Gatton Academy, Center for Gifted Studies celebrate expansion

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A generous gift from Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton is making possible the expansion of Florence Schneider Hall, home to The Center for Gifted Studies and The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. The expansion was celebrated May 6 in a ceremony that included Gatton, Gov. Steve Beshear, WKU President Gary Ransdell, and other special guests.

Construction will begin after the current school year, and the building is scheduled to reopen before the fall 2016 semester. The Center for Gifted Studies will be housed in Tate Page Hall during the construction. Read more about the expansion on the WKU news site.

Dr. Julia Roberts, Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Gatton Academy, welcomes guests to the ceremony.
Dr. Julia Roberts, Executive Director of The Center for Gifted Studies and The Gatton Academy, welcomes guests to the ceremony.
Gatton Academy senior Julia Gensheimer speaks about her experience at the school.
Gatton Academy senior Julia Gensheimer speaks about her experience at the school.
WKU President Gary Ransdell addresses the crowd.
WKU President Gary Ransdell addresses the crowd.

Gov. Steve Beshear speaks about The Gatton Academy's prestige and the increased funding the state will provide to enable more students to attend the academy.
Gov. Steve Beshear speaks about The Gatton Academy’s prestige and the increased funding the state will provide to enable more students to attend the academy.
Gov. Steve Beshear speaks about The Gatton Academy's prestige and the increased funding the state will provide to enable more students to attend the academy.
Gov. Steve Beshear speaks about The Gatton Academy’s prestige and the increased funding the state will provide to enable more students to attend the academy.
Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green hugs Dr. Julia Roberts before speaking. Richards played a key role in establishing The Gatton Academy and serves on The Center for Gifted Studies' advisory council.
Rep. Jody Richards of Bowling Green hugs Dr. Julia Roberts before speaking. Richards played a key role in establishing The Gatton Academy and serves on The Center for Gifted Studies’ advisory council.
Gatton students, parents and friends of The Center and the academy listen to speakers during the ceremony.
Gatton students, parents and friends of The Center and the academy listen to speakers during the ceremony.
Sen. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green addresses the crowd. Wilson chairs the Senate Education Committee.
Sen. Mike Wilson of Bowling Green addresses the crowd. Wilson chairs the Senate Education Committee.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton reads a poem while addressing the crowd.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton reads a poem while addressing the crowd.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton greets Gov. Beshear after speaking.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton greets Gov. Beshear after speaking.
Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy, speaks during the ceremony.
Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy, speaks during the ceremony.
Dr. Julia Roberts talks with Gov. Beshear after the ceremony.
Dr. Julia Roberts talks with Gov. Beshear after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear greets students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear and President Ransdell greet students after the ceremony.
Gov. Beshear and President Ransdell greet students after the ceremony.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton poses with students who will begin studying at The Gatton Academy in fall of 2015.
Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton poses with students who will begin studying at The Gatton Academy in fall of 2015.
President Ransdell walks back to his office with Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton after the ceremony.
President Ransdell walks back to his office with Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton after the ceremony.

 

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