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Book Fair 2022

Posted: 2022-09-22 05:17
Book Fair 2022, a CLL fundraiser for its scholarship fund, will be held Saturday, September 24, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, in the Etherredge Center Lower and Upper Lobbies on campus. Come meet and talk to real authors. No admission charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Class Schedule Updates

Posted: 8:19 AM 9/14/2022
As you likely know, we had a number of errors in our printed catalog. We are also operating in a new working environment with USCA. Those two elements have resulted in inconsistencies in our published class schedule information and in more wait-lists than we want. We apologize for those. The Center and the university are dedicated to eliminating these issues for next semester. For now, we believe you will find consistent information about the class schedule for the fall semester, regardless of where that information is published. Check anywhere in this block to go to the Catalog page for up-to-date schedules and an errata for the printed catalog. Thank you for your patience.

Course Canceled

Posted: 7:23 AM 9/7/2022
The course Introduction to Digital Networks has been canceled for the fall semester due to insufficient enrollment.

Schedule Changes

Posted: 7:11 AM 9/7/2022
Several courses have date and time changes due to an unavoidable change in the instructor's schedule. These courses are: Exploring Windows 10, Making the Most of Your Words, Home Security, and Home Surveillance Systems. To see the changes for a specific course, click anywhere in this block and select the course name from the topical index, under the heading Technology, to display the details for that course.

Section Added

Posted: 5:54 AM 9/6/2022
We have added a second section of the course Google Picasa Photo Editing to accommodate wait-listed students. The added section will be taught on October 17 at 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM.

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).