Elderscholar

Elderscholars in a lecture

The region's premier life-long learning opportunity for adults over 55

Education. Fellowship. Fun. 

ElderscholarSM was developed at Roanoke College in the fall of 1984 as a spin-off of the national Elderhostel program. For over three decades, ElderscholarSM has been among the most visible and popular examples of Roanoke College's commitment to providing educational opportunities to seniors and retirees.

Two elderscholars eating in the Commons

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Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in this unique opportunity.

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Spring 2022 Elderscholar offerings

Constitution Day Lecture

The Constitution Day lecture will be given by Robert Fabrikant, a senior counsel at the law firm of Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLP. 

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Date | Time: Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location: Roanoke College, Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom

Women in Corporate America Corporate Values: Then and Now

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity in conjunction with the Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation host an evening with Coach Ken Carter. 

This event is open to the public. Complimentary tickets are required.

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Date | Time: Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location: Cregger Center, Cregger Arena

Fowler Public Affairs Lecture Series presents:

Mara Liasson is a national political correspondent for NPR. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazine programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Liasson provides extensive coverage of politics and policy from Washington, DC — focusing on the White House and Congress.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM
Location: Roanoke College, Bast Center