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SOWELA Announces Faculty Promotions for Fall 2021 Semester

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Nineteen Promotions Were Recently Announced at Special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 9, 2021) SOWELA announced the promotion of 19 faculty members during a special Faculty Rank and Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, October 28. The annual ceremony included promotions from 2020 and 2021 and highlighted the promoted faculty members’ numerous … Read More

SOWELA Foundation to Salute College’s 2021 Major Donors

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Annual “What’s up SOWELA?” Soiree Will Celebrate SOWELA’s Recent Generous Gifts at Sycamore Student Center on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 PM. (Lake Charles, Louisiana – November 2, 2021) The SOWELA Foundation will honor the generosity of several recent donors who have generously supported the Southwest Louisiana educational institution on Thursday, November 18 at 5:30 … Read More

SOWELA Faculty Members Honored With Prestigious Awards By Southern Business Education Association

Friday, October 29, 2021

Wendy Sonnier wins “Post-Secondary Business Teacher of the Year” and Dr. Marie Coleman wins “Distinguished Service by an Administrator or Supervisor of Business Education” (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 27, 2021) Two faculty members from SOWELA have been honored with prestigious awards from the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA). Dr. Marie Coleman was awarded the … Read More

SOWELA Now Enrolling for Pipeline Technician Training

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Successful Completers Earn TC Energy Pipeline Academy’s Pipeline Technician Certificate (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 14, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College is now accepting applications for its Pipeline Technician training class in the TC Energy Pipeline Academy, the only academy of its kind in Louisiana. The class is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 1. … Read More

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SOWELA Oakdale Practical Nursing Graduate Excels Through Pandemic

Friday, October 8, 2021

Jennifer Hobson Launched Her Nursing Career 10 Days Before Louisiana’s Stay-At-Home Order (Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 8, 2021) When SOWELA Oakdale graduate Jennifer Hobson completed her Practical Nursing degree, she had no idea a global health crisis from COVID-19 was about to unfold. “After passing the NCLEX-PN exam, I began working as an LPN … 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

SOWELA Hosts Fall Career Fair of 50-Plus Employers for Students and Alumni

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – October 5, 2021) On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Fall Career Fair for students and alumni of the College in the Sycamore Student Center. More than 50 organizations will be on hand for this year’s fair, along with four-year … Read More

SOWELA Launches Eight-Week Compressed Fall Class Schedules Called “Next Start” Beginning October 11

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Shorter Courses Offer Flexible Options for Working Adults (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 28, 2021) Officials at SOWELA Technical Community College have announced a “Next Start” option for students at all campuses. “Next Start” offers students an eight-week compressed course schedule with online and hybrid courses available. The compressed course schedule designed for working adults … Read More

SOWELA Honored with Prestigious “2021 Great College to Work For” Distinction

Monday, September 13, 2021

SOWELA is One of Only 24 Two-Year Institutions Throughout the U.S. to Receive Recognition (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 13, 2021) SOWELA Technical Community College in Lake Charles is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The results, … Read More

SOWELA Launches “Hope for Hospitality” Major Gift Campaign for New State-of-the-Art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality Building on Lake Charles Campus

Friday, September 10, 2021

Donations now being accepted for naming rights to various spaces within the brand-new facility Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 10, 2021 SOWELA officials today announced the launch of “Hope for Hospitality,” a major gift campaign to raise funds for the new state-of-the-art Culinary, Gaming and Hospitality building being built on its Lake Charles Campus. There … Read More