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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:

STEM Faculty Create Scholarship

Faculty from SLCC’s STEM division recently created a faculty-funded student scholarship. Scholarship applications open Thursday, March 15.

“The STEM scholarship is a way for faculty to recognize and support outstanding students pursuing a program or career in STEM,” said STEM Dean Darcee Bex.

More First-Time SLCC Students Staying in College

South Louisiana Community College’s enrollment numbers from 2017 to 2018 show that more first-time students are staying in college.

“Overall, for first-time college students starting in the Fall, the college saw a 6 percent increase in term to term retention in this academic year,” said Debbie Tabchouri, SLCC Director of Enrollment Management.

SLCC had 77 percent of its Fall 2017 first-time students continue to Spring 2018. That’s up from 71 percent of Fall 2016 first-time students continuing to Spring 2017.

SLCC Opening Doors this Spring for Potential Students, Parents

Potential students and parents can learn about academic programs, admissions, and financial aid from South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, and students during a series of Open House events in March. 

The community college is hosting Spring 2018 Open House events at nine campuses, starting March 12.  

The Open House schedule is as follows:

Financial Aid Refunds being Processed

Students – Financial Aid refunds are being processed for the Spring 2018 semester.  Refunds will continue to process as scheduled until all refunds have been made. SContinue to monitor your LoLA and Bank Mobile accounts for updates.




Cleco Making Investment in Students

NEW IBERIA –  Local power company Cleco is investing in students at South Louisiana Community College. Today, Cleco donated $20,000 to the SLCC Foundation to be used for student scholarships.

“Cleco is excited to offer scholarships to students from the communities we serve,” said Bill Fontenot, Cleco’s chief executive officer. “When business takes part in education, we help strengthen not only our communities, but also our workforce.”

SLCC Bringing College Experience to Northside High

South Louisiana Community College’s Center for Minority Excellence is bringing the college experience to Northside High School on Jan. 31. 

College Day is open all students and parents of Northside High School. 

“We want to assist high school students with creating a blueprint for their post-secondary educational journey at SLCC,” said Tonya Bolden-Ball, CME director. 

Students and parents will be provided with information about SLCC including: