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Lifelong Learning Society names volunteer of the year

May 19, 2000

Nancy Seeds of Conway has been named the 2000 Volunteer of the Year by Coastal Carolina University's Lifelong Learning Society (LLS), a learning-in-retirement program designed for senior adults.

A retired history teacher from New York, Seeds has served as president of the LLS Advisory Board for the past two years and was instrumental in the restructure of the organization. Seeds also served as an instructor for the LLS.

Other LLS members recognized at the meeting were outgoing board members Gary Stahley of Myrtle Beach and Glen O'Connell of Pawleys Island. Tim Taylor was recognized for his contributions as Web manager for the organization.

"Coastal's Lifelong Learning Society could never have achieved what it has in so short a time without the ideas and hard work of many volunteers," said Judy Fontana, director of program development services in Coastal's Division of Extended Learning and Public Services.

The organization's membership has increased from 112 in the fall of 1997 to more than 900 in the spring of 2000. The program received the National Model Program Award for 1999 from the Network for Older Adult Learners of the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE).

Fall semester classes for the Lifelong Learning Society begin Monday, Sept. 11 and class registration begins July 24. Classes are held at Coastal's Conway campus and at LLS extension sites in Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and on the South Strand.

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