A Message from the Program Director

Judy CohenGreetings, and welcome to the Spring semester of the Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning at Goucher College! We’re happy to have you along as we usher in the 2020s.

Exciting things will be happening on campus during these coming months, giving us many reasons to be #goucherproud: we’ll inaugurate Goucher’s 12th president, Kent Devereaux; we’ll continue to earn our stripes among the nation’s best colleges for liberal arts and innovation; and we will further develop the Sage Academy as a means to engage all active adult learners across the generations. Where better than a school that was on the forefront of women’s higher education in the 19th century, and continues to be a College That Changes Lives for all, well into the 21st century?

With that, I offer you a sneak peek at what’s in store:

  • Goucher Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Dr. April Oettinger, will guide us through an exploration of the medicinal qualities of plants and holistic gardening today, as they relate to a vast tradition of ideas that guided 16th century botany and the history of gardens.
  • Field expert Amy Davis, an award-winning Baltimore Sun staff photographer, will entertain us with her presentation: Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.
  • Rangers from the Maryland State and the National Park Service will take us back in time as we retrace footsteps of Harriet Tubman on the Eastern Shore and reflect upon the legacy of the most renowned ‘conductor’ of the Underground Railroad.

Details for all programs are now being finalized. The targeted release date for the Spring catalog is mid-January, with registration opening by the end of this month. Please stay tuned!

With my very best wishes,

Judy Cohen, MACS ‘12
Program Director, Sage Academy for Lifelong Learning