Athens State University’s Center for Lifelong Learning has received an award from the Learning Resource Network (LERN). 130 institutions from across the world applied for this significant recognition in the area of Programming with only 19 being chosen as recipients.
The Athens State Center’s category for recognition was focused on programs that are creative, innovative and exemplary. In addition, these programs provide new direction for the organization allowing them to serve new populations directed at a specific demographic, age group or interest group.
LERN is the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning. They offer information and consulting expertise to providers of continuing education and customized training. The international organization serves a wide variety of institutions, including state universities, four-year colleges, colleges within universities, private colleges, community colleges, technical colleges, public schools, recreation departments, and associations.
“We would not be a true university without reaching out to the community we call home,” states Athens State President Bob Glenn. “I congratulate the staff at our Center for Lifelong Learning for doing just that, and for doing it in a manner that has garnered international recognition for the good work they are doing downtown.”
Athens State’s Center Director Dr. Diane Sauers will be presented the award at the LERN conference to be held in Orlando in November.
Story Date: October 31, 2014