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Snapshots of Orientation 2005: All-Campus Picnic and Welcome

SHREVEPORT, LA — Parents and families joined their new Centenary students for an all-campus picnic in the Gold Dome at noon on Thursday, Aug. 18. Welcome and Opening ceremonies were held following lunch, and then new students posed for a Class of 2009 picture.

To see the Orientation 2005 schedule, visit http://www.centenary.edu/firstyear/studentorientation.

The all-campus picnic was complete with red checkered tablecloths and plenty of food.


Two first-year guys visit at the picnic.


Greg Trahan with parents Chris and Patsy sit in the bleachers while folks finish eating.


There's so much food to go around, even a pet dog gets a bite to eat!


Plates cleaned, these two first-years sit back and relax.


Diana Janda with her dad, Mark, wait for the Welcome and Opening ceremonies to start.


President Ken Schwab speaks with new members of the Ladies soccer team.


Friends cut up after the picnic.


Two guys socialize in the bleachers, finishing their drinks as the Welcome and Opening ceremonies begin.


SGA President Chris Lavan takes the stage and delivers a motivational speech to the first-year students.


G-E-N-T-S!! First-year students clap along as the Orientation staff leads them in the Gents cheer.


Caitlyn Hogan with her roommate Leslie Postels and their mothers, Rebecca Hogan and Darlene Postels.


First-years Truc Tran and Magy Shehata prepare to head over to Brown Chapel for a presentation on the Honor Code.


Photos by: Donna Bartholomew, Office of Public Relations



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