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Creating Futures, Barry Sysler’s Legacy

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Barry Sysler was a mentor and advocate for students of all ages.

This past month has been a roller coaster of emotions as we have celebrated the life and legacy of our former friend and mentor, Barry Sysler.  The webinar, Creating Futures, Barry Sysler’s Legacy, held May 29, was a cathartic event for friends, colleagues, and especially family.

Jody, Barry’s widow, shared her feeling about the webinar, “…I cannot thank you enough for the time and effort you put into the Legacy Webinar in Barry’s memory. Every so often I go to your youtube copy to listen again. It is so important….to keep his memory alive.  I have directed others to the site to listen as well.”

 At the recent HECA conference, in Portland, Oregon, a moment of silence was held in Barry’s memory.  Barry and Jody had been planning on attending that conference together. It makes all of us realize how fragile life is, and how much we can’t take for granted the moments on earth we are given.

Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Barry Sysler Scholarship at Buck County Community College.  Donations are no longer being taken through our website, but you can donate directly to the scholarship by sending a check to:

Bucks County Community College Foundation
275 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940

Please make the check out to:  BCCC Foundation.
In the memo line, specify the Dr. Barry Sysler Memorial Scholarship.

Missed the webinar?  View the webinar and celebrate the love and passion of helping to open doors for students and families.

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