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July 02, 2012

Georgia Gulf Corporation Donates to River Parishes Community College Annual Fund Campaign

SORRENTO, La.- Georgia Gulf Corporation (GGC) made a generous donation to River Parishes Community College on Thursday, June 14.

     GGC donated $3,000, which will fund six $500 scholarships for process technology students at River Parishes Community College.  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.

     River Parishes Community College’s process technology technician program is a two-year program in which students earn an Associate of Applied Science degree.  This program prepares students for employment as plant operators. 

     On hand to present the check to Dr. Joe Ben Welch, RPCC Chancellor, were Mr. Charles “Charlie” Freeburgh and Mr. Tory Landry.  Mr. Freeburgh is the Vice President of Environmental Safety and Security for Georgia Gulf Corporation and serves on the River Parishes Community College Foundation Board.  Mr. Landry is a Human Resources Partner at GGC’s plant in Plaquemine, La.

     Georgia Gulf Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer and international marketer of commodity chemicals as well as polymers and durable, custom and other vinyl-based building and home improvement products.  Its products are used in a diverse range of industrial and construction applications from high performance plastics, pulp and paper production, packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals and medical applications.

     If you would like additional information on this and other scholarship and financial aid opportunities, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (225) 675-8270 or visit our web site at www.rpcc.edu/financialAid.cfm.

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.