Here We Grow Again

Allison B. Hudson

The Spring 2011 semester at River Parishes Community College officially started Tuesday, January 18, and River Parishes Community College continues to grow. Preliminary total enrollment numbers show 2,025 students enrolled in classes for the Spring 2011 semester, which is an increase of 248 students from Spring 2010. The final numbers are expected to be higher as the final applications are processed.

RPCC moved two of five new buildings from its technical campus to its main campus to help deal with the influx of students. The buildings were moved in four days and provide four extra classrooms to support RPCC’s growth. The three remaining buildings at the technical campus will remain to provide additional space at the technical campus.  

New students and buildings are not the only additions to River Parishes Community College. 30 trees were planted Thursday, January 20, as part of a Martin Luther King Day of Service. The trees were provided by the Louisiana Urban Forestry Council and Chevron. The day of service included a multimedia presentation from Marlon Cousin and free food. In addition to the trees, which included a multimedia presentation and free food.

 Vista Volunteer David Eidelman planned the day of service. Eidelman, the service learning coordinator at River Parishes Community College, said, “The trees we planted will grow as the student body, and campus community as a whole, grows. Students, faculty, and staff helped to make it all happen, and they really showed the attitude it takes to keep RPCC growing healthy and strong.”