Advocate staff report
July 19, 2012
Georgia Gulf Corp. donated $3,000 to fund six scholarships for students studying process technology at River Parishes Community College on June 14, school officials said.
The scholarships are open to all process technology students with a 2.5 cumulative grade-point average or better and 30 or more hours completed in the process technology program, Nicholas Ory, a college spokesman, said.
River Parishes Community College’s process technology technician program is a two-year offering in which students earn an associate of applied science degree. The program, Ory said, prepares students for employment as plant operators.
On hand to present the check to RPCC Chancellor Joe Ben Welch were Charles “Charlie” Freeburgh and Tory Landry. Freeburgh is the vice president of Environmental Safety and Security for Georgia Gulf Corp. and serves on the River Parishes Community College Foundation Board. Landry is a Human Resources Partner at GGC’s plant in Plaquemine.
For information on this and other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, call the college’s Office of Financial Aid at (225) 675-8270 or visit its website at http://www.rpcc.edu/financialAid.cfm.