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BPCC Foundation holds annual scholarship reception

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Courtesy Photo | One of the largest scholarship recipient groups – Community Foundation’s Annie Stiles Healthcare Award – at the annual BPCC Foundation Scholarship Reception on Thursday, Feb. 19 at the Gibsland Bank Event Center.

Last Thursday (February 19), community leaders, donors, alumni, and friends attended BPCC Foundation’s Annual Scholarship Reception to celebrate the true access mission at Bossier Parish Community College.

BPCCHosted by corporate partner, Gibsland Bank & Trust, BPCC Foundation President John Hubbard and BPCC Interim Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman recognized student recipients and donors who underwrite more than 32 scholarship funds, including four endowments.

New corporate scholarship partners recognized were Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Chase Bank, Red Ball Oxygen, and BHP Billiton, along with the family of BPCC’s first chancellor, the late Dr. Douglas Peterson, who established an endowment in his honor.

Awards were presented to students representing a broad spectrum of studies including: Science, Nursing and Allied Health; Business; Communications Media and Performing Arts; Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and Liberal Arts.

This year, the Foundation awarded 112 scholarships totaling $93,992 for a grand total of almost $500,000 in cumulative awards. For more about the BPCC Foundation Scholarship Fund, go to www.bpcc.edu/foundation .