LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - It was the second ribbon-cutting of a new building at SOWELA in recent weeks and administrators say it's just the beginning of new horizons for the technical community college.
Last week, the ribbon was cut for the performance technology building. On Thursday, school and local leaders cut the ribbon for the newest addition to SOWELA's Lake Charles campus, the arts and humanities building.
The building is home to a number of new state-of-the-art classrooms and a library that administrators say will add to the learning experience for students.
SOWELA's chancellor, Neil Aspinwall, said the new buildings are a sign of new directions for the school, but they will always have their roots as a technical school.
"People think that since we're becoming a comprehensive community college, that we no longer will fill that technical side. That can't be farther from the truth. Because we're technical in nature and we always will be, but we're also comprehensive. So, if a student wants to start, earn the credits and transfer, they'll be able to do that, too," Aspinwall said.