February 27, 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., February 27, 2017- Did you know that Centenary University will be celebrating its 150th anniversary this year? Founded in 1867, Centenary University has continued to thrive as an institution of higher education. Centenary’s own Dr. Raymond Frey, Professor of History and University Historian, will present a lecture about the history of Centenary University in conjunction with the Hackettstown Historical Society on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. This free presentation will take place at the American Legion, located at 494 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, N.J., 07840.

Dr. Raymond Frey“I look forward to telling the story of Centenary University,” says Dr. Frey. “Centenary’s history has been a part of Hackettstown’s history for over 150 years. I’m pleased that the Hackettstown Historical Society has invited me to share it with the community.”

Dr. Raymond Frey has taught at Centenary University since 1990 and serves as University Historian. Dr. Frey holds graduate degrees in history and philosophy from Fordham University and Drew University. He has prepared two White House briefing documents on first lady Bess Truman for First Lady Laura Bush and has also contributed chapters in “Life in the White House: A Social History of the First Family and the President’s House, American First Ladies, and the Presidential Companion.”

In 2002, Dr. Frey was the keynote speaker at the Truman Presidential Library, commemorating Bess Truman’s birthday. He moderated a panel of presidential scholars discussing President Truman’s security legacy at the Truman Little White house in Key West, Florida, in 2003 and in 2004, and presented a paper entitled “Truman’s Speech to the NAACP.”

Professor Frey is the author of a recent history of Centenary University published by Arcadia Press; the first history of the University written since 1947. He has also written a widely-used textbook on New Jersey history for middle school students.

For more information, please call (908) 852-1400, ext. 2277.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County). The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey. The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.