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SOWELA Machine Tool Technology Program to Receive Donation of a 5-Axis Machining Center From Haas Automation INC.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Gift is part of larger Haas donation to all Louisiana technical and community colleges (Lake Charles, LA) – As part of a newly announced agreement between the State of Louisiana and Haas Automation Inc. of Oxnard, California, SOWELA will receive a donation of a 5-axis machining center to add to its newly-developed Machine Tool Technology program. … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Postpones August 6th Commencement Exercises

Monday, July 27, 2020

Spring and Summer 2020 Graduates Invited to Participate in December Ceremony LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 27, 2020 With the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the August 6, 2020 Commencement has been postponed. Spring and Summer 2020 graduates are invited to participate in the Fall ceremony tentatively scheduled for December 18, 2020 … Read More

SOWELA Forest Technology Program Announces Hiring of its First-Ever Female Professor

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

SOWELA’s program is one of only two Forest Tech programs in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 21, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College is adding its first-ever female Forest Technology Program professor, Dr. Emma Thomas, to its team at its instructional site in Oakdale, Louisiana. Thomas will work to uphold the goals of the Forest … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces Fall Semester Plans

Monday, July 20, 2020

Students Offered Face-to-Face, Online and Hybrid Course Options for Classes Starting August 17th LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 20, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College will begin the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, August 17th. With the continued impact of COVID-19 on Southwest Louisiana, the College has announced a plan to help safeguard the health of … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces New Spring 2020 Commencement Date

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 19, 2020 SOWELA’s Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, will now take place on Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center. Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the College … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Postpones Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 31, 2020 Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), SOWELA Technical Community College has postponed Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises scheduled for Tuesday, May 19. This is in response to the advice given by the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

SOWELA Transitions to Remote Instruction

Friday, March 20, 2020

Technical Courses Requiring Hands-on Instruction Are Paused LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 20, 2020 Due to increasing health concerns related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, SOWELA Technical Community College is pausing all onsite instruction effective immediately at the Lake Charles, Jennings, and Oakdale locations. The College’s top priority continues to be the well-being … Read More

SOWELA Announces Cancellation of Classes for One Week in Response to Coronavirus

Friday, March 13, 2020

Classes Transition to Online Instructional Method LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 13, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College classes and events are cancelled Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, at all locations. Students will resume classes on Monday, March 23, through an on-line instructional method for courses that can be conducted in such format. Classes … Read More

SOWELA and McNeese Sign Business Administration Transfer Agreement

Thursday, January 30, 2020

SOWELA Business Students Can Seamlessly Enter McNeese’s Bachelor’s Degree Program in Business Administration as a Junior  LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 29, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College and McNeese State University have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to ease transferability of course work for students completing two-year degrees in Business Administration and continuing … Read More