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Release date: January 5, 2017

Valveworks USA is expanding its partnership with Bossier Parish Community College. Today, the company donated $100,000 over a four year period, payable in $25,000 annual installments, to support programs within the College’s Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (TEM) division.

“BPCC appreciates the Valveworks investment and the impact it will have on the College’s ability to expand access and opportunities for students pursuing jobs in these high-demand four and five-star careers fields,” said BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr.

The funds will be used to support student scholarships and student success services for the programs listed below:

  • Industrial Technology
    • Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics
    • Automation and Controls
    • Engineering Graphics
  • Oil and Gas
  • Advanced Welding

Valveworks recognizes the value of BPCC’s Industrial Technology, Oil and Gas, and Advanced Welding programs. “We are truly dedicated to giving back to programs here at home,” said Brian Furqueron, Valveworks’ Vice President of Business Development.

For more information about the program, contact Sandra Partain, dean of Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at


Release date: January 5, 2017

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players announce the auditions for the next show in their 2016-2017 season, The Game’s Afoot, a madcap murder-mystery brimming with hijinks penned by the master of American farce, Ken Ludwig.

Auditions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19 in the Performing Arts Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas Street in Bossier City, LA.

There are nine roles available, with four female and five male characters to be cast. Community members will be considered for adult roles. Those wishing to audition should come prepared to read from the script. BPCC Theatre students are required to present a 30 second monologue. However, no prepared monologues are required of other students or community members auditioning. Also, those auditioning should dress comfortably and be prepared to “move about.”

Dr. Ray Scott Crawford, dean of Communication and Performing Arts and professor of Theatre, will direct this whodunit comedy. It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Show dates for The Game’s Afoot are set for 7:30 p.m. on March 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, and at 2:00 p.m. on March 12 and 19. For more information, call Mary Lyle at 318-678-6021.


Release date: January 5, 2017

Bossier Parish Community College’s on-campus registration for its spring 2017 term is set for 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 11 and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 12 at the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City, LA.

Students can select classes from a variety of spring sessions.

Spring 2017 classes begin Friday, January 13, 2017.

Detailed information regarding applying, registration, tuition costs and deadlines can be found online.

BPCC offers associate degrees in six academic divisions: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Business; Communication & Performing Arts; Liberal Arts; Science, Nursing & Allied Health; and Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. Technical diplomas, certificates and technical competency areas are also available in each of these divisions.

More information on the College’s academic programs.

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