BWE - About LIFE

As I write this letter at the end of October, the snow has fallen (too early for my liking) and the temperature was cold enough for the snow to stay at least until the sun came out. The snow did give me a push to realize that January is “just around the corner” and our new LIFE class opportunities will be a bright spot to help us navigate the rough upcoming winter, if weather forecasts are true and we need to watch our actions to protect us from COVID-19. We are all looking for activities that will encourage our intellectual growth, as well as, offering opportunities to socialize during the days ahead. It will be a relief for all that we don’t need to worry about snowstorms, frigid weather or parking frustrations to participate in LIFE!

Chrisanne Pieper and the Program Committee are excited to offer you 72 Zoom classes for the winter quarter in a wide range of subject areas. Because we are now in Zoom format we are able to tap speakers and speaker bureaus offering a wide range of topics and the speakers location is not an issue. You will notice several offerings from these sources: LIFELONG Learning in St. Petersburg, FL, National Historic Site Speakers Bureau and speakers associated with the Smithsonian Art Museum. We are very excited that these new resources were willing to work with us. We are also continually looking for interesting local topics and speakers. Please let us know if there are topics you would like us to pursue or speakers that you would recommend. 

You, the members, make the LIFE program successful. Chrisanne Pieper, Jamie Schroeder and the LIFE board appreciate your support by signing up for classes, donating monetarily and spreading the good word about LIFE to your friends. Without your flexibility and willingness to learn a new approach to programming, LIFE could have ceased to exist, but instead LIFE is thriving! 

See you in class!
Julie Stenehjem, LIFE Board Chair


LIFE Advisory Board Members

The LIFE Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 3 pm in H1305. Call any board member listed below or RCTC Continuing Education at 280-3157.

LIFE Advisory
Board Officers

 Julie Stenehjem

Chuck Stupca
Vice Chair

 Frank Iossi 

  • Colleen Arnold
  • Janet Bartz
  • Martha Batzner
  • Brenda Dicken
  • Peg Farrell
  • Steve Frytak
  • Tom Gaffey
  • Pamela Haase
  • Jane Hallman
  • Judy Haugen
  • Chad Israelson
  • Phil Karsell
  • Walt Menning
  • Judy Pease
  • Maureen Plitzuweit
  • Pixy Russell
  • Steve Troutman
  • Bill Wiktor
  • Mary Wilson

RCTC Senior Program Director

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