Past Presidential Scholar Events

Leadership Retreat

First-year Presidential Scholars attended a two-day leadership retreat coordinated by the Scholars Program. The leadership retreat was an opportunity for community building, leadership seminars/activities and goal setting. Four faculty members were also in attendance. 

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Board of Trustees (BoT) Dinner

Presidential Scholars meet the BoT.
The Scholars meet the BoT. (click to enlarge image)

On October 25, 2013, the Presidential Scholars attended the Board of Trustees dinner, during which time they were formally introduced to the Board, distinguished alumni, Executive staff, administrators and other college staff.  During the formal dinner, the scholars were able to go into further conversation about their personal and academic backgrounds, focusing also on their research interests and future goals at the College.  

Fulbright Scholar Meeting

Meeting with a Fulbright Scholar
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On December 4, 2013 the Presidential  Scholars had an interactive session with visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, Professor of Gender Studies from the University of Iceland. During this session the scholars got a personal insight into Dr. Einarsdóttir's research and was able to ask questions regarding her role as a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University. In addition to speaking about her personal experiences studying and researching abroad, Dr. Einarsdóttir also spoke of the academic and social culture at her institution. The goal of this interaction was to get the scholars thinking about the benefits and importance of studying abroad during their academic career at Centenary College. 

End of the Semester Reception

End of semester reception.
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On December 12, 2013 the Presidential Scholars and their faculty mentors convened at the President's house for the end of the semester reception. The reception is a time when scholars interact with each other, the President, provost and other invited guests to reflect on their Fall semester accomplishments.  This reception is also an opportunity to discuss goals and objectives for the following semester.