(August 26, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Saige Wilhite named new Director of Alumni Relations

SHREVEPORT, La.(Centenary News Service) — Saige Wilhite '05 has been named the new Director of Alumni Relations at Centenary College effective September 7.

Saige Wilhite
Saige Wilhite

Wilhite replaces Carla E. Alsandor MBA '04 who is leaving Centenary after more than six years with the Office of Alumni Relations to relocate to The Woodlands, Texas, where she will be closer, and therefore of more help, to her parents. Alsandor has accepted the position of Director of National Events for a breast cancer charity but plans to maintain a connection with her alma mater by serving as an alumni volunteer in the Houston area.

"I am thrilled to have this opportunity at my alma mater," said Wilhite. "I cherished my time at Centenary as a student, and my relationship with this institution has only strengthened over the past three years through my service as a staff member and liaison to my fellow alumni. I am grateful to Carla for preparing me to assume this new role, and feel my enthusiasm and love for the College will serve our alumni well in the years to come."

In her new position, Wilhite will be responsible for managing the National Alumni Association Board, chapter programming, alumni communications, student-alumni relations and Homecoming. She will be the primary contact person at the College for all alumni relations activities.

She is a Shreveport native and graduated from Centenary in 2005 with a B.A. in Professional Writing Communication and a minor in French. She worked in commercial insurance in Shreveport for nearly two years before returning to her alma mater in July 2007 to assume the role of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations.

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 373 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 Bossier City.