Dr. Marilyn Hadley

From T’ai Chi to Writing Your Memoir and from Investments to Cardiovascular Disease 101, Senior College of Central Nebraska today announced that there are more than 14 offerings available in the fall schedule.

The classes, which meet for two hours once a week during the day at locations on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus and at sites around Kearney, will begin the week of Sept. 17 and conclude the end of October.

The membership fee for Senior College is $25, which entitles the member to members-only social events, newsletters, and invitations to special events such as tours, receptions and presentations.

To enroll in a Senior College class, the class enrollment fee is $25 per class, per person. A full listing of classes and the registration form are available on-line at or by calling Cel at 308.865.8508. Class registration is due Sept. 5.

“I’ve taken three courses and have learned a lot,” said Carl Spelts, a member from Kearney. “It’s fun–I’ve enjoyed every class.”

Senior College includes members from Amherst, Axtell, Elm Creek, Gibbon, Grand Island, Kearney, Miller, Minden and Ravenna. The membership-based nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing intellectually stimulating experiences as well as social events for its members, said Dr. Marilyn Hadley, who heads the marketing committee for the group.

“The Special Events are an important part of Senior College,” said Dwayne Wolf, a member from Kearney. “The Special Events are an important part of Senior College, providing both social and learning opportunities. The Special Events are worth the price of membership even if you don’t take classes.”

Membership for those who join Senior College of Central Nebraska for the first time this fall will be valid through December 2008. Current members may renew their membership for 2008 at any time through the end of this year.  

More than 200 individuals in Central Nebraska have become members of Senior College of Central Nebraska each year since the organization was founded in 2005. There is no age restriction, and current members range in age from their mid-40s to 90+.