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Important Information regarding Coronavirus

Dear Friends,

In keeping with Wake Forest University’s policy and common sense wisdom, we are cancelling the four Lifelong Learning classes set to begin in the next  two weeks. We do this with great regret, but also with hopes that we can find a time in a future term when each of our instructors can offer the planned course to which we’ve all been looking forward.

One class session remains in Professor Gurstelle’s outstanding course on “African Art Worldwide” and we intend to reschedule that one session as soon as it is prudent to do so.

The Lifelong Learning Office will be making credit card refunds as soon as possible. For more information about university policy on the virus, please see

We will keep you posted on future classes and events, so please see our website at and watch for email announcements.

Stay safe and be well,

with all best wishes,

Tom Frank
Mimi Komos
April Strader Bullin

Welcome to our Lifelong Learning Program!
Your home for continuous learning
with leading teacher/scholars of
Wake Forest University.

In 2020 we are excited:

  •  to be offering many new courses in Spring, Summer, and Fall terms
  • led by Wake Forest faculty many of whom are teaching in the program for the first time
  • in a variety of venues around Winston-Salem as well as our primary home at Brookstown
  • drawing an ever-wider range of adults at varied stages of life who want to keep learning

We invite you to join us!

Exciting News!


Dear Lifelong Learners,

Lifelong Learning is going on the road, as soon as we have clearance to hold our events.  In 2020 we are starting “Adventures” — a new series of courses at sites around the state. Many Wake Forest alumni rarely if ever get to hear one of today’s stellar Wake Forest teacher/scholars. And we also know that many of our Lifelong Learners in the Triad area like to travel. We are starting with an all-day Saturday format (9:30—4:30) which allows for those traveling to the site to make a weekend of it, or if the site is close enough to home, to just drive back.

Our first one-day class was scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 and we have postponed it until we we can set a new date.  It will be held at the Historical Museum on the grounds of the Original Wake Forest campus, 414 N. Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587.

Course Description:
Early North Carolina : Stories of Turmoil and Aspiration

Like all thirteen American colonies of England, North Carolina’s development was never straightforward or easy. From early confusion over boundaries and property lines, to the influx of a wide variety of racial and ethnic cultures, slavery, war, the struggle for settlement and civic stability, North Carolina’s history is a fascinating, complex, and often troubling story.

Tom, Mimi and April


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***March 21, 2020 event has been postponed.  All payments have been refunded.***



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