Lipscomb encourages Lifelong Learning through program for older alums and their peers

Lipscomb encourages Lifelong Learning through program for older alums and their peers

Learning throughout life and the community are goals of Lipscomb’s Lifelong Learning program which offered socializing and signups during the Aug. 28 Kick-off Reception in the Ezell Center on campus. The first session begins September 3 and concludes on October 7. The second session starts October 21 and runs until November 22. This program provides senior alumni and members from all over the community opportunities to stretch their knowledge and build relationships within an affordable an cost. This program started in 2002. “It’s really exciting today, because it’s just like the first day of school and you haven’t seen your friends since before summer, so it’s kind of like a little reunion going on today,” said Amy Hamar, director of the Lifelong Learning Program. Hamar has played a huge role in this program the past 10 years and said she loves getting to work with the seniors of this community every year. “It started through Patty Dugan, who was a former professor here,” said Hamar. “When she retired nine or 10 years ago she was stepping down from this position, so I was blessed enough to be able to be the one to step into it. And it has been a great opportunity ever since. “We are excited to kick off what we think will be a great semester with classes and some wonderful professors, and we are just excited to have everyone here today.” Hamar has played a huge role in the overall success of the program by volunteering in the years before stepping into the directing role. “I love this program, because I am able to use...