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BRCC to honor Veterans

veteransBaton Rouge Community College (BRCC) will honor our nation's veterans in commemoration of Veteran's Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Dumas Conference Room (Mid City Campus). Captain Terrence C. Parker, United States Army, will serve as the guest speaker.

Captain Parker was born in Orlando, Florida and enlisted in the United States Army in 1996. Upon completion of Basic and Advanced Individual Training, he was assigned to Golf Troop, 16th Calvary Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky. During his enlisted career Captain Parker served in several key leadership positions including M1A2 Tank Gunner and Military Training Instructor. He graduated from the Army ROTC Program in December 2006 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Adjutant General Corps.

After graduation from the Adjutant General Basic Course, Captain Parker was assigned as a Platoon Leader in the 510th Human Resources Company, 7th Special Troops Battalion, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. He is currently assigned as the Company Commander of the Baton Rouge Army Recruiting Company located in Baton Rouge, LA Captain Parker’s civilian education includes an Associate of Art in General Studies from Central Texas College and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources from the University of Louisville.

"We are honored to celebrate the brave men and women who have gone above and beyond for our country," said Deborah Chatman, BRCC Veteran's Affairs Counselor. "We invite anyone who wants to recognize or honor a veteran in their life to participate in this event." 

BRCC currently has more than 400 veterans enrolled, and is committed to providing innovative career and technical education to veterans, reservists, and their families while providing the highest level of resources and referral information.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Deborah Chatman at (225) 216-8323. For media inquiries contact LaTonya Scott at or (225) 216-8106.