Governor's Scholars Program begins at Centre College
DANVILLE, KY - High school students from 93 Kentucky counties will arrive on the Centre College campus Sunday, June 25, to begin the 2000 Governor's Scholars Program. A total of 373 students were selected for the five-week program at Centre, and they will become immersed in the study of topics that range from philosophy to Japanese.
Every scholar will choose a major field of study, selecting from broad themes such as "Biological Issues," "The Fine Arts" or "Historical Analysis." The coursework in each major is built around morning seminars taught by faculty members drawn from colleges, universities and high schools throughout Kentucky and beyond.
Each GSP student also has a minor field of study, and among this year's themes are "What does it mean to be a Kentuckian" and "Issues in smart growth and land use.
Milton Reigelman, professor of English and director of international programs at Centre, is serving as dean of the GSP program at Centre for the eleventh year.
The GSP program at Centre also is staffed by 24 faculty members and 20 resident advisors, many of whom are students at Kentucky colleges and universities.
Among the special features of this year's GSP program at Centre: a performance by acclaimed folk musician Jean Ritchie and a lecture/discussion with cross-Atlantic rower Tori Murden-McClure.
Sherleen Sisney is statewide director of the Governor's Scholars Program. Another GSP campus is located this summer at Northern Kentucky University.
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Public information coordinator: Patsi Barnes Trollinger