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SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Fall 2022 Graduates

Thursday, December 22, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 21, 2022) Fall 2022 graduates are: Louisiana Anacoco Industrial Electrical Technology: Drew A. Hillman Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Drew A. Hillman Basile Process Technology: Brittany Lynn Leedom, Jay Roberts Pitre Welding: Jake Cromwell Bell City Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Dustin Kace Armentor Process Technology: Travis Wade Silfee General Studies: Gabrielle Marie Fruge … Read More

Soileau Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 20, 2022) Magan Soileau, Oakdale Site Coordinator and Human Resources Manager at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for Fall 2022 at the Annual Employee Christmas Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. Those nominating … Read More


SOWELA Honors Citgo and Port of Lake Charles with “Outstanding Community Partner” Awards at Annual “What’s up SOWELA?” Event

Friday, December 16, 2022

2022 Fundraiser Received More Than $62,000 in Donations (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 15, 2022) At it’s annual “What’s Up SOWELA?” event, the Lake Charles-based technical and community college honored CITGO and Port of Lake Charles with the “Outstanding Community Partner” Awards. The annual awards are given out by SOWELA to Southwest Louisiana businesses who … Read More


SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Friday, December 9, 2022

Approximately 256 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Thursday, December 15 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 9, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 15, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 256 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Fall 2022. … Read More


SOWELA Offering Two New Holiday Events This Season

Monday, December 5, 2022

Both Brunch with Santa and Holiday Meal Prep are Open to the Public (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 5, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering two new holiday events this Christmas season. Both are open to the public and will take place at SOWELA’s Main Campus in Lake Charles. Registration … Read More


SOWELA Now Enrolling for Pipeline Technician Training

Monday, November 14, 2022

Successful Completers Earn TC Energy Pipeline Academy’s Pipeline Technician Certificate (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 14, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College is now accepting applications for its Pipeline Technician training class in the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the only academy of its kind in Louisiana. The class is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 5. … Read More

SOWELA Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Chapter Inducts 19 New Members During Special Ceremony

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Since 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Has Recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the Official Honor Society for Two-Year Colleges (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 2, 2022) SOWELA’s official honor society Phi Theta Kappa inducted 19 new members during a special ceremony recently in the school’s Sycamore Student Center. The new inductees bring … Read More


Spring 2023 Enrollment Opens Monday, October 31 at All SOWELA Locations

Friday, October 28, 2022

Anyone interested is invited to a special informational session on Tuesday, November 29 at 10 a.m. (Lake Charles) – Spring 2023 registration opens Monday, October 31, 2022, for all interested individuals who want to enroll at SOWELA for any of its academic programs at all four of the community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA … Read More