Senior College: A health club for the mind

Senior College is a lecture series for adults in West Central Minnesota. A variety of quality, college level lectures with scholars from across the state stimulate learning and fuel curiosities in a congenial setting at the Alexandria Technical & Community College.

A public kick-off event launches each fall and spring semester, and a short winter session in January is offered for the weather-hardy. Senior College is designed for adults 50+ and welcomes adults of any age. The kick-off is free. A single registration allows access to all lectures and includes refreshments.

Senior College Documents

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Senior College Brochure Download Senior College Brochure Document pdf
Senior College Curriculum Download Senior College Curriculum Document pdf
Senior College Season Calendar Download Senior College Season Calendar Document pdf

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Customized Training Center: 320-762-4510

Toll Free: 888-234-1313

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  • Senior College featured on MPR News

    (the following is an excerpt from the article. To read the full article, click here)

    On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a large lecture hall at Alexandria Technical and Community College was filling up quickly.

    More than 220 people were filing in for a lecture. Jay Kulp, of Alexandria, Minn., sat in his favorite spot and pulled out a notebook and pen.

    "This has been such a blessing to be able to come to Senior College because it's things I never would have studied in school and now I'm finding myself very interested in learning,” he said. 

    When he was younger, he was more focused on finding a job and making a living. “But now I can concentrate on learning and broaden myself," he said.

    The classroom was full of people from their 50s into 90s. They're all students in the school's Senior College — a lecture series for older adults in west-central Minnesota.

    Students pay $110 for the 15-lecture fall or spring terms, or $50 for the shorter January term.

    "The idea was really to have high-content lectures available to a senior population primarily, not exclusively,” said Amy Sunderland, director of the Senior College. She described a simple set of parameters for the program: “To have a variety of subjects and no demands of regular college enrollment like tests and prereading and that sort of thing."

    Read the full article at MPR News: In Alexandria, a place for lifelong learning



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