Join us for Homecoming 2017: October 20-22

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Register for Homecoming

Homecoming is a time for current students and alumni to come together to show their Centenary pride. Make plans to join us October 20-22, 2017.

Schedule of Events

Remember Our Centenary Family

We invite alumni to create space during Homecoming activities to remember and honor classmates, former faculty, and friends who have passed away during the last year. Votive candles will be available to light in remembrance of those we have lost. We encourage this time to be a place of reflection, silence, and/or the spiritual practice of prayer. The chapel will be open Friday, October 20, from 8a-8p; Saturday, October 21, from 9a-6p; and Sunday, October 22, from 12p-4p.


Mrs. Jean Allen
Mr. Willard H. Armstrong
Mrs. John C Bray
Mrs. C. Elmo Boyd
Mrs. Margaret Causey
Mrs. Aloha L. Colson
Mrs. Gretchen S. Crow
Mrs. Betty Curry
Dr. Olin K. Dart, Jr.
Dr. Frank Deford
Mrs. Melba Durham
Mr. Frank Green, Jr.
W. T. Hanna, Jr.
Mrs. Julia N. Hearne
Mrs. Martha Heuer
Mrs. Elizabeth Joyce
Mr. George H. Meadors
Mr. Thomas O. Perry
Mrs. Jane Rosenkrans
Mr. Orvis U. Sigler
Mr. Robert C. Taylor
Mr. Leighton Tilley
R. A. Whittington
Mrs. Anna Laura Harness Wilder
James F. Winningham, Jr.

1930s & 1940s

Mr. Frank H. Ford, Jr. ‘39
Mr. Lloyd E. Snider, Jr. ‘40
Mrs. Catherine Lodestro Craft ‘41
Mrs. Vyvian Smylie Blanchard ‘41
Mrs. Lee Alice Clay Finnell ‘41
Mrs. Betty Smith Rives ‘43
Mrs. Shirley Eagan May ‘43
Mr. John H. Hearne ‘43
Mr. Jack Durr, Jr. ‘44
Mrs. Delena Yancy Elgin ‘44
Mrs. Betty Autrey Robins ‘44
Mrs. Miriam Colvard Burton ‘46
Dr. John C. Hardin, Jr. ‘46
Mrs. Marjorie Jones Alvord ‘46
Dr. William S. Harwell ‘47
Mrs. Ann Redden Adair ‘47
Mr. Glen F. Graves ‘48
Mrs. Minnette Harkrider Carter ‘48
Mrs. Sallie Victory McKenzie ‘49
Mr. Reuel L. Anderson, Jr. ‘49
Mrs. Joyce Bennett Ullom ‘49
Mrs. Martha Ellis Lazarus ‘49
Mr. Harvey C. Beltz ‘49


Dr. Allan N. Carr ‘50
Dr. Joseph H. Jackson, Jr. ‘50
Don Orlando Thomas ‘50
Mr. William E. Dowden ‘50
Mrs. Jane Ann Ryan Liles ‘50
Mr. Lewis T. Baker, Jr. ‘50
Mr. Perry L. Smith ‘50
Mrs. Ann Dozier Thomas '50
Mr. Lee K. Arnold ‘51
Dr. Denny E. Gamble ’51
Mrs. Angelina Bruno Manno ‘51
Dr. Brannon Riddle ‘51
Ms. Donna Lofton Gipson ‘51
Mrs. Lailiah Sutton Cole ‘52
Ms. Geraldine Hunt ‘52
Mrs. Charla Corwin Sparks ‘52
Mrs. Artimease Shaver Embry ‘53
Mrs. Roland B. Boatright ‘53
Mr. Bobby L. Skaggs ‘53
Dr. Robert L. Potter ‘53
Mrs. Jacqualine Bomar Barr ‘54
Mr. Bobby L. Snead ‘54
Mrs. Betty Lee Wolfe ‘54
Mrs. Mary Beth Person McCain ‘55
Mr. Harvey W. Allen ‘55
Mr. Robert V. Bierlarski ‘55
Mr. William B. Wakeman ‘56
Dr. James L. Dobie ‘56
Mrs. Jane Hutchinson James ‘57
Mr. Barney E. Wheeler ‘57
Mr. Grover F. Britt ‘57
Mr. Harold Semon ‘58
Mrs. Mimori Urakami Robertson ‘58
Mr. Lawrence A. Jamison ‘58
Mr. Joseph W. Segers, Jr. ‘58
Dr. Ruby Bloxom Dart ‘58
Mr. Pierce L. Graham ‘58
Dr. Howard Collins, Jr. ‘58
Mr. David E. Mills ‘59
Mr. David A. Herndon III ‘59


