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Donations

2020

Lake Charles Toyota recently presented a check to the SOWELA Foundation for $5,000 for the dealership’s Vehicle Maintenance Technology Scholarship. The scholarship provides low- to moderate-income students enrolled in the Vehicle Maintenance Technology program financial support to pursue an automotive-industry career. This donation brings Lake Charles Toyota’s contribution to the SOWELA Foundation to more than $50,000 in scholarships. Further, almost 15% of Lake Charles Toyota’s Service Center employees are graduates of the SOWELA Vehicle Maintenance program.
Pictured in the attached photo (left to right): School of Transportation and Applied Technology Dean Dr. William Mayo, Lake Charles Toyota General Manager Corey Tarver, and SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall.

Cameron LNG donated $15,000 to the SOWELA Foundation to support their endowed and NOW scholarship programs. Pictured (left to right) is SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Cameron LNG Human Resources Representative Kayla Powers and Cameron LNG External Relations Manager Stevie Trahan.

Officials with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) present a check to their sister school, SOWELA, for $5,000 for the Hurricane Laura Relief Fund. The donation will assist cash-strapped students, faculty, and employees at SOWELA Technical Community College, which was badly damaged when the devastating hurricane hit Lake Charles in late August. (L-R) SLCC Foundation Executive Director Lana Fontenot, SLCC Interim Chancellor Dr. Vincent June, and SOWELA’s Institutional Advancement Executive Director Kelly Pepper.

Cameron LNG donated $15,000 to the SOWELA Foundation to establish a $12,500 endowed scholarship and $2,500 NOW Scholarship. Pictured (left to right) is Cameron LNG Human Resource Representative Kayla Powers and External Relations Manager Stevie Trahan; SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Dr. Paula Hellums, and School of Industrial Technology Interim Dean Richard Louviere.