6-18-2016 11-17-44 AMFor the past two weeks, the Center for Lifelong Learning has been hosting summer camps for children.

Last week there was an archery camp for 8 to 12 year olds. The Archery Camp focused on form and shooting. More than that, the kids learned range safety, eye dominance, and how to set up a shooting range. All of the equipment was provided so kids could come and try archery for the first time. Camp was limited to 20 students, and it maxed out.

This week we have kids in Decatur and in Athens. In Decatur, Ancient Art camp is at the Alabama Center for the Arts. This camp is for 5-7 year olds. They explored cave drawings, investigated hieroglyphs, and even uncover lost civilizations. It was a time for creativity.

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The Athens camp, “From Cows to Cotton,” was an exploration of farming. The kids went on field trips every day. Monday, the kids went to the Farmers Co-op. They picked out plants for their garden. We want to thank the folks at the Farmers Coop, John Curtis and Amy Wright, for their help. After the Co-op, the kids went to the extension office to find information about how to plant their new plants. Susan Smith and Camilla Greene were very helpful. They shared pamphlets and talked to the kids about the services they offer.

On Tuesday, the kids enrolled in “From Cows to Cotton” went to visit Mr. Darryl Adams’ cows. Mrs. Wynell Britton helped us find the farm and told the kids about all the things cows provide for us, like, leather, glue, meat, milk and so much more. Mr. Adams let the kids pet on some of the tamer cows and told the kids about moving the cows between the pastures. It was an exciting morning. But that was not the end of it; after visiting the cows, the kids went to Isom’s Orchard. There they were treated with a chance to pick their own peaches!

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There are more camps coming at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Next week will feature Stop Motion Animation, ages 8-13 and Smart Photography, ages 10 and up.

July 28-30, we will host the CSI Camp. This camp is for 11-12th grade and college students. The camp is an exploration of forensics – blood, bones, and handwriting. Camp is scheduled from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Even though the month is over, that does not end the camp opportunities. The month of July we will host five more camps – July 11-15, from 9:00am – 12:00pm; Chess, ages 8-12, Art Explorers, ages 8-12, and Ancient Art, ages 12 and up. July 18-22, from 1:00-4:00pm we will host the Great Brick Adventure for ages 5-13.

Check out the website – www.athens.edu/CLL – or give us a call at 256-233-8262.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

6-6-2016 1-37-32 PMDid you ever have one of those days when you wake up feeling great, look in the mirror and see yourself as 20 years younger? When I looked in the mirror this morning, my hair was brown again. When this feeling of the impossible hits me, I think of all the things I still have not seen.

At the Center for Lifelong Learning, we are planning a summer trip to the “enchanted forest.” On Friday, July 29, we will leave the Center at 8:00 am, headed to Montevallo, Alabama.

6-6-2016 1-37-40 PMMontevallo, Alabama is in Shelby County, just south of Birmingham. It is the home of the University of Montevallo. And, according to Wikepedia, there is a plaque on Reynolds Cemetery Road that marks the geographic center of the State of Alabama.

But that is not why we are going. We are going to see the trees in Orr Park. Why would you want to go see the trees? As you walk along the park, you will be greeted by carvings of faces in the trees. This remarkable forest of characters is a gift from Tim Tingle, a local artist who wanted to save as many trees as possible after a storm in 1993. Mr. Tingle only uses the dead trees, leaving the living ones to continue to grow. Today, there are over 30 sculptures in Orr Park courtesy of Mr. Tingle.

We are also going to visit the American Village in Montevallo. American Village opened in 1993 as a classroom for children. The goal of the Village was to help children understand the principles of liberty and to understand our history. It is a civics classroom with re-enactments of great moments in history. American Village houses replicas of Mount Vernon, Independence Hall, and the Oval Office.

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This trip will require a good bit of walking. You will be outside a good bit too, so remember to bring your personal fan. This trip would be a good outing for families or for adventurous friends. The fee is only $55/person which includes a picnic lunch. The last day to register is June 30.

