(June 8, 2011)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary President shares condolences following death of former Trustee Jay Greenleaf

SHREVEPORT, LA (Centenary News Service) — The following is a letter shared with the Centenary College Board of Trustees following the tragic death of former Trustee Jay Geenleaf Tuesday night. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Greenleaf family as we pray for peace for his family and those who knew and loved him:

Dear Trustees,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the tragic news that alumnus and former Trustee Jay Greenleaf died this afternoon after being struck by lightning while playing golf. I am afraid I do not have any other information to share with you at this time. As I learn about the details of the arrangements, I will share them with you.

As you receive this sad news, I know you will be in prayer for Aprile and the Greenleaf family.


David Rowe,

Office of the President
Centenary College of Louisiana

NOTE: The visitation for Jay Greenleaf will be Friday, June 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Osborn Funeral Home, located at 3631 Southern Avenue. The funeral will be held Saturday, June 11 at the Highland Center Sanctuary beginning at 10 a.m., located at 520 Olive Street.

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 Bossier City.