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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

SOWELA Named Workforce Innovator of the Year

Friday, November 16, 2018

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Recognizes the College for Its Substantial Innovations to Workforce Development in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 16, 2018 On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) named SOWELA Technical Community College the 2018 Workforce Innovator of the Year at its Free Enterprise Awards … Read More

SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win First, Second, and Third at AAF Student Conference

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 7, 2018 On November 2, 2018, nine Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with three students winning awards. The top three teams included SOWELA students Jasmine Vital earning first place, Aspen Keel earning second place, and David Sonnier … Read More

Aerial view of Regional Training Center

SOWELA Receives Positive Growth Award

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 7, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center received the Positive Growth Award for the Institutional category at the Alliance for Positive Growth’s “Growing SWLA Strong” Awards Program on August 2, 2018. The development of the SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center began in 2012 to answer an … Read More

SOWELA Students & Faculty at SkillsUSA National June 2018

SOWELA Students Receive Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

10 Additional Students Place in the Top Five Nationally   LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2018 Sky McMillian and David Sonnier, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art students, won Silver in Television (Video) Production in the recent SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas … Read More