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Released October 7, 2002
W professor named mentor in National Association for Gifted Children program
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Dr. Bob Seney, professor of education in gifted studies at Mississippi University for Women, has been named a mentor in the Professional Achievement Program of the National Association for Gifted Children.
Every two years a limited number of individuals in the field of gifted education are named to the program. Mentors are matched with a graduate student or teacher from across the nation to work on a special project which normally last two years.
Seney will be recognized as a mentor at the NAGC annual conference in Denver, Colo., in November. He expects his mentee to be assigned in March 2003.
Kate Brown, a graduate of The W master's in gifted education, now at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science was in the first class of the Professional Achievement Program.
Seney also will be installed as a co-chair for the Middle Grades Division of NAGC at the Denver Conference. He will conduct a pre-conference workshop on "Developing Appropriate Curriculum for Gifted Middle School Students." He will present a conference session "What's New In Young Adult Literature" and co-present another conference session with Dr. Barbara Hunt of MUW, "Through the Looking Glass: Another Approach to Dabrowski," which will relate Dabrowski's theory to children's and young adult literature.
He also serves as director to the Mississippi Governor's School.
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