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Hurricane Laura Mercy Chefs

In the Midst of Hurricane Recovery, SOWELA Students Advanced to the Frontlines in Their Culinary Careers to Help During Relief Efforts

Saturday, September 19, 2020

SOWELA Technical Community College students teamed with Mercy Chefs to feed the needy (Lake Charles, LA) – With only a year of culinary school under their belts, three SOWELA Technical Community College students were thrust into the frontlines of their aspiring careers, cooking thousands of meals each day for the survivors of Hurricane Laura, the most … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Announces New Spring 2020 Commencement Date

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Diplomas to be Mailed to Graduates in June LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – May 19, 2020 SOWELA’s Spring 2020 Commencement Exercises originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, will now take place on Thursday, August 6, at 2 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center. Due to the circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the College … Read More

SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America Bring Home 30 Medals from State Competition

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Louisiana Phi Beta Lambda Competition Gives Students the Opportunity to Test Business-Related Skills Among Peers LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – April 15, 2020 SOWELA’s Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) students recently competed in a virtual statewide competition, bringing home 30 medals in a variety of categories. The conference provides students with … Read More

SOWELA Morgan Smith Celebrates SkillsUSA Week

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

JENNINGS, LOUISIANA – February 3, 2020 Students and faculty at SOWELA Technical Community College Morgan Smith will join others across the nation to celebrate SkillsUSA Week, February 3-7, 2020. The annual celebration represents over 365,000 SkillsUSA members nationwide and promotes career and technical education (CTE). Among the special activities scheduled at the Jennings site are: … Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2019 Graduates

Monday, January 13, 2020

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 13, 2020  Fall 2019 graduates are:  LOUISIANA  Alexandria  Industrial Electrical Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Cody Hawken Broussard Basile Business Administration: Maci A. Stroderd Boyce  Industrial Electrical Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Bryan Keith Bridges II  Cameron  Process Technology: Jarrett P. Thibodeaux  Carencro  Practical Nursing: … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Monday, January 13, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 10, 2020 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Fall term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings, or at the Oakdale site. ALABAMA  Union Springs: Taylor Townzen   CALIFORNIA … Read More

Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, to Give Keynote Address at SOWELA Fall Commencement

Friday, December 13, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 12, 2019 Mr. Stephen Toups, President of Turner Industries Group, is the guest speaker for the 51st commencement ceremony Monday, December 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Mr. Toups serves as the chairman of Louisiana’s Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and has been … Read More

SOWELA Graphic Art Students Win Second and Third at American Advertising Federation Student Conference

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 19, 2019 Earlier this month, eight Graphic Art students from SOWELA Technical Community College competed at the Houston American Advertising Federation (AAF) Student Conference with two students winning awards. The top teams included SOWELA students Caroline Boullion earning second place and Cameron Hanks earning third place. At the competition, students … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2019 Dean’s List

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – September 30, 2019 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings or at the Oakdale site. LOUISIANA Alexandria: Cody Broussard  Baldwin: Kimberly Charles  … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Fall Career Fair of 65-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 25, 2019  On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 9 a.m. to Noon, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 65 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year university … Read More