SOWELA Hosts First-Ever College Transfer and Military Fair

Students and Alumni are Invited to Meet One-on-One with Military Representatives and Four-year Universities

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – March 2, 2023)

SOWELA Technical Community College will host its first-ever College Transfer and Military Fair on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Sycamore Student Center at the Main Campus in Lake Charles, LA. Current students and alum of the College are welcome to attend. Each military branch and multiple in-state universities will be in attendance.

“With SOWELA and public four-year Louisiana universities accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), SOWELA students have various transfer options,” said Joseph W. Lavergne, Director of Recruitment and Career Services. “This event allows students to see where they can take their SOWELA credits and apply them towards a bachelor’s degree.”

One of the key benefits of a SOWELA education is the transfer options available to graduates. The College offers two transfer associate degrees, one in science and one in arts, that fully transfer to in-state four-year universities. These are great ways to earn general education requirements at a lower cost.

In addition, SOWELA has 16 transfer agreements and counting with different universities in various program areas. These agreements in business, accounting, nursing, criminal justice and others empower SOWELA graduates to efficiently put their associate degree credits towards a bachelor’s degree.

To learn more about the College Transfer and Military Fair, call (337) 421-6540 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 more than 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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