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Friday, August 16, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 16, 2019   Fall Preview Day is a back to school event welcoming first-time students that have registered for the fall semester at SOWELA. The event features fun activities, student giveaways, and food, music, and campus tours. Students will meet faculty and staff that can assist them as they launch … 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

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 9, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 306 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas, or participate as completers in the Workforce Solutions programs. Graduation includes … 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 Hosts Career Fair of 45-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Friday, April 5, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 5, 2019 On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 9 a.m. to Noon, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 45 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university representatives … Read More

SOWELA Students Celebrate Black History Month with Month-Long Cultural Series

Friday, February 1, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 31, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College students will celebrate February’s Black History Month with a month-long cultural series that includes the music, food and history of this diverse people group. The following events are part of the celebration. Black History Month Kick-Off – On Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 from 11 … Read More