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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.

2022 Kauffman Award Presented to

Jim Brown

The annual Kauffman Award for outstanding service to the Center for Lifelong Learning was presented to Jim Brown at the annual Earl F. Kauffman Remembrance Day Luncheon, April 21, 2022.

In Jim's working life he was a chemical engineer who spent his entire career with Olin Corporation.Jim Brown He retired in 2007 as Director of Environmental Remediation, managing cleanups of Olin’s past disposal areas and former plant sites.

Jim moved to Aiken after retirement and joined SeniorNet, predecessor of the McGrath Computer Learning Center, in 2008. He created several course manuals for Aiken SeniorNet and McGrath, and taught and coached many technical courses over the years. Jim served as Coordinator of Aiken SeniorNet from 2009 through 2011 then served on the SeniorNet/McGrath Board that managed McGrath’s separation from SeniorNet in 2015.

Jim has had a love of computers since 1977, so he was a natural to serve as SeniorNet/McGrath’s webmaster from 2010 until 2021. Then, when McGrath merged with the Academy for Lifelong Learning to form the Center for Lifelong Learning, Jim took on the daunting task of combining the McGrath and Academy websites into a new comprehensive website.

Jim and his wife Debbie enjoy traveling, hiking—especially in the mountains—and being with their grandchildren. Even though they moved 140 miles northwest to Mountain Rest, SC in 2020 to be closer to the mountains, Jim has maintained his involvement with McGrath, and now the Center for Lifelong Learning, in Aiken. For his hard work and dedication to the senior education community, the Center for Lifelong Learning proudly names Jim Brown as the recipient of the 2022 Kauffman Award.