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Spring 2022 Late Enrollment Opens Today at All SOWELA Locations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Late Registration for All Courses and Programs Is Open Until Thursday, January 20, 2022 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 12, 2022) Spring 2022 late registration is now open for interested students at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at all three of the regional community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA is currently … Read More

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2022 Spring Semester Enrollment Now Underway at All SOWELA Locations

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Registration for All Courses and Programs at School’s Four Campuses Is Open Now Until Monday, January 10 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 16, 2021) Spring 2022 enrollment is now open for interested students at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at all three of the regional community college’s locations in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Approximately 150 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Friday, December 17th (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 9, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 17, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 150 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Fall 2021. … Read More

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SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology Earns Prestigious Certification From Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Newly Acquired Accreditation Applies to SOWELA’s Business Administration, Office Systems Technology, and Accounting Technology Programs (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 8, 2021) SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology has earned the highly sought-after certification from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The accreditation covers three programs within the school at SOWELA: … Read More

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SOWELA Announces Faculty Promotions for Fall 2021 Semester

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nineteen Promotions Were Recently Announced at Special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 9, 2021) SOWELA announced the promotion of 19 faculty members during a special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, October 28. The annual ceremony included promotions from 2020 and 2021 and highlighted the promoted faculty members’ numerous … Read More

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SOWELA Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards By Southern Business Education Association

Friday, October 29, 2021

Wendy Sonnier wins “Post-Secondary Business Teacher of the Year” and Dr. Marie Coleman wins “Distinguished Service by an Administrator or Supervisor of Business Education” (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 27, 2021) Two faculty members from SOWELA have been honored with prestigious awards from the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA). Dr. Marie Coleman was awarded the … Read More

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SOWELA Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana for Third Consecutive Semester

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021 is #1 at 74.18% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 6, 2021) Despite the challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and just one year after devastating damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved the highest student retention rate among Louisiana’s community colleges of 74.18% from the … Read More

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Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2021 Dean’s List

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 30, 2021) 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. Florida Gulf Breeze Jaylin Freeman Illinois Mundelein … Read More

After Nearly $40 Million in Damages from Deadly and Destructive Hurricane Laura, SOWELA Close to Completing Repairs and Seeing Major Enrollment Increases in Workforce Programs

Monday, August 23, 2021

Friday Marks the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Laura Barreling into Southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 23, 2021) On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura decimated the Lake Charles area damaging all 13 of SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus buildings resulting in nearly $40 million in damages. Right away, work feverishly began on all 13 buildings … Read More

SOWELA Surgical Technology Students Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Certified Surgical Technologist Exam

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

SOWELA’s Jennings-based Surgical Technology Program Also Honored with Association of Surgical Technologists 2020 Galaxy Award (Jennings, Louisiana – August 18, 2021) SOWELA’s latest class of Surgical Technology students recently achieved a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Students took their exams … Read More