Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide educational programs for group study on topics selected by and for the membership.

Goals

LIFE@UCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit equal opportunity organization, a community educational program for people of retirement age in the Central Florida area who thirst for continued learning.

Programs

There are a variety of topics in a relaxed learning environment. Course presenters include faculty and staff from UCF, other area institutions and the Community.

CURRENT NEWS

LIFE Starting a Summer Lecture Program
The LIFE Board has authorized a summer lecture series. Class Schedule Information including time and location is located under the CLASS SCHEDULE tab, and will be sent out to all members via email.

Election of Board Members
An election of board members was held at our annual meeting held on our last day of class April 19th. The membership elected the following members to a 3 year term:
Returning members: Lee Cross, Aaron Liberman, Timothy Matthews, and Jack McGuire.
New members: Paul Enchelmayer and Marie Ruckstuhl.
Members are reminded that all board members are volunteers. Most also chair important committees or serve in other special assistant positions. LIFE is only as good as our volunteers. Next time you see one, thank them for their efforts.

NEW Web Based LIFE Program Evaluation Established
The Curriculum committee needs member feedback on the programs provided each week. This is now easily done from the LIFE Web Site. On the home page Click on the Speaker Evaluation Form TAB. There you will find an easy to complete form. Your input is valuable. Please take the time to complete surveys, especially on those you have found to be very rewarding or not up to par.

LIFE Fund Drive for Gerontology Research at UCF
The LIFE 25 th year celebration announced that a special FUND RAISING DRIVE has been established that will support increased funding to the annual Richard Tucker Gerontology Applied Research Award program, and will create annual student scholarships for UCF students working towards a gerontology minor. Presently this program is supported through excess operating funds. The gerontology Awards program was created to promote gerontology research here at UCF. To date the program has been successful in creating start up research efforts in many of the UCF departments. These successful efforts have provided the information needed to develop larger scale grants from larger research support organizations. Our program needs to grow to meet the expanding UCF base. Please consider donating to this very important research area that can impact all LIFE members. More information about this program can be found on this web site under the Donation tab.

LIFE BOARD APPROVES MEMBERSHIP INCREASE TO 650 FOR FALL 2016 CLASSES
Based the attendance record over the past years the membership committee recommended and the LIFE board approved increasing the LIFE membership limit to 650 starting with the 2016 fall semester. Even with this increase in membership waiting time for new application will still remain over one year. The present waiting list is over 350 and it continues to increase.

NEW SHUTTLE SERVICE
A Shuttle Service for LIFE members is offered every Tuesday to assist members in getting to the Student Union for class sessions. Busses will run from the LYNX Transit center at the first Bay on Route 7 from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. After class the shuttle will run from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Park at garage A or I to take advantage of this service. See the Shuttle Service Tab on this web site for more information.