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Annual blessing of the animals marks World Animal Day at Centenary University

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) — Centenary University marked World Animal Day recently with the annual Blessing of the Animals at the Centenary University Equestrian Center in Washington Township.

President Dale Caldwell, Ed.D., a Methodist minister and pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church in New Brunswick 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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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