Centenary College of Louisiana held commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 on Saturday, May 6, at the Gold Dome, and Jacob Paul Holden Bennett, of Susanville, earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration, commerce. The college awarded bachelor of arts and science degrees to undergraduates as well as master’s degrees in education and business.
Twenty-eight students in the Class of 2023 graduated summa cum laude, earning grade point averages of 3.9 or higher. Seventeen students earned the magna cum laude designation, with a 3.7 to 3.89 GPA, and 13 achieved cum laude, with a 3.5 to 3.69 GPA. Twenty-one students graduated with departmental honors.
Herb “Flight Time” Lang, a 1998 Centenary graduate and 18-year veteran of The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters, delivered the commencement address. Reverend William E. “Wishy” Nolan received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the ceremony. Shreveport’s Second Line Brass Band, directed by Robert Trudeau, led the procession out of the Gold Dome with a traditional New Orleans second line.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.