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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.
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 (www.aikenlearning.org) for complete information, but this group gives us a way to reach an audience through the most popular social media service.
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 email@example.com. Trust me, we'll get back to you quickly. Click to learn more.
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.
The Center for Lifelong Learning is continuing Kauffman Remembrance Day, a tradition begun by the Academy for Lifelong Learning, one of the Center's predecessor organizations. Its purpose is to honor the memory of Dr. Earl F. Kauffman, one of the individuals most responsible for the 1989 creation of the Academy and the bringing of senior education to Aiken area. The 2022 Kauffman Remembrance luncheon was held April 21 in the lobby the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken. Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon gave the invocation.
Center President Wayne Rickman emceed the event and reported on this first year of operation after the successful merging of the Academy for Lifelong Learning and McGrath Computer Learning Center organizations into the combined Center for Lifelong Learning.
USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Daniel J. Heimmermann was the keynote speaker. He shared his views on the University's place in the Aiken community and its plans to better meet the needs of the community and become a bigger and more vital part of the community in the future.
Part of the Kauffman Remembrance Day observation is the presentation of the Kauffman Award to an individual or group that has made significant contributions to the organization. This annual award was begun in 1992, just three years after the Academy for Lifelong Learning was organized in 1989. Past Academy President Harriet Haynes presented the awards at this year's luncheon to Vicki Collins and Jim Brown.
The combining of two diverse organizations with decidedly different modes of operation into a single Center for Lifelong Learning was no easy task. It took well over a year of concerted effort by the board members of both organizations to make this happen. Of all those involved, one stands out as the key to this integration and our first year success, Harriet Haynes.
Harriet was President of the Academy before the merger and continues to serve on the new Center's board. She designed the committees needed to work on the merger and kept everyone's nose to the grindstone until there was the framework for the new organization. This year she has been the backbone of planning and execution. For these reasons, The Board recognizes Harriet's outstanding efforts and authorizes this special Leadership Award.