(April 3, 2012)

Maroon Jackets celebrate 80 years

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Class of 2012 Maroon Jackets is hosting a reception on Monday, April 16, to celebrate 80 years of tradition and the incoming Class of 2013 Maroon Jackets. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Anderson Choral Building Lobby. Former Maroon Jackets are invited to attend and celebrate the anniversary.

Maroon Jackets

"The Maroon Jackets have been active on Centenary's campus since 1931 and have undergone many changes as an organization," said senior Mellynn Baker, current Maroon Jacket President. "Our goal is to honor our rich past and to connect with former Maroon Jackets."

The group is compiling a tradition book of Maroon Jacket memories from the past 80 years of service to share during the reception. Alumni wanting to share a memory or tradition to add to the book or to attend the reception can email Mellynn Baker at email.

Maroon Jackets is an honor organization of accomplished senior leaders dedicated to serving Centenary College and the community. They strive to improve the quality of the College by providing senior leadership, inspiring campus involvement, and representing the student body. Originally an all-female organization, the group has included both men and women since 1979.

Reverend Betsy Eaves, Chaplain and Vice President for Student Development, and Elizabeth Everett, Assistant Director for Professional Development, serve as advisors.