Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120, or
Dian Tooke, Director
of Service Learning, 318-869-5542
Luther King Day Activities
Maroon Jackets Sponsor Day for LightHouse Students; Gwen Campbell, Ron
Anderson to Speak Jan. 15
SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary
College and its student athletes will host a free, public convocation featuring
News Anchor Gwen Campbell and LightHouse Director Ron Anderson at 11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 15 in Brown Chapel.
The program is part
of a day-long Martin Luther King Day observance that includes LightHouse
students spending time with Centenary athletes and members of the Maroon
Jackets honor organization.
Ms. Campbell will speak
on "The Importance of the King Holiday" while Anderson's topic will be
"Remembrance, Reflection and Response."
A member of the KTBS-TV
news team since 1980 with much of her time devoted to covering education,
Ms. Campbell currently anchors the Six O'clock News. She attended
high school in England and is a graduate of the University of Arizona.
Anderson directs the
LightHouse, a division of Volunteers of America, which provides a number
of services to individuals and families throughout Shreveport, Bossier
City and Minden. The LightHouse provides pre-school classes, after-school
programs, workplace training and job placement services, parenting and
leadership training, and mentoring and Scouting programs. Anderson,
a 1981 Louisiana Tech graduate, is the recipient of numerous awards for
in the convocation will be Centenary students Sherricka Fields, Tomieca
Johnson, and Blane Sessions; the Heavenly Touch singers; the Rev. Mack
McCarter of Shreveport Community Renewal; Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, Centenary
president; and the Rev. Jack O'Dell, Centenary chaplain.
Before and after the
convocation, Centenary athletes will introduce the LightHouse students
to the Centenary campus, classes, dining hall, and athletic activities.
Younger students will also have activities with Department of Education
The LightHouse students
will arrive at the Gold Dome at 8:30 a.m. to meet their hosts and pair
up with specific athletes or other students.
Between 9 and 10:50
a.m., the guests and their hosts will attend classes and tour the campus
before having lunch at noon in the Centenary Dining Hall.
In the afternoon, the
group will participate in athletic demonstrations, games and team-building
exercises in the Gold Dome before boarding the bus for the LightHouse by
For further information,
contact Sessions or Dian Tooke, director of service learning at Centenary,
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