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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987
Email: academy@wku.edu

 

2016/2017 CALENDAR 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 5-9
Finals Week

December 9
Students Move Out for Christmas Break

January 3, 2017
Winter Term Begins

January 13-16, 2017
Building Closed (MLK Holiday)

January 20, 2017
Student Return for Spring Semester

January 23, 2017
Spring Semester Begins

February 1, 2017
Class of 2019 Application Deadline

February 10-12, 2017
Closed Weekend

March 4, 2017
Class of 2019 Interview Day

March 10-19, 2017
Building Closed (Spring Break)

April 8, 2017
Prom

April 14-16, 2017
Closed Weekend (Easter)

April 22, 2017
Preview Day

May 12, 2017
Senior Recognition Night

May 13, 2017
Graduation

May 13, 2017
Building Closes for Year at 7:00pm

May 22-25, 2017
Week of the Arts, Louisville

August 21, 2017
Gatton Eclipse Event & 10 year anniversary

Dr. Derick Strode

Dr. Derick Strode

Assistant Director, Academic Services

Office:  FSH 142
Phone:  270-745-3167
Email:  derick.strode@wku.edu

Biography

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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