Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
at San Diego State University
“OLLI at SDSU invites the gathering of keen educators and people with a broad array of life experience. The program inspires discovery, serves the curious, and is a real San Diego gem!”
— Eddie Baca
Eddie Baca is a retired airline pilot who’s now a partner in The Talon Group.
“I have enjoyed both teaching and taking classes with the OLLI at SDSU now for seven years. It has been both intellectually stimulating and a fun source of social bonding for me. Above all, we are a community of supportive friends who share enthusiasm, ideas, and inspiration in our common thirst for lifelong learning.”
— Denny Braun
Denny Braun is an author and retired professor of sociology and economics.
“As an introvert, being a member of OLLI provides a canvas for me to engage in social activities including riding the trolley to SDSU, being an active participant in stimulating interactive discussions, and fulfilling my personal agenda to be a lifelong learner. Having a role on the advisory board fulfills a need to volunteer. Volunteering means I am giving back for what I have received, paying it forward to carry on the work, and making a contribution so others benefit from my perspective.”
— Arnold Friedman
Arnold Friedman is a retired commander in the United States Navy and school counselor.
“I love the OLLI classes at SDSU. There is a broad range of topics and subjects. It’s such a treat to be able to take so many classes across so many subject areas. The instructors are informative and stimulating. The classmates are there to learn and engage in thoughtful exchanges. It all adds up to a terrific learning environment.”
— Sharon Popp
Sharon Popp is a retired special education administrator.