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Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2018 Dean’s List

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 8, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer  semester for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus or Morgan Smith campus in Jennings.   LOUISIANA Crowley: Burt Smith Dequincy: Ashley Buxton, Alyssah Fontenot, Flor … Read More

Aerial view of Regional Training Center

SOWELA Receives Positive Growth Award

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – August 7, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center received the Positive Growth Award for the Institutional category at the Alliance for Positive Growth’s “Growing SWLA Strong” Awards Program on August 2, 2018. The development of the SOWELA Technical Community College’s Regional Training Center began in 2012 to answer an … Read More

Extended Hours for Fall Registration in the One Stop Enrollment Center

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

  The extended hours for Fall registration in the One Stop Enrollment Center are: August 6th- 24th Monday – Friday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Regular hours will resume the week of August 27th: Monday – Thursday 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday 7:45 a.m. to 12 noon

iCamp participants - July 2018 session

SOWELA iCamp Offers Free STEM Experiences for Middle Schoolers this Summer

Monday, July 23, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 23, 2018 For the second time this summer, SOWELA Technical Community College is offering a free camp to introduce rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students to STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) career fields by immersing them in a different program every day. iCamp availability was limited and interested … Read More

SOWELA Culinary Arts Students Explore International Cuisine in Canada

Monday, July 23, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – July 20, 2018 A group of 10 SOWELA Culinary Arts students attended a Culinary International Odyssey Externship in Canada June 24 – 30, 2018. Students visited international restaurants in Toronto; researched locally sourced ingredients in city markets and Chinatown; toured bakeries, specialty shops, and food stores; explored two wineries in Niagara … Read More

SOWELA Students & Faculty at SkillsUSA National June 2018

SOWELA Students Receive Silver in World’s Largest Skills Competition

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

10 Additional Students Place in the Top Five Nationally   LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – July 10, 2018 Sky McMillian and David Sonnier, SOWELA Technical Community College Graphic Art students, won Silver in Television (Video) Production in the recent SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 100 competition areas … Read More

SOWELA Acquires Oakdale, LA Site

Friday, June 29, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 29, 2018 Effective July 1, 2018, SOWELA Technical Community College will acquire the Oakdale, LA site, which is currently a part of Central Louisiana Technical Community College. The move is part of a statewide realignment of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System to improve administrative efficiency and delivery of … Read More

SOWELA Announces Spring 2018 Graduates

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 28, 2018   Spring 2018 graduates are: Bell City Computer Networking Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Computer Software Specialist: Joshua Keith Trahan Graphic Art: Tyler Michael Fitkin Millwright: Gabe Land Bunkie Business Administration: Allison Nicole Soileau Cameron Graphic Art: Henry Albert McCall, III, Jacee Camille Miltenberger Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Jarrett P. … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Spring 2018 Dean’s List

Friday, June 15, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – June 15, 2018 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Spring semester for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus or Morgan Smith campus in Jennings. LOUISIANA Bell City: Kaylee Clark Cameron: Ashley Price Choudrant: Chad Puckett … Read More