LIFE@WesternCarolina is a lifelong education program specifically designed to provide learning opportunities to adults ages 50 and over. In this program, learners will participate in non-credit educational programs led by current and retired WCU faculty and staff and other educators from the region.
12 non-credit sessions will be offered each semester beginning in Fall 2019. Classes will meet at the Jackson County Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. beginning September 17. Classes will also meet at WCU's instructional site at Biltmore Park Town Square on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. beginning September 19.
October 2019 Speakers
James Costa, “The Ancestors Within Us: Insights, Promise and Perils of DNA Testing”
Alan Ward, “Cideries Etc.”
John Boyle, “Asheville Citizen-Times Newpaper's ‘Answer Man’ shares his experiences and his perspective on our region”
Elena Miller, “Storytelling”
Jeremy Wilson, “Eastern Band Tribal Council-An insiders View”
Members pay dues of $125 each academic year (fall and spring semesters, 24 sessions total).
Members may choose to attend on a semester basis for an $80 fee per semester.
*Please note that if a member joins for the Fall-semester membership and they decide at a later time to join for the Spring-semester as well, they would need to pay $80 for each semester.