Take a Look Inside OLLI at UAH

OLL Adtran Tour 2019

OLLI at UAH Members Touring ADTRAN Inc.

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) is a membership-based community of mature adults who enjoy learning and want to spend time with like-minded individuals.

OLLI's mission is to foster accessible lifelong learning, individual growth, and social connection for retired or semi-retired mature learners age 50+ by providing stimulating opportunities to enrich the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of members, regardless of educational background.

Through a modestly priced membership, OLLI provides non-credit courses, special lectures, social events, cultural outings, and field trips in the U.S. and abroad.

No specific background is required to join, just an interest in academic learning, the desire to participate actively with your peers, and an open mind.

It’s the belief of the Bernard Osher Foundation that people are living longer and this longer life should be coupled with increased learning. The more engaged seasoned adults are, the more constructive citizens they will be,”

Mary Bitterman
President, Bernard Osher Foundation
OLLI Annual Dinner 2019

OLLI members Sue Chatham and Linda McAllister

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In the early years (1993), the program was called The Academy of Lifelong Learning.  In 2005, the Bernard Osher Foundation approached the UAH Division Professional and Continuing Studies (now the College of Profesional Studies) about becoming a part of the OLLI network, and in 2006, it officially became an OLLI program.  We are funded in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which supports educational programs, arts, and integrative medicine centers. OLLI at UAH is one of 125 institutes in all 50 states in the U.S. funded by the Foundation.

To those of you who have been a part of OLLI at UAH over the years, we thank you, and we look forward to offering you more of the programs you have come to enjoy. To those new or prospective members, we welcome you to our program, and we hope that you will enjoy participating in all we have to offer.

So sit back, relax and take some time to look at our offerings.


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