Emeritus College promotes life-long learning for Denton area residents

UNT Emeritus College (Photo by Johnny Carroll)UNT's Emeritus College proves that learning can take place at any age. Supporting UNT's bold goal of serving its community through meaningful outreach and partnerships, the college provides lifelong learning through non-credit classes, travel-learn trips and social activities for adults age 50 and older. The annual membership fee is $140 for unlimited classes September through May. Housed in UNT's Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning, the college has quadrupled its membership to 400 and increased its course offerings to more than 100 classes since it began five years ago. This fall, the college will expand its reach by offering classes at UNT, Texas Woman's University and Robson Ranch, a Denton retirement community.

Ken Dickson ('66, '68 M.S.), Professor Emeritus of biological sciences and founder and director of UNT's Elm Fork Education Center, oversees the growing college, which offers classes taught by active and retired faculty from UNT and Texas Woman's University, as well as area professionals.

"Emeritus College is a Denton treasure for our members because it allows them to attend thought-provoking classes and meet interesting people," Dickson says. "Both active and retired faculty who participate in Emeritus College love teaching to an audience of smart, engaged people. We provide an experience that's a win-win opportunity for both class members and teachers."

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