We ended up with 12,320 registrations for the year, which wrapped up on June 30th. When you think about it, this is a staggering figure and proves that Sarasota loves lifelong learning!
In my mind, we are asking folks to spend two valuable commodities to take a class: time and money. Unlike a credit class, our students' objective is simply to learn something. But there is much more to it than that - otherwise YouTube and Rosetta Stone would put us out of business! What then?
My role as the administrator of the ACE program means I read a lot of your class evaluations. Within the comments you make, we can see that not only are you learning, you are connecting with your teachers and your fellow students. Thousands of you express gratitude for our existence, saying their class is the highlight of their week, that they now have new friends, that they feel more interesting and interested, that they are tapping into their creativity. This all spells self-fulfillment to me.
I can tell you that the ACE staff truly enjoys working with you and helping you enrich your life. Lifelong learners as a whole are delightful people. So thank you for choosing ACE as your lifelong learning provider. We are truly honored.
Laura Kelley Trubac, MPA
Program Manager, ACE
Suncoast Technical College