An Evening at Rollins

Rollins launches Center for Lifelong Learning with a sampling of classes.

Ponce de León didn’t have a guide to Florida when he first visited the state 500 years ago, but the more than 370 older adults attending “An Evening at Rollins” benefited from the expertise of a 50-year veteran of the state’s history during a presentation by Rollins Professor Emeritus of History Jack Lane.

The preview event for the new Center for Lifelong Learning featured a sampling of the type of courses the Center will offer this fall.  In addition to Florida history, the event featured vignettes about dance, a stage legend, superheroes, and Disney, all presented by members of the Rollins faculty. Director of Dance Robert Sherry and his partner Robin Wilson brought their Rollins dance class to perform and led the audience in participatory movements from the class they will be teaching in the fall.

The new Center for Lifelong Learning will offer innovative liberal arts programming for adults 50 and older from Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville, and other Central Florida communities.  The noncredit courses will last four weeks and will feature current and emeritus faculty from Rollins.  Members will pay $200 to participate in a total of six courses (three in the fall and three in the spring). Nonmembers can choose from among the more than 20 courses for $60 per course.

The Rollins Center for Lifelong Learning has been made possible by a generous grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation. For information on membership and courses to be offered, contact