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Summer Citizens Program Sees Increase in Participants

Herald Journal Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

During a welcoming orientation on Tuesday, Jill and Dave Windahl were among the few who stood up in the packed Taggart Student Center Ballroom indicating they were newcomers to Utah State University’s Summer Citizens program. ... Summer Citizens, founded in 1976, is a program for seniors that allows them to take courses from Utah State University professors and explore what Cache Valley and Utah have to offer. Though the concept never changed over the last 42 years, USU officials are touting good news and some of the program’s new offerings. Linda D’Addabbo, program coordinator for Summer Citizens, said the program has 783 registered participants this year. That’s more than a 100-person jump from the year before, she said. ... While recruitment for Summer Citizens is holding steady, she said, the program is retaining elements that work well and adding new things, too.

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