LLI CELEBRATIONS & CONGRATULATIONS



December 2008



ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Congratulations to Don Chapman, a member of The Learning in Retirement at Iona College (LIRIC) program in New Rochelle, New York. He has had two of his boxed constructions, assemblages accepted for a juried exhibit at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. In the past, Don has presented a slide show and talk about his work on driftwood and boxed constructions at LIRIC. Well done, Don!

SENIOR PROFESSIONALS AWARD GRANT
Senior Professionals of Illinois State University has awarded to the Delta Sigma Theta a Service Learning Grant of $500. The sorority will be participating in a mentoring program with local high school females. The program Delta GEMS (Growing and Empowering Myself Successfully) will show the need to excel academically by providing them the tools needed to enhance their academic progress by planning for the future and create a caring and community minded young women that will actively become involve in their community.

OLLI RECEIVES BEST BUY GRANT
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, recently received a $1,000 donation from Best Buy. Jennifer Jackson, a Best Buy employee, volunteered with the institute by lending her expertise for the Gadgets and Technology course. Her efforts resulted in the Tag Team Award donation, given by Best Buy in recognition of an employee's service.

OLLI RECEIVES ENDOWMENT
Granite State College in New Hampshire was recently awarded a $1 million gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation to establish an endowment in support of its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A member-based organization, OLLI provides adults age 50 and over with the opportunity to pursue new knowledge simply for the love of learning. Started in 2004, OLLI now has more than 500 members across New Hampshire and offers more than 60 different classes during two eight-week sessions each year.


 










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