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August 22, 1993 | By Yana Ginburg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
In a continuing effort to bring its campus closer to the community, Burlington County College will begin offering classes at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly this fall. The Rancocas site is the college's 10th location for evening classes in addition to its three main campuses in Pemberton Township, Cinnaminson and Willingboro, said college spokesman Richard Pokrass. The classes at Rancocas will be available only evenings and are open to anyone who qualifies for admission to the college, according to Pokrass.
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November 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
As people flocked to what was Burlington County College's satellite campus in Mount Laurel over the years, one brick building after another popped up, ringed by broad parking lots. The growing community college location was intended to respond to students' needs: Drive in, maybe from a job or caring for a child, park outside a building, walk in for class, then leave quickly afterward. And the school's main campus, in Pemberton Township, became less and less of a draw - it has enrolled fewer students than Mount Laurel for a decade.
NEWS
May 19, 1991 | By Nancy Reuter, Special to The Inquirer
Cars, crafts and contests will replace calculus and classics in the curriculum at Burlington County College today as the school holds its annual Fun Fest from noon to 4 p.m. at the campus in Pemberton. "The very first Fun Fest was started three years ago, and that was because we were celebrating the 20th anniversary of the college," said Richard Pokrass, director of college relations at BCC. But what was meant to be a culminating event of the anniversary celebration, held "just to bring attention to the campus," Pokrass said, went over so well that it has become an annual event.
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August 27, 1986 | By Nicole Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
Officials at Burlington County College say they have completed the cleanup of toxic chemicals found in one of the college's main buildings and have repaired a section of the school damaged in a chemical fire last year. A college spokesman, Richard Pokrass, said Thursday that the college's main building, the Lewis M. Parker Center, would be reopened in time for the start of the fall semester on Sept. 4. The center was closed for two weeks after a fire on Aug. 25, 1985, which started in a storage vault of a chemistry laboratory in the college's A Wing.
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May 20, 1990 | By Louise Harbach, Special to The Inquirer
Skydivers, a high school student culinary competition, a soccer shootout and an antique auto show are among the events planned this afternoon for Burlington County College's annual open house. Billed as a Fun Fest, today's events begin at noon and will be held, rain or shine, until 4 p.m. at the college's Pemberton campus. The Fun Fest marks the second time the college has sponsored a cultural arts and fun fair to highlight community activities and the college itself, said Richard Pokrass, director of college relations.
SPORTS
April 22, 2001 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If Dennis Gallagher put stock in bad omens, he would not be surprised if the players on his Burlington County College golf team were shooting in the 100s and smacking drives off one another's heads. Instead, the 10th-year coach is presiding over "the best team I've ever had, by far. " "I always get one or two good players and build around them," Gallagher said. "But I've got five kids who can break 80 every day. " Which beats five kids who could have suffered broken bones in an automobile accident a week before the season started.
NEWS
July 23, 1986 | By Nicole Brodeur, Special to The Inquirer
A retired Arizona college president has been named interim president of Burlington County College by the college's board of trustees. Joseph F. Russo, who served as president of Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Ariz., until his retirement in 1984, last week was named to replace Harmon B. Pierce, who resigned from the college on June 11. Pierce, who served at the college in numerous positions before assuming the presidency in 1976, left to take a position as chief executive officer of Pennsylvania State University's Hazleton campus in Luzerne County.
NEWS
August 9, 2012 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
The New Jersey commissioner of education under Gov. Christie Whitman has been named president of Burlington County College, effective Sept. 10. David Hespe, now chief of staff for the current education commissioner, Chris Cerf, will succeed Robert Messina Jr., who ran the Pemberton-based college for 25 years before retiring this year. Messina's $185,000 salary and perks were cited in a critical state comptroller's report last year. Hespe will be paid $175,000 in his new post.
