October 16, 2015

Mayor Yepsen Proclaims Oct. 15 Lifelong Learning Day in Saratoga Springs

Mayor Joanne Yepsin Proclaims Oct. 15, 2015 Lifelong Learning Day
Mayor Yepsen, center, holding the Lifelong Learning Day proclamation, was joined by Jeff Shinaman, executive director of the Academy for Lifelong Learning, standing at left; President Hancock, at right, and many A.L.L. members.

Mayor Joanne D. Yepsen proclaimed Tuesday, Oct. 15 Lifelong Learning Day in Saratoga Springs.

The mayor was joined by Academy for Lifelong Learning Executive Director Jeff Shinaman, SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock and many A.L.L. members at the college’s location at 113 West Ave., Saratoga Springs.

Yepsen remarked on the importance of lifelong learning as a way to nourish the mind, body and soul of all of the city’s citizens.

Hancock, as the leader of a statewide college that serves primarily an adult population, expressed her appreciation for the city’s support of lifelong learning and said, “Every day is lifelong learning day at SUNY Empire.”

A.L.L., a nonprofit membership organization sponsored by SUNY Empire, was formed in 1992 to meet the educational and cultural needs of its members. Most of its members are more than 50 years old.

The city’s Lifelong Learning Day proclamation is part of A.L.L.’s participation in National Lifelong Learning Day, which was founded by the Road Scholar Institute, a nonprofit association of more than 400 lifelong learning organizations located across the country, including A.L.L.

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