The Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) has selected our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as the best in the country. At ACHE’s annual conference and awards banquet in Las Vegas, we were crowned the top Older Adult Model Program Award. The award recognizes an ACHE member for a program or activity that provides outstanding learning opportunities and/or service to an older adult population. Specifically, it recognized our OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate program.
“We are thrilled to be honored by ACHE for this achievement,” said Michelle Girage, assistant dean, pictured above, center, with program manager Meg Webber and administrative assistant Donna McIntosh. “This award is shared by our entire OLLI staff that works tirelessly to provide a valuable program that has become a pillar in the community.”
Out of 118 OLLI programs throughout the nation, we are the only one to offer an OLLI Scholar Computer Certificate Program. The program was developed in 2000 and boasts more than 200 graduates.
“Research results showed older adults were not getting all the computer skills they needed out of other related classes,” Meg said. “This program was implemented to provide students with a more comprehensive skill set while learning in a safe and comfortable class setting.”