Union County College Receives $15,000 Grant from Summit Area Public Foundation to Continue Life Center Programs for Seniors

Union County College is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation to offer classes for senior citizens in the city of Summit. A total of four classes will be offered through the grant funding; two during each of the fall and spring semesters. The classes will be offered through the College's LIFE (Learning is ForEver) Center.

The classes being offered during the fall semester are "Introduction to Shakespeare", which will be held at Sage ElderCare at 290 Broad Street. The class will begin on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will be taught by Professor Robert Comeau. The second class is "US Foreign Relations" which will be held at the Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue. This class will begin on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. and will be taught by Professor Christopher Gibbs. Registration will be held during the first session of each class.

The LIFE Center program provides free college-level academic education for senior citizens who are Union County residents, 62 years old or over, at off-campus locations throughout the County. The courses are offered at places and times convenient to the students, mainly at community and senior citizen centers. Classes are free for the students and there is no limit to the number of courses that an individual may take. The courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters only and each course is held for two hours a week for 15 weeks. Those students who wish to pay for their classes and complete the academic requirements of the course, may earn up to three college credits to be used towards an Associate or Bachelor degree. The courses are usually offered in History, Fine Arts, Political Science, Literature, Health, and Science. For additional information or to receive the full schedule of classes for all LIFE Center courses offered in the fall, please contact the LIFE Center at (908) 497-4360.

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