Rita Dove to Present Award at Mary Baldwin Awards Brunch for Gifted Students

January 19, 2001

WHO: Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG)

WHAT: Awards Brunch

WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m.

WHERE: Hunt Dining Hall

WHY: President Cynthia H. Tyson and Dean of the College James D. Lott will present the PEG Academic Achievement Awards, a $5,000 scholarship toward tuition for the 2001-2002 academic year. Rita Dove, former United States Poet Laureate and University of Virginia Professor of English, will present the Rita Dove Frontrunner Minority Scholarship.

Dr. Edward Scott, associate professor of philosophy and religion at Mary Baldwin University, will be the guest speaker.

PEG is a unique residential program offering young, academically talented women the opportunity to begin their college education one to four years early within a community of their peers. Students are challenged beyond the high school curriculum in a supportive environment that encourages personal growth. Qualified students may enter the program at any point after completing eighth grade, although one year of high school experience is frequently recommended.