Centenary announces $50 million capital campaign to support new facilities, programs

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has announced a major funding initiative in advance of its 200th anniversary in 2025. President Christopher L. Holoman and distinguished guests introduced the $50 million Forward: The Campaign for Our Third Century during a special Homecoming Weekend event held at the College’s Hargrove Memorial Amphitheatre on Saturday, November 4.

The Third Century Campaign will provide crucial support for advancing the sciences – including a $20 million renovation of the home of Centenary’s successful science programs, Mickle Hall – as well as resources for new academic and co-curricular programs, student scholarships, and ongoing operating expenses.

“I am so excited about the people that are supporting our vision,” said Holoman during the announcement event. “There are many reasons to support Centenary – some of it is because of a wonderful experience, but also a simple recognition of how important Centenary is to our community. Everyone in our region has a Centenary connection - we are Shreveport-Bossier’s college. We are so excited to be part of this community, and we ask for your help to complete this amazing campaign to secure Centenary’s place in Shreveport and its place in its third century.”

Holoman was joined by Dr. Donald A. Webb, president emeritus of Centenary, and Centenary alumna Donna Curtis ‘69, executive director of Shreveport Green, to highlight initiatives that have already been launched, such as the return of varsity football, as well as future projects such as the state-of-the-art transformation of Mickle Hall as the home of Centenary’s new School of Health Sciences.

During the special event, Holoman announced that Centenary has already raised $37 million of the $50 million campaign goal. Full details and updates on the Third Centenary Campaign are available at cclacampaign.com.

A video of the announcement event is available on Centenary’s Facebook page. Photos from the event are available at centenary.edu/photos.

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