Centre and GSP share more than a campus
RELEASED: July 16, 2009
"I think GSP and Centre have the same desire to foster knowledge rather than promote instruction," says Eric Abele (GSP '98 and Centre '03). "Although GSP may not necessarily be considered a liberal arts experience, I can't help but see how our interdisciplinary approach explores learning with the same curiosity as does Centre."
Maria Kennedy '11, who currently serves as a Resident Advisor for GSP on the Centre campus, was a scholar in 2006. She says, "Both GSP and Centre are blessed with faculty who are extraordinarily knowledgeable in their field but are approachable, down-to-earth and a joy to listen to and learn from."
Scholars find that Centre offers a community of faculty and like-minded peers similar to what they've experienced at GSP. This is no doubt due in part to Centre's high percentage of students who were also Governor's Scholars—15 percent—which is the highest percentage in the state.
"I attended GSP at Centre in the summer of 2003," says Roy Lee Wiggington '08, who staffs the campus GSP office. "When I visited the College my senior year, I felt that same sense of community, of personal responsibility combined with intellectual, social, and civic engagement."
Governor's Scholars from any of the three campuses are encouraged to visit Centre on their own or to attend any of the open houses Centre hosts throughout the year. In addition, Centre guarantees that any GSP/GSA alumna who is admitted to the College, is in the top 10 percent of his/her high school class and has at least a 28 ACT (or SAT equivalent) will be recognized with, at minimum, $10,000 in scholarship.
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