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May 21, 2012

River Parishes Community College Receives Marathon Donation

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    Marathon Petroleum Corporation, LP, donated $1,500 in scholarships to River Parishes Community College in Sorrento.

    The donation, which will be divided into three $500 scholarships, will benefit River Parishes Community College students who reside in St. John the Baptist Parish and have maintained a 3.0 grade point average or better.

    Dr. Joe Ben Welch, River Parishes Community College Chancellor, expressed his gratitude for the donation.

    “Three students are closer to making their dreams a reality thanks to Marathon,” said Dr. Welch.  

    MPC is the fifth largest refiner of transportation fuels in the in the United States, with one of its six refineries in Garyville, La.  MPC is the parent company for several subsidiary companies that engage in refining, marketing and transportation operations primarily in the Midwest, Gulf Coast and Southeast regions of the country.

    Presenting the check for MPC were Aulton “Bubbie” Anderson, Jaime De La Cruz and Aspen Steib.

    Applications for the three scholarships will be released at a later date.

    If you would like additional information about River Parishes Community College and our scholarship and financial aid opportunities, please call (225) 687-8270 for our academic campus or (225) 675-5397 for our technical campus.  We also invite you to visit our web site at www.rpcc.edu for additional information.







River Parishes Community College in Sorrento, La., is an open-admission, two-year, postsecondary public institution dedicated to developing and assisting students in achieving personal, professional and academic success. A component of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system and its board of supervisors, RPCC serves the Louisiana river parishes by providing transferable courses and curricula through certificates and associate's degrees. Please visit www.rpcc.edu or call (225) 675-8270 for more information.