Student Life

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

SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 55+ Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 2, 2018 On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 55 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university … Read More

SOWELA Culinary Arts Students Explore International Cuisine in Canada

Monday, July 23, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 20, 2018 A group of 10 SOWELA Culinary Arts students attended a Culinary International Odyssey Externship in Canada June 24 – 30, 2018. Students visited international restaurants in Toronto; researched locally sourced ingredients in city markets and Chinatown; toured bakeries, specialty shops, and food stores; explored two wineries in Niagara … 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

Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award Winner Torrie Lasha

Krewe of Athena Supports SOWELA Graphic Art Student

Monday, May 21, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 21, 2018 The Krewe of Athena recently presented the “Tracy Beaugh Rising Star Award” to Victoria (Torri) Lasha for the Spring 2018 semester at SOWELA Technical Community College. The Krewe created the award in honor and remembrance of the College’s former faculty member, Tracy Beaugh, in the Department of Graphic Art. … Read More

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Spring 2018

81 New Members Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Friday, May 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 17, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College hosted an induction ceremony for the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society earlier this month. The local Beta Phi Iota Chapter of PTK was proud to induct 81 new members. To be invited to join this honor society, a student must complete at least … Read More

SOWELA SGA officers for 2018-19 with the Chancellor

SOWELA Announces SGA Officers for 2018-2019

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 9, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College announces a new slate of officers for the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. Every student enrolled at SOWELA is considered a member of SGA which is designed to facilitate student involvement within the College. SGA promotes the general welfare of … Read More

SOWELA SkillsUSA winners 2018

SOWELA Students Win 21 Medals at Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 1, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College students attended the statewide SkillsUSA competition April 19-20. 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 chance to win gold, silver or bronze medals in different categories. … Read More

SOWELA to Host Statewide Skills Competititon

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 16, 2018 The world’s largest skills organization, SkillsUSA, will hold their annual statewide skills competition at SOWELA Technical Community College April 19-20, 2018. The event provides students with an opportunity to highlight their expertise in a variety of occupations such as electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary … Read More