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College of Continuing Education News

May 2011 Archives

From the Dean


Hello Friends,

There is something in each of us that provides our spark, our passion for seeking insight, making change, or helping others. That spark can burn brighter when we expose ourselves to the right conditions. Some of us feed on introductions to bright minds who force us to examine ideas from new perspectives. Others relish quiet time to reflect on possibilities. Many thrive in experiential learning.

Building hope

Osher Reentry Scholar uses internship to bring water to underserved areas in the Guatemalan highlands --

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Internships are valuable networking tools that provide critical on-the-job, hands-on experience for many students or recent graduates. For some, they also prove to be life-changing.

MLS alumna honors brother's memory with donation to scholarship fund --

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Sharon Hogenson understood the value of education from an early age, with a passion for learning and a love of interdisciplinary study instilled in her early on by her parents.

Unflagging enthusiasm

The College's head of degree and credit programs outlines an (even brighter) future --

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In November 2007, Bob Stine became the College's associate dean and head of degree and credit programs. Since then, he has been busy, working to deepen and enhance the scope of graduate and undergraduate degree and credit programs in the College.

Behavioral health students bring wealth of personal, professional experience to growing service field --

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Advances in science and medicine, coupled with changing health care standards have helped make addiction and substance abuse treatment an emerging specialty health care discipline. As the field evolves, the need for qualified individuals with advanced education and training in the science and practice of chemical addiction and counseling is growing exponentially.

Making the connection

Director of personal enrichment programs Margy Ligon is dedicated to making the U's brightest talents accessible to the public --

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Long heralded as an affordable and convenient way to access many of the best and brightest minds the U (and even the world) has to offer, the College's personal enrichment offerings are a diverse palate of short courses, workshops, lectures, and events.


Dear Friends,

Earlier this spring we mailed a survey asking folks if they have designated the College of Continuing Education (CCE) as a beneficiary in their will or estate plan. You'd be surprised at the diversity of people who have arranged a gift like this.

Following the Muse

Regular Split Rock Arts Program attendee and donor indulges in her passion for textiles --

Lifelong East Coast resident Bonnie Miller found the Split Rock Arts Program somewhat by accident; but since taking her first workshop nearly 15 years ago, she has become a regular attendee, as well as a donor to the program's scholarship fund.