USM’s Maine Senior College Network was named “Best in Maine for Senior Education” in this year’s Best of Maine Down East issue.
Winners of the “Best of Maine” awards are selected for one of two categories: the Readers’ Choice or the Editors’ Choice. Ideas for the annual Editors’ Choice “Best of Maine” are collected throughout the year as the magazine’s editors and contributors travel the state. The Readers’ Choice nominees are identified and voted on by Down East readers.
The Maine Senior College Network started in 1997 at the University of Southern Maine and is a consortium of 17 independent learning centers from York to Fort Kent. Courses include everything from foreign languages to religion to the history of opera, all for a minimal tuition and annual membership, starting from $25. Maine Senior College Network requires no tests, papers, or grades — just intellectual stimulation for those over the age of 50. To find the college nearest you, call 207-780-4128 or visit Maine Senior College.
The full list of “Best of Maine” winners appeared in the July issue of Down East, the flagship publication of Down East Enterprise, Inc., based in Rockport, Maine.
Fran Myers, director of conferences, Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes – National Resource Center, accepts the Down East “Best in Maine for Senior Education Award” from Down East Magazine Editor in Chief Paul Doiron.