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GI Bill Update to Expand Student Aid to Veterans

An update to the GI Bill signed into law yesterday will give veterans more access to a college a degree. The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, named after the American Legion national commander who wrote the original GI Bill language in 1944, is the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade.

Lafayette General Health Supports Nursing Program with Donation

The South Louisiana Community College Foundation accepted a $5,000 donation from the Heart of Nursing Committee and Lafayette General Health in support of SLCC’s Registered Nursing program today. This investment will be matched with $5,000 in unrestricted funds within the SLCC Foundation, and this $10,000 investment will be postured for a 1:1 endowed match with the Louisiana Board of Regents for a $20,000 endowment.

Welcome Back for Fall 2017!

The first day of the Fall 2017 started today on all campuses. Check out photos from our campuses around Acadiana on Facebook. The day was filled with smiling faces! 

Local Foundation Covering Costs for 50 College Courses

Students have the opportunity to take advantage of 50 college courses free of charge, courtesy of the Hugh and Byrnes Young Foundation’s Scholars program. This is the Young Foundation’s second consecutive sponsorship of college courses at the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City. This fall, the Young Foundation has expanded the free courses to any student attending the Young Memorial campus and taking a general education course.

5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Registration Now Open

SLCC’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, Oct. 7 beginning at 8 a.m.

In its third year, the SLCC 5K and 1-mile Fun Run was established to raise funds for student scholarships. SLCC students who register for the race are automatically entered into a drawing for a Finish Line Scholarship. Students must be present to win.

Adult Ed Night Classes Now Offered in Crowley

South Louisiana Community College will begin offering Adult Education night classes at its Crowley campus starting Wednesday, August 16.

“Adult Education programming is specifically designed to meet people where they are. We welcome students 18 years of age or older who require assistance in preparing for and passing the HiSET, the high school equivalency test,” said Connor Chauveaux, SLCC’s manager of Adult Basic Education.

AHEC Students Get Glimpse of Nursing Department in Opelousas

Students from the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Future Nurses toured the nursing department at our Opelousas campus Friday. The students attend Opelousas Senior High, Beau Chene High, and Eunice High Schools. AHEC provides continuing education and clinical experiences to students in rural areas and also to clinicians.

Court Funds Used to Invest in Local Workforce Development

OPELOUSAS ­– A St. Landry Parish judge and attorney are committed to building a strong healthcare workforce in their parish, thanks to a recent investment in South Louisiana Community College’s Opelousas campus. 

Judge James Doherty, with the support of attorney Patrick Morrow, recently awarded more than $80,000 in cy-pres funds to the SLCC Foundation in support of student scholarships in nursing and the potential expansion of the college’s Registered Nursing program at the T.H. Harris campus.

Concealed Carry, Notary, and PI Classes this Month

The Corporate College Division of South Louisiana Community College will be offering exam prep classes for private investigator and notary public along with a Louisiana Concealed Carry and Basic Pistol Safety course beginning July 21 at the Lafayette Campus.

Info Session for PN Program in Opelousas Set

South Louisiana Community College’s Practical Nursing program is hosting an informational session on Friday, July 7 at the college’s Opelousas campus. The event will start at 10 a.m.

Those in attendance will meet with Student Services staff and instructors to discuss the program and class requirements, learn how to apply for classes, and learn more about applying for financial assistance.