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SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win Second and Third at American Advertising Federation Student Conference

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 19, 2019 Earlier this month, eight Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with two students winning awards. The top teams included SOWELA students Caroline Boullion earning second place and Cameron Hanks earning third place. At the competition, students … 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

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