Donations

2018

Capital One Lake Charles Market President Fil Bordelon (right) presents SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall and SOWELA Foundation Liaison Marianne White with a donation for $10,000 to the Marianne White Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in honor of Ms. White’s retirement from SOWELA Technical Community College in June.

SOWELA Foundation board members present a check for $10,000 for the Marianne White Endowed Scholarship fund to SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall and SOWELA Foundation Liaison Marianne White. Pictured left to right: Elizabeth McLaughlin, Golden Nugget; Hardtner Klump, The Investors Group of Louisiana, LLC; Dr. Aspinwall; Stuart Moss, Credit Services of Southwest Louisiana; Marianne White; Nora Popillion, Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino; Bill Hankins, Retired Hospital Executive; Don Morris, Bancorp South; Fil Bordelon, Capital One Bank. Not Pictured: Taylor Finchum Alexander, Edward Jones; Todd Clemons, Todd Clemons & Associates; Dan Frick, Financial Management Professionals; Michael Flatt, Northrop Grumman; Martin Guillory, Oak Park Middle School; Claude (Buddy) Leach, Sweetlake Land & Oil Co., LLC; Etta Pete, SWLA Sickle Cell Anemia, Inc.; James Sudduth, Sudduth & Associates.

Ryan Abell, President of the Greater Lake Charles Rotary Club, and Vic Wukovits, incoming Rotary President, present a check for $15,000 to Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College, and Marianne White, SOWELA Foundation Liaison. The funds will be used to support student success through scholarship awards.

Michael Kane, Sasol’s Vice President of Operations Lake Charles West Plant, and Gina Jones, Sasol’s Learning and Development Manager, present a check for $10,000 to Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College. The contribution supports the SOWELA Foundation as Presenting Sponsor of the Flying Tigers Car Show and provides funding to the Sasol/Curt Eysink Endowed Scholarship.

Phillips 66 presents a check for $15,000 to the SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in Industrial Instrumentation Technology, Process Technology, and Welding programs. Phillips 66 is also a Chancellor’s Circle sponsor for the What’s Up, SOWELA? fundraiser in October. On hand for the donation is Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA, and Megan Hartman, Phillips 66 Public Relations Director, and Richard G. Harbison, Plant Manager, of Phillips 66 Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex.

2017

Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College accepts a donation of $5,000 to the SOWELA Foundation as a Chancellor’s Circle Sponsor of What’s Up, SOWELA? The event is held to raise funds to support student success through scholarship awards and enhancement, and to increase awareness of the college and its students, programs, and services. Presenting the check on behalf of CITGO is Dana Keel, Government and Public Affairs Manager.

Ken Francis, the Sales Center Manager of Lake Charles Coca Cola Bottling Company United, and Blaine Royer, the On-Premise Manager, present a check for $10,000 to Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Chancellor of SOWELA Technical Community College. The contribution establishes the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Endowed Scholarship through the SOWELA Foundation.

Jim and Jo Ann Beam donated $10,000 to the SOWELA Technical Community College Foundation to establish the Jim and Jo Ann Beam Endowed Scholarship. The scholarship funds were matched dollar for dollar by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.