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By writing to LINEC:
New England College
Henniker, NH 03242
By phoning LINEC’s registrar at 603.746.6212
History of LINEC
New England College has been involved in providing educational opportunities for older adults since the beginning of the Elder-hostel program which had roots at NEC. The College wanted to create an institute for learning in retirement for those adults who live within commuting distance of the College. The Institute would provide non-credit college-level courses.
In the early fall of 1989, an invitation to attend a planning meeting for the new institute was issued by Professor of Economics, Thea Braiterman, and Professor of Education, Marvin Seperson. Jim Verschuren, then the Director of Elderhostel’s Office of Support and Development, was the principal speaker.
Two meetings followed in November. Eighteen people paid the first membership dues – on good faith! Officers were elected. The late Marvin Braiterman was the first Chair. Committees were formed and the first statement of policy was drafted.
Classes started in the spring of 1990. The rest is history, which is well documented in course brochures, Steering Committee minutes, and annual meetings. In the fall of 1999, LINEC celebrated a tenth anniversary by honoring the faculty, some of whom have taught a course in each of the ten years. We continue to be inspired by the dedication of those who were there at the beginning and who guided LINEC through its formative years, as well as more recent participants.
LINEC continues to offer courses in most disciplines: science and technology, philosophy, literature, art and music, social sciences, and mathematics. Members are invited to offer suggestions for future courses.
Following are the members of the 2012/2013 Steering Committee.
This committee administers the programs and tends the business of the organization. Following are the members for 2012-2013:
Chair: Fran Philippe, 228-5776; email@example.com
Vice Chair : Stephen Waters
Secretary: Charlotte DeBell
Treasurer: Lee DeBell
Registrar/Membership: Helen Moffatt, 746-6212, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating: Heleen Kurk
Information Technology : Dave Wasilew
Curriculum : David Feltus (chair), 746-2293
Publicity/Marketing: Tamara Craig
Mailing : Abbyann Wasilew
Auditor: Judy Eliasberg
College Liaison: Sachiko Howard
Catalog : Edda Poggio (chair), Dave Wasilew (editor/layout), Fran Philippe, Tamara Craig (proof readers)
Other Contributing Members: Sally Chase, Ron Galik, Coralie Hansen, Michael Mancini, Jane Waters