August 25, 2015 |
A young woman filming a college marketing commercial last week looked into the camera and repeated her line: "Rowan College at Burlington County: Your path to success. " It won't be only the students picking a new "path to success. " The school, facing declining state funding and a shrinking pool of high school graduates, has rebranded itself and is reconfiguring its campuses to remain a viable option for students in an increasingly competitive environment. Founded in 1969 as Burlington County College and starting with a campus in Pemberton, the school has grown to more than 9,000 students in Pemberton, Mount Laurel, Willingboro, Mount Holly, and the joint military base.
June 12, 2015 |
Students at Burlington County College will soon find themselves at a new school: Rowan College at Burlington County. As part of a new partnership with Rowan University, BCC will change its name to Rowan College at Burlington County, the schools announced Wednesday. This marks the second such partnership Rowan has made with a community college, following one that saw Gloucester County College change its name to Rowan College at Gloucester County last year. The schools will make a formal announcement Thursday; their respective trustee boards authorized the partnership agreement Wednesday.
March 6, 2015 |
Burlington County College didn't have to look far for its next president. A year after Gov. Christie plucked its previous president out of the state's largest county to become New Jersey education commissioner, the college named Paul Drayton Jr., the Burlington County administrator and former CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority, as its new leader. "He was quickly moved through the process, mainly for his Burlington County roots and Burlington experience and knowledge of Burlington County," George N. Nyikita, the chair of the school's board of trustees, said Wednesday.
September 12, 2014 |
With a whir reminiscent of science-fiction movies, 15 minutes, and a well-designed model in the computer, Burlington County College's newest piece of equipment created a small, plastic machine part Wednesday morning. The school's new 3-D printer, donated by a local defense contractor, will be at the center of a workforce development program the college hopes will train students in the three-dimensional scanning and printing technologies that have gained popularity in recent years.
July 24, 2014 |
Joseph M. Laufer, 79, of Vincentown, a former Burlington County College administrator who had been the county historian since 2003, died of cancer Saturday, July 19, at his home. The Volunteer Center of Burlington County gave him its Lloyd Ritter Community Service Award in 2007, and the United Way of Burlington County also gave him its community service award. Mike Pippin, coordinator for the Volunteer Center, said Mr. Laufer was honored not only for his work for the county, but "for the many things he had done throughout his life.
April 17, 2014 |
MOUNT LAUREL Rutgers-Camden will bring its undergraduate business administration degree to Burlington County College's Mount Laurel campus this fall, the schools announced Tuesday evening. BCC will be the fourth community college to host the bachelor of arts in business administration program, which began in 2011 at Atlantic Cape Community College and Brookdale Community College in Monmouth County. This fall, BCC and Camden County College will offer the program for the first time. The undergraduate degree is designed to be hosted out of other campuses and is not offered on Rutgers' campus in Camden.
March 1, 2014 |
Gov. Christie on Thursday named Burlington County College president David Hespe to replace Christopher Cerf as state education commissioner. Hespe's resignation from BCC is effective March 20, the school said. He will take over as acting commissioner that day. Cerf announced his resignation from the top K-12 education post this month. He will serve until a state board meeting Wednesday. An interim commissioner is expected to fill the spot until Hespe begins work, the Department of Education said.
February 25, 2014 |
MOUNT HOLLY There are plenty of ways to honor Black History Month, but Sunday at Burlington County College was definitely one of the tastiest. Top chefs and South Jersey natives Kevin Sbraga, a Philadelphia restaurateur, and Tim Witcher, a former executive chef who is now a culinary arts teacher, teamed up at the college's Culinary Arts Center in Mount Holly to give cooking demonstrations. Called "A Taste of Soul," it was part of the college's monthlong celebration recognizing the contributions of African Americans.
June 19, 2013 |
When David Hespe took the reins of Burlington County College in September, his predecessor had just departed after 25 years. The newcomer expected a challenging year of transition. What he did not expect was Hurricane Sandy, the storm that walloped New Jersey in October and forced the campus to become one of two authorized shelters in the county. "We were more than happy to help out," Hespe said last week in a wide-ranging interview looking back on his first year, "but it was a tough two weeks.
March 22, 2013 |
When the Underground Railroad Education Center was forced to close in Burlington City in December, founder and director Louise Calloway wasn't sure about its future. For seven years, she ran the center in a 19th century building adjacent to a pharmacy believed to have been an Underground Railroad stop. But Calloway could no longer afford the rent and had to move the artifacts, paintings, statuary, and books into storage at her Willingboro home. Then, last month, she got a call from Burlington County Administrator Paul Drayton Jr., who learned of the center's closing and wanted to find it a new home.