(April 25, 2014)

Maroon Jackets welcome 24 new members

SHREVEPORT, LA — Twenty-four students were recently inducted into the Maroon Jackets, an honor organization of accomplished senior leaders dedicated to serving Centenary College and the community:

Maroon Jackets
2014-2015 Maroon Jackets

Brooke Bahlinger, Eli Capello, Katie Cornwell, Laura Croteau, Laura Deen, Cavett Feazel, Walker Gamble, Jeremy Hall, Brett Kessel, Mike Labat, Chantel Lee, Nicole Martinez, Ninjia Miles, Ryan O'Donnell, Chelsea Petska, Paige Pritchett, Tierra Range, Miles Robinson, Alexandra Ross, Celia Sobelman, Jamillia Stevenson, Kayla Thonrhill, Yesenia Vargas, and Gemma Zuniga.

"I am very excited to be working with the incoming 2014-2015 Maroon Jacket Board," said LaToya Hemphill, Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Honorary Maroon Jacket. "The transition between board members has been a smooth process with the outgoing Maroon Jacket Executive Committee providing support and guidance to the incoming officers. The new Maroon Jacket Board is already in the process of planning events for 2014-2015 and look forward to leaving their personal mark on the Maroon Jacket legacy."

Part of the Centenary tradition since 1931, the Jackets continue to serve as the official hosts of the College, conduct campus tours, assist at orientation, and various campus functions.

Any full-time student entering his or her final year of study at Centenary with a 3.0 cumulative GPA is considered eligible for membership in the organization. Membership is open to a minimum of five and a maximum of 25 students. Selection is made by the present members of the Maroon Jackets based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, and service to the school. The names of the new Maroon Jackets are announced at Honors Convocation each spring.

The Maroon Jackets organization not only honors students for achievements but also provides an opportunity for continued recognition through service to the school during their final year at Centenary.