McNeese State University President Dr. Philip Williams, left, and Sowela Technical Community College Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall sign agreements for shared services and residential housing between the two institutions.
(September 3, 2013) Sowela Technical Community College and McNeese State University announced opportunities for cross enrollment by students from both institutions and residential housing at McNeese for Sowela students. The cross enrollment agreement permits students from Sowela and McNeese to enroll in freshman or sophomore level courses at either institution under certain circumstances.
"Many of our students start at Sowela with plans to attend McNeese," said Dr. Neil Aspinwall, Sowela chancellor.
"Cross enrollment will provide McNeese students with options at Sowela when equivalent courses at McNeese are not available," according to Dr. Philip Williams, McNeese president.
The residential housing agreement formalizes a nearly decade-long practice of providing on-campus residential housing at McNeese for Sowela students when space is available.
"As our institutions work together on cross enrollment and transfer opportunities, we expect an increasing number of Sowela students will benefit from the residential housing available at McNeese," said Dr. Rick Bateman, vice chancellor of academics and student success.
Dr. Toby Osburn, associate vice president for university services at McNeese, said, "McNeese and Sowela share a mutual interest in fostering relationships that promote student access and success."
The cooperative agreements between the institutions provide greater benefits to students by making the transfer process easier and by providing residential housing options.