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SOWELA Oakdale Practical Nursing Graduate Excels Through Pandemic

Friday, October 8, 2021

Jennifer Hobson Launched Her Nursing Career 10 Days Before Louisiana’s Stay-At-Home Order (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 8, 2021) When SOWELA Oakdale graduate Jennifer Hobson completed her Practical Nursing degree, she had no idea a global health crisis from COVID-19 was about to unfold. “After passing the NCLEX-PN exam, I began working as an LPN … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Fall Career Fair of 50-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 5, 2021) On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 50 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year … Read More

SOWELA Launches “Hope for Hospitality” Major Gift Campaign for New State-of-the-Art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building on Lake Charles Campus

Friday, September 10, 2021

Donations now being accepted for naming rights to various spaces within the brand-new facility Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 10, 2021 SOWELA officials today announced the launch of “Hope for Hospitality,” a major gift campaign to raise funds for the new state-of-the-art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality building being built on its Lake Charles Campus. There … Read More

After Nearly $40 Million in Damages from Deadly and Destructive Hurricane Laura, SOWELA Close to Completing Repairs and Seeing Major Enrollment Increases in Workforce Programs

Monday, August 23, 2021

Friday Marks the One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Laura Barreling into Southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 23, 2021) On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura decimated the Lake Charles area damaging all 13 of SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus buildings resulting in nearly $40 million in damages. Right away, work feverishly began on all 13 buildings … Read More

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SOWELA Foundation to Host Flying Tigers Car Show on Saturday, September 18

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

All Fundraiser Proceeds Help Support Student Scholarships (Lake Charles, Louisiana – August 10, 2021) On Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the SOWELA Foundation will host the Flying Tigers Car Show with all proceeds benefiting student scholarships. The car show is free and open to the public. The event will be … Read More

SOWELA Oakdale Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 5, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College in Oakdale, Louisiana is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 10, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at 117 Highway 1152, Oakdale, Louisiana 71463. The event provides prospective students with the chance to … Read More

SOWELA Morgan Smith Hosts Informational Session for Prospective Students

Friday, July 23, 2021

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 22, 2021) SOWELA Morgan Smith in Jennings, Louisiana is hosting an Informational Session on Friday, July 30, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, … Read More

SOWELA’s Surgical Technology Students Celebrate Program Completion with Pinning Ceremony

Friday, July 23, 2021

Students are the First Surgical Technology Cohort to Participate in New Curriculum Requiring a Work-based Clinical (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 22, 2021) SOWELA Morgan Smith’s Surgical Technology program in Jennings, Louisiana will host a pinning ceremony on Tuesday, July 27, at 1:00 PM to honor 10 students’ academic achievements. The ceremony celebrates the successful … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Informational Session for Prospective Students

Friday, July 23, 2021

Explore Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities and Learn About Available Programs (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 21, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting an Informational Session on Tuesday, July 27, from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective students with the chance to learn about financial aid and scholarship opportunities, … Read More

Culinary students with decoratively-carved melons and fruit displays

SOWELA to Host Culinary Arts Informational Session on July 13

Friday, July 2, 2021

Attendees to Learn about Scholarship Opportunities, Meet Faculty and Register for the Program Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 2, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Culinary Arts Informational Session on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 10 a.m. on the Main Campus in the Sycamore Student Center. The event provides prospective Culinary Arts students … Read More