyze their colleges’ student outcomes, and clarify their visions for excellent and equitable outcomes for students while in college and after they graduate.   “The quality of our nation’s community colleges depends on the quality of our college presidents,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the College Excellence Program. “I am continually inspired and motivated by the dedication and expertise that our fellows bring to the work of advancing excellence and equity on their campuses, and I look forward to seeing the changes they make in real time to improve outcomes for their students.”   “Dr. Ganther has been an inspirational leader throughout her career in education. Recognition by Aspen is both humbling for her, but no surprise for her many friends and colleagues at Bucks. She is the best,” stated Tom Jennings, Chair of the Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees.   JPMorgan Chase’s philanthropic support for the Aspen Presidential Fellowship is part of the firm’s New Skills at Work initiative to prepare young people for the future of work and meet the growing demand for skilled workers, and the $30 billion commitment to advance racial equity and drive an inclusive economy.   For bios and photos of all 26 leaders, visit highered.aspeninstitute.org/meet-the-new-presidents-fellows.   The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program supports colleges and universities in their quest to achieve a higher standard of excellence, delivering credentials that unlock life-changing careers and strengthen our economy, society, and democracy. We know it takes visionary college leaders to achieve this higher standard and we make it our mission to equip them with the knowledge, skills, and research-backed tools to inspire change, shift practice, and advance the capacity of colleges to deliver excellent and equitable student outcomes. For more information, visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.   The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners. Learn more at www.aspeninstitute.org.   About JPMorgan Chase JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.7 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of customers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.