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A Word from the editor Encircle is published by Centenary College of Louisiana © 2013 Centenary College

Creativity and curiosity. 

FALL 2013

Centenary College is developing leaders for a changing world. Our mission transforms students into graduates who engage global challenges and reach their full potential. 

External Relations Matt Bailey

Senior Director of External Relations

Dena Pruett

Director of Strategic Communication

Our graduates have always been leaders in the world – problem-solvers. Two important attributes of problem-solvers are creativity and curiosity. Artists apply creativity, approaching the world with a unique perspective to create works that intrigue and inspire. Scientists employ curiosity, asking new and different questions to formulate innovative solutions. 

Jeremy Johnson

Every edition of Encircle features stories of challenges and those who rise to meet them. This fall, the discussion turns to several important issues: glacier ice melt, energy and pipelines, generational shifts in religion, and higher education in the third world. These are big issues with no easy answers and many points of view. The common thread in each story is the Centenary leaders and others who are stepping up to the challenge.

Mary Katherine Van Hook

We hope these stories inspire you.

Sherry Heflin

Visual Identity and Publications Manager

Patty Roberts ’82

Editor and Advancement Writer

Director of Digital Media

Strategic Communication Specialist

Kyle Lewis

Sports Information Coordinator and Athletic Writer

Matt Bailey Senior Director of External Relations

Encircle 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104 318.869.5073 Website e-mail B. David Rowe President

W. Scott Rawles

Executive Vice President

Fred Landry

Associate Vice President for Advancement

ON THE COVER: The Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. Africa University has an increasing number of international students in addition to their native scholars all seeking to grow spiritually, receive an education, and build leadership skills.

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Encircle Fall 2013