Letter from the Editor

Dear Alumni and Friends of Centenary College,

In the Spring 2006 inaugural issue of Centenary Magazine, President Kenneth Schwab and our magazine staff invited you to share your first impressions and to let us know what else you wanted to read in your Centenary publication. Many of you did just that and we greatly appreciate your effort in giving us valuable feedback.

Thanks are due to each of our responders because a magazine named Centenary cannot truly reflect its community if it is planned and produced in a vacuum. We have taken your suggestions to heart and have added several new features. There’s a new department called “Faculty Focus,” reflecting reader requests for more details about Centenary professors. In this issue, writer/associate editor Kelsey Johnson focuses on Dr. Harold Christensen, professor of economics and director of the Economic Education Center, who has been a faculty member at Centenary since 1980.

“Under Construction” in the FYI department also responds to the interests of readers who asked for more information about campus improvements and construction. Additionally, the expanded “Fanfare” section addresses those who want to see “more sports!”

We must also admit to beaming like proud parents over some of the compliments you were so kind to send our way after the birth of our new publication. There was the parent who wrote “Great job! Don’t change a thing!” and the English alumna who penned, “Good editing! I didn’t see any typos or misspellings.” A non-degreed alumnus liked the FYI: College News section “because it had solid, brief info. Great photos throughout!” And there was the Christian education alumna who wrote on the readership survey: “very professionally done.”

Thank you for your kind words and encouragement and thanks in advance for any future thoughts you wish to share with us. We look forward to signed “Letters to the Editor” in future Centenary Magazine editions. Perhaps you will wish to comment on current features in this issue or suggest items for future ones.

We look forward to your joining us on the journey as Centenary Magazine continues to evolve and to reflect so many of the wonderful stories of our unique community.

Lynn Stewart