(July 15, 2011)

Contact: Patty Roberts, Centenary Marketing & Communication, 318.869.5747

Louisiana Escadrille at Centenary to Feature on LPB

SHREVEPORT — Tune in for a feature story on Centenary's new graduate education partnership Louisiana Escadrille on LPB this Friday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. on Louisiana: The State We're In.

LPB crews arrived on Centenary's campus this week to film students and faculty participating in the partnership. A collaboration among Centenary, the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana, the University of Rennes, and the Consulate General of France in New Orleans, Louisiana Escadrille offers graduate students the opportunity to complete teacher certification coursework through both Centenary and the University of Rennes, France, ultimately gaining a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Centenary College.

This summer nine Escadrille students are attending a three-week course on Centenary's campus. In the fall they travel to France where they will teach in French schools while continuing their studies at the University of Rennes locally and at Centenary through distance learning.

The LPB feature includes interviews with Escadrille students as well as M.A.T. instructor Dr. Dominic Salinas and CODOFIL President Dr. William Arceneaux.

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.