Oct. 21, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW’s Seney honored at conference and included in new
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Bob Seney, Mississippi University
for Women professor of gifted studies, was recently
honored at the National Conference of Governor’s School
biennial retreat with its highest honor, The Jim Bray
and Lillian Press Distinguished Service Award.
This award is presented only to individuals who have,
over many years, committed themselves to working on
behalf of gifted students, governor’s schools and NCoGS.
The award was presented on the occasion of Seney’s
upcoming retirement as director of the Mississippi
Governor’s School and the end of his service as
secretary of NCoGS. He has served three two-year terms
as secretary, from 1999-2004.
Seney also has written a chapter titled “The Challenge
of Challenged Books,” for the publication “Language Arts
for Gifted Students.” The chapter deals with selecting
appropriate literature for middle school and high school
students. It also provides guidelines for dealing with
censorship issues and working with parents in selecting
novels for their children.
Seney is known as a champion for using young adult
literature with gifted students. He writes a weekly
column “Reviews for Young Readers” for The Commercial