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In Memory of Marcia Gentry

It is with great sadness that we share that Dr. Marcia Gentry passed away on August 31. We will all feel the impact of this momentous loss. Dr. Gentry was Professor of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies in the Department of Educational Studies, and Director of the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) at Purdue University and a well-respected member of the gifted community. Her death is a great loss for all those who knew her. We offer our greatest sympathy to all who are impacted by this tragedy.
It is with great sadness that we share that Dr. Marcia Gentry passed away on August 31. We will all feel the impact of this momentous loss. Dr. Gentry was Professor of Gifted, Talented, and Creative Studies in the Department of Educational Studies, and Director of the Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute (GER2I) at Purdue University and a well-respected member of the gifted community. Her death is a great loss for all those who knew her. We offer our greatest sympathy to all who are impacted by this tragedy.
 
Dr. Gentry's vision of providing access to highest quality education to all students regardless of income or demographics lives on in the Marcia Gentry Dissertation Award.
 
This award was created to recognize doctoral dissertation work that addresses the constructs of equity and excellence. Dr. Gentry's work focused on discovering and developing talents among traditionally underserved populations including, but not limited to, youth who come from poverty, who are Black, Latinx, or Native American, who speak English as a second language, and/or who are twice exceptional, all of whom have been woefully underidentified and underrepresented in gifted, creative, and talented (GCT) education for decades. 

Learn more here: https://connect.purdue.edu/s/Gentry

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