|Governor's Scholars Program marks 20th anniversary
Students arrive at Centre this weekend for five-week study program
RELEASED: June 20, 2002
DANVILLE, KY-The 2002 Governor's Scholars Program begins Sunday when 345 students arrive on the Centre College campus. The Kentucky high school students were honored by selection for the five-week program, which is in its 20th year, and will study a wide variety of topics.
Each student, a high school senior-to-be, will choose a major field of study, selecting from various themes. The coursework in each major will be built around morning seminars taught by faculty members drawn from colleges, universities and high schools in Kentucky and beyond.
Each GSP student will also have a minor field of study.
International studies will again be a major focus of this year's GSP. Many of the GSP faculty and resident advisors have had experience in teaching, studying and living abroad and will pass along their experiences to the students. They have traveled to destinations such as France, Great Britain, Latin America, Turkey, the South Pacific, Vietnam and Japan, just to name a few. An International Day will be held July 13.
Clarence Wyatt, the Pottinger Associate Professor of History and special assistant to the president at Centre, will serve as the campus director of the GSP. The program began in 1983. Since that time the program has grown to nearly 1,000 students each summer on the GSP campuses.
"Centre has hosted the Governor's Scholars Program from its inception. The program reflects Centre College's engaging approach to the liberal arts and sciences small classes and one-to-one interaction with outstanding teacher/scholars. It's what we do best," said Centre President John Roush.
The GSP is staffed by 20 faculty members, five members of the office staff and 17 resident advisors, many of whom are students at Kentucky colleges and universities.
Among the special features of this year's GSP at Centre: a visit from Mike Duncan, treasurer of the Republican National Committee; a lecture by cross-Atlantic rower and Kentucky native Tori Murden-McClure; and an appearance by actress Zelda Rubenstein.
Sherleen Sisney is statewide director of the Governor's Scholars Program. There will be two other GSP campuses this summer: Northern Kentucky University and Eastern Kentucky University. Every school district in the state will be represented this summer at the GSP campuses.
Aris Cedeno will serve as director of special events.
The GSP will conclude at Centre on July 27.
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