The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU advisory board plays an integral role in the success of this wonderful organization for adults age 50 and better.
Of utmost importance, the advisory board advises and provides feedback and constructive ideas for achieving OLLI at SDSU’s mission, vision, and goals.
In this issue of the Outlook Newsletter, we welcome the new board members who will play such a vital part in the organization’s continued success. We thank them for taking on this task, and would like to introduce them to the membership they will be serving in the coming year:
Eddie Baca is a retired airline pilot who’s now a partner in The Talon Group.
“OLLI at SDSU invites the gathering of keen educators and people with a broad array of life experience,” he said. “The program inspires discovery, serves the curious, and is a real San Diego gem!”
Denny Braun is an author and retired professor of sociology and economics.
“I have enjoyed both teaching and taking classes with the OLLI at SDSU now for seven years,” he said. “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.”
Arnold Friedman is a retired commander in the United States Navy and school counselor.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Sharon Popp is a retired special education administrator.
“I love the OLLI classes at SDSU,” she said. “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.”