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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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – September 30, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings or at the Oakdale site. LOUISIANA Alexandria: Cody Broussard  Baldwin: Kimberly Charles  … Read More

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

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