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Spring Schedule Posted

Posted: 12:45 AM 12/1/2023
The class schedule for the spring 2024 semester has been posted on this website. Click anywhere in this block to go to the list of courses. The printed catalog will be mailed to you soon if you are on our catalog mailing list. We believe you will find many interesting and informative courses being offered this semester. Open House and Registration will be January 3. Classes will start January 16.

We're Now on Facebook!

Posted: 5:34 PM 8/16/2023
The Center for Lifelong Learning went 'live' on social media with the launch of our Facebook group, 'CSRA Friends of Lifelong Learning' on Sunday, August 13. To join the group, go to our Facebook page by clicking here. If you already have a Facebook account, you may also open Facebook, find it under Groups, and ask to join. You will be approved within 24 hours and will have immediate access to the latest news about the Center. Of course, you can always access our website ( for complete information, but this group gives us a way to reach an audience through the most popular social media service.

Volunteers Needed

Posted: 7:25 AM 7/7/2023
The Center is run by its volunteers. Running it is work that is meaningful and rewarding. We need volunteers in all areas of the organization: administration, publicity, fund raising, and many others. If you've been thinking about helping your community by volunteering your time and skills and want to explore volunteering with us, please send us an email at Trust me, we'll get back to you quickly. Click to learn more.

Parking Passes

Posted: 9:07 AM 7/2/2023
A parking pass is required to park on campus to attend CLL classes. To acquire a pass, take your driver's license and vehicle registration certificate to Room 126 of the Business and Education Building. You may also acquire a pass at Open House if you bring your license and registration. Passes are valid for a year—check the expiration date on your decal. When you come to campus, place your decal in the lower left corner of your windshield and park only in spaces with white lines; spaces with yellow lines are reserved for USCA faculty.

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.