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SOWELA Hosts Two Informational Sessions for Prospective Students

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Attendees Learn About Available Scholarships and Financial Aid, Academic Programs and How to Apply (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 2, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host two informational sessions this summer on Tuesday, June 14, and July 12. Both sessions are at 10:00 AM in the Sycamore Student Center, 3824 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Approximately 297 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Tuesday, May 24 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 18, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 297 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Spring 2022. … Read More

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SOWELA Offering Culinary Arts Summer Camps for 1st-12th Graders

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

One Week Camps Offered at SOWELA Lake Charles and Jennings Locations in June and July (Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 5, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce its 2022 Culinary Arts Summer Camp line up. Summer camps offer children entering 1st through 12th grades the opportunity to explore … Read More

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SOWELA Jennings Site to Host Statewide Culinary Arts Competition

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

College Students from Across Louisiana Compete for Top Baker and Chef Awards (Jennings, Louisiana – March 28, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith in Jennings, La. will host the world’s largest skills organization for its annual Louisiana SkillsUSA Culinary Arts competition on Tuesday, March 29, and Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The event provides students … Read More

Higher Education a Family Affair in the Jack Household

Thursday, March 17, 2022

SOWELA Recognizes Two Generations Pursuing Their Career Dreams During Community College Week (Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 17, 2022) Education has always been a core value in the Jack family, and from the time they were young, Nathan Jack encouraged his children to pursue higher education. Little did he know, however, that he and his … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Spring Career Fair of 30-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 2, 2022) On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Spring Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 30 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Approximately 150 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Friday, December 17th (Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 9, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 17, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 150 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Fall 2021. … 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 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

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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