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

Centenary Athletes, Maroon Jackets Sponsor Day on Campus for LightHouse Students; Dr. Phillip Williamson, Ron Anderson to Speak Jan. 21

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College and its student athletes will host a free, public convocation featuring Pastor Phillip Williamson and LightHouse Director Ron Anderson at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21in Brown Chapel.  

The program is part of a day-long Martin Luther King Day observance that includes LightHouse students spending time with Centenary athletes and members of the Maroon Jackets honor organization.

Dr. Williamson will speak on "Dr. King's Impact Outside of the United States" while Anderson's topic will be "Remembrance: Our Enduring Challenge."  

Dr. Williamson is pastor of New Zion Baptist Church. He is also Highland Neighborhood Community coordinator.

Anderson directs the LightHouse, a division of Volunteers of America, which provides a number of services to individuals and families throughout Shreveport, Bossier City and Minden.  The LightHouse provides pre-school classes, after-school programs, workplace training and job placement services, parenting and leadership training, and mentoring and Scouting programs. 

Also participating in the convocation will be Centenary students Jameelah Brown, Tomieca Johnson, and Blane Sessions; the Heavenly Touch singers; the Rev. Mack McCarter of Shreveport Community Renewal; Dr. Kenneth L. Schwab, Centenary president; and the Rev. Jack O'Dell, Centenary chaplain.

Before and after the convocation, Centenary athletes will introduce the LightHouse students to the Centenary campus, classes, dining hall, and athletic activities. 

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