Ann Blackford

By

College: Public Health

OLLI at UK Receives Endowment

Published: Jan 18, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2012) The University of Kentucky Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) has received $1 million from the Bernard Osher Foundation, the second endowment gift from the organization to support outstanding educational services to adults age 50 and over throughout the Commonwealth.

 

The announcement was made by UK President Eli Capilouto at the OLLI's holiday luncheon in December. The event brought together UK's Donovan Fellows and OLLI members to celebrate their shared commitment to lifelong learning. "This endowment is representative of Osher's generosity over the years and a testament to the accomplishments of the OLLI at UK," said Mike Smith, executive director of the OLLI at UK. "It represents confidence and an investment in our future."


Also during the luncheon, T.L. Hughes was recognized by Capilouto for completing his education. After leaving UK in 1962 for active military duty, Hughes returned as a Donovan Fellow and graduated in December 2011.
 

Since 1964, UK has offered programs, events, workshops, forums and other opportunities to continue to learn, to be involved with people of similar interests, find a new interest and be engaged in the community and learn just for the fun of it.
 

The OLLI at UK offers a wide range of classes and include culture, foreign languages, science and technology, health and wellness, history and government, performing arts, studio arts, special interest groups and the Donovan Forum Seminar Series. OLLI participants take short courses designed to fit their interests. Donovan Fellows take traditional academic courses using the tuition waiver provided by UK.
 

There are program offerings in Lexington, Morehead and Somerset with more than 1,000 participants age 50 and over who participate in the OLLI while Donovan Fellows are 65 and over. 
 

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at (859)323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu

president___luncheon_in_background_2.jpg
December
 
1
Resumes and Cover Letters
Circle of Love Gift Return
Mon
2
UK Guitar Studio
Circle of Love Gift Return
Tue
3
Networking and Job Search
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Wayne's World
Study Sounds: Classical Concert
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Frozen
Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Live Screening of Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Massage on the Go
Thu
5
LNFS Presents: Winter's Bone
LNFS Presents: Gremlins
Open Studio
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Fri
6
Snow Skiing @ Perfect North Slopes
Sat
7
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Sun
8
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find a Faculty Mentor"
Mon
9
Job Club - Identifying Your Skills
Paws for Stress Relief
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
Last Day of Classes
Fri
13
 
Sat
14
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Finals Treats
Sun
15
Final Exams
Crunch Brunch
Mon
16
Final Exams
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Tue
17
Final Exams
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
18
Final Exams
Thu
19
Final Exams
End of 2014 Fall Semester
Fri
20
 
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
 
Mon
23
 
Tue
24
 
Wed
25
 
Thu
26
 
Fri
27
 
Sat
28
 
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
31
 
Wed
 
 
 
Jan 14
Bicycle Trivia 01/14/2015

Wed, 01/14/2015

Fri, 01/16/2015

Wed, 01/21/2015

Reset Page