Thursday, August 1, 2013

Exceptional Student Selects Women’s College

Meet Lea Marlowe. Finishing 9th-grade earlier this spring, come the fall semester, Lea will be attending a Virginia-based women's college; Mary Baldwin College (MBC) and is enrolled in the college’s Exceptionally Gifted program. What's even more amazing is that since kindergarten Lea has been a straight-A student. How cool is that???!!!!

Interested in human behavior, Lea has her sight set on a PhD in psychology.

"“There was this show that my mom and I used to watch, called “Criminal Minds.” It was all about why people do what the do, how they react to things, and I enjoyed it,” Lea said. 

She said she might see herself as a behavioral analyst/profiler on a crime-solving team like the show’s someday, but then again might operate a private psychiatric practice for the general public. At 15, she’s keeping all her options open as she heads into her college freshman year. At Mary Baldwin, she will immediately begin regular college freshman course, attending those with people her own age and older, although she’ll live with people her own age."

Learn more about the incredible 15-year old girl via this article, “MHS freshman skips forward to college.”

Here’s an overview of the program at Mary Baldwin College, “The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, established in 1985, offers an opportunity for bright and accomplished young women between the ages of 13 and 15 to bypass all or some of their high school grades to pursue an undergraduate degree. PEG students live in a fully supervised, state-of-the-art residence hall with their true peers on the beautiful campus of Mary Baldwin College.” To learn more about this program, visit the college online. 

MBC also has an early college program for gifted female students, ages 16 to 17, who can complete their high school degree requirements in tandem with college courses. This program is called, Early College Academy.

More about Mary Baldwin College

Mary Baldwin College (MBC) is a women’s college located in Staunton, Virginia offering undergraduate degrees in more than 50 majors and minors. To learn more about the college visit their Web site or learn about the MBC family by visiting their "Baldwin Voices and Stories" page. -- Unique opportunities exist at MBC as well as first-of-their-kind programs and I encourage you to learn more via their “Only At Baldwin” page.

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