Located at:

Palm Beach
Community College
Lake Worth Campus



Office Hours:

10 am to 4pm
Monday - Thursday


THE CENTER FOR LIFETIME LEARNING was founded by Dr. Etta Ress. She had a vision of starting an educational program for retired persons by utilizing the special skills and talents of other retired persons as volunteer faculty. Not only has her dream been fully realized, it has surpassed all expectations.

EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE of the CLL is to provide college level course work on a non-credit basis at PBCC .

THE LEARNING PROCESS is lively, full of discussions, controversy, humor, disagreement, insight and wisdom. When classes end, discussion often continues on the walk ways, and out to the parking lot, etc.

CLASSES are held four afternoons per week from late October through March/April at the Palm Beach Community College, Central Campus in Lake Worth (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays). Courses can be of one or multiple sessions. New courses start weekly. New members can register at any time without feeling the need to "catch up". The campus is close to I-95 and easily accessible to most county residents.

A HIGHLY QUALIFIED VOLUNTEER FACULTY offers informal, non-credit courses and lectures in the arts, economics & finance, health, humanities, language & literature, science/technology, and the social sciences and travel.

OPEN MEMBERSHIP: The CLL encourages participation without regard to previous levels of formal education.


A Message from the President, Palm Beach Community College

Dennis P. Gallon, Ph.D.

We are honored to support your educational pursuits through the Center for Lifetime Learning, which makes its home on our Lake Worth campus.  The enrichment opportunities the Center offers for retired persons and other adult learners mesh perfectly with our College’s educational mission in the community.  PBCC strives to equip students to think critically, demonstrate leadership, develop ethical standards and compete effectively in the global marketplace.  Your active pursuit of knowledge and skills illustrates your own commitment to education as a lifelong journey rather than a destination. I commend you for your intellectual curiosity and sincerely hope that your participation in these classes and activities will be of great personal benefit and enjoyment.

A Message from The Provost

Maria M. Vallejo, Ph. D.

I am very pleased to welcome you to another year at the Lake Worth Campus of Palm Beach Community College!  As the Center for Lifetime Learning, founded by Etta Ress, enters its 34th year, I want to extend my sincere thanks to those who have contributed so much of their time and special talents for the benefit of others in the community.

We are also pleased to welcome back Executive Director, Alan Egenthal and Hal Schaffer, President of the CLL's Board of Directors.  I know you will enjoy the programs, seminars, and special events they have designed, with you, the members, in mind. 

The Center, and all of those who support its efforts, contributes  significantly to the academic environment of the campus, our surrounding community, as well as Palm Beach County.  You have so much to offer us at PBCC, so please reach out to our external community, as well as to our students. Please continue your dedication to our Center for Lifetime Learning, as well as your own individual thirst for knowledge.

As our college seal states: Knowledge is Power! Have a fabulous season!!

A Message from the President of CLL

Hal Schaffer, Ed.D.

It gives me much pleasure to welcome all our returning members as well as our new members to the CLL's 34th annual year at PBCC. Returning members will note the number of new faculty, as well as new courses in this year's exciting program.  We are also PLEASED to announce the CLL will hold its 1st Annual Senior games next spring.  We continue to seek new members. 

Here is a challenge to our present members.  Each present member is asked to recruit one new member to this unique program. We are proud of our volunteer faculty, and volunteers without which there would be no CLL.  Our board and our staff are always open to suggestions for new courses and events.  Together we will work to make this another successful academic year.

A Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the new and improved Center for Lifetime Learning Catalogue and schedule for 2008-2009 academic year. The 34th of the CLL will be one of the best.

Many new events will commence with the opening including our new “Distinguished Lecture Series”. This series features guests from various areas of interests to CLL members and guests. We welcome Mayor Lois Frankel, Suzanne Boyd of WPEC CBS12, and WFLX Fox29 TV, Joyce Saltman, Dr. David Nash and President Dennis Gallon of PBCC are among our invited speakers. In addition our Monday Forum series has topics that will spark debate, discussion, and dialogue. Our outstanding Foreign Film Festival and Art events return with outstanding selections. The 18th Annual Burning Issues Symposium is a highlight event for our CLL members and adjacent communities as well. 

We have added a number of excellent new faculty who will join us this year. The talent and dedication of our volunteer faculty members is gratefully acknowledged by the CLL family. The CLL is vibrant and continues to move forward. The new membership of friends and neighbors in the community is welcomed. Spread the word.

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