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2014/2015 CALENDAR

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug. 14, 2014
Harlaxton Return

Aug. 17, 2014
Class of 2016 Move-in

Aug. 17-Aug. 23, 2014
Adventure Week

Aug. 20, 2014
Class of 2015 Move-in

Aug. 23, 2014
KAGE Bowling Green Update

Aug. 25, 2014
Classes Begin

Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014
Closed Weekend

Sept. 12, 2014
TAG Fall Institute

Sept. 13-14, 2014
Junior Retreat

Sept. 20 2014
Preview Day

October 11, 2014
Preview Day #2

January 24, 2015
Final Preview Day

 

 

 

Mr. Derick Strode

Mr. Derick Strode

Assistant Director, Academic Services

Office:  FS 104
Phone:  270-745-3167
Email:  derick.strode@wku.edu

Bio

Derick has worked at the Gatton Academy since the fall of 2008.  His work involves connecting students to mentored research projects, motivating students to reach for summer internship and research positions, and helping students connect their accumulated experiences to appropriate conferences and scientific meetings, scholarships, and competitions.

Inspired by his own experiences abroad as a student, Derick organizes and plans study abroad experiences for Gatton Academy students annually to Costa Rica for ecological field research and to England for literature studies.  Additionally, he coordinates the school’s STEM + Critical Language learning tracks in Arabic and Chinese.

He has a BA in English, an MAE in Student Affairs in Higher Education, a graduate certificate in International Student Services, and recently completed an MA in English.  In his thesis, he wrote on matters of family, his father’s early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the Kentucky experience in a series of creative non-fiction essays. Currently, Derick is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Postsecondary Leadership at Western Kentucky University.

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