Interview: OLLI

Meet Toniann DeSousa, Program Director of OLLI

OLLI at Granite State College (GSC) is a ‘learning for the fun of it’, member-driven volunteer based educational program for lifelong learners age 50+ who are eager to explore ideas and interests in a safe and relaxed environment, with a community of peers. Volunteer curriculum committees develop programs in response to member interests. Courses are non-credit. There are no tests, grades, or college prerequisites. Events, trips, social activities and volunteer opportunities enhance member benefits.

Ongoing program goals include providing first-rate classes, achieving financial sustainability, expanding our community-partner presence, and making “OLLI at Granite State College” a household name in New Hampshire.

OLLI programs are held at GSC facilities or at easily accessible community sites. Classes are facilitated by volunteers, teachers and community leaders who enjoy sharing their expertise with members whose life experiences enrich an open exchange of ideas.

Interview recorded August 2022

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