This summer five educational panels were installed the Technical Building at River Parish Community College. The panels were installed to educate the students on the history of Rubicon and the polyurethanes industry. The panels also feature the two winners of the 2019 Rubicon REAL Awards, a new award given to RPCC technical students classified as non-traditional.
We look forward continuing the development of our relationship with RPCC through the educational wall sponsorship, the Real Awards, and support in the development of the upcoming Process Equipment Technology plant that will soon allow RPCC students hands on experience during their course work at RPCC.
Here at Geismar, we are a part of a global efforts, one of which is the Global Reliability Improvement Program. This program is all about global collaboration…creating one global community to share best practices in the areas of mechanical, process and human reliability.
In an effort to remind our associates and contractors on site about the importance of Reliability, we recently launched our new GRIP Seasoning! We hope to "sprinkle" the message of reliability across our site!
Every year Rubicon partners with Ascension Parish Sheriff's Department (APSO) to assist in adopting children in need for their annual Christmas Crusade project. The program collects toys and monetary donations for less fortunate families in the community.
This year Rubicon adopted 40 children and provided them with toys, clothing and games.
Rubicon and APSO – Lasting Partners in the Community.
Rubicon is honored to be awarded the 2018 National Philanthropy Day Award for Outstanding Leadership in Corporate Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Baton Rouge Chapter.
Rubicon REAL (Rubicon Empowering Adult Learning) Awards are awarded to assist students with educational expenses while working. These scholarships are merit-based and primarily focused on adult learners, typically considered non-traditional, that desire to continue their education.
To be eligible, students must be admitted or in the process of applying to River Parishes Community College (RPCC) for the Spring 2019 semester and be enrolled in the AAS Process Technology program OR the AAS Instrumentation Technology program as a part time (six hours) or full time (12 hours) student. Students must also be working at least 20 hours a week.
Deadline for submitting your REAL Award Application is November 15, 2018 for the Spring 2019 semester.
The REAL scholarships will award two (2) recipients up to $2,000 for the semester. Recipients will receive a non-refundable scholarship to RPCC that may be used for tuition, books, fees or other Rubicon REAL (Rubicon Empowering Adult Learning) Awards are awarded to assist students with educational expenses while working. These scholarships are merit-based and primarily focused on adult learners, typically considered non-traditional, that desire to continue their education.
To be eligible, students must be admitted or in the process of applying to River Parishes Community College for the Spring 2019 semester and be enrolled in the AAS Process Technology program OR the AAS Instrumentation Technology program as a part time (six hours) or full time (12 hours) student. Students must also be working at least 20 hours a week.
Applicants must have an established academic record (at RPCC or other community college or university) and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50.
Deadline for submitting your REAL Award Application is November 15, 2018 for the Spring 2019 semester. Announcements will be made prior to Spring 2019 semester.
The REAL scholarships will award two (2) recipients up to $2,000 for the semester. Recipients will receive a non-refundable scholarship to RPCC that may be used for tuition, books, fees or other normal charges incurred for classes at RPCC .
For complete rules and regulations regarding the award process, please contact the RPCC Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or call direct at 225-743-8522.
The Medique award is presented in 30 states by Medique Pharmaceuticals to recognize the leadership of an outstanding Occupational Health Nurse at the state level.
This award is presented annually and is equivalent to the “Nurse of the Year” for the Louisiana Association of Occupational Health Nurses. (LAOHN) It is the LAOHN most honored award.
Julie Adams, from the Greater Baton Rouge Chapter is the 2018 recipient of the Medique Award.
Julie has been employed at Rubicon in Geismar since November 2016.
She takes care of 435+ employees in many capacities and also treats contractor occupational first aids. Julie is responsible for the EMR team, return to work and case management, along with routine medical surveillance and the day to day operations of the medical department.
On Left: Julie Adams, RN - Rubicon Medical
For the past 20 years, The Christian Assembly (TCA) Summer Learning Program has supported the children of Ascension and surrounding parishes. Eartha Rayborn, founder and overseer of the program, ensures children are taught the curriculum for the upcoming school year with an intentional focus on leadership and character development.
For many years, Rubicon has provided food and school supplies for TCA’s Summer Learning Program, and this year is no exception.
In May 2018, Rubicon employees helped deliver more than $5000 worth of food to TCA for the children to have hot lunches every day. On July 18,2018 Rubicon provided backpacks and supplies to each child for their upcoming school year.
“Rubicon’s mission, vision and values are summed up in what we call our Unifying Operational Purpose, ‘One family, committed to excellence, delivering specialty chemicals that improve lives across the globe’. “Improving lives across the globe” starts with giving to our local community and those that serve it so well. We believe in the program at TCA because Ms. Rayborn and her staff put forth great effort to be a catalyst for positive change in the community.” Tanya Stilley, HR Representative.
Left - Eartha Rayborn, TCA Summer Learning Program Founder
Right - Seth Arceneaux, Rubicon Site Safety and Security Manager
2018 TCA Summer Learning Program Students
For the past several years Rubicon has sponsored St. Amant High School as their Adopt a School. As an Adopt a School, Rubicon sponsor school organizations, volunteer time and recognize teachers for a job well done.
On May 25, 2018 Rubicon presented St. Amant High School retirees and teachers with perfect attendance with gift cards to Tanger Mall to kickoff their summer break.
St. Amant High School is a leading school in the state has a strong focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
Left- Beth Templet, Principal, St. Amant High School
Right - Tanya Stilley, HR Representative, Rubicon
Twice a year Rubicon hosts its Near Neighbor luncheon for local non profit organizations. Some non-profits represented are Darrow Citizens United, The Christian Assembly, The Arc of East Ascension, Caring Parents and more. This event allows for an open discussion of the needs of upcoming community programs.
Rubicon provides an array of support to these organizations throughout the year, such as providing back to school supplies for children in need, food for educational programs and giveaways during the holidays for the elderly.
Rubicon is honored and privileged to be a part of the local heartbeat of this community and look forward to partnering with them for years to come.