Contact:  Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-868-1067

People Magazine Ad Features Yokems' Service, Centenary's 175th Anniversary, Academic Success

SHREVEPORT, LA - Once again, Centenary College of Louisiana  has been featured in an advertisement in People magazine, thanks to the assistance of Hoyt and Alan Yokem of Shreveport.

The owners of Yokem Toyota in Shreveport are winners -- for the tenth year --  of Toyota's highest honor, the President's Award.  The honor goes annually to dealers who display an exceptional dedication to service.  The honorees and their civic passion are subsequently featured in a regional advertisement in People

Hoyt Yokem is a longtime member of the Centenary Board of Trustees and Alan Yokem is an alumnus and member of the President's Advisory Council.  They were photographed along with Centenary President Kenneth L. Schwab and members of the faculty and staff, who were celebrating the College's 175th birthday with balloons, confetti and party horns on the steps of Hamilton Hall.

Founded in 1825, Centenary is the oldest college in Louisiana and is the nation's oldest private liberal arts college west of the Mississippi.

The September 4, 2000 advertisement, part of a two-page Toyota spread, is shown below (color background added):


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