Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins to speak at annual Centenary Founders' Day Convocation February 20
SHREVEPORT, LA — The Centenary College community will gather in Brown Chapel on Thursday, February 20, at 11:10 a.m. for the annual Founders’ Day Convocation celebrating the College’s almost 200 year history as well as recent achievements by its alumni, faculty, and staff. Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins will deliver the Founders’ Day address during the event, which is free and open to the public.
Adrian Perkins became the 56th mayor of Shreveport on December 29, 2018. He was born in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport and attended Arthur Circle, Youree Drive Middle School, and Captain Shreve High School. In the wake of 9/11, Perkins accepted a nomination to the United States Military Academy where he was the first African-American cadet elected class president in West Point’s history. Perkins deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan after graduating from West Point. He achieved the rank of Captain and Company Commander in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. After three tours of duty, the Tillman Foundation accepted Perkins into their Tillman Scholar Program, enabling him to attend Harvard Law School, where he was elected student body president.
During the convocation, Centenary president Dr. Christopher L. Holoman will present service pins to faculty and staff and will announce three special annual awards, the Charleton Lyons Summer Research Award, the President’s Excellence Award, and the Outstanding Teacher Award.
The convocation also features music led by the Centenary College Choir.