Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\OldMega\Jim\GSAA\WebSite\images\HEADER4.jpg

 

Home

Member Signup

GS Foundation
Alumni Day
Downloads
Alumni Database
GSAA News
GSAA Facebook Group

GSAA Yahoo Group

Alumni Newsettes
Memories of GS
GSAA Membership
GSAA Officers
Information
Environment
Links
Site Entrance
Contact Us
     
GSAA President
     

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\OldMega\Jim\GSAA\WebSite\images\officalweb.jpg

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: BecomeGSAA.jpg (3625 bytes)

Welcome, Class of 2013!
Weíve all been there Ė the last day of Governorís School is an emotional, challenging day for us all. But if you are wondering, well, what now, we have the answer. Youíre not just leaving Governorís School, youíre entering a network of over 33,000 Governorís School alumni. Beginning in 1963, the GSAA boasts some of the most successful people in North Carolina. And now, you are members of that group. Need information about colleges? Many GS alumni are college professors, and they have attended colleges from the UNC system to the Ivy League. Interested in a particular career? We have people whoíve been there, and who are there now. Take advantage of the opportunities to learn from some of the best that North Carolina has to offer. Welcome to the GSAA.

If you missed us on campus Closing Day, you can become a full voting member of the GSAA the link above. To engage with alumni from 1963 to 2012, join the Governor's School of North Carolina Alumni group on Facebook. To help us provide funding for scholarships and special programs on the campuses, and to support our efforts to keep Governorís School funded by the legislature, check out our sister organization, the Governor's School Foundation.

You can also help us by telling your representatives in the Legislature how much you enjoyed your summer. Scroll down to see how you can contact them.

I know that youíll miss the rare, stimulation, intellectual atmosphere that youíve enjoyed the past five weeks. And youíll miss the friends youíve made Ė friends who will last for a lifetime. But take heart Ė youíre now taking the first step into the wider Governorís School experience. Be prepared to be amazed.

Join Our Facebook Group
The GSAA is on Facebook. Connect with other alumni at the Governor's School of North Carolina Alumni group.

Write Your Legislators!
If you have just returned from Governor's School, the GSAA asks that you write your state legislators and tell them what you thought of the program. Every year, Governor's School has to prove its value to the people who fund it, the state government. Your letters go a long way to convincing them that GS is worth keeping. You can find out who represents you at The General Assembly Home Page. Look on the right for the Who Represents Me lookup, find out who your representatives are, and write them. It's the best thing you can do for the Governor's School, so please, write them today.

GSAA Alumni Impact Survey Results
In March 2012, GS alumni told us all about themselves, what they do, and how GS made a difference in their lives. You can see what GS really means to those who attend by looking through our Impact Survey Results.

Looking for Fresh Content
Attention all alumni, we are looking for new, fresh content for the NCGSAlumni site. We are looking for digital photos and even digital videos. We are looking for your stories and memories.  We are looking for success stories, and we are looking for your article on what Governor's School meant to you.  Please contact Sam Sanders (Art 71) to learn how to submit your material. 

Update Your Information in the Alumni Database
Help us keep in touch with you! Please update your contact information in our Alumni Database. Everyone is in there, whether you joined the GSAA or not. From 1963 to now, you can find long-lost friends, and help them find you!  

About GSAA...
The North Carolina Governorís School Alumni Association is a service organization comprised of people who once attended the NC Governorís School. It is not a non-profit organization, and it is not a registered political action committee, though it does have as its core goal to support the Governorís School through contributions and raising public awareness. 

What Does the GSAA Do? Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\OldMega\Jim\GSAA\WebSite\images\Mh9.jpg

The purpose of the GSAA is threefold:

1. To promote and raise public awareness of the Governorís School.

North Carolinaís Governorís School is the oldest Governorís School in the nation. It is a part of our statewide heritage. Today, there are over 50 governorís schools in over 35 states, many of which were modeled on the North Carolina concept. Despite that heritage, many people in our own state have never heard of the Governorís School, and many who have heard of it do not know what it is. Particularly, many members of the Legislature have never heard of it. So part of our goal is to make our state aware of the Governorís School and to focus attention on this excellent program among the legislators who provide the funding for the School. We do this through letter-writing campaigns and by promoting GS among high-school guidance counselors. Several attempts at wider-ranging media coverage have gone nowhere, as GS is simply not controversial enough to attract the attention of the papers and television.

2. To provide funding for the Governorís Schoolís student activities.

Due to the shrinking budget for GS, many programs related to student activities were cut from the budget in the mid-1980ís. These programs, while not essential to the mission of the School, were considered essential to the sanity of the students and faculty. Simple things, like music for parties, social events, ice cream and lemonade, and gas for the bus would not be available if the GSAA did not make a donation each year. Even with our support, the funding for these events has been scant for the past few years. So a large portion of our proceeds goes to this. In a way, the students from each class are given the opportunity to provide support for the class that will follow after. Without this support, the social interaction of GS would dwindle, and along with it the opportunities for students to make new friends and interact with their peers. The GSAA believes that this social growth is equally as important as the intellectual growth that GS fosters.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\OldMega\Jim\GSAA\WebSite\images\Mh13.jpg3. To provide a forum through which alumni can stay connected.

This is primarily accomplished via our web site, and secondarily via our annual Alumni gathering. Our goal with the web site is to keep track of all GS alumni and make contact with those who have been lost over the years. We want to provide a place where all alumni can come and make contact with one another, find long-lost friends, connect with their classmates, and stay informed on the news about Governorís School. Since we get very little media attention, the web site is probably the only place to get news about GS. On Alumni Day, we try to provide the alumni with an annual return to Governorís School, so that they can re-experience the atmosphere that changed their perceptions of themselves and their environment. For many, GS was a life-changing experience. Through alumni gatherings, we attempt to let alumni experience that again.

Along with these primary goals, the GSAA also selects the members of the GS Foundation Board and assist with setting policy for the Governorís School via their permanent position on the Department of Public Instructionís GS Board of Governors.  

Read more at  GSAA Membership page.

 


GSAA News
Check out the GSAA News!

Attention All GS Alumni!
The GSAA was founded in 1986. However, the school itself began in 1963. Therefore, there are thousands of potential GSAA members with whom we have lost contact. If you are one of these members, please let us know where you are by e-mailing us or updating the Alumni Database with your new contact information. Please include the year and school you attended, your Area I, and your maiden name.

NCGSAlumni.org offers:

    Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: dance.jpg (13587 bytes)Links to the Yahoo discussion groups to communicate your comments to other alumni readers.

    Photo album

    Memories: stories and flashbacks of Governor's School

    Links to websites managed by the state and alumni

    Email addresses of alumni

    Forms to submit your contact information or website URL's

    Current news from staff and alumni.

    GSAA organization information

    Campus visitor information

    Downloadable files

For detailed information on Governor's School of North Carolina, take a look here.

 

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\OldMega\Jim\GSAA\WebSite\images\buttonfront.jpg

Start | Home | GuestBook | GSAA News | Officers | Foundation | What is GS? | Visiting?
Reunions | DPI GS Website | Alumni Links | Contact Alumni | Update Your Info
Newsettes | Memories | Flashbacks | Photo Album | Privacy Statement | Webmaster

Copyright © 1998-2010 Governor's School Alumni Association - North Carolina
Last Updated: Sunday, June 27, 2010