Centenary Weekly

May 7, 2010

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Pasket Named LSWA Player of the Week

Centenary baseball player Scott Pasket was recently tabbed as Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Player of the Week after helping the Gents to a 3-2 record last week.

Scott Pasket
Scott Pasket

Pasket hit .389 on the week and hit safely in all five games played. The junior recorded eight RBI and two home runs, including a grand slam, while also notching a game-winning sacrifice fly.

Against Northwestern State, Pasket drove in both runs in an exciting 2-1, 10-inning contest at home. His 10th inning sacrifice fly capped the win for the Gents after he drove in the first run earlier that game on a single to right field.

The Anderson, Texas native, had one of his best offensive performances of the year in Game 3 at Summit League foe, South Dakota State last Saturday. Pasket went 2-for-3, scored two runs and drove in five of Centenary's eight runs on two home runs. His solo shot was the first of the year for him and it was followed by a memorable grand slam in his next at-bat that gave way to an 8-3 Centenary win.

Gents Baseball

The Centenary baseball team earned a 2-2 series split at offensive powerhouse South Dakota State last weekend.

The Gents took Game 1, 19-7 in seven innings on an 18-hit performance led by three home runs and a 5-RBI performance from senior Cliff Shepard. Junior Boone Whiting picked up the win after tossing 5.1 innings with six strikeouts.

Cliff Shepard
Cliff Shepard

South Dakota State was better in Game 2 with a 7-4 win. Freshman Ryan Bell led the offense with a 3x4 effort. Centenary battled back to take Game 3, 8-3, in the double-header as sophomore Seth Lugo pitched a 6.0 inning gem, allowing just three hits. Pasket belted two home runs, including a grand slam for 6-RBI.

Centenary fell in the final game of the series on Sunday, 9-7, despite putting up 10 hits. Junior Keegan Acker recorded his first home run of the season, a solo shot to right field.

Ladies Softball

The Centenary softball team struggled at South Dakota State last weekend, falling in all three games to the Jackrabbits. Despite garnering early leads, the Ladies weren’t able to hold on, dropping now, 13 straight contests.

Allison Shepperd
Allison Shepperd

Beth Krysiak
Beth Krysiak

Freshmen Callie Herrington, Kelsey Regan, and sophomore Kalyn Harris all had home runs.

The Ladies will wrap up its season this weekend with a final three-game set against IUPUI.

Seniors Allison Shepperd and Beth Krysiak will be honored prior to the first pitch on Saturday.

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Mark Miller named as new Dean of Students

Life has come full circle for Mark Miller when it was announced earlier this week that he will be joining the staff May 17 as the new Dean of Students.

Mark Miller
Mark Miller

Miller served here as the Director of Residence Life and later as Assistant Dean of Student Life from 1998 until 2004 before departing for Duke University where he worked as the Director of Executive MBA programs at the Fuqua School of Business.

"We are excited to welcome Mark home after his six-year absence," said Betsy Eaves, Vice President for Student Development and Chaplain of the College. "Mark brings a knowledge and love for Centenary along with the broader experiences from his work with Duke in recent years. The College is at an important turning point and I believe he is coming at the right time. His leadership skills and student development background, along with his love of students, are a great combination."

Miller earned his M.A. in student development from Appalachian State University and is currently a doctoral candidate at North Carolina State University where he is completing his Ed.D. in higher education administration.

"The six years I spent working in the Department of Student Life were extremely rewarding for me, both personally and professionally," said Miller. "I feel a strong connection to Centenary, and believe that this is an ideal time for me to return. I retain much of what I learned from helping to build extremely successful programs during my time there, but enough time has passed that I will also be able to see things with new eyes. I hope this combination of knowledge and perspective will help spark innovation as the department strives to educate and involve students in support of Centenary’s mission and exciting vision for the future. Centenary College is a truly amazing place with wonderful students and colleagues, and I am very honored to have the opportunity to serve as its Dean of Students."

Mark is married to Karin Kivioja-Miller, who will join him in Shreveport in mid-June. Kivioja-Miller is a Swedish, German and English teacher originally from Turku, Finland.

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Commencement Takes Place Saturday, May 8 at the Gold Dome

Jessica Jackley
Jessica Jackley

Co-founder of Kiva.org Jessica Jackley scheduled to deliver address

Centenary College will celebrate its 185th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The college will grant degrees to nearly 200 candidates during the ceremony beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Gold Dome. All family and friends are welcome to attend; no tickets are required. Jessica Jackley, co-founder Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva.org is scheduled to deliver the commencement address.

graduation student

Kiva.org is the world's first peer-to-peer microlending website that "connects people through lending to alleviate poverty" by allowing users to lend money to small business owners in the developing world. Since its founding, in 2005, Kiva.org has loaned more than $100 million from lenders to entrepreneurs across 182 countries.

Jackley was a finalist for TIME's 100 Most Influential People in 2009 and an honoree for USA Networks' Character Approved Award in 2010. She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science, and currently teaches Global Entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business at USC.

Recycling Program Comes to Centenary

You’ve seen them around campus…the big blue recycle bins for mixed paper, plastic bottles, aluminum, magazines and cardboard. Thanks to the efforts of freshman Andra Armstrong, the recycle program at the College is going strong.

Recently, the College was featured on KTAL NBC 6 news during the ArkLaTex Green segment. Watch the video that reporter Shelli Briery filed May 4, 2010.

KTAL coverage

New Fitness Hours

Beginning May 10, the Fitness Center will switch to summer hours. Hours of operation will be:

  • Monday through Friday: 6 – 8 a.m. and noon – 7 p.m.

  • Saturday: Noon – 6 p.m.

  • Sunday: 2 – 6 p.m.

For more information, call 318.869.5060

Centenary Alumnus Hal Sutton ’81 reflects on beating Tiger Woods and five simple words...

Hal Sutton

(courtesy AP/file) Ten years ago as Hal Sutton faced down the "unbeatable" Tiger Woods on the 18th hole at the TPC Sawgrass in the final round of the 2000 Players Championship. He sent a beautiful 6-iron toward the flag and thought, "Be the right club today."

A decade later, Sutton is still in disbelief — not that he slew the dragon, but that no one thought it was possible. Tiger Woods was beatable. Sutton knew it and remains one of few to prove it.

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The round was featured as number 5 of the 10 top Tiger showdowns...

number 5 of the 10 top Tiger showdowns

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Habitat Build in Dallas

CLC is sponsoring a Habitat Build in Memory of Willie Tichenor (Centenary Alum, Taylor Tichenor’s brother). Cost is $40 and includes transportation and lodging. Contact Laura Vaughan at 318.869.5280 for more information.


GUTS Youth Summit

The Generation United to Succeed (GUTS) Youth Summit will take place at Kilpatrick Auditorium from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The FREE event aims to motivate and inspire students to make a difference in their community. The GUTS Summit is open and free to all students entering grades 9-12 in August 2010. To register, simply visit Generation United To Succeed and provide them with your name, high school, and grade level. For more information, contact Niha Jain at email.


Junior Recital

Ruben Reyes junior piano recital. Anderson Auditorium beginning at 3 p.m. FREE and open to the public.


The Little Mermaid

The Peter Pan Players present the Disney Classic, The Little Mermaid, at the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse beginning at 7 p.m. Additional shows take place May 28 at 7 p.m.; May 29 and 30 at 2 p.m.; June 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.; June 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call 318.868.9619 or visit the Peter Pan Players website.