If you have not registered for summer camps at the Center for Lifelong Learning, now is the time. Archery Camp is already filled, and several others only have a few spaces left. We have added a camp for older “kids,” too. CSI Camp is for 11th grade and up. It features a short course in forensics around blood, bones, and handwriting tools used to investigate. It sounds like so much fun, I want to attend myself. The fee is $55. Camp is scheduled Tuesday, June 28 – Thursday, June 30, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

For more information about what is happening at the Center, call us at 256-233-8260 or visit our webpage – www.athens.edu/CLL. We make regular announcements on Facebook at Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University, and on Twitter and Instagram at CLLatAthensState.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

5-20-2016 2-47-18 PMThe Center for Lifelong Learning is taking a group to Israel in November. There are still spaces for the trip. All you need is a $500 deposit, and you will be on your way!

People have asked me if I am worried. The answer is maybe, but not today. I know there is plenty of unrest in the area, but most of the areas we will visit are tourist areas. There has never been much scary activity in the tourist areas. Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia are far away – like from here to Texas far away.

Jerusalem is the biblical Holy Land for Muslims, Jews, and Christians. In the older part of the city, the Temple Mount complex has shrines to each faith – The Dome of the Rock, a shrine of Islam; the Western Wall, which is sacred to Judaism; the Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of Islam’s holiest shrines; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is supposed to be where Jesus was buried. With so much that means something to every faith, it is unlikely that I need to be worried about my trip.

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I am really excited that November 7th is almost here, just a few more months. I am looking forward to visiting other cities in Israel too. Bethlehem, Cana, the Sea of Galilee, and Mount Zion. We will spend two days in Tel Aviv, the modern financial district of Israel. This is the place for shopping, eating, and discovering historical sites.

Day three, we will travel to Jaffa, an ancient port city built by the Romans. In Caesarea we will visit the center of Christianity where Paul and Peter were held prisoner. Then on to Nazareth to visit Jesus’ boyhood city. And this is just the beginning. We still have three more days of wonderful things to see.

If you have any questions about this trip, please call me at 256-233-8262. I would love to answer your questions, and sign you up for the trip of a lifetime.

If you are still not convinced Israel is the trip for you, how about a trip to Gettysburg? Deposits for the trip to Gettysburg are due June 1, we have to have 30 to go. Just $100 will save your spot on the seven day, six night trip. We will be visiting the Battlefields of Gettysburg. We will be visiting the Pennsylvania Dutch country of Lancaster, PA. And we will stop by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. For a full itinerary, check out our web site or call me at 256-8262. The fee is just $699/person for double occupancy.

I am in the process of planning the 2017 day trips and our Christmas trip. If you have suggestions for day trips or overnight trips, you can call me at 256-233-8262.

Whether you are taking a trip or taking a class, learning is an everyday thing. I hope you will come learn with me.
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262
By: Wanda Campbell

5-6-2016 10-38-32 AMOn May 18, the Center will host The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership at the Dynetics Solutions Complex in Huntsville. The class will be held in the Main Conference Room. The presenter is Lori King-Taylor. You can register online at www.athens.edu/CLL or call me at 256-233-8262.

According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your emotions and the emotions of others. In reality, emotional intelligence is the ability to work well with many different types of people. Emotional intelligence allows you to observe your environment, assess the situation, and respond appropriately to the information provided.

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People with high levels of emotional intelligence are usually the top performers in an organization according to business experts. It is because they are more flexible and adaptable to events in the organizations. This brings new meaning to “go with the flow.”

More than just dealing with difficult people, this workshop will help you to connect with people in more meaningful ways. The workshop will help you identify ways to manage your emotions in highly charged settings, allowing you to perform at your best.

With a few guidelines, King-Taylor will help you understand how your emotions can help you influence the emotions of others that lead to misunderstanding. This workshop will also help you identify the triggers that change small problems to big problems.

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King-Taylor has over 20 years’ experience in training and organizational development. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Adult Education from Athens State University. She earned her Master of Education in Training and Development from Pennsylvania State University. She had the prestigious honor of speaking at the TEDx conference in 2014.

To register for this program, you can call 256-233-8260 or visit our website at www.athens.edu/CLL.

