ALL wraps up spring season with luncheon and program

The Academy of Lifelong Learning choral class, directed by Joel Everly, displayed members’ talents and accomplishments of the spring semester at the academy’s close-of-the-season luncheon program and business meeting.

The 20-member group entertained with a varied program, including a George M. Cohan medley, a Japanese folk song and concluded with a song and dance routine to “Ballin’ the Jack.”

The academy membership, comprised of seniors from throughout the Tri-State Area, gathered May 20 in the Gentile Gallery on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Eunice Lincoff, president, welcomed the group and was re-elected to head the social and educational organization, which is sponsored by Franciscan University.

Continuing to serve with her are Gloria Renda, vice president; Joan Westover, secretary; and Judy Irvin, treasurer. Serving on the board of directors are Marge Bedortha, Iris Craig, Carole and Stanley Gaston, Patricia Fletcher, Phyllis Foreman, Frances Hughes, Ingrid Koenig, Peg McCartney, Charles Morris, Jan Rainbolt, the Rev. Ed Rudiger, Sue Stanko, Joanne Stives and Fred Winick.

Donna Keagler, chairman of the student assistance fund, reported the academy aided a nontraditional student at the university with a gift of $1,500 last year.

She also announced that an open public forum dealing with the “Obama health care” law will be sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Steubenville at Eastern Gateway Community College at 1:30 p.m. on June 3.

The luncheon guests enjoyed a display of photo poster boards, compiled by academy historian Frances Hughes, recording the classes and trips offered during the six-week spring semester.

Luncheon arrangements and decorations were planned by Janet Saner and her committee.

The academy will resume activities in the fall with another six-week series of classes and trips and another in the continuing Rose DeFede public lecture series. Master photographer Jay Stock will lecture and display his work in conjunction with the university’s fine arts department on Sept. 29.

Further information regarding the academy is available by contacting the university at (740) 283-6406.

The Rev. Richard Davis, vice president of community relations at the university, is the academy mentor and adviser.