Centenary receives $2 million anonymous estate gift
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has received a generous $2 million dollar gift from the estate of an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous.
"We were excited and humbled to receive the news of this generous gift," says Centenary President David Rowe. "Though this alumnus did not seek any public recognition, he has made an immediate and concrete impact on Centenary. His love for and loyalty to the College will speak loudly for many generations of Centenary students."
The alumnus attended Centenary's night division for many years while working in Shreveport, and was very appreciative of the education he received from faculty he described as "the smartest people around."
The $2 million dollar gift will support the operations of the College, enhancing the rigorous academic program praised by this alumnus. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Louisiana's only Tier One National Liberal Arts College, Centenary continues to build on its long tradition of academic excellence with innovative programs such as the immersive Centenary in Paris experience for all first-year students. Centenary has also made it possible for students to complete both a bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching in four years, and has proposed a similar program leading to a Master of Engineering degree.
"This alumnus has made an incredible investment in the future of the College that he admired so much," says Vice President for Advancement Fred Landry. "With this planned estate gift, he joins a committed family of donors – both anonymous and named – who support Centenary's academic mission and give generously to ensure that the College continues to empower students to do more for themselves, for others, and for the world."