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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas

RPCC Foundation

River Parishes Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established to provide assistance to RPCC by promoting the educational and cultural welfare of the College and its facilities; articulate the aims, objectives and needs of the College to the public; and solicit and accept gifts, grants, and funds of all kinds, including property, for purposes of providing scholarships, teaching and training equipment, and other designated benefits for RPCC and its faculty and students.  Primarily, the Foundation provides scholarships for students in all fields of study at all campuses.

Mission Statement:  The RPCC Foundation ensures the sustainable development of RPCC by attracting philanthropy and engaging in advocacy and strategic partnerships to advance the college and benefit the students it serves.

2021 RPCC Foundation Board Members

  • Beryl Smith, Chairwoman – Community Leader
  • Johnny Berthelot, Vice Chairman – Former State Representative & Community Leader
  • Dale Hymel, Jr., Treasurer & Past Chairman – Port of South Louisiana
  • Lisa Bacala, Secretary – Community Leader
  • Jeff Smith – Excel
  • Paul Aucoin – Port of South Louisiana
  • Sarah Haneline – BASF
  • Louis Joseph – Community Leader
  • The Honorable Louis J. Lambert – Louis J. Lambert Law Firm
  • Michael Palamone – Urban Systems, Inc.
  • Kevin Schexnayder – Hancock Whitney
  • The Honorable Alvin Turner, Jr. – State of Louisiana District Court, 23rd Judicial District
  • Dr. Jim Carlson – Acting Chancellor RPCC

Make a Donation 

  • Annual Fund – supports scholarships and faculty initiatives that enhance the student learning environment; donations of all amounts are encouraged and accepted; the RPCC Faculty and Staff support the Annual Fund as do the Foundation Board Members
  • Endowed Scholarship – major donation that establishes a named scholarship; may be eligible for matching funds; Current endowed scholarships include:
    • Solomon-Acy Endowed Scholarship to assist students with disabilities or medical concerns affecting their ability to attend college
    • Lambert Family-Curt Eysink Endowed Scholarship for Allied Health Students with priority given to students who have been affected by cancer
    • NOVA Chemical Scholarship for Process Technology or Instrumentation & Electrical Technology Students
    • TIC Workforce Scholarship for Allied Health Students
  • Endowed Professorship – major donation that establishes a named professorship; supports scholarships and faculty initiatives within a designated department
  • Room Naming – major donation to name a room, laboratory or other physical location for a pre-established period of time; these funds support scholarships and faculty initiative
  • Storyboard Program – minimum $5,500 donation to display your company’s history, values, products, community involvement, etc., on a wall in a campus building for five years

Donations may be mailed to:   RPCC FOUNDATION,  PO Box 550, Gonzales, LA 70707 or on line at RPCC Foundation Donations

Academic Scholarships and Workforce Tuition Assistance application information may be found at RPCC Scholarships

For more information, please contact:  Lillie Murphy, Foundation Director at 225.743-8763 or via email at

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