If you have not registered for your child’s summer camp yet, now is a good time to do that, too. They are filling up fast. We are offering a variety of camps this summer for ages 5-12. Check out the website – www.athens.edu/CLL – or LIKE us on Facebook at Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University. We make regular announcements on Facebook about all of our classes and events.

If you would like to go to Gettysburg with us in October, now is the time to make your deposit. One hundred dollars will hold your spot for a great week visiting Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC. For the full itinerary, check out the website – www.athens.edu/CLL – or give me a call at 256-233-8262.

Learning never stops at the Center for Lifelong Learning. We hope to see you there soon.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

4-15-2016 5-09-09 PMGuess what? It is only 25 days until the last day of school! My, how time flies. It seems like we just barely got finished with Christmas and New Year’s.

This year, the Center for Lifelong Learning will be offering several new camps. Be sure to watch backpacks for the announcement going home from schools or the News-Courier for a Sunday insert. Or you can check out our website – www.athens.edu/CLL – for more information. You can always call us at 256-233-8260 and we will mail on to you.

Here is what we are offering:

ARCHERY CAMP is for ages 8-12. It will be held June 6-10, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Carter Gym on the Athens State Campus. Boys and girls are welcome to spend a week with us learning everything you ever wanted to know about archery. Camp is limited to 20 students.

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FROM COWS TO COTTON is an introduction to agriculture for ages 8-12. It is scheduled June 13-16, from 9:00 am – 12 noon. We will start out at the Center for Lifelong Learning and visit local farms to learn about raising animals and crops. Camp is limited to 12 students.

SMART PHOTOGRAPHY will use your smart devices to take pictures around town. This camp is for ages 10 and up. It is scheduled June 20-24, 9:00 am – 12 noon. Camp is limited to 15 students.

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STOP MOTION ANIMATION is an opportunity to make your own movies. This camp is designed for ages 8-13. It will be held June 20-24, from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this change to be your own movie producer. Camp is limited to 12 students.

4-15-2016 5-09-28 PMCHESS CAMP is for ages 8-12. It is an opportunity to learn game strategies and how the pieces move. Camp will be held July 11-15, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. This camp is limited to 30 students.

ART EXPLORERS is for ages 8-12. This camp is an exploration of art mediums. Camp is scheduled July 11 – 15, from 9:00 pm – 12:00 pm. This camp is limited to 15 students.

THE GREAT BRICK ADVENTURE is for ages 5-13. Camp is scheduled July 18-22, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Like Stop Motion Animation, this camp is co-sponsored with Bricks 4 Kidz. It is a chance to build adventures with LEGO bricks and is sure to be lots of fun. Camp is limited to 20 students.

GROSS SCIENCE is a fun exploration of the slimy, smelly, and weird things that happen in the human body. Camp is for ages 8-12 and will be held July 25-27, 9:00 am – 12 noon.

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ANCIENT ART will be held at the Alabama Center for the Arts in Decatur. There are three weeks available depending on your age. Camp is for 5-7 year olds, 8-11 year olds or ages 12 and up. Each camp is limited to 20 students.

We hope you will LIKE us on facebook – Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University. You can FOLLOW us or TWEET us at CLLatAthensState.
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262
By: Wanda Campbell

4-1-2016 12-11-03 PMJust five short years ago, the Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) opened its doors on April 26, 2011. The opening was attended by city, county, and state officials. Many from the community came to ask the ever present question – What is it you do here?

Last year, we offered nearly 400 programs with more than 7,000 people coming to the Center. We collaborated with community organizations like Spirit of Athens, Greater Limestone Chamber of Commerce, and Storytelling Festival, to host events or provide speakers. We held classes for children of all ages – music lessons, summer camps, ACT Test Strategies, and Tutoring in Math and Reading. We offered classes for adults in everything from art (Blacksmithing and Photography) to personal interest (Ballroom Dance, Sewing, and Academic Travel programs). We also offered classes for business professionals, both online and in-class programs.

It is very easy to register for our classes or events. Just go online at www.athens.edu/CLL or call us at 256-233-8260.

