(June 14, 2012)

New students welcomed to Centenary during Springboard

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Admission and Student Development divisions welcomed over 55 new students to Centenary, June 10-11, for the first of three Springboard sessions taking place this summer.

"The Springboard experience was a fun way to meet new and current students," said Jonathan Satchell, incoming Centenary freshman and Frisco Centennial High School graduate.

Satchell along with the other 54 students participated in small group sessions, took placement exams, and even engaged in a mega relay on Jones Rice field. The students' parents made their own connections at receptions and student resource panels.

"I chose Centenary because they offered me a scholarship and were more invested in me already than most other schools I was looking at," said Satchell. "Plus, I liked the small campus feel when I visited."

Monday afternoon, the students meet with their advisors during one-on-one sessions to discuss their plans of study and academic interests. With registration complete, the incoming freshmen are now anticipating the upcoming fall semester.

"I am looking forward to the change from high school that college brings and the opportunities that will be available," said Satchell, who hopes to take what he learned as Vice President of the International Thespian Society in high school and expand upon it during his study of film production at Centenary.

Springboard is a two-day, on-campus session during which incoming students meet their advisors to register for class, meet classmates, finalize financial arrangements, and prepare for life as a Centenary student in the fall.