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Mature Learning’s 40th year bash

Dan Ogden leading his advisory council at the Franklin Roosevelt Monument in Washington D.C.

Dan Ogden leading his advisory council at the Franklin Roosevelt Monument in Washington D.C.

Join us at Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center campus for mini-classes in art, Tai Chi, golf and other fun activities, along with your favorite instructors, as we celebrate 40 years of learning.

What: Mature Learning’s 40th anniversary celebration

When: Friday, March 29, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Clark College’s Columbia Tech Center, 18700 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver


11:00 a.m. – Volunteer of the year presented by President Robert K. Knight to Dr. Cleo Pass for the Don Mattison Award for Exceptional Service.

11:10 a.m. – Keynote Lecture: Dr. Larry Sherman* from OHSU Primate Research Center: Recent Advances in Repairing the Damaged and Aging Brain

12 p.m. – 40th anniversary tribute to founder Alfred Apsler, Ph.D. A light lunch will be served.

2013_02_Fab40Ad300pxClark Colleges 40th anniversary of the Mature Learning program is a historic moment to recognize one of the first senior studies programs in the nation. The program, which is directed by Clarks Corporate and Continuing Education division, celebrates four decades of providing educational opportunities for individuals aged 55 and older. Volunteers have always supported the program and this event will celebrate the many accomplishments of the engaged volunteer cadre. It is also an opportunity to remember and recognize Alfred Apsler, Ph.D., who was responsible for the genesis of Mature Learning at Clark. His visionary leadership established the foundation for the continued growth and sustainability of high-quality lifelong learning programs at Clark College. Today, Mature Learning thrives, offering more than 28 courses each quarter at three campus locations to more than 500 people.

*Larry Sherman is a senior scientist in the Division of Neuroscience and a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the OHSU School of Medicine. He serves on a number of national grant review boards, is on the editorial board of the journal GLIA, and is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience.

To learn more, contact Tracy Reilly Kelly, program manager, at tkelly@clark.edu or 360.992.2163.

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