Volunteers to Clean Up I-210 Legion Street Exit on Friday, March 26
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – March 26, 2021
SOWELA Technical Community College, Chennault International Airport, Citadel Completions, and Landlocked Aviation Services employee and student volunteers will join together to pick up debris along the I-210 Legion Street exit today, March 26, starting at 11 a.m. The event is part of the City of Lake Charles “Spring Clean LC” initiative. After much wreckage was left behind by Hurricanes Laura and Delta, the litter pickup event will help beautify the community.
“Within the last several years, the SOWELA campus has been transformed through a thoughtful revitalization plan. As with many parts of SW Louisiana, Hurricanes Laura and Delta left their mark on that transformation,” said SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall. “SOWELA is currently undergoing an aggressive rebuild schedule, and to further help this process along, I am very proud that our students, faculty, and staff have volunteered their time to pick up trash and debris and restore the campus grounds back to pre-hurricane condition.”
Currently, six of SOWELA’s 13 main campus buildings are open for instruction. The rebuild project for the remaining seven buildings is broken up into four phases with all phases scheduled to be complete in time for the Fall 2021 semester starting Monday, August 16. SOWELA’s rebuild schedule is one of the most aggressive in state history.
Chennault Airport personnel along with several of their tenants to include Landlocked Aviation Services, Citadel Completions, and others supported the effort as well. “Ensuring an aesthetically pleasing and safe landscape for employees, students, and visitors is incredibly important,” noted Chennault Executive Director, Kevin Melton. “Appearance of our community is one of the first things a potential investor, resident, or student sees when they arrive to our complex. It is a show of pride by all who participated in this important event.”
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 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, and Oakdale, LA. For more information, visit www.sowela.edu.