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9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea Thursday, October 6, 2016 Program Welcome Connie Furman ‘91 President Bucks County Community College Foundation

Tea and Desserts Opening Remarks Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt President Bucks County Community College

Featured Speakers Kelly Schaefer, CEO and Founder of Task Complete Living Life to the Fullest: A Journey of Infinite Possibilities Sharlyn Quinones, Bucks student 2015 and 2016 Salute to Mothers Scholarship Recipient

Closing Remarks Thank you for supporting students of Bucks County Community College. We look forward to seeing you at future events!

9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea - 2016

2016 Women’s Scholarship Tea Committee Kim Arnold Lisa Cotton Karen Dawkins Susanne Derby Roseann Diamond

Samantha Gross Dorf Pat Duda Jennifer Frost Gina Giordano Maryalice Hagan

Elizabeth Mortimer* Pam Ottenheimer Marilyn Puchalski Betty Tsai Beth Vassaluzzo-Tentilucci Carole Williams

* 2015 Scholarship Recipient

The Board of Directors of the Bucks County Community College Foundation Constance M. Furman, President Kenneth L. Keller, Vice President David R. Breidinger, Secretary Charles Bender, Esq., Treasurer Theodore D. Dorand, Asst. Treasurer Steve Bader Charles W. Beem Dr. Frederick Breitenfeld, Jr. Courtney E. Coffman, CPA Karen L. Dawkins

Jennifer Frost David M. Harris Michele Holcomb, Ph.D. Robert G. Loughery Claire Quinn

Michael Rabinowitz Frederick E. Schea, CPA, CMA, CFM Katherine Sharp Thomas E. Skiffington John Strauss

Henry E. Van Blunk. Esq. Gregory A. Ventresca Johanna Vogel Kevin M. Zlock, Esq.

Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, BCCC President Dr. Tobias Bruhn, Vice President, Advancement

Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees

Elizabeth A. Graver Blake H. Eisenhart James M. Dancy, Jr.

Thomas Skiffington, Chairman Dr. Frederick Breitenfeld, Jr. Vice-Chair Elizabeth Fineburg, Secretary William D. Maeglin, Assistant Secretary Garney Morris, Executive Committee Frank A. Farry Frank J. Fazzalore Otto Grupp III Frederick R. Gudknecht

Carol Mignoni Ferguson Carol A. Shelly Philip Wursta

Bucks County Community College Authority Edward F. Murphy, Esq., Chair Patrick W. Cleary, Vice-Chair Daniel McPhillips, Secretary David Shafter, Treasurer John F. Cordisco, Esq., Assistant Secretary & Assistant Treasurer

Bucks County Commissioners Robert G. Loughery, Chairman Charles H. Martin, Vice Chairman Diane M. Ellis-Marseglia, LCSW

Building Strong Communities Together

Salute to Mothers Scholarship The Salute to Mothers Scholarship was established by Professor Emerita Betty Tsai. Since the Women’s Scholarship Tea started in 2008, the Tea has raised funds to support more than 100 mothers in their pursuit of an education at Bucks. Thank you for your continued generosity. 2016 Salute to Mothers Scholarship Recipients Megan Carbohn Natalia Abashidze Gayane Avakyan Sarka Bunde Anna Candelaria Kiame Fuller Kimberly Konczyk Julia Korchuk

Evangelene Moore Coline Nitzsche-Ebeling Masomeh Noorani Sharlyn Quinones Oksana Tatarin Amy Thomas Crista Weber Amanda Williams

9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea - 2016

A special thank you to our wonderful event partners

Resilience Sponsor Carol Shelly, Esq. Betty Tsai

Ambition Sponsors

Bucks County Commissioners’ Advisory Council for Women Courtney Coffman Michele Holcomb Anita Simison Wendy Tsai

Tea Sponsor

Mignoni Jewelry

Determination Sponsors Karen Dawkins Lore Eichfeld Penn Community Bank Johanna Vogel

