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Board Members:

Tim Broussard

Patricia Philmon
Vice President

Michelle Casteel

Randy Robb

Alta Baker
John Fontenot
Wayne Gabbert
Richard Gregory
Bill Hankins
Ann Knapp
Lester Langley
Nicholas Langley
Gerrit Lawrence
Claude "Buddy" Leach
Kevin Mattingly
Kevin Mitchell
Donnie Morris
Stuart Moss
Billy Navarre
James Palma
Jake Philmon
Roger Porter
Patricia Prebula
Rick Richard
Jim Serra
Willie Tempton
Troy Trahan
Perry Vincent
Bill Willis





The SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation

The SOWELA Foundation was incorporated in 1991 as an independent entity charged with furthering the development and expansion of the College. The Foundation, a non-profit corporation organized under a tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) status, secures funds – above and beyond state appropriations – to further enhance the efforts of the College. Funds raised and managed by the Foundation may support a wide variety of endeavors from individual scholarships to campus enhancements. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of community leaders from Southwest Louisiana.

SOWELA Technical Community College offers you an opportunity to create a brighter future for generations of college students. Your support of the Foundation is an investment to prepare our students to meet future workforce demands. Your investment in the SOWELA Foundation will ensure a future for educational achievement and economic development through the college for many years to come.

Foundation Mission Statement

To broaden awareness of Sowela Technical Community College and raise funds for scholarships, college and faculty enhancement.


The Foundation established two continuous scholarships, The Earl Trahan Memorial Scholarship and Sowela Foundation Scholarship. Several other scholarships are awarded through the endowed funds established by area organizations.

Ways of Giving

Chancellor’s Society - $1,000 - $25,000 or more
The Chancellor’s Society is comprised of individuals who recognize the unique contribution of SOWELA Technical Community College to education. These men and women assist the College to achieve important goals by making substantial annual, unrestricted financial commitment to the Foundation.

Lifetime Member - $25,000 or more (minimum of $5,000 annual gift for 5 years)
Endowed Member - $15,000 - $24,999 (minimum $3,000 annual gift for 5 years)
Gold Member - $5,000 - $14,999 (minimum $1,000 annual gift for 5 years)
Silver Member - $2,500 - $4,999 (minimum $500 annual gift for 5 years)
Sustaining Member - $1,000 - $2,499 (minimum $200 annual gift for 5 years)

Those generous supporters who donate $1,000 or more to the Foundation are invited to the annual Chancellor’s Society Gala. This event highlights the magnitude of support by those whom we continue to count as our benefactors and friends.

Other Levels of Giving
Scholar’s Club - $500 - $999
Patron’s Club - $100 - $499
Friends - Up to $99

Your contributions to the Foundation are deductible for tax purposes to the full extent provided by applicable tax laws.


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