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Lifelong Learning Center opens Sept. 12

September 11, 2018

As part of an effort to educate people older than 50, the dedication of the Lifelong Learning Center is Sept. 12 at 11 a.m.

“The university prides itself on its diversity,” Dave Hartman, LLC coordinator, said. “The diversity is now going to include Parentials as well as Millennials.”

Hartman said his hope is for the people of the community to want to be more interactive and supportive of campus events.

“I want people to say, ‘Hey, that’s my university! I’m going to cheer for the sports teams and go to their plays,'” Hartman said.

Cassie Tierney, LLC assistant, said seeing older people around campus will be beneficial to undergrad students so they see they don’t have to be between the ages of 18 to 22 to learn.

“We’re going to have a new community of students over the age of 50 that are ready to learn about different diverse and unique topics,” Tierney said.

Hartman said University President Suzanne Shipley was the visionary behind starting the LLC located at 2527 Hampstead Lane.

“She had a Lifelong Learning Center at her previous institution and she wanted to establish one here,” Hartman said.

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