October 7, 2019

Centenary University hosts ribbon cutting for new state-of-the-art baseball complex.

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Oct. 7, 2019—Centenary University cut the ribbon on “Our Diamond of Dreams,” a new state-of-the-art baseball complex, during a ceremony on Oct. 5. The facility provides an on-campus home for the Cyclone baseball team, the University’s largest NCAA DIII sport.

Honored guest for the event was Steven M. Somers, who with his wife, Sharon, was lead donor for the new complex. Owner and president of Vigon International, Somers threw out the ceremonial first pitch and addressed the attendees. Other speakers included Centenary University President Rosalind Reichard, Ph.D., and Head Baseball Coach Scott Kushner.

Following the ceremony and a baseball-themed reception, the Cyclones faced off against Centenary baseball alumni for the field’s inaugural game.


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 provides an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. The University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township. The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs at two locations, Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.

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