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WELCOME TO THE UCONN ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM

If you're a retiree interested in keeping your mind stimulated through ongoing education, you're in the right place.  It's exactly what we do.  If you haven't been here before, just click on this link to learn about the ALP organization and how you can become a member.  It's not hard and it's not expensive! Come and sample a class!


MANY ATTENDED ANNUAL MEETING 


On Tuesday, June 8, via Zoom, many members attended the ALP Annual meeting. New By-Laws were passed, a budget was passed, a new slate of officers was elected and we celebrated the accomplishments of the past year. ALP presented over 100 classes using Zoom technology and they were attended by many of our ALP members. 

At the close of our meeting, members were entertained by our guest speaker Walter Woodward, Connecticut State Historian. In his talk, Events That Shaped our Lives,”  he helped us understand how people and events in Connecticut’s past played crucial roles in forming the culture and character of Connecticut today. A gifted story-teller, he brought to life in new ways the history we thought we knew from the nearly forgotten early presence of the Dutch, to the time when Connecticut was New England’s fiercest prosecutor of witches, the decades when Nutmeggers were rapidly leaving the state, and the years when Irish immigrants were hurrying into it.  Whether it’s his investigation into the unusually rough justice meted out to Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, or a peek into Mark Twain’s smoking habits, Prof. Woodward left us thinking about our state’s past––and its future––in a whole new way. 

His new book, Creating Connecticut, is available at walt@uconn.edu

If you enjoyed this past year as a member of ALP, please Tell a Friend. We are always eager to welcome new members!

  

ALP IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS                     
Are you looking for ways to give back to ALP
for the many classes that you have enjoyed? 
We are in need of your talents and expertise!
Click here to find ways that you can help!