RPCC students to represent community colleges in Governor's Forum

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
RPCC Student Government Association President Danyelle Parrish is videotaped by a crew from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Parrish was asked to represent Louisiana's community colleges in a video to play at a higher education forum to be held by candidates for Governor later this month.

GONZALES – Candidates for governor will gather Oct. 27 in a special forum on higher education, and two of River Parishes Community College students are likely to be there – on the big screen.

Sponsored by the Louisiana Board of Regents, the forum will take place at LSU, and as part of the presentation viewers and candidates alike will meet students from across the system – via video.

Two RPCC students will represent Louisiana’s Community Colleges: Student Government Association President Danyelle Parrish and Vice-President Sandy Naquin, who were videotaped.

It’s exciting and a privilege to represent RPCC,” Parrish said. “Perhaps hearing from a working mother’s point of view, viewers will realize that the student body at RPCC as well as at other Louisiana’s Community Colleges truly represents all of Louisiana.”

According to the Board of Regents, the students will appear in a video to play during the forum and posted on the Regents’ website as well as on various social media.

A video crew from the Regents’ office traveled to RPCC’s campus in Gonzales to videotape the two students. The crew is trying to get a representation of all college systems in Louisiana, and chose RPCC as one of only two Community Colleges to be part of the video program.

River Parishes Community College in Gonzales. La, is an open-admission, two-year, postsecondary public institution dedicated to developing and assisting students in achieving personal, professional and academic success.