Check your mailbox today for the UMA Senior College 2019 Spring Semester catalog, and see over 30 classes available for Maine's growing population of students over 50!
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Welcome to a new semester at Senior College. We’re growing and there’s a lot new this year. We have 32 classes, a new record. We have 6 new instructors with direct links to their classes directly below. And if you're new to Senior College, we want you to know where we fit into the world of education. Click below to learn what's new.
Marilyn Canavan is teaming up with veteran instructor Jerry Nault to teach Legislative Advocacy and Election Processes. She served as Director of Maine’s Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices for ten years prior to being elected to four terms in the Maine House of Representatives. She has served on the UMASC Board since 2014.
Carole Fitzgerald learned to crochet 45 years ago and has had a variety of her patterns published. She taught crochet at retailers Michaels and JOANN Fabric and public schools. She will be teaching beginner and intermediate classes.
Kathleen Jameson will be teaching A Capella Choir. She has directed choirs at various age levels for 25 years. As Performing Arts Dept Chair at Albuquerque Academy and Supervisor of Vocal Music for the Colorado Springs Public Schools, she oversaw dozens of choral teachers and hosted large choral festivals.
Elise Klysa and Linwood Riggs, both professional photographers, are teaming up to show how to get the most from a digital camera, even a smart phone. The course covers the fundamentals of photography including: exposure, modes, lenses and, briefly, post-processing. During this hands-on course, students will be encouraged to photograph and share their images.
Bob O’Halloran (aka Mick) is joining veteran Linda Williams to lead Maine History Tours. He received most of his education in Miss Down’s Third Grade class in Millinocket. He is an engineer and spent most of his career working in manufacturing. He serves on the UMASC Board of Directors. Bob and Sue now live in Winthrop.
James Breslin, a retired Clinical Social Worker, will be teaching Introduction to the Poem: A Practical Approach. He is an active poet with a book of poems to his credit,The Crow and Other Poems. He has appeared in many publications and won several prizes from the Maine Poets Society.
UMASC: Our history & purpose A series of articles about the global movement for Life Long Learning.