(August 31, 2009)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073.

Memorial Service Planned For Dean David Womack on Sept. 3

David Womack

SHREVEPORT, LA. — A memorial service for David Womack will be held at Centenary College's Brown Memorial Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Betsy Eaves, College Chaplain, and Dr. David Rowe, President of the College, will officiate.

A public visitation will take place on Wednesday, Sept 2 from 5-7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., in Shreveport.

Womack, the Dean of Students at Centenary, died August 29, at age 49. Dean Womack had been at Centenary since September 2008 and was responsible for the oversight of the departments of Career Services, Student Life programs and activities, Fitness Center operations, Residence Life, Health Services and College Counseling. He brought to Centenary more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration. Before assuming his current position, he was the Dean of Student Development at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.

Dean Womack is survived by his wife Elizabeth Henning, and his four children, Donovan, Tyler, Mason and Landon.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dean Womack, the family has requested donations be made to the Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300, Bethesda, Md or call 301.657.0881.

We've put together a video tribute to David which you can watch online.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College 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 has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and