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SOWELA – Jennings to Host Health Care Informational Session

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Community Invited to Explore Practical Nursing, Sterile Processing, and Surgical Technology Programs and Financial Aid Opportunities LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 23, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College – Morgan Smith Site in Jennings will hold a Health Care Informational Session on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. The event provides prospective students … Read More

SOWELA Shatters Enrollment Record

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Spring 2020 Enrollment Up 19% From Last Year More Than Doubling Year-Over-Year Enrollment from 2019 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 22, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College continues to see growth in the number of registered students. In the current Spring semester, enrollment has increased by 19% from this time last year. Last year, Spring semester … Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2019 Graduates

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 13, 2020  Fall 2019 graduates are:  LOUISIANA  Alexandria  Industrial Electrical Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Basile Business Administration: Maci A. Stroderd Boyce  Industrial Electrical Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II  Cameron  Process Technology: Jarrett P. Thibodeaux  Carencro  Practical Nursing: … Read More

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

Monday, January 13, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 10, 2020 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. ALABAMA  Union Springs: Taylor Townzen   CALIFORNIA … Read More

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 Graphic Art Students Win Second and Third at American Advertising Federation Student Conference

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 19, 2019 Earlier this month, eight Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with two students winning awards. The top teams included SOWELA students Caroline Boullion earning second place and Cameron Hanks earning third place. At the competition, students … 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