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GSC celebrates the achievement of OLLI volunteer

Peg Fargo, a volunteer that serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Granite State College, was recognized by Volunteer NH with a Spirit of New Hampshire award.

Fargo is a tireless advocate for lifelong learning and has applied her vision, her talent for motivating fellow volunteers, and her extraordinary organizational skills toward the success of the OLLI program. Peg’s talents have been critical in the growth of OLLI from a concept to an organization that serves close to 1,000 members over the age of 50 in New Hampshire.

OLLI at Granite State College is a volunteer, membership run, nonprofit organization, with sites in Conway, Concord, the Seacoast, and Manchester, NH. The national OLLI network began in 2000 with grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation to emphasize the importance of lifelong learning for everyone at any age. The membership-driven OLLI program welcomes any participant over the age of 50 to its classes, where there aren’t any prerequisites or grades, but a genuine, widely held passion for learning. There are now 115 OLLIs in colleges and universities across the country, all of which celebrate a commitment to lifelong learning.