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Kauffman Award Luncheon

Posted: 9:03 AM 5/1/2024
The 2024 Kauffman Rememberance Day and Award luncheon was held April 24 on the campus of USCA. The 2024 Kauffman Award was presented to Carl Fields in recognition of his years of service to the Center of Lifelong Learning and its predecessor.

Spring Semester Completed

Posted: 7:58 AM 4/24/2024
We have completed the Spring 2024 semester of classes. Come back in August to review the schedule of courses for the Fall semester. Registration will be in September.

Relationship with USCA

Posted: 7:07 AM 1/12/2024
On January 11, 2024, the Center signed a new agreement with USCA. Under the new agreement, the Center becomes a program of the University. Heretofore, the Center was an independent, volunteer-run organization with strong ties to the University. You may read more about the signing ceremony here.

2023 Kauffman Award Presented to

Wayne Rickman

The annual Kauffman Award for outstanding service to the Center for Lifelong Learning was presented to Wayne Rickman at the annual Earl F. Kauffman Remembrance Day Luncheon, April 26, 2023.

After graduating from the Naval Academy, Wayne began his career as a submariner and rose in the ranks to become commander of submarine operations in Bremerton, Washington.Wayne Rickman He moved from there to commander of operations at multiple ports along the east coast of the United States, attaining the rank of rear admiral.

After he and his wife Sharon moved to Aiken in the early 1990s, Wayne became associated with SeniorNet at USCA, teaching adults to use computers and leading that organization. Wayne played a key role when the local organization left SeniorNet and created the independent McGrath Computer Learning Center.

When the decision was made to combine McGrath and the Academy for Lifelong Learning to form the Center for Lifelong Learning, Wayne became the Center’s first president. The success of the Center’s formative first year is due in no small part to Wayne’s efforts.

His easygoing manner coupled with his ability to understand and remain focused on the ultimate goal made him invaluable during the merger transition process.

He continues to play a leadership role as the Past President and Board member of the Center for Lifelong Learning.

In recognition of his long term service with McGrath and now the Center, and especially for his leadership, dedication, and willingness to tackle difficult issues throughout the creation and start up of our new Center for Lifelong Learning, the Board is proud to present the 2023 Kauffman Award for Exceptional Service to Wayne Rickman.


Note: This article is an edited compilation of The Spiral by Doug Wilson and Award Remarks by Raleigh Daniel.