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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

SOWELA FALL PREVIEW DAY AND OPEN HOUSE 2019

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