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Students Named to SOWELA’s Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Thursday, January 21, 2021

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 21, 2021 The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours during the Fall term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings, or at the Oakdale site. FLORIDA Jacksonville: Chelsy Sharpe ILLINOIS Mundelein: Catherine … Read More

SOWELA Becomes First College in Louisiana to use New PeriopSim Surgical Virtual Reality Apps for Surgical Technology Program

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

VR Surgical Technology was Developed to Continue Hands-On Student Training During Pandemic (Lake Charles) – To ensure college students continue to receive essential hands-on surgical training during the COVID-19 pandemic, SOWELA’s Jennings campus is offering new groundbreaking technology and virtual reality components to its surgical technology students. Currently, the surgical technology program has 30 students … Read More

SOWELA Holds Two Weeks of Virtual Learning for Spring 2021 Semester

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Students Begin Classes Online January 19th and Return to On-Campus Instruction February 1st LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 5, 2021 SOWELA’s Spring 2021 semester will begin on Tuesday, January 19.  Due to the potential of increased exposure to COVID-19 from holiday gatherings, the College will implement a “Safe Start” period during the first two weeks … Read More

SOWELA Business Students Recognized with Top Honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Friday, December 18, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 16, 2020 Six students in SOWELA’s School of Business and Applied Technology earned top honors at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference. More than 2,000 of America’s best and brightest college students competed virtually for the opportunity to win more than $114,000 in cash awards. Award winners include Sabrina … Read More

Students Named to SOWELA’s Summer 2020 Dean’s List

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lake Charles, Lousiana – November 24, 2020. The following students achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 6 or more credit hours during the Summer term for classes taken at SOWELA’s Lake Charles campus, Morgan Smith site in Jennings or at the Oakdale site. Alabama Union Springs: Taylor Townzen Louisiana Abbeville: … Read More

SOWELA Adds New “Concentration in Cloud Computing” With Certification From Amazon Web Services

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

New Concentration is Course Offering in SOWELA’s Information Systems Technology Program (Lake Charles) – SOWELA is adding a new “Concentration in Cloud Computing” which will give all students who complete the program a certification in Amazon Web Services (AWS). SOWELA will become the first and only college in the Southwest Louisiana region currently offering the … Read More

SOWELA Announces Two Short-Term Training Opportunities to Start in January 2021

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Scholarships Covering Full Tuition Available for Those that Qualify LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 3, 2020 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce two short-term training opportunities in Non-destructive Testing (NDT) and Commercial Driver’s License Class A. Thanks to various funding sources, such as Reboot Louisiana, scholarships are available for … Read More

Spring 2021 Registration for All Programs Now Open at SOWELA

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

SOWELA Currently Offering Online, Hybrid and in-Person Attendance Options (Lake Charles) – Spring 2021 enrollment is now open for interested students at SOWELA for all technical and academic programs and at all three of the regional community college’s campuses in Southwest Louisiana. SOWELA is currently offering online options, hybrid options and in-person options dependent on … Read More

Cheniere Energy Donates $100,000 to SOWELA in Wake of Hurricane

Monday, November 23, 2020

Gift Provides Much-Needed Support to Damaged Process Technology Space and Hurricane Laura Relief Fund (Lake Charles) – Badly damaged by one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever hit the Gulf Coast, SOWELA Technical Community College is getting crucial financial assistance from Cheniere Energy with a donation of $100,000 through the Louisiana Community and Technical … Read More

SOWELA Postpones December 18th Commencement Exercises

Friday, November 13, 2020

Graduates Invited to Participate in Spring Ceremony LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 13, 2020 Due to damage incurred from hurricanes Laura and Delta, the December 18, 2020, Commencement has been postponed. Students who would have graduated during the Fall 2020 Commencement will be invited to participate in the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony.  Academic transcripts and … Read More