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Snapshots from President's Convocation, Centenary College,
August 26, 2003

Grand Marshal Earle Labor leads procession of seniors.


Dr. Labor and happy seniors.


Seniors continue tradition of marching in academic regalia to the opening convocation of the year.


Senior procession continues.


In August temperatures, shorts are sometimes the attire beneath robes.


Happy seniors find cause to skip, literally.


Procession leads to Brown Memorial Chapel.


Bossier City Mayor George Dement (carrying sports coat) proceeds to convocation along with first-year students.


Faculty members march in their academic regalia.


Administrators join in the procession as well.


More first-year students pass Mickle Hall on their way to Brown Memorial Chapel.


With the platform party in place and the Centenary Choir seated in front, the processional ends.


Provost Darrel Colson (at lectern) and President Kenneth L. Schwab (second from left) recognize the holders of prestigious endowed chairs (left to right) Dr. Ronald A. Martin, the Albert Sklar Eminent Scholars Chair in Chemistry; Dr. Cynthia J. Brame, the Mattie Allen Broyles Inaugural-Year Research Eminent Scholars Chair; and Dr. David A. Stafford, the Bill and Sarah James Eminent Scholars Chair.


Alex Lu, chief justice of the Honor Court, presents the Honor Code Book, signed by all new students, to Provost Colson.


Dr. Earle Labor, noted Jack London authority, speaks on "Centenary, Jack London, and the Good Shepards." He recognized the contributions of Dr. I. Milo Shepard, great-nephew of Jack London, who was present in the audience.


Dr. Jeanne Campbell Reesman, a member of the Class of 1977, delivered the convocation address, "Answering the Call: Life After Centenary."


President Kenneth L. Schwab and Mr. William G. Anderson, chairman of the Centenary Board of Trustees, lead the recessional from Brown Chapel.


Dr. Reesman chats with family and friends following the convocation.


Afterwards, in the heat of August, faculty members pose for annual photo in front of Magale Library



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