Homecoming 2016

Schedule of Events (REGISTER TODAY!)

On-Going Throughout the Weekend

Remembering our Centenary Family

We invite alumni to create space during Homecoming activities to remember and honor classmates, former faculty, and friends who have passed away during the last year. Votive candles will be available to light in remembrance of those we have lost. We encourage that this time to be a place of reflection, silence, and/or the spiritual practice of prayer. The chapel will be open Friday, October 28, from 8a-8p; Saturday, October 29, from 9a-6p; and Sunday, October 30, from 12p-4p.

Centenary Archives Exhibit

America’s Singing Ambassadors features material from the Centenary Archives documenting the 75-year history of the college’s choir. This exhibit is accessible online as well as on display in the Whited Room lobby of Bynum Commons from September through December 2016.

Friday, October 28, 2016

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Bookstore Open
Receive a 10% alumni discount on all Centenary merchandise!

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Alumni Awards Luncheon
Edwin F. Whited Room, Bynum Commons
Join us as we honor our 2016 Alumni Award Recipients. Individual, open seating tickets are $30 per person or reserved seating tables of 8 can be sponsored for $300. This year’s award recipients include:

  • Alumni Hall of Fame: Fuller Bazer ’60 (to be honored in absentia)
  • Alumni Loyalty: Kenneth Fisher ‘70
  • Young Alumni Leader: Kristy Jackson ‘03
  • Honorary Alumna: John E. Atkins (to be honored in absentia)
  • Athletic Hall of Fame: Dennis Boddie (posthumously), Lacy Crouch ’98 & Robin Rackley ‘98
  • Bentley Sloane Award: Eric Huffman ‘01

3:00 PM

Leuck Endowment Agreement Signing Ceremony
Hardy Hall of Fame Room, Bynum Commons
Join former students of Ed & Beth Leuck for the formal signing ceremony of the Ed & Beth Leuck Endowed Scholarship that was established by a generous group of alumni donors earlier this year.

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Gumbo & Cookie Cook Off
Gold Dome Parking Lot (near tennis courts)

7:00 PM

Ladies Volleyball v. LeTourneau
Gold Dome

7:00 – 10:00 PM

Choir 75th Anniversary Decade Reunions
Join Centenary College Choir alumni, current students and friends at one of these four locations:
*40s/50s/60s: The Home of Gene ’63 & ’63 Charlotte Bryson
*70s/80s: The Home of Cindy Gleason Johnson ‘81/’11
*90s: The Home of Todd ‘97 & Leah ’98 Muslow
*2000s/2010s: The Home of Kristen Middleton Blancher ‘05

Saturday, October 29, 2016

9:00 – Noon

Choir Alumni Rehearsal
Riverview Hall

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bookstore Open
Receive a 10% alumni discount on all Centenary merchandise!

10:00 – 11:30 AM

Quinq Club Brunch for 50+ Year Graduates
Edwin F. Whited Room, Bynum Commons
A complimentary brunch honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1966 Graduates. All alumni from the Class of 1966 and before are invited to this very special event.

10:00ish AM

TKE Alumni vs. Active Football Game
Jones Rice Field

12:00 PM

Ladies Volleyball v. Belhaven
Gold Dome

1:00 PM

Alumni Baseball Game
Shehee Stadium

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Greek Alumni & Active Chapter Open Houses
Various Greek Houses

2:30 – 4:30 PM

Tailgate
Athletics Parking Lot and Street (outside Mayo Field)
Fun for the whole family! The Development Team and the Department of Public Safety will be grilling burgers and hotdogs for everyone. Stop by the Alumni & Family Relations and SGA tents to pick up fun giveaways and your pre-purchased homecoming t-shirts. The Centenary bookstore will also be on hand with extra Centenary gear for purchase.

4:00 PM

Homecoming Court Announcement
At Tailgate

5:00 PM

Gents Soccer vs. Austin College
Mayo Field

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Meadows Museum Exhibit Opening Reception
Meadows Museum of Art
Enjoy light refreshments at an opening reception for Birds of the Enlightenment: Predecessors and Rivals of J.J. Audubon. Guest Curator Tom Puryear will give a brief gallery talk at 5:30pm. Dr. Puryear has assembled a collection of over 90 woodcuts, hand-colored engravings, and lithographs from both sides of the Atlantic to reveal the many illustrated publications that preceded and then competed for attention with Audubon’s efforts.

