Immediate: December 17, 2018
Garden City, NY — Proving that you’re never too old to learn, Nassau Community College (NCC), is proud to announce that the graduation pinning ceremony for the “students” of its first-ever “Professors on Wheels” program will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, at the Levittown Senior Center at 555 North Newbridge Road. At the pinning ceremony, “students” will receive an NCC lapel pin, a certificate of completion and a class photo.
During this pilot program, six professors from NCC volunteered their time once a week for five weeks to conduct classes with seniors from the senior center. The professors lectured on such subjects as “The Key to Health Through Nutrition and Movement,” “Plato and the Meaning of Democracy” and “The Science of Our World, Part 1.” Approximately 20 seniors participated in the program.
NCC President Dr. Hubert Keen enthused, “I want to thank our professors and the NCC Full-Time Faculty Union (NCCFT) for sponsoring this great community program. Union President and Professor Frank Frisenda and his supportive union board are to be commended for reaching out to the community to provide this service. Their actions show that life is a journey, and we need to keep learning every day to stay vital and engaged.”
NCC Marketing & Retailing Prof. Donna Hope, VP of the NCCFT and manager of the program, said, “We thought this would be a wonderful way to give something back to the men and women who have spent their lives giving of themselves to their families and their communities. Their lifetime of experience certainly kept us on our toes!”
The students at the senior center couldn’t be happier with their classes. “This is one of the best programs that has ever been offered here,” stated Sally Lilli. Lisa Lagan, another student, remarked, “I’m looking forward to next semester’s classes already!” The spring syllabus, which is still being designed, will also cover a wide range of topics.
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Nassau Community College is an institution where more than 19,000 full-time, part-time, Workforce Development and continuing education students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State SUNY System, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence. For more information, visit www.ncc.edu.