Bucks County Community College hosted the 2nd annual President’s New Student Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Newtown Campus, 275 Swamp Road, in the gymnasium.
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 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,” she said.
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.”