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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.

2024 Kauffman Award Presented to

Carl Fields

The annual Kauffman Award for outstanding service to the Center for Lifelong Learning was presented to Carl Fields at the annual Earl F. Kauffman Remembrance Day Luncheon, April 24, 2024.

Carl grew up in Newark, Delaware, and Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State.Carl Fields His academic accomplishments include physics and masters of physics degrees, including certification as a nuclear engineer.

He worked at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, designing submarine reactors, Clinton Nuclear Power Station, and SRS, performing safety analysis until retirement in 2004.

Since retirement 20 years ago, he has been a volunteer mainstay of first, the Academy of Lifelong Learning, and then its successor organization, the Center for Lifelong Learning. Over the years, he has brought in a multitude of new classes, taught many classes himself, and served as Curriculum Chair and President along the way.

He remains very active and is a dedicated contributor to CLL's success.

It is our honor to present Carl Fields with the annual Kauffman Award for his dedicated and exceptional service to the organization and this community’s adult education.


Note: This article is an edited version of the remarks made by Center Vice-President Jim Tisaranni when he presented the award.