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Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2022 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Monday, September 19, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 16, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Summer 2022 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More

Two SOWELA Surgical Technology Graduates Join Prestigious AST National Honor Society

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Association of Surgical Technologists Welcomes New SOWELA Students (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 30, 2022) Two 2022 SOWELA Surgical Technology graduates will be inducted as the newest members of the prestigious Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) National Honor Society. The graduates, who recently completed a rigorous regionally accredited Surgical Technology program at SOWELA, include 24-year-old … Read More

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Students Named to SOWELA’s Spring 2022 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Friday, June 10, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 9, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2022 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieveing a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More

Top SOWELA Students Recognized at College’s Honors Ceremony

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Program and Leadership Awards Acknowledge Students’ Academic and Leadership Achievements (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 31, 2022) Top students at SOWELA Technical Community College were recognized at an Honors Ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022. Recipients are awarded based on high academic marks, character, professionalism and outstanding performance. The following individuals received a discipline-specific award: … Read More

SOWELA Faculty and Staff Honored During Statewide Conference

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Recipients Awarded at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Annual Conference (Lake Charles, Louisiana – February 8, 2022) 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 … Read More

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BM Technology Honors SOWELA with Prestigious 2021 ACE Award

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Award Recognizes Bankmobile Disbursements Partner Colleges and Universities That Achieve Campus Efficiency (ACE), Security and Student Service (Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 18, 2022) M Technologies, Inc., one of the largest digital banking platforms in the country, announced SOWELA as a recipient of its fifth annual ACE Award, which is awarded to BankMobile Disbursements partner … 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 Foundation to Salute College’s 2021 Major Donors

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Annual “What’s up SOWELA?” Soiree Will Celebrate SOWELA’s Recent Generous Gifts at Sycamore Student Center on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 PM. (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 2, 2021) The SOWELA Foundation will honor the generosity of several recent donors who have generously supported the Southwest Louisiana educational institution on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 … 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