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Bucks County Community College welcomes new students at convocation


Continuing the tradition launched last year, Bucks County Community College (BCCC) held the second annual President’s New Student Convocation on Aug. 31 at the Newtown Campus.

Convocation is the official introduction to academic life at the college and welcomes new students and their families with a ceremony to mark the milestone.

BCCC’s president, Dr. Felicia Ganther, introduced the inaugural event in 2022. “The start of our students’ academic journeys is an exciting time for them and for the College – it’s a new beginning, the next step on their pathway to their educational and life goals – and the entire college community is happy to celebrate the occasion.”

This year’s keynote speaker was Bucks County native Karen Gross, founder of She Rocked It, a media and mentorship platform, who was accompanied by acclaimed musician Tim Motzer. Together, the duo presented the Rock-It Roadmap, a series of six lessons for a courageous life, education, and career. Through words and music, Gross energized the new students to raise their unique voices, follow their audacious dreams, and build a supportive community at Bucks.

“We’re proud to keep this tradition going for our new students and really let them know how monumental this moment is in their academic careers,” said Dr. Rodney Altemose, interim associate vice president of student affairs at BCCC. “The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time, and we’re celebrating in true Bucks style.”