The Mission for The Center
We are committed to encouraging excellence by providing educationalopportunities and resources to three populations: gifed and talented students,educators working with gifed students, and parents o gifed students.
The Vision for The Center
Becoming an internationally preeminent center is the vision o Te Centeror Gifed Studies. Tis vision includes expanding services in ve areas:(1) oering educational programs or gifed children and youth, (2) providingproessional development opportunities or educators, (3) enhancingcommunication and advocacy or gifed children, (4) conducting researchand developing curriculum to remove the learning ceiling, and (5) buildinga testing and counseling component or gifed children and their amilies.
Dear Friends of The Center,The Center for Gifted Studies’ calendarfor the summer is packed full. In fact, wehave more than one program going on atthe same time during two weeks.Summer is annually ushered in with theKentucky Awards Ceremony of the Duke Tal-ent Identiﬁcation Program. This event brings7th graders from across the Commonwealthto campus for a day of celebrating theirtremendous potentials as shown on a scoreequivalent to a graduating senior on oneor more portions of the ACT or SAT. Familyand friends of the students being honoredalmost ﬁll Diddle Arena.On Memorial Day a group of 21 travel-ers with The Center ﬂew to London. Whata bonus to be there when Queen Elizabethwas celebrating her 60th year on the throne.This summer will be ﬁlled with multipleactivities sponsored by The Center for GiftedStudies – activities steeped in tradition andone program that is brand new. The Centerwill be buzzing with about 200 SCATS camp-ers who will be living and learning togetherfor the 30th summer of the camp and 250VAMPY campers spending three weeks oncampus for the 29th year of the program.Our new program is The Summer Camp, aone-week day camp for ﬁrst, second, andthird graders.After the last campers have gone home,members of the Executive Committee forthe World Council for Gifted and TalentedChildren will arrive to visit the internationalheadquarters. It will be special to have themat the headquarters in the beautiful newGary A. Ransdell Hall, as well as at SchneiderHall, home of The Center for Gifted Studiesand the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.These activities continue to be oﬀeredto young people who could not aﬀord toparticipate without ﬁnancial assistance.This summer The Center has awarded over$50,000 in ﬁnancial assistance. Gifts of Friends of The Center make that ﬁnancialassistance possible, and I thank you for eachgift. Gifts also make our programming pos-sible. I encourage you to get in touch if youwould like to establish an ongoing scholar-ship, lecture series, or any other programthat would be important to you and conse-quently valuable to children, young people,educators, and/or parents.Thank you for being a friend of TheCenter for Gifted Studies.Sincerely,Julia Link Roberts
Mahurin Professor of Gifted Studies
Letter from Julia