Mr. Robert E. Redstone, Jr. ‘60
Mr. James R. Love ‘60
Mrs. Phoebe Volentine Thompson ‘61
Dr. R. Charles Griffith ‘61
Mrs. Rosalind Verduzco Shirley ‘62
Mr. Robert G. Cockrell ‘63
Mr. Michael A. Ramming ‘63
Ms. Phyllis Payne Glover ‘65
Mrs. Wilda Rodriguez Andrews ‘65
Mrs. Carolyn Moore Rogers ‘65
Mrs. Martha Lou Talbot ‘65
Mrs. LaJuana Butler Goldsby ‘65
Mrs. Nelda H. Young ‘66
Mrs. Linda West Johnston ‘66
Mr. Larry E. Ward ‘69


Mr. David L. Hoskins ‘70
Mr. Parry Sadoff ‘71
Mr. Richard A. Skarsten ‘71
Mr. Marc M. Owens ‘74
Mr. James E. Hanvey, Jr. ‘74
Ms. Annie-Laurie Cooper ‘75
Mr. Don Easterwood, Jr. ‘75
Mr. Robert E. Owens ‘75
Mr. Paul W. Hearn ‘78
Mr. John L. Colvin, Jr. ‘78


Mr. Peter J. Johnson ‘81
Ms. Mary Pinkney Williams ‘85
Mr. Ray Barlow ‘87
Mrs. Lisa Jenson McGill ‘87
Mr. Dudley D. Higgins ‘88
Mr. Eric S. Folmer ‘89


Mr. David S. Quinn ‘92
Mr. Thomas C. Bickham, Jr. ‘93
Mrs. Connie DeHoog Beasley ‘94
Mrs. Sylvia Newsom McKinney ‘96

Friday, October 20, 2017

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Bookstore Open

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Alumni Awards Luncheon
Edwin F. Whited Room, Bynum Commons                       
Individual, open seating tickets are $30 per person or reserved seating tables of 8 can be sponsored for $300. This year’s award recipients include:                 

  • Alumni Hall of Fame:
    Robert “Bob” Young ‘49
  • Alumni Loyalty Award: Charles Grubb ‘68
  • Young Alumni Leader:
    Courtney Patterson Stephens ‘01
  • Honorary Alumni: George & Clare Nelson (to be honored in absentia)
  • Athletic Hall of Fame:
    Denis ’94 & Davor ‘95 Poljak
  • Honorary Athletic Letter:
    Chief Eddie Walker
  • Bentley Sloane Award:
    Katie McKay Simpson ‘04 

2:00 PM | Alumni Campus Tour
Meet at the Sam Peters Admission Building

3:00 PM | Hal Sutton Golf Performance Center Ribbon Cutting 
Centenary College Fitness Center - 2nd Floor
Reception to follow.

3:00 – 7:00 PM | TKE Alumni 45th Reunion Gathering
The Symphony House, Centenary College Campus, 2803 Woodlawn Ave, Shreveport, LA 71104
For more information, contact Ed Baker at

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Gumbo & Cookie Cook Off
Gold Dome Parking Lot

6:00 PM | Class of 1967 50th Reunion Dinner
Stone Forks, 189 E Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71104
$40 per person prix fixe menu 

7:00 – 9:00 PM | TKE Alumni & Active Member BBQ
TKE House
For more information, contact Ed Baker at                      

7:00 – 10:00 PM | Choir Alumni & Friends Gathering
The Home of Cindy Gleason Johnson ‘81/’11, 1101 Erie Street, Shreveport, LA 71106

Saturday, October 21, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Bookstore Open

9:30 AM | Admission Open House
The Office of Admission is hosting their Fall Open House during Homecoming and Parents & Family Weekend on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  It will include an Admission and Financial Aid Information Session, Campus Tour, and Academic Browse. The open house will begin at 9:30 am and end with lunch at the Homecoming tailgate at 1:00 pm. If you know a prospective student who is interested in attending open house, please direct them to this webpage: to register.

