(October 21, 2011)
Contact: Dena Pruett, Centenary External Relations, 318.869.5715
Students Give Back During Fall Break
SHREVEPORT, LA — A group of fourteen Centenary College faculty, staff, and students traveled to New Orleans for the Fall Mission Trip October 12-16.
The Chaplain's Office partnered with the Epworth Center in Slidell to work on a duplex in mid-town that had been damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The group scraped and cleaned staircases; painted baseboards and trim; painted and caulked one side of the house; and painted the front porch lattice.
The participants stayed at the Rampart Community Center, which had been a worksite on a previous mission trip. Randall Walker and Monique Hoffmeister, two Centenary alumni, and current student Maggie Aultmanís parents hosted dinners for the group on different nights. At the close of the weekend, alumna Anita Dinwiddie welcomed the tired workers into St. Markís United Methodist Church for worship.
The Chaplainís Office oversees all religious life on campus and offers many opportunities to explore spirituality. Mission trips are just one of the diverse options offered at Centenary College to engage students in a whole-person educational experience that creates meaningful and sustainable lives.
Mission trips are just one of the diverse options offered at Centenary College to engage students in a whole-person educational experience that creates meaningful and sustainable lives.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.