Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) is thrilled to announce its momentous 25th anniversary, marking a quarter-century of dedication to providing quality education and fostering a vibrant learning community. Since its establishment in 1998, BRCC has been committed to empowering individuals, strengthening the local workforce, and contributing to the overall development of the Baton Rouge community.
Sponsors of BRCC 25th Anniversary Events
Community representative meet to discuss community college in the Mid City area of Baton Rouge.More
First BRCC Chancellor
Dr. Marion Bonaparte becomes first BRCC Chancellor.
Site proposed to build campus.
Deal finalized to purchase land.
Judge approves 1998 opening for BRCC.
LSU & Southern
BRCC sign agreement with LSU & Southern for cross-enrollment.
More than 750 enrollment applications surpass expectations.
First BRCC student, Elizabeth Nicholson, enrolls for fall classes.
The BRCC Foundation officially established.
Chancellor gets keys to facility.
Governors Building grand opening celebration tour brings 500 visitors to campus.
BRCC opens for first day of classes.More
Fall enrollment first semester final tally is 1,866 students.
The Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) becomes BRCC's governing board.
Approval to expand to Frazier site location a 60,000 sq. ft. building.
First Graduating Class
First graduating class of 17 students; Mark Drennen serves as commencement speaker.
Dr. Walter Bumphus
Dr. Walter Bumphus named second Chancellor.
69 students earn degrees at second commencement.
EBR School System
BRCC and EBR School System move to expand pilot program for high school students to take courses for college credit.
Marc Morial serves as 3rd commencement speaker to 140 graduates. Also, Sean and Jennifer Eplett Reilly recognized for helping to establish college’s first endowed professorship.
Funding approved for $65 million campus expansion.
Dr. Myrtle Dorsey
Dr. Myrtle Dorsey named third Chancellor during press conference.
Louisiana Building opens for students during fall semester.
BRCC partners with local industry to launch million-dollar training facility.
Enrollment nearing 5,000 for fifth year.
First time Pell grants and Financial Aid offered due to progress made in the accreditation process.
SACSCOC Board awarded initial accreditation to BRCC.
Bienvenue Student Center opens.
Funding begins to support and start athletics program.
PTK's Honor Society
BRCC welcomes PTK's Honor Society during inaugural induction ceremony with 79 students being honored.
BRCC earns full accreditation and full membership in SACS.
First baseball game against LSU-E.
Partnered With EBR
Partnered with EBR School System to offer students college courses.
Cypress Building completed with state-of-the-art science labs and computer classroom and a greenhouse.
Magnolia Library and Theatre opened to host theatrical and musical productions.
An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou as first guest in the Magnolia Theatre.
Lou Gossett, Jr.
Lou Gossett, Jr. commencement speaker at 7th graduation ceremony.
First nursing class with 60 students begins. BRCC becomes the first public college in Baton Rouge to offer LPN program.
Enrollment hits 7,014 mark.
An Evening with Jay Leno in the Magnolia Theatre.
Community College Drive
Campus main street renamed to Community College Drive, formerly Rebel Drive.
Approval to start a Construction Management program.
BRCC becomes the second largest college in Baton Rouge with an enrollment of 8,104 students.
Men's & Women's basketball teams play their first games.
In their first year, the Women's basketball team was ranked 24th in the nation for the NJCAA.
Andrea Miller named fourth chancellor of BRCC by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors.
North Baton Rouge Training Initiative (NBRITI)
BRCC and ExxonMobil launch North Baton Rouge Training Initiative (NBRITI)
BRCC becomes the first and only collegiate helicopter flight training program in Louisiana.
Larissa Littleton-Steib selected as the fifth chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors.
SACSCOC Board approved merger with the former Capital Area Technical College and recognized the College's change in status.
Automotive Training Center
BRCC and partners cut ribbon on state-of-the-art Automotive Training Center.
Automotive Collision Training Center
BRCC holds ribbon cutting for new Automotive Collision Training Center.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, BRCC transitions to online courses for the semester.
Willie E. Smith, Sr.
Willie E. Smith, Sr. selected as the sixth chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College by the LCTCS Board of Supervisors.More
BRCC Celebrates Graduates During Pandemic With Virtual Commencement and Drive-Thru Celebration
BRCC Releases Study Detailing Regional Economic Impact of $300 Million.
$12 million the largest investment in college history from partner Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.More
BRCC Partners with Healthy Blue and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to open food pantry and address food insecurity for students.
Nursing And Allied Health Building
BRCC and Our Lady of the Lake Health Break Ground on State-of-the-Art Nursing and Allied Health BuildingMore