College Welcomes Senior Adult Auditors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: August 19, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
SUNY Rockland Community College Welcomes Senior Adult Auditors
Fall ’08 classes begin Tuesday, September 2
Suffern, NY - Senior citizens are encouraged to take advantage of the SUNY Rockland Community College Senior Adult Audit program.
Senior Adult Audits are seniors over the age of 60 who take credit courses tuition-free on a space available basis. Seniors are responsible for program fees and are required to meet pre-requisites.
The next opportunity for seniors to enroll in the Senior Adult Auditors programs will be Fall ’08, with classes beginning on Tuesday, September 2. A schedule of classes is available through Admissions on the first floor of the Technology Center, 145 Collage Ave. Suffern, NY 10901.
How to register:
1. Pick up a Schedule of Classes in the Technology Center on campus OR, if you enjoy surfing the web, go to www.sunyrockland.edu and use WebAdvisor to check on course availability. Click on the Fall '08 Register Now tab on the right hand side of the page. It will take you to the WebAdvisor welcome screen where you should click on Guest and Prospective Students and then Search for Sections.
Registration forms are in the Schedule of Classes or can be downloaded from the Registrar’s homepage.
2. Submit requested courses on Registration Form (indicate Senior Adult Audit), by mail to the Records Office, by fax to (845) 574-4499, or in person at the Records Office in the Technology Center.
3. The Records Office will mail course confirmation to seniors who are successfully enrolled in classes.
For additional course opportunities for seniors, contact the Center for Personal & Professional Development at 845-574-4151.
“If you’re not smarter each year than you were the year before, then you are wasting your life,” said 90-year-old RCC student Joel Lipson, who has attended the College for nearly three decades. Although he earned a bachelor’s in Social Science from Brooklyn College in 1937, Lipson is a student of lifetime learning who has taken advantage of the College’s Senior Adult Audit program.
Upon retiring from his position as an advertising copywriter working in Manhattan, Lipson took 12 credits his first semester as a Senior Adult auditor. He has since taken all the courses offered in his favorite subjects: computers, history and philosophy. Like many other seniors, he says the most valuable benefit he has received is computer literacy, which enables him to manage his medical and financial records and to keep in contact with relatives and friends around the country.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.