News Archive

Umbrella Club Students, Faculty Donate 3,100+ of Canned Goods to Second Harvest

Several our students and faculty with the Umbrella Club dropped off food donations to Second Harvest Food Bank this week. The club had been collecting items for a month at several campuses. They donated more than 3,100 lbs of canned goods to the food bank. Dr. Jennifer Rasch, club advisor, was told that this might be the largest donation from a single group (minus grocery stores) the food bank has ever received.

LGH Honored as SLCC's Benefactor of the Year

The South Louisiana Community College Foundation honored Lafayette General Health as its 2017 Benefactor of the Year during a ceremony this morning at the college’s Lafayette Campus.

Each year, the SLCC Foundation honors a partner whose contributions support initiatives that impact student success, capital campaigns, or other initiatives at the college. LGH is the second Acadiana company to be recognized by the SLCC Foundation with this annual award. Last year, Elder Outreach was honored.

Spring Career Fair Happening Today

More than 40 employers will be at our Spring Career Fair today from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event is being held in the Devalcourt Auditorium on the Lafayette Campus. 

WorkReady U Adult Education Partners with Lafayette Housing Authority

The latest expansion of South Louisiana Community College’s Adult Education program is working to bridge gaps in educational attainment in Lafayette Parish. SLCC and the Lafayette Housing Authority have partnered to bring adult learning to qualified residents of LHA properties.

SLCC Receives $225K National Science Foundation Grant to Train Certified Production Techs

South Louisiana Community College is answering the call for a certified and well-trained workforce in the industrial electronics technology field – thanks to a $225,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. This three-year grant is a first for the college from NSF.

Health Professions Fair April 9

A Health Professions Fair will be held Monday, April 9 from 9 a.m. - noon in the Devalcourt Auditorium on the Lafayette Campus. The Fair will feature 23 employers and universities. All students and alumni are invited to attend. For more information about the Fair, contact Career, Transfer, and Advising Services at (337) 521-8923.

SLCC Director Named National Communicator of the Year

The National Council for Marketing and Public Relations recently named Christine Payton, Director of Communications and Marketing at South Louisiana Community College, the National Communicator of the Year at the organization’s national conference recently held in Las Vegas.

Payton is the only person from Louisiana to receive this award since its inception in 1982.

30 Employers, Universities set to Attend Career/Transfer Fair March 22 in Opelousas

OPELOUSAS – Thirty employers and universities will be at SLCC’s T.H. Harris Campus Thursday, March 22 for a Career and Transfer Fair. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. The T.H. Harris Campus is located at 332 E. South Street in Opelousas.

Students, alumni, and the public are invited to visit with employers looking to hire during this free event. Visitors are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes.

Companies and universities scheduled to be at the Career and Transfer Fair include:

SLCC Offers Career Coach

SLCC now offers career exploration software for prospective students, current students, alumni, and community members. 

Career Coach allows students to explore in-demand careers in the region and throughout Louisiana; the majors available at SLCC that prepare them for a high-wage, high-demand career; salary statistics and job growth outlook for jobs in the region and state-wide data; and in-demand careers based on their personal interests.

Students Recognized for Academic Achievements

Each semester, South Louisiana Community College honors students for high academic achievement. These honors include: