Past initiatives developed over the past years in support of the Baton Rouge Community College and the students we serve...
BRCC Foundation 2018 Endowed Professorships Awarded
Alvin Ailey II, The Next Generation of Dance
Chancellor’s Evening with Ailey II, featured the world renowned dance company, Ailey II, that was preceded by a gala reception featuring pop-up dances by local high school students choreographed by Roxi Victorian.
Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.
Eyes of Freedom
The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial, created by Anita Miller, depicts the fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman of Columbus, Ohio based Lima Company 3/25, one of the most heavily engaged units of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 23 life-sized portraits have become a powerful traveling veterans tribute honoring all who answer our nation’s call. The traveling tribute is supported by a board of directors consisting of retired military, business men and women and clergy.
“We are honored to host such a powerful tribute to the brave men and women who have served and continue to serve our country. Ms. Miller’s depiction of these soldiers is sure to prove breathtaking and awe-inspiring to all visitors of the memorial,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib. “Baton Rouge Community College is proud to be a presenting organization of this traveling veterans memorial, and we are equally pleased to have our Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, Col. Joey Strickland, join us for the unveiling ceremony.”
The exhibit is sponsored by the BRCC Foundation, and BRCC Student Government Association. For information about The Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial, visit www.EyesofFreedom.org
Voices from the Bayou
A student motivated anthology called “Voices from the Bayou” has been produced and edited by Professor Clarence Nero and published through the Baton Rouge Community College Foundation for the purpose of allowing students a voice regarding their views relating to the shootings and historic flood in Baton Rouge over the past year.
Proceeds from the publication will benefit English Department students and faculty.
The Great Flood in Baton Rouge displaced over 30% of our faculty and staff and hundreds of students.
With initial contributions from faculty and staff, the BRCC Foundation Disaster Relief Fund was created to support students and the BRCC Community impacted by flooding. Over 200 students were able to purchase textbooks and school supplies and a number of faculty and staff members received emergency assistance.
With support from the fund, the BRCC Disaster Resource Center was created to augment emergency efforts. The Center was able to assist in recovery, aided by generous donations from partners, including Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Wallace State Community College and San Jacinto Community College.