5:30 PM

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Gathering
Fairfield Place B&B | 2221 Fairfield Avenue | Shreveport, LA 71104
A celebration of the Class of 1966. $35 per person. Special overnight accommodations have also been arranged for the Class of 1966. Contact Saige Solomon (email or 318.869.5115) today for details.

6:00 PM

Class of 2006 10th Reunion Gathering
Great Raft Brewing | 1251 Dalzell Street | Shreveport, LA 71104
A celebration of the Class of 2006. Food trucks will be on hand for a casual dinner. Members of the class are encouraged to bring old photos to share for a wall display. Dutch treat.

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Rhapsody in View Reception
Riverview Hall Lobby | 600 Clyde Fant Parkway | Shreveport, LA 71101

7:00 PM

Ladies Soccer vs. Austin College
Mayo Field

7:30 PM

Rhapsody in View
Riverview Hall | 600 Clyde Fant Parkway | Shreveport, LA 71101
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

8:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Centenary Sunday Services
First United Methodist Church Shreveport | 500 Common Street | Shreveport, LA 71101
Centenary’s President Holoman will serve as featured speaker during the “Celebration of Life” portion of each service.

9:45 AM

Centenary Sunday Reception
First United Methodist Church Shreveport “Bridge”

12:00 PM

Ladies Volleyball v. Rust
Gold Dome

2:30 PM

Rhapsody in View
Riverview Hall | 600 Clyde Fant Parkway | Shreveport, LA 71101
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235.

Questions? Email email

2016 Hotel Information*

Hilton – Downtown Shreveport
$109/night
104 Market Street
Reserve by Friday, October 14

Holiday Inn Express
$99/night (single)
$102/night (double)
8751 Park Plaza
318.629.0163
Reserve by Saturday, October 15

Courtyard Marriott Boardwalk
$139/night
100 Boardwalk Blvd
318.742.8300
Reserve by Friday, October 7

Wyndham Garden Shreveport
$84/night
1419 E. 70th Street
318.797.9900
Reserve by Saturday, September 29.

Ask for the "Centenary Homecoming" rate!

*Note: Special accommodations have been arranged for the 50th reunion Class of 1966. Please contact Saige Solomon directly (ssolomon@centenary.edu or 318.869.5115) for those details.

Past Homecoming Photos

2015
Geology 75th Anniversary Reunion
Homecoming Tailgate
Quinq Breakfast
Alumni Awards Luncheon

2014
Alumni Swim Meet
Homecoming Court
Homecoming Tailgate
Quinq Breakfast
Gumbo Cook-off
Alumni Awards Luncheon

2013
Alumni Baseball Game
African American Graduate Reunion
Homecoming Court
Homecoming Tailgate
Quinq Breakfast
All Class Reunion

2012
Rhapsody in View Reception – Homecoming 2012
Annual Alumni Association Meeting
Homecoming Tailgate
Quinq Breakfast
All Class Reunion
Alumni Awards Luncheon

2011 2.0

Homecoming 2.0
Memorial Service
Rhapsody in View Reception
Homecoming Tailgate
Homecoming Tailgate – Album 2
Gumbo Cook-off & Athlete Recognition
Living Learning Tours
Retired Faculty Lecture
Alumni Awards Dinner

2011
Centenary Sunday
GOLD Party
Class of 2001 10th Reunion
Class of 1986 35th Reunion
Class of 1971 40th Reunion
Homecoming Court
Ladies Basketball Game
Homecoming Parade 1 & 2
Quinq Breakfast
TKE Alumni Football Game
Alumni Choir Tour
Homecoming Pre-Game

2010
Centenary Sunday
GOLD Party
Class of 2000 10th Reunion
Class of 1985 25th Reunion
Class of 1980 30th Reunion
Class of 1970 40th Reunion
Class of 1960 50th Reunion

2009
Centenary Sunday Reception
GOLD Party
Class of 1999 10th Reunion
Class of 1979 30th Reunion
Class of 1969 40th Reunion
Class of 1959 50th Reunion
Men’s Basketball Game
Women’s Basketball Game
Homecoming Tailgate
Homecoming Parade
Annual Meeting

2008
Camerata 25th Anniversary Reception
Chi Omega Iota Gamma 80th Anniversary

2007
Homecoming Tailgate
Homecoming Sciences Panel

2006
Class of 1996 10th Reunion
Java Junction
Alumni Awards Dinner