(January 25, 2007)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Fraternity establishes Annual and Endowed Scholarships

SHREVEPORT, La.—Showing that Greek Life continues to exemplify the contributions fraternities make to campus life, the Iota-Theta Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon officially established annual and endowed scholarships, Monday, January 14 at Centenary College of Louisiana.

College President Kenneth L. Schwab, Vice President for Development Kathy Fell, Chapter President Andrew Deas, and Members of the Fraternity gathered in the Nelson Boardroom to mark this historic occasion. The scholarships are designed to help Bothers allay the cost of tuition. The award will be given on the basis of need, academic performance, and dedication to the chapter. The sum, equivalent to a year's worth of dues and insurance, and assessments will be given in the form of an academic scholarship towards the cost of attendance. The officers of the chapter along with three alumni who will act as ex-officio will form the selection committee each spring.

TKE with Dr. Schwab TKE signing

During March of the 2008 Centenary Centennial, the Iota Theta Chapter will celebrate 45 years on campus. "We felt in this Centennial year that it was time for our fraternity to make an even greater contribution to the Centenary Community," said Matthew Wallace, Chapter Historian, who spearheaded the project. In addition to the creation of the scholarship, the chapter will continue to further its ideals of love, charity, and esteem through its various endeavors.

One of these projects will be their annual Philanthropy Poker Tournament which will take place March 8th. Proceeds from this tournament will benefit the Ronald and Nancy Reagan Alzheimer's Research Institute.

For more information on the TKE Scholarship, Philanthropy Poker Tournament of the Chapter, please e-mail email.

About Centenary

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.