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
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
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.
For more information, call 349-2665, 349-2544 or visit the Web
site at www.coastal.edu/learn