SUMMIT – Union County College recently received a $15,000 grant from the Summit Area Public Foundation to support classes offered by the college’s LIFE Center in the city of Summit. The grant is for one year and provides for two courses being offered this semester and two courses in the upcoming spring term. To e eligible for the grant, the project being submitted must be for residents of Summit.
The courses being offered to the Summit residents this semester are “Introduction of Poetry” at Sage Elder Care at 290 Broad Street. It will be taught by Professor Comeau on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. The other course is “American Strategic Thought” which will be taught at the Summit Community Center at 100 Morris Avenue. Prof. Christopher Gibbs will teach the course on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. Each course will began on Jan. 23 and will run for 15 weeks.
The LIFE Center program provides free college-level academic education for senior citizens who are Union County residents, 65 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. Students are eligible to 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 contact the LIFE Center at 1-908-497-4360.
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