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Welcome to the Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program!

What a strange turn of events that occurred in spring 2020 with COVID-19 closing the campus.  We pushed ahead and put as many courses online as our instructors were willing to teach, and it was a success.   And the best part, no one was late to class because they couldn’t find a parking space.  There’s a lot to be said about attending class in your slippers with a cup of coffee in hand.  Hats off to those instructors who braved the virtual classroom.  It may not have been perfect, but it was significant and a great comfort to  those who participated and were able to have the interaction with each other.

We continued the Zoom lectures and performances during the summer months as well and hope you had an opportunity to partake in these fascinating events and recitals.

The Lifelong Learning Program will continue online with Zoom course sessions and lectures this fall.  The classrooms are not large enough to accommodate the numbers of students in our classes while social distancing.  Also, we certainly want to do what’s best and safest for our participants.  We can hope that spring 2021 will see the return of face-to-face classes.

Sign up for classes and lectures and volunteer to serve as a class assistant.  Get involved today!


Karen M. Rice, ’12 M.B.A.
Director of Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning