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SOWELA Students & Faculty at SkillsUSA National June 2018

SOWELA Students Receive Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

10 Additional Students Place in the Top Five Nationally   LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2018 Sky McMillian and David Sonnier, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art students, won Silver in Television (Video) Production in the recent SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas … Read More


SOWELA Acquires Oakdale, LA Site

Friday, June 29, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 29, 2018 Effective July 1, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Oakdale, LA site, which is currently a part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The move is part of a statewide realignment of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to improve administrative efficiency and delivery of … Read More


SOWELA Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 28, 2018   Spring 2018 graduates are: Bell City Computer Networking Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Computer Software Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Graphic Art: Tyler Michael Fitkin Millwright: Gabe Land Bunkie Business Administration: Allison Nicole Soileau Cameron Graphic Art: Henry Albert McCall, III, Jacee Camille Miltenberger Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Jarrett P. … Read More


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

Friday, June 15, 2018

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 for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus or Morgan Smith campus in Jennings. LOUISIANA Bell City: Kaylee Clark Cameron: Ashley Price Choudrant: Chad Puckett … Read More


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