Bucks County Community College celebrates its 54th annual commencement
Thursday, May 28, in a first-ever virtual ceremony featuring Diane M.
Ellis-Marseglia, Bucks County commissioner, as keynote speaker.
The prerecorded ceremony, produced to honor more than 1,000 graduates as
buildings remain closed amid the Coronavirus pandemic, premieres at 6
p.m. on the college’s website, bucks.edu
, and simultaneously on the
college’s YouTube and social-media channels. The ceremony, which
includes announcing every graduate’s name and showing their picture if
available, can later be viewed on youtube.com/BucksCCC
Bucks County Community College President Stephanie Shanblatt, Ph.D.,
will preside over the ceremony, introducing each speaker and conferring
degrees. The Class of 2020 – which earned 899 associate degrees and 109
certificates – will also hear from one of its own. Evan Brooks was
selected to address his classmates in recognition of his outstanding
achievements. Brooks earned an associate degree in liberal arts: general
emphasis with honors and intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in
business and economics. The Perkasie resident and Pennridge High School
graduate plans to then get more involved in politics, eventually running
for office, in order “to provide the best solutions, no matter their
political origin, to the problems at hand.”
In addition, the Bucks County Community College Alumni Association will
present its Alumni Achievement Awards and will recognize distinguished
faculty members who are retiring.