As an integral part of James Madison University, the member-driven Lifelong Learning Institute (JMU LLI) promotes lifelong learning by providing affordable, not-for-credit, intellectual, cultural, and social experiences to enrich the lives of adults in the central Shenandoah Valley.

Join our members in their passion to live life to the fullest. While there is no age restriction to our activities, most classes meet during the weekdays, once a week for two hours for five weeks. We offer a wide variety of classes – history, art, music, current events, religion, science, literature, languages, hobbies and many others. Classes meet at a variety of locations across Rockingham County. There are no tests or grades, just the love of learning.

There are also one-hour brown bag learning lunches on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. There is no charge or preregistration to attend the brown bag learning lunches. These are open to the public as a way to get to know LLI. We also offer local, regional and international travel opportunities, common interest groups, a New Horizons Band, and attend events at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts.

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Constitution and Bylaws

LLI Office Hours
Monday - Friday

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Email: LLI@jmu.edu

 Phone: 540.568.2923


2019-20 LLI Advisory Board

President: Joanne Bell
Past President: Bill Ingham
President-Elect: Joe Laughland
Secretary: Deane Geier
Curriculum Chair: Kathy Picerno
Hospitality Chair: Jackie Gerrard
Lectures & EdVentures Co-Chairs: Kris Stern & Yogi Gillete
Membership Chair: Phil Updike
Nominations Chair: Mark Keeler
Publicity Chair: John Noffsinger
Historian: Bill Ingham
Member-at-Large: Linda Bradley
Member-at-Large: Jim Totty
Member-at-Large: Hartley Gaston

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