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SOWELA Accounting Student Recognized with Top Honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio

Thursday, July 18, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 18, 2019 Joshua Kiser, an Accounting Technology student at SOWELA Technical Community College, received national recognition at the Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) Awards of Excellence Program on June 27. Kiser competed in Accounting Principles and brought home 10th place. This event provides recognition for PBL … Read More

SOWELA Graduates First Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training Class to Help Meet the Trucking Industry’s Demand for Skilled Drivers

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Students to be Honored at July 9th Graduation Ceremony LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 3, 2019 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions in partnership with South Louisiana Community College will graduate its first class of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) trainees on Tuesday, July 9th, at 11 a.m. in the Sycamore Student Center Auditorium at the Lake … Read More

Louisiana Tech, SOWELA Agreement Designed to Create Student Pathways in Forestry Products Industry

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

OAKDALE, LOUISIANA (June 11, 2019) – Louisiana Tech University and SOWELA Technical Community College announced today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on forestry education between the two schools. The MOU is designed to help students take advantage of career growth opportunities in the forest and forest products industry. In addition, the industry needs to … Read More

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 7, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings, or at the Oakdale site. ALABAMA Union Springs: Taylor Townzen   LOUISIANA … Read More

SOWELA Announces Spring 2019 Graduates

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 5, 2019  Spring 2019 graduates are: LOUISIANA Basile Industrial Electrical Technology: Heath D. Aucoin Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Heath D. Aucoin Sterile Processing Technology: Brianna Lee Reed Baton Rouge Chemical Laboratory Technology: Bennett Kurtz Hibner Practical Nursing: Laquienta A. Turner  Bell City Graphic Art: Devin Wayne Hoffpauir  Creole Industrial Instrumentation Technology: … Read More

SOWELA Hosting Alumni Network Kick-off Event

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

All SOWELA Alumni Invited to Attend Free Reception to help Jumpstart the Alumni Group LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 4, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting a networking reception for graduates or completers of the College on Wednesday, June 19th, from 5-7 p.m. at SOWELA’s Regional Training Center Auditorium, 3749 Senator J. Bennett Johnston … Read More

SOWELA Offering Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training Tuition-Free

Friday, May 31, 2019

Interested Candidates can Attend the June 20th Informational Session to Learn More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 31, 2019 SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Training tuition-free to eligible individuals. Spots are limited. Interested candidates can attend a free informational session to learn more about the program on Thursday, June … Read More

Lejeune Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 30, 2019 Debbie Lejeune, Professor and Program Coordinator at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Spring 2019 semester at the Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. Those nominating Lejeune … Read More