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Top SOWELA Students Recognized at College’s Honors Ceremony

Program and Leadership Awards Acknowledge Students’ Academic and Leadership Achievements

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – May 31, 2022)

Top students at SOWELA Technical Community College were recognized at an Honors Ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022. Recipients are awarded based on high academic marks, character, professionalism and outstanding performance. The following individuals received a discipline-specific award:

School of Arts and Sciences

  • Criminal Justice Themis Award, Ian LaBuff

School of Business and Applied Technology

  • Key to Success Award in Business, Laneé Washington
  • Key to Success Award in Information Technology, Dylan Baudoin
  • Hospitality Excellence Award in Culinary Arts, Kayla Jasmine
  • Spectrum Award (Digital Arts and Communication), Keely Sweeton
  • 360 Award (Drafting and Design Technology), Mackenzie Jackson

School of Industrial Technology

  • Catalyst Award (Chemical Laboratory Technology), Adaure Anyanwu
  • Process Excellence Award, Samantha Warren
  • InTech Award (Industrial Instrumentation), Benjamin Miller
  • Electrical Excellence Award, Samantha Warren

School of Nursing and Allied Health

  • Nightingale Award (Practical Nursing), Kayde Broussard
  • Nursing Leadership Award (Nursing), Elliott Reeves
  • Surgical Technology Graduate Award, Tyeshia Wilson
  • Sterile Processing Graduate Award, Jada Allen

School of Transportation and Applied Technology

  • Aviation Excellence Award, Erica Coles
  • Forest Technology Award, Owen LeJune
  • Welding Hall of Fame Award, Charley Simmons

In addition, the following individuals received leadership and academic awards:

  • Chancellor’s Award, Samantha Warren
  • Student Leadership Award, Megan Moneith, Samantha Warren, and Victoria Smith
  • Outstanding 1st Year Award, Eric Jones
  • Rising Star Award, Dane Stacy
Chancellor's Award

SOWELA was recently named WalletHub’s #1 community college in Louisiana for the fourth straight year and nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Great Colleges to Work For program. SOWELA is also ranked #36 on the “Top 100 Community Colleges in America” by Stacker.

The College is currently enrolling for the Fall 2022 semester. For more information or to apply online, visit this page or contact the One Stop Enrollment Office at (337) 421-6550 or onestop@sowela.edu.

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.