SOWELA Hosts Fall Commencement

Approximately 256 Students will Receive Their Diplomas on Thursday, December 15

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – December 9, 2022)

SOWELA Technical Community College will host its Fall commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 15, at 6:30 PM in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum. Approximately 256 students are eligible to graduate and receive degrees for Fall 2022.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors Chair Willie Mount will present the Commencement address. Mount previously served as a member of the Louisiana State Senate and was the first woman to serve as the mayor of Lake Charles.

Graduation includes the Washington-Marion High School JROTC conducting a Presentation of Colors and Ms. Latricia Thierry singing the National Anthem.

SOWELA’s commencement ceremony is open to the public. For information about commencement, contact SOWELA at (337) 421-6550 or email

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.

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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