USM's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates 25 years

USM's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute celebrates 25 years

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A University of Southern Mississippi organization that offers classes for folks 50 and over is celebrating its silver anniversary.

The Osher LIfelong Learning Institute (OLLI) marked its 25th birthday with a reception for charter members Tuesday afternoon.

It was founded as the Institute for Learning in Retirement in 1991, but was renamed in 2005 after it received funding from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

The institute has also gotten a new $25,000 grant from that foundation, partly to fund scholarships.