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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 Achieves Highest Student Retention Rate Among All Community Colleges in Louisiana for Third Consecutive Semester

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

SOWELA’s retention rate from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021 is #1 at 74.18% (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 6, 2021) Despite the challenges from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and just one year after devastating damage from two disastrous hurricanes, SOWELA has achieved the highest student retention rate among Louisiana’s community colleges of 74.18% from the … 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

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SOWELA Freezing Tuition and Fees for Upcoming School Year to Ease Financial Burden of Students Caused by Last Year’s COVID Crisis and Hurricanes

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tuition freeze is part of initiative by Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) (Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 27, 2021) For the sixth straight year, SOWELA will leave tuition and fees steady for the upcoming 2021-2022 academic year to give a break to students who are still financially challenged from the COVID crisis and … Read More

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SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Spring Commencement

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Marks First In-person Graduation Since COVID-19 Began and Hurricanes Laura and Delta Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 25, 2021 SOWELA Technical Community College will host two commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, at 6:00 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. The events are the first in-person graduation ceremonies since … Read More

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SOWELA Offering Exclusive Scholarships of $500 to FFA Members

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Special FFA scholarships are open to FFA students graduating from high school in Spring 2021 Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 SOWELA has announced a special scholarship available to high school seniors who are members of FFA and will graduate this Spring. The scholarships of $500 each will be applied to students’ Fall 2021 … Read More

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SOWELA Hosts Career Fair of 40-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Monday, April 19, 2021

Military and Four-Year Universities Will Also Be Present for Enlistment and Transfer Opportunities Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 19, 2021 On Friday, April 23, 2021, from 9 to 11 a.m., SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 40 organizations … Read More