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SOWELA Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana

Thursday, February 25, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 leads at 83.71% (Lake Charles) February 25, 2021 – Despite the challenges from COVID-19 and damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved a student retention rate of 83.71% from the Fall 2020 to the Spring 2021 semester. SOWELA, damaged heavily by record-breaking Hurricane Laura, did … Read More

Four SOWELA Students Overcome COVID and Hurricanes to Complete National Center for Construction Education & Research Pipefitter Training

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions provided the training with funding by Venture Global LNG February 23, 2021 (Lake Charles) – Despite their pipefitter training being delayed not once, not twice, but three times due to COVID and back-to-back Hurricanes Laura and Delta, four SOWELA students have completed their National Center for Construction Education & Research … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Receives Technology Program Scholarship Support from Northrop Grumman

Friday, February 12, 2021

Donation will Fund Scholarships for Five of SOWELA’s Technology Programs From left to right: Northrop Grumman Site Manager and SOWELA Foundation Board Member Michael Flatt, SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall, and Northrop Grumman Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center Director Eric Price (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Officials from SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a donation … Read More


SOWELA Announces “Second Start” Initiative for New and Current Students

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Deadline to take advantage of Second Start is Monday, March 15, 2021 (Lake Charles) – February 10, 2021 SOWELA has announced a new “Second Start” initiative for currently enrolled and prospective students. The initiative allows current students to add another course to their Spring 2021 schedule or for new students to sign up for Spring … Read More