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See also Other scenes from Commencement 2006
and List of 2005-06 Graduates

Snapshots from Centenary College Commencement
Saturday, May 6, 2006
Centenary Gold Dome

The Gold Dome is the site for Centenary College's baccalaureate and commencement exercises held on Saturday, May 6, 2006, in the 181st year of the College.


Dr. Norman Francis, president of Xavier University and chairman of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, delivers the commencement address. Looking on are Debbie Elsen, class agent; Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, president; Mr. William G. Anderson, chairman of the Board of Trustees; and the Rev. Betsy Eaves, chaplain. Platform party members hidden from view are Dr. Darrel Colson, provost and dean of the college; the Very Rev. William W. Hutchinson, presiding bishop of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church; and Mr. Terrel J. Deville, recipient of an honorary doctorate.


Happy students prepare for the commencement festivities. Among those pictured are Sean Christopher Hennigan,Katie Hanisee, Katie Haston, Jeremy DeLaCerda, Emily Marie Evans and Kendra Ann Grimes.


Grand Marshal Earle Labor leads the procession of candidates for degrees, with Elizabeth Ann Allen and Joshua A. Broussard at the head of the line.


The final step before receiving diplomas is moving tassels from left to right.


Josh Broussard receives his diploma from President Kenneth L. Schwab.


Thankful grad writes shorthand for "Thanks Mom and Dad."


Dr. Earle Labor visits with graduate Scott Lerchie.


Graduates return to seats after receiving diplomas. Among them are Cameron King and Darrius Hills.


Dr. Norman Francis smiles while receiving a standing ovation following his commencement address.


President Kenneth L. Schwab presents an honorary doctorate to Terrel J. Deville, head of the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home. Assisting are Provost Darrel Colson and Registrar Gary Young.


Honored with Honorary Doctorates: Norman Francis and Terrel Deville.


Graduate student Gulya Chandler waves to family and friends during the recessional..


Happy graduate Lisa Requena celebrates outside the Gold Dome.


Proof positive that all types of footwear are seen at graduation. Stephani Kyle sports the red and pink tennis shoes.

Student Aaron Butler guest conducts the Centenary Wind Ensemble.


Sarah Smith and Tim Broderick pause for a snapshot outside of the Gold Dome.

Lauren Frost, Emily Argue, Sarah Argue and Emily Evans pause for a snapshot after commencement.

Graduates and Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members pose at the commencement reception with Dr. Norman Francis. Among them are Josh Thibodeaux, Darrius Hills, Chris Lavan, Dr. Francis, Jonathan Reynolds and Patrick Patterson.


Dr. Greg VanHoosier-Carey, Biedenharn Chair of Communication, visits with grad and family at the reception.


Two happy graduates outside the Gold Dome.


Graduates and friends celebrate at the reception in the Fitness Center. Among them is Mary Noon, second from right.


Faculty Marshal Jeff Trahan poses with his daughter, Kathryn Elise, an accounting graduate.


The Gold Dome lawn is the scene of many snapshots before grads and their families and friends cross Kings Highway for the reception, moved to the Fitness Center due to rain the preceding day.


Celebrating with a math major Eftim Stojanov (center) are Mathematics Professors Mark Schlatter, David Thomas, Katherine Brandl and Derrick Head.


Graduate Ryan Goodwin celebrates with Centenary Trustees Virginia Shehee and Andy Shehee.


Psychology Professor David Stafford chats with Jesse Tubbs at the reception in the Fitness Center.


Photos by Shane Bevel for the Centenary News Service.




























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