New GCC Academy To Serve The 50 Plus Community
 
PRC 017 - April 29, 2013 Department of Public Relations and Marketing
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announcing the lifelong academy
 
Deptford Twp. – Gloucester County College President Frederick Keating (far right) unveiled plans for the College’s latest community venture on Monday, April 29 —the Academy of Lifelong Learning. An education program designed specifically for baby boomers, the academy will facilitate education, workforce development and personal enrichment to individuals who are at least 50 years of age. Joining Keating in the announcement are: (sitting, left to right) students Loretta Miller of Turnersville and Joann Day of West Deptford; (standing, left to right) GCC Program Director Helen Antonucci, Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholder and Education Liaison Lyman Barnes, Freeholder Heather Simmons and Dean of Continuing Education Brigette Satchell.

GCC’s Academy of Lifelong Learning will be supported by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. The College is one of only 36 institutions selected by the AACC to offer the Encore Completion Program.

 “People need to be active and keep learning, always developing,” said Miller, who has taken computer, dance and foreign language classes at the College. Mary Ellen Smith and Ruth Ann DelTito of the Village Grande at Camelot, a 55+ community located in Glassboro, agree. Both women, members of the community’s ladies organization and the GCC Academy Focus Board, are working with residents to encourage participation in the new program.

GCC’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford just off Exit 56 of Route 55.