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  • Livingston community college on the horizon

    October 30, 2013 7:51 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials are moving forward with plans to build a community college in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System says officials plan to build a new college and workforce training center that would offer a wide range of programs, including general education, allied health, welding and... more »
  • Ribbon cutting for BRCC Westside Campus next week

    September 13, 2013 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Community College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Westside Campus in Plaquemine next week. The new $3.5 million dollar facility will be located at 25250 Tenant Road. It will be over 15,000 square feet and include four classrooms, plus industrial shops,... more »
  • South Louisiana Community College calls on industry for help

    September 1, 2013 10:32 AM

    NEW IBERIA - South Louisiana Community College wants to work with communities to respond to workforce needs, but financial help is needed from industry to train workers, SLCC Chancellor Natalie Harder says. The Advocate reports that Harder spoke this past week to a group at the college's New Iberia campus,... more »
  • Community college construction bill goes to Jindal

    May 31, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community colleges have won their dispute with other higher education leaders over construction spending. The Senate gave final passage Friday to a measure that will let the community and technical college system sidestep the construction budget process for $250 million in projects. The bill heads to... more »
  • Community college construction bill nears passage

    May 14, 2013 1:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana higher education leaders are at odds over a proposal to let the community college system tap into construction dollars outside of the traditional budget process. The community colleges are winning the legislative battle so far. A bill allowing the community college system to sidestep the regular... more »
  • Delgado, Nunez community colleges to lay off staff

    May 8, 2013 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Delgado Community College in New Orleans plans to lay off more than a hundred employees, including dozens of faculty members, while Nunez Community College in Chalmette also is letting go staff. Both moves were approved Wednesday by the schools' governing board and come as the campuses seek... more »
  • Regents oppose community college funding bill

    April 26, 2013 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state's top higher education board doesn't support the community college system's efforts to get construction funding outside of the traditional budget process. The Board of Regents on Thursday told the head of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System that the proposed legislation he is... more »
  • Delgado to close Covington campus next year

    March 20, 2013 8:57 AM

    COVINGTON- Delgado Community College will close its Covington campus at the end of the spring 2014 semester. School officials say classes will slowly be phased out in the months ahead. The Times-Picayune reports students will be directed to growing course offerings from Delgado's sister institution, Northshore Technical Community College, and... more »
  • Groundbreaking March 21 for new RPCC campus

    March 12, 2013 12:40 PM

    GONZALES - School officials announced plans to break ground on a new Gonzales campus for River Parishes Community College later this month. "This building represents so much more than a bigger facility," said Dr. Joe Ben Welch, chancellor for RPCC. "It's a symbol of the growth of the River... more »
  • Delgado to lay off 46 employees next month

    January 29, 2013 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- About 10 percent of Delgado Community College's 465 employees will be laid off at the end of next month. Chancellor Monty Sullivan said Tuesday the layoffs are a consequence of the school's $13 million deficit and declining enrollment. Sullivan says no teachers will lose their jobs in this... more »
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in Ky. college shooting

    January 16, 2013 4:59 AM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Authorities say two people were shot and killed and a teen wounded in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college. A police dispatcher told The Associated Press the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon at Hazard Community & Technical college in Hazard, Ky. The dispatcher... more »
  • 3 dead after attack at Wyo. community college

    November 30, 2012 11:38 AM

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Casper police chief says three people are dead after an attack at a Wyoming community college. Authorities said in a press conference that the suspect used a sharp-edged weapon, killed two people and committed suicide. One of those killed was a faculty member. Authorities aren't identifying... more »
  • BRCC payroll error costs teachers during holidays Play Video

    November 20, 2012 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Teachers at Baton Rouge Community College got a rude awakening today, when the school's administration informed them they'd been overpaid and would have pay back the error. Nearly 100 teachers were included in the accounting mistake, which average about $5,000 in over payments over half the year.... more »
  • BP donates $4M to community college

    January 14, 2012 11:33 AM

    HOUMA - BP PLC is donating $4 million to a community college in Houma to help the school train college and high school students to get oil-field jobs. The Courier reports that the oil giant is donating the money to Fletcher Technical Community College. The college will build a new... more »
  • Hornets donate jet for BRCC aviation program

    April 28, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A "big" donation from the New Orleans Hornets will help new avionics students in Baton Rouge. Today the New Orleans Hornets donated a Boeing 727 jet to the Baton Rouge Community College for its new Aviation program. "This is a tremendous gift," BRCC Chancellor Myrtle... more »
  • SLCC plans midwifery training

    October 4, 2010 8:47 AM

    The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting agency. The college's proposal... more »
  • BRCC cancels classes in Frazier building

    May 13, 2010 3:56 PM

    All evening classes and credit final exams scheduled at the Frazier Building tonight (4:00 p.m. or later) are postponed due to a police investigation in the adjacent neighborhood. (Shooting on Myrtle Ave. that happened around Noon) Students should check with their respective departments regarding new exam times. A complete list... more »
  • Hinds grads can get ULM degree in 2 years

    March 31, 2010 8:49 AM

    Graduates of Mississippi's largest community college can now get a bachelor's degree in two years from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The agreement lets students with associate's degrees from Hinds transfer into one of 11 programs at ULM. The degrees are biology, chemistry, communication studies, history, mathematics, political science,... more »
  • Tuition increase for 2-year schools

    March 11, 2010 6:20 AM

    Most of the state's two-year institutions are increasing tuition by at least 5 percent in the fall and also adopting a new $32-per-year student fee. The new fee would help pay for a nearly $40 million student information system for two-year colleges to make registration, class scheduling and finances all... more »

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