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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.”

More than $30K in Scholarships Awarded in Spring 17

More than $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to students at South Louisiana Community College for the current spring semester. This brings the total of scholarships awarded during the 2016-2017 academic year to more than $75,000.

Through the generosity of companies and individuals in Acadiana, these students will have a portion or nearly all of their education for the spring semester paid. Four scholarships this spring were personally established by SLCC faculty or staff members as a way to further invest in their students.

SLCC Foundation Welcomes New Officers, Directors

The South Louisiana Community College Foundation Board recently welcomed new members and officers for its 2017 Board of Directors.

Three new members have joined the Board of Directors and recently began a three-year term.

They are:

·      Michael Flash, Owner and CFO, Dixie Electric

·      Jennifer Picard Angelle, Manager and Co-owner, Angelle Architects and JP Angelle Consulting, LLC


South Louisiana Community College’s new Health and Sciences building at the Lafayette campus is officially open. The college, along with state officials and project supporters, cut the ceremonial ribbon Thursday, January 26 on the $17.1 million facility.

"This building represents a multitude of partnerships with one focus – student success. We are so thankful for everyone who invested in this facility and the programs being taught. It shows us that the community values our students and is committed to growing our workforce,” said SLCC Chancellor Dr. Natalie Harder.