Contact: Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120

President-Student Swap 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 on campus.

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  Any raises, dispensations or holidays granted on Wednesday are likely to be rescinded on Thursday.

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