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SOWELA Site in Jennings Hosts Nursing & Allied Health Informational Sessions

Monday, February 11, 2019

Discover In-demand, High-paying healthcare jobs and the programs to help you reach your career goals LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 11, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith will host Nursing & Allied Health Informational Sessions on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. at the … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Continues to Accept Students for the Spring 2019 Semester

Friday, February 8, 2019

New General Education and Culinary Arts Classes Begin March 12, 2019 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – February 8, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College continues to enroll students in the current Spring 2019 semester as part of its Second Start initiative. Second Start classes begin halfway through the semester, giving prospective students the opportunity to reach their … Read More

SOWELA Students Celebrate Black History Month with Month-Long Cultural Series

Friday, February 1, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 31, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College students will celebrate February’s Black History Month with a month-long cultural series that includes the music, food and history of this diverse people group. The following events are part of the celebration. Black History Month Kick-Off – On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 11 … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Dual Enrollment Informational Session for High School Students and Parents

Friday, January 25, 2019

Representatives to Share Available Programs, Course Transfer Options and More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 25, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Dual Enrollment Informational Session for high school students and parents on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sycamore Student Center. The session will include details about the STEPS/STAIRS … Read More

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 15, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Fall term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings or at the Oakdale site. LOUISIANA Alexandria: Cody Broussard Anacoco: Joshua Martin … Read More

SOWELA Instructor Honored at National Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019

Business Administration Instructor Receives Significant Research Award for Work on “High School Counselors’ Perceptions of Career and Technical Education” LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 4, 2019 Dr. Marie Coleman, Instructor of Business Administration at SOWELA Technical Community College, was recently presented with the Outstanding Research Poster Award at the Annual Association for Career & Technical … Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2018 Graduates

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 3, 2019 Fall 2018 graduates are: LOUISIANA  Basile Collision Repair: Jeremy Hilton Klumpp Church Point Criminal Justice: Clarissa Denise Malbrough  Dequincy Drafting & Design Technology: Rodney Eugene Doyle Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Eric N. Fontenot Practical Nursing: Megan E. Whotte Process Technology: Zachary Lee Baskin, Arlon Auston Hebert, Mark Denton Pullin … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Holiday Closure

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 18, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will be closed during the holidays from Thursday, December 20, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. SOWELA will resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. About SOWELA SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical … Read More

Shankle Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 17, 2018 Dr. David Shankle, School of Business & Applied Technology Dean at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Fall 2018 semester at the Annual Holiday Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 11, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 230 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas, or participate as completers in the Economic and Workforce Development programs. … Read More