Friends With A Mission
Friends of Lifelong Learning
A volunteer group that formed with a mission to support, promote, enhance and preserve Lifelong Learning at Brookdale.
Featured Friends Frolic:
Inaugural Offering of Invitational Lecture Grant Series “Gentrification Down the Shore”
In September, Brookdale Community College held its first seasonal in-person event when Friends of Lifelong Learning (“FLL”) sponsored the lecture entitled “Gentrification Down the Shore.” The Invitational Lecture Grant Series offers an annual lecture of interest to the community. Over 75 engaged learners joined speakers Molly Vollman Makris and Mary Gatta, who discussed the redevelopment of Asbury Park and the effects that gentrification has on the residents of the town itself.
Meet a Friend: Q & A with Carol Smith
- Years enjoying lifelong learning classes? 23 years! I took weekend bus trips while still working and expanded into classes after retirement.
- What inspired you to create the volunteer group Friends of Lifelong Learning? I am a retired engineer. Lifelong learning has enriched my life by introducing me to completely new interests such as art, history, and literature. A dedicated group of students can demonstrate the importance of these programs and influence future decisions made by the College.
- How has Lifelong Learning adapted during Covid? The introduction of Zoom classes was wonderful, with teachers and students adapting so well, I think the option will continue post-Covid. Some classes have out-of-state participants. Wow!
- Words of wisdom for prospective Lifelong Learners? Take every opportunity to grow, learn something new, and make new friends. Brookdale’s Lifelong Learning is a gem here in Monmouth County. Use it, support it, and support those who make these opportunities available.
Join The Friends Today!
We want to hear from you! Email us at FLLbrookdale@gmail.com