Mick Smyer, ProvostOn behalf of Bucknell University, I am delighted to welcome you to the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning, a program that provides adult learners in the Central Susquehanna Valley a broad range of educational and intellectual opportunities. In keeping with Bucknell's commitment to build bridges to the local and regional community, this is a learning partnership between Bucknell and area residents that benefits both.

Since its beginning in the fall of 2009, the program has included more than 507 members from 28 regional communities. We hope to achieve the goal of being a true "learning partnership" by developing an even greater diversity of offerings and activities, with area residents taking the lead on many of them.

As a psychologist who has worked extensively on issues of aging, I know the importance of mental activity to long-term well-being. So, while I encourage you to become a member of the Institute and take a course or two, I also urge you to become more actively involved by offering to lead a course, make a presentation, organize a study group, or help with program administration or other volunteer roles.

Mick Smyer


BILL Staff:

Ed Cotter, Director
Ruth Burnham, Coordinator
Janice Pearson, Photographer



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