Contact: Lynn Stewart,
Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120
Day Means Trading Places for Schwab, Johnson on Oct. 25
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary
College "President" Tomieca Johnson will pull into her reserved parking
space around 8 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 25) prior to a day of meetings with
college administrators and others who may demand to speak to the president.
Before the day is out
and her business attire is binding, she is likely to hear more than one
staff member's request for a raise or student's suggestion for a campuswide
holiday. Special funding requests are also a good bet.
At the same time, casually
clad "Student" Ken Schwab will hunt for an open spot in a student parking
lot before a 10 a.m. Latin class; Spanish classes at 11 a.m., and 1 and
5 p.m.; and a "Literary Criticism" course that fills the afternoon from
2 to 5.
During lunch, he may
sneak a game of pool in the Moore Student Union Building after a quick
lunch in the dining hall. If he is unlucky, an exam may loom and he'll
spend every spare moment cramming. At the end of the day, there's
the Casino Night in the SUB between 8 and 11 p.m.
On any other day this
year, Johnson is a junior English major from Youngsville, La., and Schwab
is actually Centenary's president.
However, the two will
be walking a mile in each other's shoes on
Wednesday during the
college's annual President-Student Swap Day. Although approached with a
bit of humor, the day is designed to promote understanding and communication
The day, however,
is almost certainly followed by a sad reality. Any raises, dispensations
or holidays granted on Wednesday are likely to be rescinded on Thursday.
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