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Featured Course

Posted: 8:43 AM 8/5/2022
Additional information about a course being offered this fall semester.

Fall Schedule Posted

Posted: 12:28 AM 2022-08-01
The class schedule for the upcoming fall semester has been posted! Click anywhere in this block to go to the new topical index page. We have added this page to make it easier for you to find courses on the topics that interest you. Once on the index page, click any course title to see the details of its schedule and description.

You may also download the catalog by clicking Catalog in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Review the courses and get ready for the start of registration on August 17 at 9:00 AM. Classes will begin on September 6.

Open House

Posted: 5:36 AM 7/23/2022
Open House & Registration will be held on August 17, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, in Room 122 of the Business & Education Building, on campus (see Map & Parking on menu bar at top of page). Registration online and by mail will also begin at 9:00 AM that day. Early registrations are not processed until then.

Masks Optional

Posted: 11:42 AM 3/28/2022
As of March 28, 2022, wearing a mask in classrooms is optional, per revised guidance from USCA. Individual CLL instructors may request that you wear a mask and/or socially distance in their classrooms.

Member Benefits

Posted: 10:15 AM 2/25/2022
The $35 per semester fee brings you benefits in addition to permitting you to register and attend classes. Click here to go to the Member Benefits page to see them all.

Kauffman Remembrance
Day and Award

Every Spring, the Center for Lifelong Learning holds a Remembrance Day to honor the memory of Dr. Earl F. Kauffman. Dr. Kauffman was one of the individuals most responsible for the creation of the Academy for Lifelong Learning, one of the Center's predecessor organizations, back in 1989. Kauffman Recognition Day Poster (To learn more about Dr. Kauffman and the founding of the Academy for Lifelong Learning, please see our History page.)

Each year on Kauffman Remembrance Day an award is given in Dr. Kauffman's memory to recognize a group or individual that has made significant contributions to the Center. This recognition has been given annually since 1992, just three years after the Academy's founding. (2021 was an exception when no luncheon was held due to COVID-19.)

The Kauffman Luncheon is held in April and is funded via an endowment created by USC Aiken Professor James Kauffman and his family in memory of his father Earl. All Center members are sent invitations and are encouraged to attend. An RSVP is required for event planning purposes.

Kauffman Awardees
2022 Jim Brown
2021 None (due to covid)
2020 Vicki Collins*
2019 Doug Cook
2018 Doris Hammond
2017 Jim Farmer
2016 Nancy Meinhardt
2015 Laura Anderson & Mary Anne Cavanaugh
2014 Dick Baxter
2013 Dr. Deidre Martin
2012 Vince Coughlin
2011 Kathy Schultz
2010 Doug Wilson
2009 Mike Lythgoe
2008 Chuck Braun
2007 LouAnn Ainsworth
2006 Ray Wright
2005 Adele O'Connell
2004 William Scott
2003 Joan Lacombe
2002 Arlene Lane
2001 Elizabeth Hutchins
2000 Beecher Morton
1999 Bob Alexander
1998 Jean Haynes
1997 Barbara Randall
1996 (data lost)
1995 George Gaudaen
1994 Connie Dunbar
1992 Kim Wood Woeber

*Vicki Collins was selected in 2020, but COVID-19 precluded a Luncheon. Unfortnately, Vicki died before the award could be presented to her. It was accepted by her husband at the 2022 Luncheon.


The McGrath Computer Learning Center, the other predecessor organization of the Center, selected a Volunteer of the Year during its years of operation 1999–2021. Each year's awardee was nominated by and voted on by the Steering Commitee. You can see the list of awardees here (use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser).