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Welding Student Awarded Inaugural Scholarship

Joseph Arvie, South Louisiana Community College welding student, was recently awarded the inaugural Charles Lewis, Jr. Scholarship created by the American Welding Society, Acadiana Section.

Arvie was officially awarded the $1,500 scholarship at a recent AWS Acadiana Section meeting. Charles Lewis, Jr.’s family members were in attendance for the presentation.

SLCC VC Among First State Class of Certified Workforce Developers

LAFAYETTE – Dr. Willie Smith, South Louisiana Community College vice chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development, is a graduate of the inaugural Louisiana Certified Workforce Developer Class.

LAGCOE Invests in Oil and Gas Programs

LAFAYETTE – Two endowments by Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE) in Oil and Gas programs at South Louisiana Community College received matching funds from the state Board of Regents recently.

LAGCOE contributed $60,000 towards a professorship to recruit and retrain exemplary SLCC instructors in programs that provide direct jobs to the Oil and Gas Industry. The college received a state match last month of $40,000 from the Board of Regents Endowed Professorship Program, bringing the endowment total to $100,000.

Culinary Delights in Garden

For the last two years, SLCC students in the Culinary Arts program have grown their own fresh ingredients used in the dishes they are learning to create.

“This is the second year the culinary program has had a garden. The first year, the students planted herbs. This year they expanded the garden to include tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and eggplant,” said Dale Martin, Culinary Arts program director.

One-Stop-Shop Registration Days in June

Want to study at South Louisiana Community College this Fall? Already applied but need to turn in necessary paperwork? No problem.

Several SLCC campuses will be open on two Saturdays in June for Registration Days. Attendees will be able to meet with academic advisors, learn more about majors offered, complete financial aid paperwork, and more at these one-stop-shop events.

The schedule is as follows:

June 11

• 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Acadian Campus, 1933 W. Hutchinson Ave., Crowley, LA 70526    

Still Time to Register for Kids in College Summer Camps

South Louisiana Community College’s annual Kids in College Summer Camps will offer middle school and high school students a chance to be detectives, life-savers, chefs, video-game makers, rollercoaster designers, and much more. And, there’s still time to register.

The camps, planned throughout June, include aviation maintenance, welding, automotive, ACT Prep, robotics, engineering, forensic science, culinary arts, information technology, drama and health. See below for a detailed listing.

SLCC PTK Students to Benefit from LCTCS/LSU Partnership

South Louisiana Community College student members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society could benefit from a partnership announced today between the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) and LSU.

The LSU/LCTCS Honors Promise is an annual $3,000 transfer scholarship for active PTK students including those at SLCC. Students who wish to transfer to LSU upon completion of an associate's degree at an LCTCS college and who meet the LSU/LCTCS Honors Promise Transfer Scholarship guidelines will be guaranteed admission to LSU after completing an application to the college.

Enrolling for Adult Ed Program in Abbeville, Crowley

South Louisiana Community College’s Adult Education Program is holding enrollment for new students on May 31 beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Gulf Area Campus in Abbeville and June 1 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.

New Oil & Gas Production Tech Program in New Iberia

NEW IBERIA – A new academic program at South Louisiana Community College’s New Iberia Campus is designed to train a strong workforce with the knowledge & technical skills necessary for a successful career in the oil and gas industry.

The college will begin offering a technical diploma in Oil and Gas Production Technology in the fall 2016. All classes will be at SLCC’s New Iberia Campus, which is located along the stretch of U.S. Highway 90 known as the energy corridor.  

Kids in College Summer Camps Start in June

There's still time to register for South Louisiana Community College’s annual Kids in College Summer Camps. This camps will ooffer middle school and high school students a chance to be detectives, life-savers, chefs, video-game makers, rollercoaster designers, and much more.