Butler County Co
BC3 President's Challenge raises $30,000
President Neupauer will walk to work from Slippery Rock on November 9
10.29.2009 – Butler, PA - Butler County Community College announced today that
Dr. Nick Neupauer’s President’s Challenge has been met by the College
community. President Neupauer promised to walk to work from Slippery Rock if the
BC3 Annual Campaign reached $25,000. So far, the Campaign has reached
$30,000 and the President plans to walk to work on Monday, November 9.
The Annual Campaign kicked off on August 20 and by mid-September, contributions
totaled $12,500. President Neupauer challenged the College community to double
the total by October 31. If the campaign reached its goal, the President promised to
walk to BC3's Main Campus in Butler from Slippery Rock, where he resides.
“We surpassed our goal,” Dr. Neupauer said. “I’m really pleased to ‘Walk For Our
Students.' I have been in training for the last month and hope for good weather. In
addition to the donations, people are rallying behind the idea and have been very
All of the money raised by the BC3 Foundation’s Annual Campaign directly benefits
students through scholarships, program equipment and updated technology in
classrooms. Donations can also be restricted for specific College funds.
“The President’s Challenge: A Walk for Our Students,” begins at the Old Stone
House in Slippery Rock at 8:00 a.m. and ends at the Student Success Center on
Main Campus. BC3’s Director of Campus Police and Security, Pat Massaro, has
mapped out the route for the President with a focus on safety and security. Officer
Mike Pearson will follow the President on a BC3 Police bicycle.
According to Massaro, Dr. Neupauer will walk approximately 17 miles, most of which
will be heading south on Route 8 and eventually through downtown Butler. From
Main Street in Butler (Route 8), he will head to West Diamond Street and will turn
right at the Butler County Courthouse. He will take Chestnut Street