Announcement of Merger

On July 23, 2021, a meeting was held in Room 122 of the B&E Building on the campus of USC Aiken to publicly announce the merger of the Academy of Lifelong Learning and the McGrath Computer Learning Center to form the Center for Lifelong Learning. About 30 volunteers, USC Aiken staff, and the media attended.

Remarks were made by Paul Crook, Executive Director of the Etherredge Center and External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences; Dr. Daniel Heimmermann, Chancellor of USC Aiken; Dr. Daren Timmons, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs; Wayne Rickman, Chairperson of McGrath Computer Learning Center, Inc.; Harriet Haynes, President of the Academy for Lifelong Learning; and Karen Edgington, former Director of External Programs, Continuing Education, and Conferences, whose leadership led to the merger of the two organizations long associated with USC Aiken Continuing Education.

The remarks were followed by formally signing the merger agreement. The signers are shown in the picture below.

(L to R) Dr. Daniel Heimmermann, Wayne Rickman, Harriet Haynes, Dr. Daren Timmons