(December 14, 2012)

Centenary Renewal continues to improve campus, energy efficiency

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary Renewal efforts continue to progress, improving the campus infrastructure as well as the student experience. The Renewal project is a $5 million reinvestment in the College's campus undertaken in conjunction with a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to the fall semester, Cline Hall received a number of renovations including bathroom upgrades, painting, and new energy controls.

Renovated Cline Hall room
Renovated Cline Hall room

"I stayed in Cline Hall multiple times pre-renovation, and there are no words for how much these improvements have enhanced my first semester here at Centenary," said Freshman Calvin Davis. "Cline Hall has offered so many opportunities for fellowship with other students."

To encourage this fellowship, renewal efforts upgraded the main meeting space of the dorm—the courtyard—with new stained concrete flooring, furniture, landscaping, and drainage system. The Fitness Center Pool also received improvements to the heating and cooling system to boost student-athlete performance.

Looking toward the spring semester, Brown Memorial Chapel is receiving a facelift through new paint and other repairs. Energy conservation continues to be a central focus of Centenary Renewal efforts as the College looks toward installing more energy controls across campus and additional classroom updates.

Centenary Renewal was launched in May 2011 to renovate the campus's physical infrastructure while improving the energy efficiency and sustainability features of campus life. To learn more about completed projects as well as those in the planning stages, visit the Centenary Renewal page.