Ryder Receives SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Award

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 14, 2023)

Jeremy Ryder, Registrar Services Coordinator at SOWELA Technical Community College, received the Customer Service Star Award for Fall 2023 at the Annual Employee Christmas Luncheon. SOWELA’s Customer Service Star Committee selects award winners from nominations submitted by faculty and staff of the College.

Those nominating Ryder stated, “he is consistently willing to help solve problems quickly and serves as a role model for coworkers and peers. He easily and quickly recognizes the needs of others, takes ownership and responds immediately.”

Ryder has worked at SOWELA since 2011 and served in various roles, including tutor, telepresence proctor and Enrollment Specialist/Advisor. He currently works with SOWELA’s high school partners and home study parents to enroll students in courses under SOWELA’s dual enrollment program, as well as host informational sessions and orientations.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 85 years.

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