The 1920s

Cal Hubbard '26

The only person to date inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Baseball Hall of Fame.


The 1930s

Virginia Carlton '39

The first Centenary professor to win a Fullbright Scholarship. She won two, 1963 and 1970.


The 1940s

James Dean '41
Former Vice-President of Exxon

Virginia K. Shehee '43
President and CEO of Kilpatrick Life Insurance and Kilpatrick Rose-Neath Funeral Homes and Cemeteries. She was also the first woman elected to the Louisiana Senate.

Beverly Lynds '49
Published atmospheric astronomer


The 1950s

John Bookout '50
Former President and CEA of Shell

William Bradford '58
Former President and CEO of Dresser Industries and Halliburton


The 1960s

Hoyt Duggan '60
Centenary's first and only Rhodes Scholar, he is now a professor and researcher at University of Virginia

Joe Ben La Grone '61
Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Congressional Fellow with The Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. One of the first ever recipients of the Distinguished Senior Executive Service Award from President Carter in 1980. Received two gold medals for leadership and management and a silver medal for his work in promoting diversity from three different Secretaries of Energy.

Paul Michael Mann, M.D. '63
Pioneer of laser eye surgery. Named one of the Top 100 refractive surgeons in the United States in 1999.

James M. McCoy '66
The sixth Chief Master Sergeant appointed to the highest non-commissioned position in the United States Air Force

Jeffery Victory '67
Louisiana Supreme Court Justice


The 1970s

Rick Hawkins '73
Emmy-Winning television writer for "Punky Brewster," "Welcome Back Kotter," "Mama's House," and "The Carol Burnett Show"

Gordan LeBlanc '74
CEO of PetroSun

Robert "The Chief" Parish '76
NBA Basketball player for 21 seasons and member of the NBA Hall of Fame

Keith Stegall '77
Country music writer and producer for such names as Clay Walker, Alan Jackson, and Travis Tritt

Paul L. Rogers , M.D. '78
Nationally recognized and distinguished medical educator at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Elaine Ades Clark '79
Award-winning actor, director, producer, teacher, playwright and author of the quintessential
voice-over book "There's Money Where Your Mouth Is." She is also the founder of Voice One.

Elaine McArdle '79
Journalist for The Boston Globe and author of The Migraine Brain


The 1980s

Kathy Johnson '81
Olympic medalist in gymnastics

Hal Sutton '81
Pro Golfer

John George, M.D. '82
Co-founder of LifeCare Management Services which offers medical help to those patients in need of long-term hospital care.

Damon Green '85
Pro golf caddy who caddied for Zack Johnson when he won the Masters

Everett Lee Morgan '85
Broadway actor and musician

Celia Whitler '85
Singer and songwriter in Nashville, TN

Patrick Sewell '86
Named one of "America's Best Doctors" after co-founding the Sapheneia Medical Minimally Invasive Therapy Institute

Lorin Anderson '88
Golf consultant, journalist, and commentator

Susan Roberts '88
CBS News Correspondent

Brady Blade '89
Noted American rock, pop, and country drummer, record producer, and composer who has played with musicians such as the Dave Matthews Band and Emmylou Harris.


The 1990s

Scott Durbin '92
Co-star and co-executive producer of "Imagination Movers," a Playhouse Disney Television Show

Alec Van Hook '93
U.S. Attorney

Joby Ogwyn '97
The youngest person in the world to summit the "Big Seven," the highest mountains on each continent.
He did it the first time only three years after finishing at Centenary.

Herbert "Herb" Lang '98
Harlem Globetrotter


The 2000s

James Eakin '00
Composer-in-Residence of Resounding Harmony and director of the film scoring program at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. Former composer-in-residence of Turtle Creek Chorale, the most widely recorded men's chorus in the United States.

Angelique Lasseigne, Ph.D. '00
Metallurgical and Materials Engineer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Valerie Curtis Moore, Ph.D. '01

Preeminent expert in the field of nanotechnology and Executive Director of Nano World Headquarters

Taylor Davis '03
Composer and conductor who received awards for his composing as early as seven years of age. He has been commissioned to write for many different groups, and his works have been performed across the US, Europe, South America, and South Africa.

Nathan Hanks MBA '05

Co-Founder and Chief Distribution Officer of Reach Local

The Centenary College National Alumni Association is proud of all of its graduates. If you would like to suggest other notable alumni to be added to this list, please email us at

Contact Info

Saige W. Solomon '05

Director of Alumni & Family Relations

Hamilton Hall Suite 127