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College of Older Learners Announces Spring Seminar Showcase

Submitted by on March 8, 2016 – 5:36 pm

coOLAdults 50 and older are invited to attend the College of Older Learners (CoOL) spring seminar showcase on Tuesday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place in room 103B of the David Hartleb Technology Center on Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott Street. It is free and open to the public.

CoOL is an NECC-based seminar series designed for individuals over the age of 50 who have a love of learning and a desire to challenge their intellects. At the showcase, attendees will learn more about the seminars and meet the instructors.

Ranging from science to film, the seminar topics for the spring include “Yoga/Meditation,” “Gems: Nature’s Mysterious Gifts,” “The Middle East – A Primer,” “Beginning Tai-Chi Chuan,” “Haverhill: Past, Present and Future,” and more. Please view the full list of available courses through the CoOL seminar website.

All seminars meet on a designated week-day for six consecutive weeks, unless otherwise noted, at the Haverhill campus, NECC Riverwalk, or off-campus. The cost for each course is $30.

For additional information, please contact CoOL at or Ted Coughlin at

Upon enrolling, participants must obtain a campus parking permit from Christine DeRosa at or 978-659-1225.

With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 70 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth.  More than 7,400 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 6,700 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley.  Northern Essex is the only state college located in the lower Merrimack Valley Region of Massachusetts. For more information, visit the website at