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AACC LifeStages Program Wins National Award

Nov. 15, 2012

The National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) selected Anne Arundel Community College’s LifeStages program for its Exemplary Program Award for Community Services at the recent NCCET national conference. 

The award recognizes outstanding programs that impact a college’s community and that are innovative, replicable and sustainable.

LifeStages was founded in 2008 by Center on Aging Director Terry Portis, Ed.D., to provide courses and resources for adults in midlife. Supported through course tuition and fees, LifeStages has grown to include more than 100 courses on topics related to health, care giving and family issues, employment challenges and community leadership. As part of an effort to promote returning to school and encore careers, AACC received grant funds to develop two online courses – “Successfully Returning to School as an Older Adult” and “Careers in Allied Health,” which were accessed by more than 300 people. 

For information about LifeStages, visit the website:

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