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March 29, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
For the business student from Germany, taking a biology class online meant being able to focus on the material, not on trying to understand and pronounce new words. For the student government president juggling work, campus, and family commitments, taking an art class online meant getting to explore the topic at the most convenient times, giving it her full attention and energy. For the school, Rowan College at Burlington County, online courses are one way to offer more courses, in more formats, to students who may be unable to take a specific class on campus.
NEWS
December 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Energy, utility, and construction companies need workers, but they often struggle to find the right recruits. "Number one, it's getting the word out that we're hiring. Number two, it's also getting the word out that a career in the energy industry is open to a broader population than job seekers may have thought," said Sally J. Nadler, who heads workforce development efforts at PSEG. The company is particularly looking to bring more women into jobs replacing gas mains, upgrading energy substations, and reading meters, she said.
NEWS
December 1, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even as Rutgers-Camden unveiled a Writers House this month, the school's administrators were eyeing the next piece: a $5 million expansion of the new space. The day before the dedication of the $4.25 million renovation of the building at 305 Cooper St., the state announced a new round of funding for construction, renovation, and infrastructure on college campuses. At $180 million total, this round of bond funding is considerably smaller than the $1.3 billion distributed in 2013, which helped pay for 176 projects at 46 schools.
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November 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
As people flocked to what was Burlington County College's satellite campus in Mount Laurel over the years, one brick building after another popped up, ringed by broad parking lots. The growing community college location was intended to respond to students' needs: Drive in, maybe from a job or caring for a child, park outside a building, walk in for class, then leave quickly afterward. And the school's main campus, in Pemberton Township, became less and less of a draw - it has enrolled fewer students than Mount Laurel for a decade.
NEWS
September 19, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Kevin H. Tuno was released from Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly on Tuesday, Sept. 15, to allow him to pass his final hours at home in Burlington City, it was a memorable ride. "He had a police escort with at least 15 police cars" from several South Jersey towns, said George Pelose, a brother-in-law. "It gave Kevin a great final memory. " Later that day, Mr. Tuno, 56, Burlington County emergency management coordinator since 1999, died at home of cancer. Barry E. Eck, president of the New Jersey Emergency Management Association, said in a statement: "Kevin was a talented and dedicated" coordinator whose "experience and wisdom provided foresight with balance to the otherwise chaotic world of emergency management.
NEWS
August 25, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 11, 2015
ISSUE | SHALE TAX Levy means job loss It is dangerously misleading to ignore the fact that even higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs ("How Pa. can get severance tax right," Aug. 2). Responsible shale development is driving a petrochemical rebirth, specifically at Marcus Hook. Sunoco Logistics' Mariner East 2 pipeline is expected to support an estimated 30,000 construction jobs, generate nearly $62 million in tax revenues, and provide $4.2 billion in economic activity. In addition to the more than $2.3 billion in taxes paid by the natural gas industry since 2008, Pennsylvania imposes a shale-gas impact tax that's generated more than $850 million since 2011 for communities throughout the commonwealth.
NEWS
July 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years. The announcement Monday from Rowan College at Burlington County - newly renamed from Burlington County College, reflecting a partnership with Rowan University - follows an internal study showing the school's Mount Laurel campus has high demand, while its Pemberton location does not. It also follows a simple reality: The Mount Laurel campus has already been the de facto main campus for a decade, and future growth for the 9,500-student college was always likely to occur more on that campus than in other locations.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ronald L. Martin, 67, of Tabernacle, executive editor of the Burlington County Times from 1996 to 2008, died of cancer Saturday, July 11, at Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice in Mount Holly. Steve Todd, the newspaper's general manager since 2010, who had first met Mr. Martin at the Willingboro paper in the 1970s, said, "He was a true local community journalist. " "He was a great leader in the newsroom," Todd added. Beyond the newsroom, Todd said, "he was one of the directors for the Ellis Family Foundation . . . created by Shirley Ellis, one of the owners of the newspaper.
NEWS
June 12, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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