FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8/06)
New Centenary students to spend their first Saturday in town helping the community
SHREVEPORT, LA — Some 240 new students at Centenary College won't be sleeping in on their first Saturday on campus. Instead, they won't be on campus at all. They will be providing some 480 hours of community service activities for 11 community organizations.
"It's all a part of the Centenary experience that encourages good citizenship and the contribution of talents and energies toward the greater interests of society," said Lynn Stewart, director of public relations. "This experience during orientation gives new Centenary students an early view of the types of distinctive experiences and connections they will be making throughout their college years."
Dian Tooke, Centenary's director of service learning, and the Office of Student Life and student orientation leaders are coordinating the service activities.
Buses will depart campus around 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 19). Between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., students will serve one of the following organizations:
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