Enthusiasm Sponsor Sherry Eichert Pam Ottenheimer Marilyn Puchalski Madeline Kemper Marzenna Ostrowski Building Strong Communities Together

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following businesses and individuals: Blue Violet Flowers & Gifts CulinArt, Inc. David J. Witchell Salon Harbour Linen Service, Inc. Italian People’s Bakery Laurie’s Chocolates Mary Jane Leonard Maryalice Hagan Maryanne Pastry Shoppe McCaffrey’s Supermarket – Yardley Mt. Fuji Hibachi & Asian Bistro Rillings Bakery Rosemary Rosella Specialty Ring Products Trudy Breuer Wegmans – Warrington

9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea - 2016

Bucks County Community College Bucks County Community College is committed to the concept that everyone in our community should have the opportunity to develop his or her greatest potential. To that end, the College provides a high quality, affordable first two years of higher education. Our open door policy encourages all who wish to obtain an education to do so. The College is reflective of the society it serves. What was once a small college of 730 students in the fall of 1965, is today an institution of nearly 10,000 credit and 20,000 non-credit students. In its history, more than one million students have attended the College to take courses for transfer, occupational skills, advancement and enrichment. The programs, courses, services, and activities it provides, touch the lives of many residents and create an environment which encourages life-long intellectual development for county residents. Those who attended the College over the past 50 years – legislators, commissioners, teachers, doctors, lawyers, and business owners – continue to contribute to the success of Bucks County. Building Strong Communities Together

Bucks County Community College Foundation In 1982, the Foundation was established as a non-profit, 501(c)(3), educational trust to provide expanded resources for the College’s growth and development. Foundation funds support instructional resources, campus facilities, scholarships and awards, cultural activities, and special College projects. In its quest to advance Bucks County Community College as a community of excellence, the Foundation proactively approaches the private sector of the Bucks County community to secure financial support and other assistance. This community support enhances the College’s ongoing activities and programs as well as initiates new services and programs not adequately funded through traditional sources. In addition to soliciting and receiving funds and other gifts on behalf of the College, the Foundation raises community awareness through its special events, such as the annual Tyler Tasting Party, Golf Classic and Women’s Scholarship Tea.

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9th Annual Women’s Scholarship Tea - 2016

The Bucks County Commissioners Advisory Council on Women is proud to support the Bucks County Community College and the Bucks County Opportunity Council. We value their support of students in the Gateway to Economic SelfSufficiency program.

Miss Winpenny’s will said a lot about her. What does your will say about you? In 2005, Miss Elizabeth Winpenny, the first director of the nursing program at Bucks, made a donation to start a scholarship fund for nursing students. Although she died in 2006, she lives forever because of a gift to Bucks she included in her will to allow the scholarship to continue. Since its creation, the Elizabeth V. Winpenny Nursing Scholarship has helped 12 nursing students attend Bucks. Past recipients, many who have gone on to receive their RN, are making our world a better place and caring for those who need it most. For more information on how simple it is to create your legacy at Bucks and continue supporting students for decades to come without it costing you anything during your lifetime, call Jenny Salisbury at 215.968.8461 or email at

Tyler Legacy Society

Upcoming Events 2nd Annual Danny DeGennaro Memorial Foundation “Creative Inspiration Concert” October 22, 2016 Newtown Campus The Essentials of Estate Planning November 15, 2016 Newtown Campus Show Some Heart 125 Signature Exhibit Opening Reception February 10, 2017 The Gallery at the Lower Bucks Campus Tyler Gardens & Landscaping Lecture Grounds for Sculpture: Encountering Art & Nature April 29, 2017 Newtown Campus Bucks County Plein Air Festival June 5-11, 2017 Bucks County, PA 29th Annual Tyler Tasting Party June 9, 2017 Newtown Campus 23rd Annual Foundation Golf Classic August 2017

For more information about these and future events, visit



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