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.



Lifelong Learning Winter and Spring Newsletter

February 01, 2024 - ARCHBOLD, OHIO - This winter and spring we have lectures and a trip planned that includes the months of February, March and April of 2024, I hope you’ll consider joining us for these events. Every lecture has either a full hot breakfast or a continental breakfast with a full lunch. These are great opportunities to reconnect with like-minded individuals and to enjoy life long learning. Read More

Northwest State Community College Center for Lifelong Learning to Host Program on Fulton County Museum

November 03, 2023 - ARCHBOLD, OHIO - The NSCC Center for Lifelong Learning is offering a special presentation on the Fulton County Museum and Welcome Center, featuring John Swearingen, Jr. The program will be held at Northwest State on Friday, November 17th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in room C200. The cost to attend this event is $14.00. Read More or View the Registration Form

Northwest State Community College Center for Lifelong Learning To Offer Tour of Defiance Library and Tuttle Museum

May 9, 2023 - ARCHBOLD, OHIO - The NSCC Center for Lifelong Learning is offering its first off-campus visit to the Defiance County Library (320 Fort St.) and the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum in Defiance, OH on Wednesday, May 24th Read More

Center for Lifelong Learning Presentation Scheduled for February 17

February 2, 2023 - ARCHBOLD, OHIO - Kevin Moore is the Curator of Artifacts at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont, Ohio. He is responsible for caring for the museum’s collection of 20,000+ objects and designing its annual rotating exhibits. A graduate of the MA history program at BGSU, Kevin has also taught American History at Northwest State Community College for 10 years. Read More

Deb Wikstrom

Current Programs

Defiance County Library

The Center for LIfelong Learning is having its first off campus visit to the Defiance County Library and the Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum in Defiance, Ohio on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023.

No transportation will be provided and the meeting time will be 10:00 AM at the Defiance County Library for a tour of the library, the historical grounds and followed by a trip to the Tuttle Museum.

From the museum we will be driving to Kingsbury Park, 118 Auglaize St. in Defiance for a boxed lunch. Cost for this is $10.00 per person.

Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended as we will be walking the short distance to the Tuttle Museum from the library.

If you have any questions, please contact or 419.944.6195 to sign up.

One Day Lectures

Upcoming and Recent

Adults 50 and over are invited to attend a special program, presented by the NSCC Center for Lifelong Learning (CFLL) at the Archbold Campus on Friday, November 18 in the Voinovich Auditorium, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read More

General Info

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. At this time we will not be holding lectures for Decemebr 2022 or January 2023. Lectures to be resumed in February 2023. Stay tuned to more information as it becomes available!