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iCamp participants - July 2018 session

SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

Monday, July 23, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 23, 2018 For the second time this summer, SOWELA Technical Community College is offering a free camp to introduce rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career fields by immersing them in a different program every day. iCamp availability was limited and interested … Read More

SOWELA Culinary Arts Students Explore International Cuisine in Canada

Monday, July 23, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 20, 2018 A group of 10 SOWELA Culinary Arts students attended a Culinary International Odyssey Externship in Canada June 24 – 30, 2018. Students visited international restaurants in Toronto; researched locally sourced ingredients in city markets and Chinatown; toured bakeries, specialty shops, and food stores; explored two wineries in Niagara … Read More

SOWELA Students & Faculty at SkillsUSA National June 2018

SOWELA Students Receive Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

10 Additional Students Place in the Top Five Nationally   LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2018 Sky McMillian and David Sonnier, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art students, won Silver in Television (Video) Production in the recent SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas … Read More

SOWELA Acquires Oakdale, LA Site

Friday, June 29, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 29, 2018 Effective July 1, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Oakdale, LA site, which is currently a part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The move is part of a statewide realignment of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to improve administrative efficiency and delivery of … Read More

SOWELA Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 28, 2018   Spring 2018 graduates are: Bell City Computer Networking Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Computer Software Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Graphic Art: Tyler Michael Fitkin Millwright: Gabe Land Bunkie Business Administration: Allison Nicole Soileau Cameron Graphic Art: Henry Albert McCall, III, Jacee Camille Miltenberger Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Jarrett P. … Read More

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

Friday, June 15, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 15, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring semester for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus or Morgan Smith campus in Jennings. LOUISIANA Bell City: Kaylee Clark Cameron: Ashley Price Choudrant: Chad Puckett … Read More

SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 25, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is offering a free camp to introduce sixth, seventh and eighth grade students to STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career fields by immersing them in a different program every day. iCamp availability was limited and interested students were accepted on a first-come, first-serve … Read More

First SOWELA Professorship Awarded

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 22, 2018 The SOWELA Foundation awarded The Oliver G. “Rick” and Donna G. Richard III Endowed Professorship to Graphic Art Instructor Erik Jessen at a recent employee appreciation luncheon. This is the first professorship awarded at the College. To be considered for the professorship, faculty must apply or be nominated … Read More

Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award Winner Torrie Lasha

Krewe of Athena Supports SOWELA Graphic Art Student

Monday, May 21, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 21, 2018 The Krewe of Athena recently presented the “Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award” to Victoria (Torri) Lasha for the Spring 2018 semester at SOWELA Technical Community College. The Krewe created the award in honor and remembrance of the College’s former faculty member, Tracy Beaugh, in the Department of Graphic Art. … Read More

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Spring 2018

81 New Members Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Friday, May 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 17, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College hosted an induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society earlier this month. The local Beta Phi Iota Chapter of PTK was proud to induct 81 new members. To be invited to join this honor society, a student must complete at least … Read More