Centenary College featured in 2018 Colleges of Distinction guidebook

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary has been recognized as a “College of Distinction” in the 2018 edition of the Colleges of Distinction guidebook. The popular resource for students and families engaged in the college search process attempts to move beyond ranking formulas and lists to highlight colleges, like Centenary, that consistently excel at educating undergraduate students and preparing them to be engaged and successful citizens.

“Centenary students start their education in their first week by going to Paris together, along with a number of faculty and staff,” says Provost Jenifer K. Ward. “This distinctive experience signals our commitment to expanding students’ circles of engagement with the world right from the start, to acknowledging the significant cultural and historical relationship Louisiana has to France, and to providing students with deep connections to their instructors throughout their time here.”

 The Colleges of Distinction team has identified four elements of successful colleges: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. Calling these elements “the four distinctions,” the guidebook features detailed school profiles that explain how each institution commits to achieving them. Colleges are considered for inclusion in the guide based on conversations with people “in the know,” including high school guidance counselors, parents, students, and professors.

Centenary’s profile in the 2018 Colleges of Distinction guidebook highlights the College’s global and experiential learning opportunities, including Centenary in Paris and a recently revamped TREK program, as evidence of Centenary’s commitment to great teaching and its success in providing engaging learning experiences for students. Students using the guide can also learn about Centenary’s student organizations, Division III athletic teams, and full calendar of intellectual and cultural activities that contribute to a vibrant campus community. Information on the extensive student support and career resources available at Centenary points to some of the College’s most impressive outcomes, including a 90% acceptance rate for Centenary students applying to medical school.

The 2018 Colleges of Distinction guidebook will be available later this month at amazon.com for $14.99. Centenary’s profile is also accessible online at collegesofdistinction.com.