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GPGC Alumni Association

Welcome to the GPGC Alumni website:

March 4, 2013

Join us for the GPGC 55th Anniversary Reunion this summer (July 2013) ! ! !

For more information, please click on the following link:

       Reunion Announcement

The GPGC Alumni Association is a group of former students, teachers, and associates of the Louisiana Governor's Program for Gifted Children. It was founded by Dr. George Middleton and held its first summer session at McNeese State University in 1959.

Any person who attended for any length of time, or who was associated with the program as a staff member, is automatically considered a part of the GPGC Alumni Association. The purpose of the Alumni Association is to give alumni a place to update their contact info, find old friends, exchange news, revive fond memories, and maintain a link to the GPGC.

There are no fees, although donations are always appreciated and will be used primarily to support the current Program along with the association itself.

If you attended the Program and have not yet registered as a member of the GPGC Alumni Association, please...

so that we can get in touch with you and let you know about reunions and other alumni events. (If you're not certain you've already registered, you probably haven't yet!)

Registering will also allow you access to the GPGC Alumni database and all of the other Members Only features of the website (available only after logging in) so that you can find old friends and participate in all of the GPGC Alumni Association events and activities.

Thank you!

The GPGC Alumni Association

Ab illo cui multum datur multum requiritur

As of March 2009, Josh Brown is the now the new Director of the GPGC. Here is his message to all GPGC alumni:

Dear GPGC Community:

I am extremely pleased and humbled to announce that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has recently appointed me to be the Director of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children.

I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all of you that contacted the Governor's office and other elected officials on my behalf. Your support is invaluable and to justify it I will work tirelessly in the years to come to make sure that the Governor's Program continues to provide a wonderful community for gifted children to develop their minds and souls.

The Program has grown over the past fifty years under Dr. Middleton's direction and guidance, from a small day school summer program to a comprehensive enrichment program that still focuses on academics but also nurtures other vital parts of a gifted child's development. I ask for your good wishes and continued support as I take up the challenge that Dr. Middleton created and answered so well.

My very best regards to all,

Joshua D. Brown

GPGC Director

We are pleased to announce that Cal Domingue's wonderful presentation "Psychology of Gifted Adults" is now available as an online video webcast. Cal is a former giftie himself, and his discussion of the psychological challenges and opportunities faced by gifted individuals once they become adults was one of the highlights of the GPGC 50th Anniversary Reunion.

To view Cal's presentation, click here: