Centenary Archives opens exhibit highlighting upcoming class reunions
SHREVEPORT, LA — Attendees at Centenary College’s October 20-22 Homecoming weekend can take a walk down memory lane with a new exhibit presented by the Centenary Archives. The “Centenary: 1967, 1992, 2007” exhibit in the lobby of Centenary’s Bynum Commons highlights three classes celebrating notable reunions during the 2017 Homecoming festivities. The exhibit features material connected to the Class of 1967, celebrating its 50th Reunion; the Class of 1992, gathering for its 25th; and the Class of 2007, marking ten years since graduation.
Centenary Archivist Chris Brown and student worker Olivia Brignac researched and prepared the exhibit using a wealth of material from the College’s collection, including administrative office records, alumni magazines, basketball programs, course catalogs, maps, photographs, posters, student handbooks, student newspapers, and yearbooks. Some themes were traced through multiple years, including the College’s buildings and grounds, guest speakers, classroom settings, and athletics.
“It’s always interesting for me to look though those student and Centenary publications because it allows a look into a life that I’m living now as a student and makes it possible to draw comparisons,” says Brignac. “I think that it’s incredibly interesting to find how similar things still are for Centenary students now, compared to Centenary students ten, even 25 years ago. When it comes down to it, the Centenary experience is still about connections between people and I’m incredibly proud to be a part of this community.”
Visitors can view the exhibit in Bynum Commons through December 2017 as well as online at centenary.edu/archives.