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Get Involved with The Center!

  1. Provide us with your contact information: We have a brand-new contact information form for alumni. Even if you have previously completed the form for us, please go to our main alumni page and share your information so we can know where you are and what you are doing. We can also make sure you receive our semi-annual magazine, The Challenge.

  2. ComputerShare an update about your life: We love to know what our alumni are doing, and so do your fellow campers! Don’t feel like you have to wait until you’ve won a Nobel Prize or had your first child — send us an update now using our information form or via email. With your approval, we will share it on our website and in The Challenge.

  3. Follow and communicate with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: Keep up with what The Center is doing and also share your own posts, photos, and memories with our community.

  4. Give of your time and talents: There are many ways you can contribute directly to our work.
    1. Talk to campers or a group of educators in person or via Skype about your areas of expertise or personal experiences.
    2. Volunteer to help us at camp move-ins, seminars for educators, or special projects.
    3. Be an ambassador for The Center by informing members of your community about our summer programming — we often need someone to represent The Center at summer activity fairs and other informational events. As Dr. Julia Roberts says, “An opportunity isn’t a real opportunity unless you know about it.”
    4. Offer your expertise in another way — if you have an idea for how else you can contribute, let us know!

If you are available to assist in any of these ways, please email us at gifted@wku.edu or call (270) 745-6323.

  1. VAMPY 2Donate: Did you know that The Center is financially self-sustaining? Give to The Center for Gifted Studies Fund for Excellence, the Alumni Challenge Fund, or a particular program or scholarship. Visit our Support page for more information.

  2. Connect us: Do you know any alumni who are not currently in touch with The Center? Send them the link to our information form or direct them to our Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram pages and encourage them to reconnect with us. You could also start a post on your own social media account asking your alumni friends to share memories — be sure to tag us! We’re @giftedstudies on Twitter and Instagram and @giftedstudiesWKU on Facebook.

  3. Be an advocate: Join the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE) or your national, state, or local gifted education association; serve on a school board or other organization that influences education locally; and/or contact your legislators regarding issues involving gifted education.

  4. JuliaJoin the Alumni Association: Initially launched in 2005 by nine alumni from around the country, the Alumni Association was envisioned, according to chair Wake Norris (VAMPY 1989-92; Counselor) as a way to “stay in touch with old friends, make connections with other alumni, help secure The Center’s future, and ensure that tomorrow’s gifted students will have outstanding outlets and opportunities for development as we did in our youth.”

  5. Tell us what we can do together: Share your ideas about how alumni can contribute by communicating with us through an email to gifted@wku.edu, a phone call to (270) 745-6323, Twitter, or Facebook.




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 Last Modified 10/3/19