This month, our leisure classes will include Intermediate Blacksmithing, on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Classes will be held at 208 Commercial Dr, Athens, Alabama. The class is taught by Travis Fleming and Al Stephens, both well-known blacksmiths. It is recommended that you take Basic Blacksmith prior to taking this class. The fee is $99/person. Class size is limited to eight.

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Saving Money on Groceries & More will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. This class is taught by Kristan Stanton. Classes will be held at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

If you are looking for professional or career courses, look no further. For the accountants in our area, we are offering Implementing SSARS 21 for Accountants. Class will be held at the Center on Thursday, April 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon. The instructor for the course is Mike Brand, of Johnson, Feigley, Newton, and Brand. The course is approved for 3.5 CPEs in Accounting and Auditing. The fee is $75/person.

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May 16-19, 2016, we will offer ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training. Classes will be held 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. This course satisfies both the competency based and qualification based Exemplar Global auditor certification training requirements. The fee is $1995/person. Classes will meet at the Center for Lifelong Learning.

The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership will be offered on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m – 12 Noon. Class held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex Main Conference Center, Huntsville, Alabama. This workshop is $65/person.

For the adventurous among you, we have a program called Academic Traveler. This month we are offering a trip to Montgomery, Alabama for The Comedy of Errors on April 30, 2016, at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival – Octagon Theater. The fee is $99/person. The deadline to register is April 8.

Check the website – www.athens.edu/CLL – for upcoming trips to Gettysburg and Israel. Or call me at 256-233-8260 for all your questions.

And don’t forget our birthday on Monday, April 25 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; we will be serving birthday cake.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

3-18-2016 11-01-39 AMWhat is on your bucket list? A bucket list is a list of things you want to get done or to see before you die.

For a long time, my big bucket list wish was to graduate from college. You know how it is, life gets in the way. First, there were kids, then money issues, then we moved and so much more. Life happens. But after nearly 20 years and four colleges, I finally got my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, in 1996. There was not anyone prouder that day on that stage.

Check that one off, and now what?

As soon as I got my Bachelor’s, I wanted a Master’s degree. I was nearly 50, and not sure I could work and go to school. It was hard to do, but I really wanted to do this. Back on my bucket list it went – graduate with a Master’s degree. It took nearly four years, and I was not sure a couple of times I could finish what I started. But I got to cross that one off, too!

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Now what?

I really thought I was finished with my bucket list. I felt very successful. Then in 2007, a movie came out that changed everything.

The movie was The Bucket List with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The jacket on the movie box said, “Billionaire Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) and car mechanic Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) are complete strangers, until fate lands them in the same hospital room. The men find they have two things in common: a need to come to terms with who they are and what they have done with their lives, and a desire to complete a list of things they want to see and do before they die. Against their doctor’s advice, the men leave the hospital and set out on the adventure of a lifetime.”

If you have not seen the movie, I highly recommend it. It reminded me that there are things to see and things to do before you die that have nothing to do with success.

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At the Center for Lifelong Learning, we host Academic Traveler journeys on a regular basis. This year we are going to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival to see the museum, and watch A Comedy of Errors on April 30. In October, we will be going to Gettysburg, with stops in Hershey, and Washington DC. But the real trip of a lifetime is the trip to Israel in November.

Israel: The Holy Land is a guided tour of Tele Aviv, Jerusalem, and surrounding areas. Of course, I am a little afraid of the unrest in the region. And, of course, I am worried about the flight. For me, this is a spiritual pilgrimage. And probably it will be my last trip overseas. There is lots of information on our website about this trip. Check out Academic Travel under current courses for trip information. The website is www.athens.edu/CLL. I hope you will consider going with me on this special journey. Call me at 256-233-82692 if you have questions or concerns.

With this trip, we can pack a lifetime of learning in just 10 days.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

3-5-2016 10-04-06 AMAs adults, we will spend more than one-third of our life at work.

All business is people business – no matter where you work, you will be involved with people. In the people business, everyone is your customer. Sometimes you are selling something to your customer, and sometimes you are selling yourself to a boss or co-worker. Practicing effective business etiquette builds a foundation for satisfaction.

