The Baker Community Mourns The Loss Of A Great Man

4/13/2019: Late yesterday, we received news that Dr. Carpenter left his earthly body for eternal peace. Southern University, The City of Baker and his Family will miss this dedicated member of our community.


Celebration of Life Services for Dr. Dana Carpenter will be held Saturday, April 20th, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center, located at 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA. 70807. Visitation from 8:00 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m.

The Kappa Alpha Psi service will be held at 10:00 a.m.

Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service (located at 9348 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70807) will be handling the arrangements.


Click Here To Read The Full Obituary of Dr. Dana Carpenter


We are establishing a scholarship in his honor:

Dr. Dana Carpenter Scholarship

City of Baker School System

14750 Plank Road, Baker, LA 70714


Please keep Dr. Carpenter’s family in your prayers.

a photo of Dr. Dana Carpenter, Board Member Emeritus

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." – Theodore Roosevelt

Source: Superintendent Brister
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