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SOWELA Technical Community College Hosts Dual Enrollment Informational Session for High School Students and Parents

Friday, January 25, 2019

Representatives to Share Available Programs, Course Transfer Options and More LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 25, 2019 SOWELA Technical Community College will host a Dual Enrollment Informational Session for high school students and parents on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sycamore Student Center. The session will include details about the STEPS/STAIRS … Read More

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 15, 2019 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. LOUISIANA Alexandria: Cody Broussard Anacoco: Joshua Martin … Read More

SOWELA Instructor Honored at National Conference

Friday, January 4, 2019

Business Administration Instructor Receives Significant Research Award for Work on “High School Counselors’ Perceptions of Career and Technical Education” LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – January 4, 2019 Dr. Marie Coleman, Instructor of Business Administration at SOWELA Technical Community College, was recently presented with the Outstanding Research Poster Award at the Annual Association for Career & Technical … Read More

SOWELA Announces Fall 2018 Graduates

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lake Charles, Louisiana – January 3, 2019 Fall 2018 graduates are: LOUISIANA  Basile Collision Repair: Jeremy Hilton Klumpp Church Point Criminal Justice: Clarissa Denise Malbrough  Dequincy Drafting & Design Technology: Rodney Eugene Doyle Industrial Instrumentation Technology: Eric N. Fontenot Practical Nursing: Megan E. Whotte Process Technology: Zachary Lee Baskin, Arlon Auston Hebert, Mark Denton Pullin … Read More

SOWELA Technical Community College Holiday Closure

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – December 18, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College will be closed during the holidays from Thursday, December 20, 2018, through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. SOWELA will resume normal operations on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. About SOWELA SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical … Read More

Shankle Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 17, 2018 Dr. David Shankle, School of Business & Applied Technology Dean at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for the Fall 2018 semester at the Annual Holiday Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College. … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 11, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College is holding the fall commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 230 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees or diplomas, or participate as completers in the Economic and Workforce Development programs. … Read More

SOWELA Named Workforce Innovator of the Year

Friday, November 16, 2018

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) Recognizes the College for Its Substantial Innovations to Workforce Development in Louisiana LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 16, 2018 On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) named SOWELA Technical Community College the 2018 Workforce Innovator of the Year at its Free Enterprise Awards … Read More

SOWELA Offers Workforce Scholarship Program for Pipefitting and Millwright Training

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 14, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a Workforce Scholarship Program to individuals looking to start a new career or upskill in a millwright or pipefitting training program. Training is set to begin Spring 2019. Spots are limited. Interested individuals can attend an Informational Session … Read More

SOWELA Names CITGO Philanthropic Nominee for its Stem Talent Pipeline

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 13, 2018 SOWELA Technical Community College named CITGO Petroleum Corporation (CITGO) its 2018 Philanthropic Honoree on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the annual Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day luncheon. The company was recognized due to CITGO’s commitment to increasing educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) … Read More