 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Quinq Club Brunch for 50+ Year Graduates
Hardy Hall of Fame Room, Bynum Commons
A complimentary brunch honoring the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Graduates. All alumni from the Class of 1967 and before are invited to this very special event.

10:00ish AM | TKE Alumni vs. Active Football Game
Jones Rice Field

11:00 AM | Alumnae Softball Game
Ladies Softball Field

12:00 PM | Class of 1967 Campus Tour
Meet at the Sam Peters Admission Building

12:30 PM | Ladies Volleyball vs. Trinity
Gold Dome                    

1:00 – 3:00 PM | Tailgate
Gold Dome Parking Lot
Stop by the Alumni & Family Relations and SGA tents to pick up fun giveaways and your pre-purchased homecoming t-shirts. The Centenary bookstore will also be on hand with extra Centenary gear for purchase. 

2:00 PM | Alumni Baseball Game
Shehee Stadium 

2:30 PM | Homecoming Court Announcement
At Tailgate                    

3 – 4 PM | Greek Open Houses

4 – 6 PM | Class of 1967 50th Reunion Reception
The Home of Lucienne Bond Simon, 4818 Crescent Drive, Shreveport, LA 71106 

4:30 PM | Athletics Recognition Ceremony
Gold Dome
Join us as we celebrate several outstanding student athletes who received awards, honors, and recognition during the 2016-2017 academic year.

5:00 PM | Ladies Volleyball vs. Schreiner
Gold Dome 

5:00 – 7:00 PM | MBA Alumni Open House
Jackson Hall, 2nd Floor 

6:00 PM | Class of 2007 10th Reunion Gathering
Ki’ Mexico, 3839 Gilbert Drive, Shreveport, LA 71104
Dutch treat. 

6:00 – 9:30 PM| TKE Alumni 45th Reunion Happy Hour & Dinner
Robinson Film Center, 6017 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Enjoy happy hour from 6-7 with dinner immediately following. For more information, contact Ed Baker at

7:30 PM | Rhapsody in View
Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:30 AM | Centenary Sunday Services
Noel United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Centenary’s President Dr. Christopher Holoman will offer greetings in the Contemporary Worship Service (located in the Worship Center) and teach during the Traditional Worship Service (located in the Sanctuary). A reception will precede services at 9am in the Church Parlor located in the Activities Building.

12:00 PM | Ladies Volleyball vs. Southwestern
Gold Dome 

2:30 PM | Rhapsody in View
Riverview Hall, 600 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101
Tickets may be purchased from Centenary Choir members, Downtown Lions Club members, at the Hurley School of Music at Centenary, at all Porters Cleaners locations, or by phoning (318) 869-5235. 

4:00 PM | Ladies Volleyball vs. Texas Lutheran
Gold Dome

Homecoming Archives Exhibit

Homecoming: Centenary 1967, 1992, 2007

Centenary College of Louisiana hosts its 2017 homecoming celebration from October 20 through 22.  The annual festivities regularly include reunion gatherings of alumni classes.

This exhibit highlights material connected to the class of 1967 (50th reunion), class of 1992 (25th reunion), and class of 2007 (10th reunion).  Some themes were traced through multiple years – the college’s buildings and grounds, guest speakers, classroom settings, and athletics.

This exhibit includes material sourced from administrative office records, alumni magazines, basketball programs, course catalogs, maps, photographs, posters, student handbooks, student newspapers, and yearbooks.

 This exhibition was researched and prepared by Olivia Brignac (archives student worker) and Chris Brown (Centenary’s archivist).  It features material from the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. View the online exhibit HERE.

2017 Hotel Information

Hilton – Downtown Shreveport
104 Market Street
Reserve by Friday, September 29

Hilton Garden Inn
2015 Old Minden Road
Bossier City, LA
Reserve by Friday, September 29

Wingate by Wyndham, Bossier City
1121 Barksdale Blvd.
Bossier City, LA 
(318) 746-1444
Call and use code "CCL"

Wyndham Garden Shreveport
1419 E. 70th Street
Reserve anytime

Contact Info

Saige W. Solomon '05

Director of Alumni & Family Relations

Office of Alumni & Family Relations Post Office Box 41188 Shreveport, LA 71134-1188