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SOWELA Hosts 40-plus Actively Hiring Employers for Fall Career Fair

Friday, September 23, 2022

Students and Alumni are Invited to Attend and Meet One-on-One with Representatives from a Variety of Industries (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 23, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Sycamore Student Center at the Main Campus in … Read More


SOWELA and McNeese Partner to Enhance Student Engagement

Friday, September 16, 2022

McNeese Athletics Provides Free Entry to all Sporting Events for SOWELA Students and Donates Home Football Tickets to SOWELA Faculty and Staff (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 15, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College students can now attend all McNeese Athletics sporting events for free with a student ID as part of an initiative between the … Read More

Two SOWELA Surgical Technology Graduates Join Prestigious AST National Honor Society

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Association of Surgical Technologists Welcomes New SOWELA Students (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 30, 2022) Two 2022 SOWELA Surgical Technology graduates will be inducted as the newest members of the prestigious Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) National Honor Society. The graduates, who recently completed a rigorous regionally accredited Surgical Technology program at SOWELA, include 24-year-old … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Spring 2022 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Friday, June 10, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 9, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2022 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieveing a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More

Top SOWELA Students Recognized at College’s Honors Ceremony

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Program and Leadership Awards Acknowledge Students’ Academic and Leadership Achievements (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 31, 2022) Top students at SOWELA Technical Community College were recognized at an Honors Ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022. Recipients are awarded based on high academic marks, character, professionalism and outstanding performance. The following individuals received a discipline-specific award: … Read More


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


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


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