Senior College recognizes instructors

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LEWISTON — The Senior College program at USM/Lewiston-Auburn held its annual recognition dinner for its course instructors of the 2010 spring and fall semesters on Oct. 5 at the college’s Function Room.

The dinner and entertainment was planned by Grace Keene and Joyce Campbell, co-chairs of the special events committee, and was also attended by the Senior College board of directors.

Hugh Keene, board chairman, praised the volunteer instructors for their dedicated efforts, noting that, “They are the core of this successful program, now in its 12th year.”

In a brief address to the group, L-A College Associate Dean Jan Phillips emphasized how the power of higher education can change a person’s life. She also praised the organization for its successful programs.

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Providing entertainment for the event was noted Maine humorist, columnist and radio talk host John McDonald, who regaled the audience with Down East stories.

Senior College provides courses for adult learners age 50 and over, as well as the monthly “Food for Thought” luncheon series. The fall semester is currently underway, and the spring semester will begin in March 2011. For further information about Senior College, call 753-6510 or go online at usm.maine.edu/lac/seniorcollege.

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