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SOWELA Hosting Alumni Network Kick-off Event

All SOWELA Alumni Invited to Attend Free Reception to help Jumpstart the Alumni Group


SOWELA Technical Community College is hosting a networking reception for graduates or completers of the College on Wednesday, June 19th, from 5-7 p.m. at SOWELA’s Regional Training Center Auditorium, 3749 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Ave., Lake Charles, LA 70615.

Karla Hennagin, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator, said, “the alumni kickoff event not only gives graduates the opportunity to network with each other and return to campus but the opportunity to engage with SOWELA to ensure educational access and community vitality for years to come.”

Alumni attending the event will have the chance to share how they would like to get involved with their alma mater, as well as volunteer to be part of the first alumni network board.

The kick-off includes music and food prepared and sponsored by Coushatta Casino Resort. Alumni are welcome to bring a guest with them to the event, which is free of charge. Attire is business casual.

Dr. Jo Schexneider, SOWELA alum and Chief Information Resources and Technology Officer, said, “I am thrilled to be a part of the SOWELA Alumni Network launch. Being a SOWELA alum and serving as a faculty member has been a true honor.”

To register for the alumni kickoff celebration, visit www.sowela.edu/kickoff. 


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.