Centenary announces alumni awards; Homecoming plans

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College will welcome alumni to campus for a week of Homecoming events beginning Monday, October 30, and concluding with the Centenary College Choir’s annual “Rhapsody in View” matinee performance on Sunday, November 5. A full schedule of Homecoming events for students, alumni, and community members is available at centenary.edu/homecoming.

Two events honoring outstanding Centenary alumni have become centerpieces of the College’s Homecoming festivities.

“We are thrilled to welcome alumni and friends to campus for Homecoming 2023,” said Katie Chopin, director of Alumni & Family Relations. “This year’s Alumni Award and Forward 5 recipients are a special group that we are excited to honor this fall.”

The 2023 Alumni Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Whited Room in Bynum Commons. The Awards Dinner honors alumni who have brought distinction to the College, and this year’s awards include:

  • Alumni Hall of Fame – Herb Lang ‘98
  • Alumni Loyalty Award – David Henington ‘82
  • Young Alumni Leadership Award – Matthew Wallace ‘10
  • Honorary Alumna – Mary Sue Rix
  • Bentley Sloane/CLC Award – Adam Philley ‘09

Individual tickets for the dinner are $30 and reserved tables seating eight are available for $215. For more information, contact Katie Chopin at kachopin@centenary.edu.

The second annual Forward 5 luncheon will take place on Friday, November 3, at 11:00 a.m. in the Whited Room. This award recognizes five young alumni, across a variety of fields, for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors. The Forward 5 recipients include:

  • Dr. Rebecca Murphy ‘06
  • Dr. Kathrine Weeks ‘06
  • Josh Johnson ‘12
  • Kirk Reedstrom ‘16
  • Dr. Tierra Range ‘16

Individual tickets for the luncheon are $25 and reserved tables seating six are available for $185. For more information, contact Katie Chopin at kachopin@centenary.edu.

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