October 26, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ, October 26, 2023 — Centenary University marked World Animal Day recently with the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Washington Township, NJ. President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., a Methodist minister and pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church in New Brunswick, NJ, prayed for the health and well-being of the University’s horses, as well as pets belonging to students, University employees, and neighbors. World Animal Day is also known as St. Francis Day, named for St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals in Christian traditions.

One of the top college equine programs in the country, Centenary has produced countless leaders in the sport, as well as numerous nationally ranked riders. The University offers a Bachelor of Science in Equine Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies with concentrations in equestrian media and public relations, equine assisted services, equine business management, and equine training and instruction. Centenary students may also choose the Bachelor of Science in Animal Health (Pre-Veterinary Track), whose graduates have achieved an impressive track record for gaining acceptance to selective veterinary schools.


Centenary University offers extraordinary learning opportunities that empower students to develop intellectually, emotionally, and interculturally—keys to career and personal success. Under the leadership of President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., the University aspires to advance its reputation as a world class institution offering innovative programs, including the world’s first Master of Arts in Happiness Studies, to lift the future for our students and local communities.


Rose Duger
Erbach Communications Group
(551) 580-3908

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