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SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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 Math) career fields by immersing them in a different program every day. iCamp availability was limited and interested students were accepted on a first-come, first-serve … Read More

First SOWELA Professorship Awarded

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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 recent employee appreciation luncheon. This is the first professorship awarded at the College. To be considered for the professorship, faculty must apply or be nominated … Read More

Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award Winner Torrie Lasha

Krewe of Athena Supports SOWELA Graphic Art Student

Monday, May 21, 2018

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 Community College. The Krewe created the award in honor and remembrance of the College’s former faculty member, Tracy Beaugh, in the Department of Graphic Art. … Read More

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Spring 2018

81 New Members Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Friday, May 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 17, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College hosted an induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society earlier this month. The local Beta Phi Iota Chapter of PTK was proud to induct 81 new members. To be invited to join this honor society, a student must complete at least … Read More


SOWELA Modifies Summer Hours

Monday, May 14, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 14, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will modify its summer office hours beginning May 21, 2018, to adopt a 4 1/2-day work week with most offices open from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 8:00 a.m. – Noon on Friday. Summer office hours will conclude on … Read More

SOWELA SGA officers for 2018-19 with the Chancellor

SOWELA Announces SGA Officers for 2018-2019

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College announces a new slate of officers for the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Every student enrolled at SOWELA is considered a member of SGA which is designed to facilitate student involvement within the College. SGA promotes the general welfare of … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 287 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas or participate as completers in the Economic and Workforce Development programs. Graduation includes the United … Read More

SOWELA SkillsUSA winners 2018

SOWELA Students Win 21 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 1, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition April 19-20. The competition was also hosted by the College. SkillsUSA provides students with an opportunity to highlight their expertise in a variety of occupations for a chance to win gold, silver or bronze medals in different categories. … Read More