(September 15, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Welcomes New Staff Members

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — The offices of Community and Intercultural Engagement at Centenary College have added two new staff members for the 2010-11 academic year.

latoya hemphill
LaToya Hemphill

LaToya Hemphill has joined the staff as the new assistant director of the Office of Community. Hemphill is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and received her bachelors in merchandising and consumer affairs with a minor in business administration. She served as the student service coordinator at Blue Cliff College in Shreveport before coming to Centenary. Outside of work, she is an avid music lover with an eclectic taste, listening to everything from jazz to contemporary music. "I am thrilled to be here and a part of the Centenary Community," Hemphill said. "I look forward to getting to know the students, faculty members and staff."

Sara Parrot
Sara Parrot

Sara Parrot has been hired as the assistant director of Intercultural Engagement. She holds a bachelor of arts in intercultural studies from Southwest Baptist University. Before coming to Centenary, she spent a semester abroad in the Czech Republic teaching English and learning about the culture. When she is not helping students here at the College, she plays piano and writes music, and is an avid reader of classical literature.

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"