(January 12, 2012)

College welcomes new international and transfer students

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary staff welcomed 9 new international students and 1 transfer student to Centenary College Tuesday, January 10, at Spring Orientation. The presentation provided the students with tools they will need to navigate their college experience successfully.

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Spring 2012 International Students

In all, 9 international students and 8 transfer students have joined Centenary for the Spring 2012 semester. The international studentsí home countries range from Denmark to China and France.

"The people here are extremely nice and helpful," said Martin Rubaek of Denmark. "The experience has been great so far, and I am looking forward to the rest of the semester."

The international students have already begun to meet with their advisors and make the campus home, having found the College to be a welcoming environment.

"I am surprised by the fact that you can know someone for two minutes and they will suggest having lunch together or offer help," said Camille Francois of France. "We all felt at home really quickly. I also appreciate the organization of the campus, where everything is nearby. It is beautiful and green, and the weather is much better than in France."

Mark Miller, Dean of Students, formally welcomed the students to campus and introduced staff members who would be helpful throughout their Centenary experience. Associate Dean of the College Melva Turner-Williams provided an academic overview and a discussion on how to be successful. Nicole Deese, Director of Re-Enrollment, introduced the students to Banner and Blackboard with tips on maintaining privacy. Director of Professional Discernment Valerie Robideaux discussed the resources available to students through professional discernment and engagement coaching.

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