News Archive

At the Helm: SLCC Chancellor Marks 5-Year Anniversary

A merger of two different educational institutions, budget cuts to higher education, and unprecedented campus growth are all part of Dr. Natalie Harder’s first five years as chancellor of South Louisiana Community College. This week marks her five-year anniversary as the CEO of the third-largest community college in Louisiana.

SLCC, Evangeline Schools Administrators Talk Partnerships

Administrators from South Louisiana Community College and the Evangeline Parish School Board met recently to strategize ways to grow their partnership to better serve students in the parish.  

New Appointments to SLCC Administration

Dr. Natalie Harder, chancellor of South Louisiana Community College, recently made two appointments to her executive team at the community college. In addition, a new dean of Nursing and Allied Health has been named. 

Ville Platte Students Perform with African Drummers

Students at SLCC's Ville Platte campus performed with the West African Interactive Drum performers earlier this week. The event was sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement at SLCC and was part of the community college's Diversity Month celebration. The drum troop will be performing at each of SLCC's eight campuses throughout February. SLCC is a comprehensive community college that serves more than 11,000 students annually and operates campuses in Abbeville, Crowley, Franklin, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, St. Martinville, and Ville Platte.

Short-Term NDT Testing Now Offered in Opelousas

The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College is now offering six-month training in Nondestructive Testing Technology Level 1 and 2 at SLCC’s Opelousas campus.

NDT students use non-invasive inspection methods such as ultrasound, radiography and many other inspection techniques to look inside a component or structure to determine if the component is acceptable for use or service. The program prepares students for careers in product testing, consulting, and inspection careers in engineering and quality assurance areas of industry.

Fewer Text Books = Savings for Students

There’s something missing from Dr. Mark LaRue’s English classes these days at South Louisiana Community College and students don’t seem to mind at all.

LaRue, who teaches Rhetoric and Composition and Composition and Critical Thought, doesn’t require a textbook in his classes. Instead, he utilizes Open Educational Resources – free or minimally priced education materials – to supplement his instruction.

Adult Education Program Enrolling Students in March

South Louisiana Community College’s Adult Education Program is holding enrollment for new students March, 6, 7, and 8. Classes begin Monday, March 13.

Enrollment sessions will be held March 6 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville, March 7 at 8:45 a.m. at the Evangeline campus in St. Martinville, and March 8 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Acadian Campus in Crowley. Students must arrive on time in order to register for the session; doors will be closed at 9 a.m. sharp. 

Capital One Bank Invests in Discovery College at SLCC

Capital One Bank is investing in South Louisiana Community College by providing grant funding to Discovery College, SLCC’s summer camp program. The bank recently granted $25,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camps within the summer-long Discovery College series.

Come Explore with Us at our Open House Events this Month

Potential students and parents can learn about academic programs, admissions, and financial aid from South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, and students throughout February. 

The community college is hosting Spring 2017 Open House events at each of its eight campuses, starting Feb. 13.  

The Open House schedule is as follows:

CLECO Provides $4,500 in Scholarships to Students in Opelousas

Cleco presented three scholarships of $1,500 each to students who attend South Louisiana Community College’s T.H. Harris Campus in Opelousas.

“We are excited to offer scholarships to students from the communities we serve,” said Anthony Bunting, Cleco’s chief administrative officer.  “When business takes part in education, we help strengthen not only our communities, but also the workforce of the future.”