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TTU at Fredericksburg Offers Economics 2011 for Adults Over 50
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 • Posted March 16, 2011

Texas Tech University’s (TTU) Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is introducing its program to the Fredericksburg area with an introductory offer to "sample" the innovative non-credit courses designed for adults age 50+. The second class, Economics 2011, will be held at the Hill Country University Center, 2818 E. US Hwy 290 in Fredericksburg on Mondays, March 21 and 28, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Economics 2011 will focus on recent economic developments, statistics on recovery, new tax developments, and other timely topics. The purpose of the class is to examine economic trends in layman’s terms and decipher what it all means to the ordinary person.

The instructor, Dr. Robert Ricketts, is a CPA specializing in taxation, and he is on the accounting faculty at Texas Tech University.

"We invite older adults from the Fredericksburg and Central Texas region to learn about OLLI," said Emma Carrasco, coordinator of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. "Our main philosophy is to celebrate learning in a relaxed, intellectually stimulating and accepting environment. Our instructors are primarily retired or current faculty from Texas Tech University or from other qualified professions who enjoy sharing their knowledge and skills with others."

OLLI at TTU is an 8 year old self-funded, membership organization endowed by the Bernard Osher Foundation. It offers intellectual stimulation and civic engagement through non-credit classes designed for individuals who enjoy the pleasure and curiosity of learning.

The special discounted price of $25 per person per class is good through March 2011 for broadcast to TTU at Fredericksburg. For more information about the class and to register, contact Ms. Carrasco at 806-742-7202, extension 251. The deadline for registering for Economics 2011 is Friday, March 18. More information about OLLI is available online at

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