Learning for All Ages Program Now Being Developed at GC

An experiment in lifelong learning is about to begin through Continuing Education at Garrett College and interested individuals are invited to become part of the process. The experiment is to develop a group of like-minded people, with curious minds and a keen interest in learning - just for the fun of it. Members of the group will take control of the learning, steer the direction of class offerings, and share the talents, knowledge, and skills gained over a lifetime. The group may decide to delve into history, religion, business, or philosophy, or perhaps follow a passion for science, travel, art, or music. This is an opportunity to take part in developing a college and community of friends –no stress, no prerequisites, no grades, no tests, just the joy of learning together.

An initial organizational meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 6:30pm – 8 p.m. in the Continuing Education building on Garrett College’s McHenry campus. Light refreshments will be served. During the meeting examples of successful programs at several four- year Universities will be presented to drive discussion for setting a framework for a program to serve Garrett County citizens.

Garrett College Continuing Education and Workforce Development program coordinator Sue Fowler is spearheading this developmental process. “We would like to hear from everyone one who is interested in this initiative even if they can’t attend this initial meeting. We want people to bring their ideas, resources, and thoughts about what possibilities lay ahead. We encourage people to come to learn more about being a student, a teacher, a planner, or a friend and to just get involved,” Fowler said.

Anyone interested in participating in creating this proram may call Fowler at 301 387-3087.