30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Congratulations to the Institute for Retirees in Pursuit of
Education (IRPE) at Brooklyn College in New York. Their Fall
2007 Catalog of Courses was their 30th Anniversary Edition.
LIRA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS
The Learning in Retirement Association (LIRA) at the University of Massachusetts,
Lowell, has once again awarded two $1,000 scholarships to students at
the University. Congratulations LIRA! This is an excellent way to cement
a relationship with your host. To fund this endeavor, LIRA holds an
annual auction at their Holiday Party. This year’s auction was
a Consumable Auction. All donated items were something you could eat,
drink, do, or use up.
The Academy for Lifelong Learning of Cape Cod, Inc. in Massachusetts
is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Year. The Academy was formed at
Cape Cod Community College to promote an often overlooked resource on
Cape Cod – the skills, wit and wisdom of the retired population.
The program challenges its members to explore new areas of interest
in peer-supported learning groups. It provides them with an opportunity
to maintain intellectual vigor in an educationally supportive environment
while engaging in satisfying social interaction with their peers. A.L.L.
offers over 80 courses in seven locations beyond their home base at
the College. More than 700 members are enrolled in the program. Congratulations
15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED
The Academy for Lifelong Learning in Saratoga Springs, New York is marking
its 15th Anniversary year with the theme of Celebrate Diversity! Carrying
out this theme throughout the year, they will be offering diversity
study groups, as well as three special free and open-to-the-public special
events: a program on Chinese culture in September during New York State
Lifelong Learning Month, and programs featuring the cultures and India
and Ireland in the spring. Each of these special events will focus on
the traditional music, dance, culture and food of a country representative
of the population of their area. They are collaborating with local ethnic
organizations to bring authentic traditional experiences to the community.
JILL RECEIVES OSHER GRANT
The Jefferson Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville as been selected to receive a grant from the Bernard
Osher Foundation. They will now be known as the Osher Lifelong Learning
Institute at the University of Virginia. Congratulations JILL!