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February 17, 2011

GSA Donates to RPCC for Third Year

Glenn G. Shaheen & Associates, Inc. presented a $2,500 donation to the River Parishes Community College Foundation on February 7, 2011.  The donation assists RPCC in educating students from the River Parishes region in South Louisiana.  Glenda Shaheen and employees of GSA, Inc. made the presentation to RPCC Chancellor Dr. Joe Ben Welch at GSA headquarters in Gonzales.


“We are thrilled to receive this donation from GSA,” said Dr. Welch.  “GSA and the Shaheen’s have been wonderful partners to RPCC for several years now.  They really have a heart for education and for this college.”


Mr. Shaheen donated the money as a way to show his appreciation for the community.  “We are so happy to have a post secondary facility to educate the population within Ascension Parish and the surrounding parishes.  We truly are blessed and want to give back to the community that has been a major part in our success,” said Shaheen.

The purpose of the RPCC Foundation is to raise funds for scholarships and other worthy projects on campus.  The RPCC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization established to provide assistance to RPCC by promoting the educational and cultural welfare of the college and its facilities.  The RPCC Foundation articulates the aims, objectives and needs of the college to the public and solicits and accepts gifts, grants and funds of all kinds.  Donations may include money to be used for scholarships, research, teaching or training and other designated benefits for the college. 


GSA Consulting Engineers is a general consulting engineering firm with offices in both Gonzales and Baton Rouge. The company’s employees have a wide range of experience in the engineering field. They provide expertise to projects of all types, including hydraulic engineering, municipal engineering, transportation services and planning services.

The company has won awards for work on the Gonzales Jambalaya Park and the Environmental Enhancement Wastewater Facility in Gonzales. They also won an award for work on the Sewer Collection and Treatment System in Henderson, Louisiana. Once again, GSA has been chosen as one of the Top 50 engineering companies in Trenchless Technology for 2010 in the United States.

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.