Contact:  Lynn Stewart, Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 

Centenary Student, Programs Earn Regional Residence Hall Awards from SWACURH

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College has recently received two regional residence hall awards from the Southwest region of the national Association of College and University Residence Halls (SWACURH).  The region covers Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mexico.

Ashlie Daigle, a junior from Thibodaux, La., was named National Communications Coordinator (NCC) for the month of October.  Each college or university has one NCC who is responsible for serving on the RHA executive board, communicating with other schools, preparing delegations for conferences and representing their college on state, regional and national levels.  

Centenary also earned the residential Educational Program of the Month for October.  The program, "Blasted on the Balcony," was planned by the resident assistants of Cline Hall with the assistance of several residents. Six different "stations" were set up with food, drinks and activities to educate students about alcohol issues. The program had a total attendance of nearly 200 people and served as the kickoff event for the college’s Alcohol Awareness Week.  

For the month of September, the Centenary Leadership Conference, sponsored by RHA and the National Residence Hall Honorary, won Educational Program of the Month.  Students from the sponsoring organizations, Hall Councils, Student Government, Greek organizations, Leadership Conference alumni, and other groups came together to both teach and learn leadership skills. Christy Melton, a senior from Mansfield, La., and Brandon Lawson, a senior from Kansas City, Mo, chaired the conference.

The two October awards will now be considered at the national level.

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