Draft as of 15 March 2000
Centenary is a selective liberal arts \and sciences college offering programs in the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, which strengthen the foundation for students' personal lives and advances career goals. Students and faculty work together to build a community focused on ethical and intellectual development, respect and concern for human and spiritual values, and the joy of creativity and discovery.
Consistent with its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, the Centenary College\'s community of teachers and learners strives to develop the whole person. \delete:encourages a lifelong dedication not only to learning but also to serving others. The College strives: 1) to overcome ignorance and intolerance; 2) to examine ideas critically; 3) to provide an understanding of the forces that have influenced the past, drive the present, and shape the future; and 4) to cultivate integrity, intellectual and moral courage, responsibility, fairness, and compassion.
In pursuit of these ideals, the College challenges its students throughout their education to write and speak clearly; to read, listen, and think critically; to comprehend, interpret, and synthesize ideas; to analyze information qualitatively and quantitatively; to appreciate the diversity of human cultures; to respect the value of artistic expression; and to recognize the importance of a healthy mind and body and the interdependence of people and the environment.
Academic and co-curricular programs, as well as the example of those who teach and work at Centenary, support students in their development and encourage them to become leaders in the work place, the community, the nation, and the world at large.
Last updated 27 January 2003