Good salesmanship is empathetic. Empathy means you can identify the feelings, thoughts and attitudes of others. If I am watching television or reading a book, and really getting into it, the character throws a punch and I stand up and throw a punch too, that’s empathy. This is not to be confused with sympathy. Sympathy is agreeing with the feelings of others. When someone gets hurt and we feel sorry about it, that is sympathy.

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In business, rapport is essential. It starts with body language – a smile, a friendly wave, a sincere handshake, a kind word. During the day we “entertain” many guests – the mailman, customers, co-workers, vendors. Good business etiquette makes encounters more productive and allows people to agree to disagree.

On Friday, April 1, the Center for Lifelong Learning will host Meetings, Messages, and Media: The Modern Mastering of Professional Communications from 8:00am to 3:00pm. The course will feature Dr. Darlene Turner-White, discussing Social Media and Digital Communication. Also included is a segment on Email Etiquette and Professional Business Writing with Dr. Thomas Pieplow. Dr. Kimberly Jack will talk about Professional Dress: Appropriate Attire for Interviews and the Workplace. The final segment of the workshop is Establishing a Professional Climate. The fee for the workshop is $65, and includes lunch.

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On Friday, April 21, we will be offering a workshop for accountants. The workshop, Implementing SSARS 21, will feature Mike Brand. The topics include Implementing SSARS 21 during your busy season, engagement letter best practices, what about independence, and FASB ASU updates. This course has been approved for 3.5 CPEs in accounting and auditing. The fee for the workshop is $75. The workshop will be held at the Center for Lifelong Learning from 8:00am to noon.

If you are looking for fun and have not registered for the Glass Blowing trip on March 22, you will need to do that by March 10. We are going to the Franklin Glassblowing Studio. The Studio offers unique glass art, home décor, and lighting. They also offer glassblowing classes. We will join a class that is making paperweights, ornaments or cups. All materials will be included in the fee, so there will not be an additional cost for the class. Lunch is on your own. We will gather at 8:00am at the Center for Lifelong Learning for the trip. Expect to be back home by 4:00pm. This trip is limited to 12, and we still have a couple of spaces left.

You can register for any of the above classes or trips online at www.athens.edu/CLL or give us a call at 256-233-8260. Remember we are on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too. You can keep up with what is happening at the Center by liking us on Facebook, Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State, or following us on Twitter or Instagram at CLLatAthensState.
By: Wanda Campbell
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262

2-19-2016 11-37-42 AMOn Saturday, February 27, the Center for Lifelong Learning will host a performance called Songs of the Sixties by the Athens State Community Chorus and the Decatur Civic Chorus. The show will take place in the Sandridge Student Center Ballroom on the Athens State University campus. Dinner will be served from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and Sounds of the Sixties concert will be from 7:00pm-8:30pm. Tickets are available at the Center for Lifelong Learning for $25, which includes your dinner and the show. Get your tickets by Thursday, February 25!

I am really excited about this concert. The Sixties were my era. My prom song was Crimson and Clover, by Tommy James and the Shondells. I can put a memory on most of the songs from that time period.

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In the sixties, there was music from Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Pat Boone, The Highwaymen, Chubby Checkers and Frank Sinatra. And as I sit here writing this, a flood of favorite songs are coming back to me.

Do you remember Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini? It was a song from 1960 written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. The song was released by Brian Hyland with an orchestra conducted by John Dixon. It was about a shy girl going to the beach in a bikini for the first time. Boy, how I could relate! Bikinis were so skimpy after all those one-piece bathing suits.

Maybe you don’t remember that one, but what about Travelin’ Man by Ricky Nelson? I know you remember Ricky Nelson. His whole family was on television in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (mom and dad). Ricky and his brother David were not the stars, but they provided enough entertainment so that they were interesting to watch. Besides, Ricky was SOOOO CUTE when I was a teenager. I could just listen all day – “I’m a travelin’ man, I’ve made a lot of stops all over the world, And in every port I own the heart, Of at least one lovely girl…..”

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Maybe the early sixties are too early for you to remember. What about 1968? That is when Otis Redding did (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay. Or maybe you remember Mrs. Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel. How about Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley?

