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SOWELA and McNeese Partner to Enhance Student Engagement

Friday, September 16, 2022

McNeese Athletics Provides Free Entry to all Sporting Events for SOWELA Students and Donates Home Football Tickets to SOWELA Faculty and Staff (Lake Charles, Louisiana – September 15, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College students can now attend all McNeese Athletics sporting events for free with a student ID as part of an initiative between the … Read More

Two SOWELA Surgical Technology Graduates Join Prestigious AST National Honor Society

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Association of Surgical Technologists Welcomes New SOWELA Students (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 30, 2022) Two 2022 SOWELA Surgical Technology graduates will be inducted as the newest members of the prestigious Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) National Honor Society. The graduates, who recently completed a rigorous regionally accredited Surgical Technology program at SOWELA, include 24-year-old … Read More


SOWELA Announces Short-Term Summer Training Options

Friday, June 24, 2022

Choose from Clinical Medical Assistant, CDL Training, Culinary Fundamentals, Pipeline Technician Training and HVAC Training with Scholarships Available for Those that Qualify (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 24, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is now registering for multiple short-term training courses this summer. Scholarships are available for those that qualify, and … Read More

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SOWELA Officially Acquires Lamar Salter Campus in Leesville, Louisiana

Friday, June 24, 2022

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Issues Accreditation to SOWELA Effective July 1, Clearing the Way for the Acquisition of the Former Central Louisiana Technical Community College Campus (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 23, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College has officially added the Lamar Salter campus in Leesville, Louisiana, effective July 1, … Read More


SOWELA Freezing Tuition and Fees for Upcoming School Year to Ease Continued Financial Burden of Students Caused by Record Inflation

Monday, June 13, 2022

Tuition Freeze Is Part of Initiative by Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 13, 2022) For the seventh straight year, SOWELA tuition and fees will remain steady for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year to give a break to financially-challenged students from record inflation. All SOWELA students will pay the … Read More


Students Named to SOWELA’s Spring 2022 Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists

Friday, June 10, 2022

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 9, 2022) The following students were named to SOWELA’s Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the Spring 2022 term. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying 12 or more credit hours earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. Students achieving a grade point average of 3.0-3.49 … Read More


SOWELA Hosts Two Informational Sessions for Prospective Students

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Attendees Learn About Available Scholarships and Financial Aid, Academic Programs and How to Apply (Lake Charles, Louisiana – June 2, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host two informational sessions this summer on Tuesday, June 14, and July 12. Both sessions are at 10:00 AM in the Sycamore Student Center, 3824 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston … Read More

Top SOWELA Students Recognized at College’s Honors Ceremony

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Program and Leadership Awards Acknowledge Students’ Academic and Leadership Achievements (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 31, 2022) Top students at SOWELA Technical Community College were recognized at an Honors Ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022. Recipients are awarded based on high academic marks, character, professionalism and outstanding performance. The following individuals received a discipline-specific award: … Read More

SOWELA Hosts Spring Commencement

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Approximately 297 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Tuesday, May 24 (Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 18, 2022) SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Spring commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 24, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 297 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Spring 2022. … Read More

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SOWELA’s Machine Tool Technology Program Celebrates First Graduating Class

Monday, May 16, 2022

Original Seven Machine Tool Students Receive Their Diplomas May 24 and All Graduate Employed as a Machinist (Lake Charles, Louisiana – Monday, May 16, 2022) SOWELA’s first cohort of Machine Tool Technology students will receive their diplomas on Tuesday, May 24, as part of the College’s Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony. The class of seven began … Read More