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Elderscholar Program Provides Education Opportunity for Community


Written by Lucy Collins

Roanoke College is full of opportunities, both social and academic, that are presented to students and to adults that exceed the age of the average college student.

Among these opportunities blossomed the Elderscholar program. Founded in 1984, the Elderscholar program is a six-week fellowship based out of Roanoke College and offered in both the fall and spring semesters to adults age 55 and above.

There is a wide variety of lectures instructed by well-versed professors that participants may choose from. This semester the program is offering: Economics Journey in Alaska, Teaching about Race and Racism in the Roanoke Valley, Clay Street House Lecture and Tour, among other intriguing topics.

The program will meet on Tuesdays at 12 p.m. in Antrim Chapel, and on Wednesdays at 11:45 a.m. in the Colket Center. Prior registration is required, based on a first come first serve basis on applicants’ acceptance. Anyone that is applicable for this promising experience should sign up as quickly as possible because spots fill up fast!