Centenary College of Louisiana began as a public institution known as the College of Louisiana on February 18, 1825, and has enjoyed a long and distinguished history. The years have brought a multitude of changes to the schoolthe name has changed, the location has changed, and the student population has changed. However, what remains steadfast at Centenary is a commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence, and an environment that fosters growth and achievement.
Within these pages, students, alumni, faculty, and friends of the college will discover the Centenary of the pastthe early days in Jackson, Louisiana, the devastation of the Civil War, the move to the
Shreveport campus, and the championship football team that once was. Vintage photographs of the school's founders and supporters, the campuses, and the students will evoke memories of years past and reflect the traditions that continue at Centenary today. Accompanied by informative captions, the photographs include aerial views of the physical layout of the school, early sporting events, academic settings, and notable figures who contributed to the institution as graduates, teachers, and dynamic leaders.
About the Author
A member of Centenary's Class of 1988, author Eric J. Brock is a consulting social and architectural historian and a historic preservation advocate. He has written several other titles in the Images of America series, including Shreveport and New Orleans Cemeteries. Brock combines his interest in Centenary's past with photographs from the school's archives and his personal collection in a fitting tribute to his alma mater.