Thursday, May 16, 2013
Burlington County College will hold commencement ceremonies this weekend.
Burlington County College will mark its 43rd annual commencement beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, with 1,370 students receiving their degrees. The keynote address will be delivered by Rochelle Hendricks, New Jersey's first secretary of higher education. Appointed to the post by Governor Chris Christie in May, Hendricks has also served previously as acting commissioner of the state Department of Education. Here are a few statistics about the 2013 graduating class (provided by the college): The following is a list of graduates hailing from Moorestown: For more information about commencement, check out the attached PDF.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Authorities are investigating threats made against employees at Burlington County College's physical education center.
Burlington County College shut down the physical education building at its Pemberton Township campus Monday after threats were made against college staff, according to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office. The threats, which were non-specific in nature, were sent to the personal cell phones of some of the employees of the physical education center Sunday afternoon. The college closed the physical education building Monday as a precaution. The rest of the campus was unaffected, according to a release from the prosecutor's office. Law enforcement officials are investigating the threats. The college has increased public safety patrols at the campus and a request was made to local law enforcement to patrol the campus. The investigation …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Moorestown Friends School now advances to the state finals in Trenton to compete against the North and Central regional winners.
After another superb performance in the Consumer Bowl, Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will compete in the state finals once again. Moorestown Friends won the 17th annual Southern Regional Consumer Bowl Competition at Burlington County College last Thursday, April 18. The Burlington County representative, Moorestown Friends finished over Cedar Creek High School from Atlantic County. This is the third straight year the Friends School has advanced to the finals as winners of the South Jersey region. “The team has worked extremely hard to succeed in the county and regional Consumer Bowl competitions," said Barbara Kreider, MFS Science Department chair and Consumer Bowl advisor. "They are a well-rounded, talented group of students who have …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The Friends School seeks to extend its Consumer Bowl winning streak to three at the annual competition this week.
Two-time champ Moorestown Friends School (MFS) will defend its Burlington County Consumer Bowl title this week when the competition kicks off Tuesday. If it succeeds, MFS would become only the second team in the 14-year history of the competition to win three consecutive championships. Pemberton won in six of the first seven years, and five in a row from 2002-2006. The other teams scheduled to compete are: Burlington County Alternative School, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Cherokee, Cinnaminson, Lenape, Palmyra, Pemberton, Rancocas Valley, Seneca and Shawnee. Rancocas Valley will be participating for the first time. Three winners from the first and second rounds will compete at approximately noon for the county championship. The …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The community college is fourth in the nation of all two-year schools.
Burlington County College (BCC) is pleased to announce the college ranked number four in the nation for two-year colleges in Military Times magazine’s “Best for Vets: 2013” and earned a top spot in Military Advanced Education magazine’s “2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.” Earlier this year, BCC received the distinction as a “Military Friendly School” for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. With more than 1,400 military and military-affiliated students, a dedicated Military Education and Veterans Services office, and a Military Education Center on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, BCC is invested in its commitment to serve the military population. According to the Military Times magazine article, more than 650 schools …
Friday, November 2, 2012
A team of township workers have spent the last few days helping handicapped residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, and are collecting donations for those hit hardest by the storm.
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Handicapped township residents who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy have gotten a helping hand from benevolent township employees the past few days. According to a township worker who wished to remain anonymous, she and several other municipal employees have been checking in on disabled residents who were inconvenienced by the storm. “We’re making sure they have water, making sure they have heat. If they don’t have heat, making sure they know what they can use in their home to supply heat, how to close off certain rooms,” she said. “And since PSE&G isn’t giving us any time frame as to when they can get their power restored, we’re just following up, because everybody else is tapped to the max.” A family on McElwee Road, for example, had a …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Burlington County College is sponsoring this free family event.
The public is invited to Burlington County College’s (BCC) Mount Laurel campus for a free, family-friendly evening showing of Disney/Pixar’s Brave at 7 p.m. tonight. The hour-and-40-minute-long film is rated PG and follows Merida, a Scottish princess as well as an aspiring archer. Much to the dismay of Elinor, Merida’s mother, Merida decides to follow her own path in life. Merida ends up making a wish that comes with unintended consequences. She must rely on her own bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse. The movie will be shown on a large format screen. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the grounds between Laurel Hall and the TEC Building. Seating is first come, first served. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
There are great educational opportunities that merge the hard sciences with real-life applications to tackle some of society's most daunting challenges.
"Given the demands of today’s global economy, it is more important than ever before that our students leave our schools with a solid education in both math and science." "Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation." The two quotes above came from President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, but which came from which? The real answer is it doesn't matter. Cast politics aside, because everyone can agree the jobs of the future will take a direct route through the science classroom. That begins in middle and high school, continues into the university, and doesn't even need to stop there. Burlington County College has staked the same …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Syed Rizvi, 71, a native of India and the oldest member of this year's graduating class at Burlington County College, will accept his diploma Saturday.
Syed Rizvi makes it sound so easy. Last year, at 70 years old, the Pakistani transplant and current Moorestown resident earned his associate’s degree at Burlington County College (BCC), then immediately transferred to Rutgers to pursue his bachelor’s, all while working as a full-time substitute teacher and taking care of his family. Never missed or was late to a class. Oh, and he’s been on the Dean’s List at both institutions. How did he pull it off? “It’s only time management,” Rizvi explained. “This is the time I have to devote to my studies. This is the time I have to devote to my family. This is the time I have to devote to my work.” See? Simple. Whether Rizvi knows it or not, his balancing act is an impressive feat in our increasingly…
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Seventy-eight schools in the U.S. received a distinction for high marks in sustainability, but none nearby. Let's not let our schools get in the way of a green education.
Everyone knows for a movement to be taken seriously, it needs a specially colored ribbon with which it's associated. And so, those that advocate for the greening of schools in America can rest easy. (Do I really have to tell you which color?) The U.S. Department of Education has announced its inaugural crop of educational institutions that take environmentalism to the next level, while at the same time instilling it in the next generation. Seventy-eight schools nationwide made the cut, demonstrating mastery of energy conservation and an overall strength in integrating green throughout the education process. Four schools from New Jersey received the Green Ribbon distinction: Bernards High School in Bernardsville, Midtown Community …