I know you remember I Heard it Through the Grapevine by Marvin Gaye. That song was used in a popular commercial for raisins in 1986. It was a commercial made for California Raisins and had raisins dancing and singing “I heard it through the grapevine.” It was very popular for several years. Burger King even had California Raisins as the toy in their kids’ meals.

Whatever the song, I am sure you can sing along with me during the concert. Don’t forget to get your tickets by February 25. And if you have not gotten your registration in for the Women’s Symposium – Leadership Next: Defying Gravity — on March 2, you will need to do that by February 25, too.

We are doing so much at the Center for Lifelong Learning. Whether you like travel, want to take classes, or need professional development courses, the Center is the place to never stop learning. Just check out the web site – www.athens.edu/CLL or call us at 256-233-8260.

And remember, we are all over social media. You can follow us on Instagram at centerforlifelonglearning. You can tweet us at ASU Center@CLLatASU, or you can like us on Facebook at Center for Lifelong Learning at Athens State University.
By: Wanda Campbell

2-5-2016 4-59-01 PMOn March 2, Athens State’s Center for Lifelong Learning will be hosting a team of well-respected, successful female leaders across a multitude of disciplines including aerospace, business, broadcast journalism, engineering, entrepreneurialism, sports technology, higher education, and cancer research. Each of these highlighted women either currently lives in North Alabama, or has strong ties to our area.

This event will be held at the Dynetics Solutions Complex Main Conference Center. The Complex is located at 1002 Explorer Boulevard in Huntsville. The event is scheduled from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Your $85 registration fee includes admission to the event and access to speakers. Also included are a continental breakfast, lunch, networking breaks, and interactive discussions. This is an opportunity for purposeful communication and strategic leadership development.

A complimentary autographed copy of celebrated author Linda Spalla’s Leading Ladies: 30 Tips for Dynamic Female Leaders, a survival guide for women at any level of management, will be provided to the first 50 registrants.

Our featured speakers include former astronaut Dr. Jan Davis, vice president and general manager of Jacobs Technology (ESSA), and Paula Payton who is SmartSports chief commercial officer, consultant and Past Director of NYU’s Department of Strategic Communication, Marketing, and Media Management.

Hadiyah-Nicole Green, is a St. Louis, Missouri native and has more than ten years of training and research experience, initially in optics and nanotechnology and subsequently in the applications of nano-bio-photonics to cancer research. She was recently awarded a $1.1 million VA grant for Cancer Research.

Ms. Lisa Williams was the co-founder and president of 3D Research Corporation from 1997-2006. 3D Research was acquired by the Schafer Corporation in December 2005. After the sale of 3D Research Corporation, Ms. Williams took over as president of Systems Dynamic International in February of 2011 after their president died unexpectedly. She was able to put the company back on track for success and left SDI in March 2012. Ms. Williams is currently president of the Solder 1 Corporation.

Angela Henderson brings a special mix of family and career development knowledge blended with leadership and direction enabling men and women to realize their potential as parents, co-parents, and productive citizens. For more than eleven years, she provided leadership and direction for Calhoun Community College’s Alabama Parenthood Initiative where she could impact the future to strengthen entire families.

Linda Spalla was one of the first females in top corporate television management in the deep South, one of the early few for CBS and the first for the New York Times Broadcast Group. During this time, she was a wife, mother, daughter and community enthusiast who never lost her femininity or her Southern roots.

Lori King-Taylor has extensive experience in leadership development and organizational effectiveness and has worked with a wide variety of industries including automotive, financial services, manufacturing, aerospace, technical and non-profit organizations. King-Taylor specializes in helping companies and their employees develop skills and strategies needed to improve individual, team and organizational performance.

So mark your calendar today and call in your reservation. Reservations can be made online at www.athens.edu/CLL. This program is listed under Concerts and Conferences. You can also call us at 256-233-8260 or email us at CLL@athens.edu and we will get back in touch with you.

What are your goals for this year? Is “leadership next” on your list of life goals?
Center for Lifelong Learning – 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL 35611 – 256-233-8262
By: Wanda Campbell

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