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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

Lejeune Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 30, 2019 Debbie Lejeune, Professor and Program Coordinator at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Spring 2019 semester at the Annual Employee Appreciation Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. Those nominating Lejeune … Read More

Surgical Technology Degree Earns Programmatic Accreditation

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Program Found in Compliance with Nationally Established Standards LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 29, 2019 The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to the Surgical Technology program at SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith Site in Jennings, LA. A recent peer review conducted by the Accreditation Review Council on Education … Read More

SOWELA Chef Roy Angelle Completes Rigorous Yearlong Certification

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

American Culinary Federation Names Culinary Arts Instructor Certified Culinary Educator LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 30, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Roy Angelle was named a Certified Culinary Educator (CCE) by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation. This certification is a yearlong process, which includes 120 hours of education development with … Read More

SOWELA Students Win 20 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

Monday, April 22, 2019

SkillsUSA Empowers Students to Showcase Their Talent While Sharpening Their Craft LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 22, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition April 3-5. The competition was also hosted by the College. SkillsUSA provides students with an opportunity to highlight their expertise in a variety of occupations for a … Read More

SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 15 Medals from State Competition

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 17, 2019 Students in the newly established Phi Beta Lambda organization at SOWELA Technical Community College recently competed in the Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda competition, bringing home 15 medals in a variety of categories. Top … Read More

SOWELA Graphic Art Students’ Designs Win Chennault International Airshow Art Contest

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Student Artwork to be Showcased in Airshow Posters and T-shirts LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 10, 2019 Two SOWELA Graphic Art students’ designs were selected as part of the Chennault International Airshow’s poster and T-shirt contest. SOWELA student Jade Higginbotham created the winning poster and Vivian Barrilleaux, also a SOWELA student, designed the Airshow’s commemorative … Read More

SOWELA Instructor Honored at National Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019

Business Administration Instructor Receives Significant Research Award for Work on “High School Counselors’ Perceptions of Career and Technical Education” LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 4, 2019 Dr. Marie Coleman, Instructor of Business Administration at SOWELA Technical Community College, was recently presented with the Outstanding Research Poster Award at the Annual Association for Career & Technical … Read More

Shankle Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 17, 2018 Dr. David Shankle, School of Business & Applied Technology Dean at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Fall 2018 semester at the Annual Holiday Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. … Read More