(January 21, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Students Visit Campus and Learn about College Life

SHREVEPORT, La.—Centenary College of Louisiana opened its doors to prospective students and their parents on January 19 at the college's first Open House of 2008.

More than 160 high school juniors, seniors, transferring students and their families had the opportunity to visit the campus and speak with current students about student life as well as tour some of the Residence Halls. They also interacted with recent graduates who discussed how their Centenary Experience prepared them for law school, medical school, employment, and more. Students and their parents also had the opportunity to learn about admissions and financial aid before setting out for campus tours.

[http://www.centenary.edu/html] If you don't have Flash (or if you like bigger photos), try the [http://picasaweb.google.com/news.centenary.edu/OpenHouse/photo#s5158120676832521666 | larger format slideshow]. [http://www.centenary.edu/block] The 71 students who attended the Open House not only visited from Louisiana, but some traveled from as far away as California, New York, and Tennessee. Others visited from their homes in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Texas. According to Jonathan Ferrell, admissions counselor at Centenary College, one of the major highlights for many of the students was receiving their acceptance letters. "That really is exciting for them because they can leave here already knowing that information." These photos capture just some of the faces during the Open House. For more information, please call (800) 234-4448 or (318) 869-5131, e-mail [mailto:admission@centenary.edu], or visit the [http://www.centenary.edu/admission | Admissions website]. ==About Centenary [http://www.centenary.edu/ | Centenary College of Louisiana] is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.