The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UGA has elected officers for the 2016-2017 year. They will take office July 1.
Lee Albright will succeed Betty Jean Craige as president. Other officers are Brenda Hayes, president-elect; Margaret Pruiett, secretary; and Victor Gagliano, treasurer (second term). Bill Alworth, Richard Bouldin, Sandy Clark (second term), Barbara Timmons and Clover Weller (second term) were elected board members. They will join Gary Bertsch, Heidi Davison, Nancy Grayson, Ian Hardin and Jill Reed.
At the group’s annual meeting, Craige presented a certificate to retiring Associate Dean Jack Parish, who has been OLLI’s liaison with the UGA College of Education for the past three years.
The Carol J. Fisher Award, which honors long and significant service to OLLI@UGA, was presented to Pat McAlexander, editor of the OLLI Times newsletter, photographer and writer.
OLLI@UGA now has nearly 1,500 members who last year participated in 359 classes.