Organization and Officers
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Washington College (WC-ALL) was formed in 1992 by a group of interested residents of the Chestertown area with the active encouragement of the College administration. It is designed to provide non-credit courses for continuing education and to act as an interface between the College and the Community. The concept of peer education as it developed in the Elderhostel Institute Network is a main feature of its organization, although WC-ALL is not a part of that network.
Washington College recognizes WC-ALL as a non-credit educational program consistent with its own educational objectives and provides WC-ALL with office and classroom space. The Academy is an autonomous organization, however, that is supported by its own membership fees and contributions, and has its own governance. It operates within the general policy rules observed by the College, and its status is determined by the College’s status as a non-profit educational institution.
WC-ALL is governed by a Council of directors elected by the membership, with directors serving for a three-year term, for a maximum of two consecutive terms.. A senior official in the College Administration is also member of the Council. The election of Council members occurs at WC-ALL’s annual meeting in May.
All who participate in the activities of the Academy are volunteers. Instructors receive an honorarium for their services. Funds in excess of the support needs of WC-ALL activities are earmarked for scholarships for Washington College students.
THE COUNCIL — 2013-2014
John Christie, Chair, Emeritus
- Dr. Andrea Lange, College Liaison
- Frances Miller, Special Events Co-Chair
- Mary Pritchard
- Kathryn Sack, Special Events Co-Chair
- Turner Smith, Assistant Treasurer
- Betty Spence Vice Chair/Publicity Chair
Dick Swanson, Curriculum Chair
- Joan Wise
- Doug Heisler, Mentor Co-Coordinator
- Richard Lance, Webmaster
- Barbara Parker, Mentor Co-Coordinator
- Meghan Siudzinski, Adminisrator