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SOWELA Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana

Thursday, February 25, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021 leads at 83.71% (Lake Charles) February 25, 2021 – Despite the challenges from COVID-19 and damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved a student retention rate of 83.71% from the Fall 2020 to the Spring 2021 semester. SOWELA, damaged heavily by record-breaking Hurricane Laura, did … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Thursday, January 21, 2021

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 21, 2021 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. FLORIDA Jacksonville: Chelsy Sharpe ILLINOIS Mundelein: Catherine … Read More

SOWELA Business Students Recognized with Top Honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Friday, December 18, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 16, 2020 Six students in SOWELA’s School of Business and Applied Technology earned top honors at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference. More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students competed virtually for the opportunity to win more than $114,000 in cash awards. Award winners include Sabrina … Read More

LCTCS Awards 2020

SOWELA Faculty and Staff Honored During Statewide Conference

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Recipients Awarded at the 2020 LCTCS Annual Conference LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 3, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College faculty and staff were recently honored at the annual Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Annual Conference. Honorees were nominated by fellow SOWELA employees. The conference and award ceremony were held virtually this year with … Read More

SOWELA Professor Wins 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Award

Friday, May 1, 2020

Assistant Professor Dr. Marie Coleman Takes Home Top Honor From the Association for Business and Teaching Research LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 1, 2020 Marie Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in SOWELA’s School of Business & Applied Technology, was recently honored with the Business and Teaching Research Association Doctoral Dissertation Award. The award was presented at … Read More

SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 30 Medals from State Competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 15, 2020 SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students recently competed in a virtual statewide competition, bringing home 30 medals in a variety of categories. The conference provides students with … 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 Professor Named Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Assistant Professor Dr. Marie Coleman Takes Home Top Honor and is Elected SBEA President in 2020 LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 6, 2019 Marie Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in SOWELA’s College of Business & Applied Technology, was recently honored with the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year award for outstanding contributions … 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