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Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony


The Center for Gifted Studies is proud to host the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for the Duke Talent Identification Program.

The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1980 and is a major leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the optimal development of their educational potential.

Western Kentucky University has hosted the Kentucky Recognition Ceremony for Duke's Talent Identification Program since 1982. Each May, some of the most academically talented seventh graders in the Commonwealth are honored at WKU. These students took the ACT or SAT and earned qualifying scores.

The Center would like to thank the Teachers Insurance Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund and the Kentucky Education Saving Plan Trust administered by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority for their sponsorship of the Duke TIP Kentucky Recognition Ceremony. 

More information on the Duke Talent Identification program can be found on its website.



Download Schedule of Events and Map for 2019 Ceremony

11:00 a.m. (CDT)    Informational Session on WKU's summer residential programs for gifted students - Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (GRH 1074)

12:30 p.m. (CDT)   Campus Tour – meet at the Preston Center

2:00 p.m. (CDT)     Duke TIP Recognition Ceremony – Diddle Arena

Reception to follow


Directions to WKU's Main Campus

Directions from North or South I-65:

  • Take Exit 26 off of Interstate 65.
  • Turn toward Bowling Green onto Cemetery Road.
  • Continue straight for three miles. Cemetery Road becomes Fairview Avenue.
  • Continue going straight across 31-W Bypass.
  • Turn left onto Adams Street/Highway 68.
  • Continue on Adams Street through four traffic lights.  (Adams Street becomes University Blvd.)
  • On your left you will see Parking Structure #1, Diddle Arena and Parking Structure #2.
  • Turn left into Parking Structure #2.

Directions from I-165 (William Natcher Parkway):

  • Take Exit 7 off I-165 (William Natcher Parkway).
  • Turn right toward Bowling Green onto Morgantown Road (US-231 S).
  • Continue straight for two miles. Bear left on Russellville Road (US-68).
  • Turn left onto University Boulevard.
  • Turn right into parking structure #2.

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 Last Modified 10/13/20