What Is Lifelong Learning?

The Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit programming that is designed especially for those who are at least 50 years of age and/or retired. The center provides half-day, full-day and multiple-day programs and trips on a variety of topics and interests.
Each semester, the Center for Lifelong Learning plans two major activities: an all-day seminar on a current topic and a travel-study experience. The longer travel-study, which takes place during spring, has taken lifelong learners to most major cities east of the Mississippi. The fall over-nighter explores sites in Ohio, Indiana or Michigan.
Both are preceded by a campus class previewing the significance of the destination. The chartered motor coach becomes a traveling classroom.
All events are on a pay-as-you-participate basis. Lifelong learners have College library access and 350+ receive the CFLL newsletter.

Contact Deb Wikstrom for more information (see below).

Deb Wikstrom
Office B102


The Center for Lifelong Learning plans two trips each year. The multi-day travel-study trip takes place in the spring and typically includes a major city east of the Mississippi. The fall overnight trip focuses on sites in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

Upcoming Trips
To be determined once it’s safe to gather again. Please stay tuned for future updates.

One-Day Seminars

One-day seminars are held several times a year at Northwest State Community College. The events include keynote speakers, hands-on activities and time to interact with fellow lifelong learners.

The Center for Lifelong Learning is planning a "Meet and Greet" so save the date. This will take place on a reservation only basis on Thursday, November 5, 2020 in the George Voinovich Auditorium. There will be two sessions planned: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. In addition two Zoom sessions will be offered for those interested at these same times. Each session will be able to accommodate only 30 people with face coverings and social distancing in practice. Please contact Debbie Wikstrom, Coordinator for Lifelong Learning for reservations at or 419-944-6195.