(March 17, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Professor Receives Outstanding Educator Award

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service)—Dr. Barbara Davis, professor of accounting and finance at Centenary College, has been honored for her work in education and is the recipient of the 2010 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award.

Dr. Barbara Davis
James Philpot (left), President of the Southwestern Finance Association presents the FBD Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Barbara Davis during the Southwest Finance Association annual meeting March 5.

Davis, the Samuel Guy Sample Chair in Business Administration, received the award March 5 during the Southwest Finance Association's annual meeting held in Dallas, Texas.

"Barbara has been a longtime active member and has held every office in the Southwestern Finance Association," said James Philpot, President of the Southwestern Finance Association. "The membership of the association knows that Barbara works tirelessly for her students, institution and the profession. Her work with the SWFA has assisted colleagues worldwide in furthering their scholarly work."

Founded in 1973, the Federation of Business Disciplines is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization, and held its first meeting in 1974. FBD developed into one to the largest, most prestigious annual meetings for those disciplines common to business administration, and has both national and international constituencies of more than 1,000 college professors from schools of businesses attending its annual meetings.

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 is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in the Shreveport and Bossier City communities.