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Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, to Give Keynote Address at SOWELA Fall Commencement

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 12, 2019 Mr. Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, is the guest speaker for the 51st commencement ceremony Monday, December 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Mr. Toups serves as the chairman of Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and has been … Read More

SOWELA – Oakdale Site to Host Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session

Friday, November 22, 2019

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing Program and Career Pathway LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 22, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale is holding a Practical Nursing (LPN) Informational Session on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students with the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, learn … Read More

Phillips 66 Named Philanthropic Honoree for Its Investment in Students and Education at SOWELA

Thursday, November 21, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 21, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College named Phillips 66 its 2019 Philanthropic Honoree on Friday, November 15, 2019, at the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. The company was recognized due to its valued partnership and generous financial support of both students and the College. In 2006, … Read More

SOWELA Invited to Enter $1 Million Aspen Prize Competition for Community College Excellence

Monday, November 18, 2019

SOWELA One of 150 Community Colleges Nationwide Eligible to Compete for Award Recognizing Outstanding Achievements and Student Success LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 18, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College was recently named as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of … Read More


SOWELA & Cheniere Energy Announce Additional $161,000 Donation and Continuation of Apprenticeship Program

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Donation will Purchase a Skid for Hands-on Industrial Training (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a $161,000 donation from Houston-based Cheniere Energy and the continuation of a partnership in the form of an apprenticeship program. The donation will be used to complete a working refrigeration skid on SOWELA’s campus … Read More

SOWELA Professor Named Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Assistant Professor Dr. Marie Coleman Takes Home Top Honor and is Elected SBEA President in 2020 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 6, 2019 Marie Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in SOWELA’s College of Business & Applied Technology, was recently honored with the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year award for outstanding contributions … Read More


SOWELA Foundation Honors Local Leaders at 4th Annual What’s Up, SOWELA

Friday, October 25, 2019

Fundraising event showcases advocates’ impact on education in Southwest Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 25, 2019 The SOWELA Foundation honored several people at last night’s 4th annual What’s Up, SOWELA scholarship fundraiser. The SOWELA Leadership Awards highlight philanthropists, students, faculty and staff for making strides in higher education. Award recipients include the following: Phillips … Read More

SOWELA – Oakdale Hosts Practical Nursing Informational Session

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Discover in-demand, high-paying healthcare jobs and the program to help you reach your career goals LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – October 23, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College – Oakdale will host a Practical Nursing Informational Session on Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. at 117 LA Hwy 1152, Oakdale, LA 71463. Interested individuals can learn about … Read More

SOWELA Breaks Ground on Revolutionary $10.2M Culinary, Gaming, and Hospitality Building

Monday, October 7, 2019

New 28,000-Square-Feet Building on SOWELA’s Campus will Train Students for Hospitality Jobs (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – SOWELA Technical Community College broke ground today on its new $10.2 million state-of-the-art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building at its Lake Charles Campus. The 28,000-square-feet building will provide education and training for students seeking jobs and careers in Louisiana’s … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2019 Dean’s List

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – September 30, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings or at the Oakdale site. LOUISIANA Alexandria: Cody Broussard  Baldwin: Kimberly Charles  … Read More