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Students Named to SOWELA’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 15, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring semester... Read More

SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 25, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is offering a free camp to introduce sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and... Read More
Professorship award winner, donors, and Chancellor

First SOWELA Professorship Awarded

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 22, 2018 The SOWELA Foundation awarded The Oliver G. “Rick” and Donna G. Richard III Endowed Professorship to Graphic Art Instructor Erik Jessen at a... Read More
Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award Winner Torrie Lasha

Krewe of Athena Supports SOWELA Graphic Art Student

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 21, 2018 The Krewe of Athena recently presented the “Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award” to Victoria (Torri) Lasha for the Spring 2018 semester at SOWELA Technical... Read More

The SOWELA Experience

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Our campus has changed dramatically over the past five years by adding five new buildings. Our coursework is accredited by SACSCOC, enabling easy transfer to a 4-year program.

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Meet Christopher

SOWELA Welding Student

"I never thought I'd love welding, but I do. What I love about SOWELA class is the instructors. The skills I obtain at SOWELA can take me all over the country."

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Meet Kortney

SOWELA Culinary Arts Student

"I chose SOWELA because I heard it was such a great program. Everything they offer is so hands on, which I enjoy so much. Also, the positive attitude and everyone being so supportive."

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