Nestled in the rolling hills of the Cannon River Valley lies the town of Northfield, Minnesota. Northfield is a small community rich in educational resources with two nationally-ranked liberal arts colleges — Carleton and St. Olaf — and outstanding K-12 schools and community education programs. The city also is home for an increasing number of retirees who are attracted by the wide range of cultural opportunities available in a small town setting. In the spirit of “life-long learning,” the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium (CVEC) provides high quality academic experiences in the humanities for students over age fifty (retired or not). The faculty members of the Collegium, predominantly retirees themselves, include emeriti faculty from the colleges and retired public school teachers.
CVEC is a community service organization focused on life-long learning and providing non-credit college level liberal arts programming for senior citizens. CVEC is completing its thirteenth year of service to the community.
On Dec. 9, 2010, Kari Berit of KYMN held a live interview with Ed Lufkin, Exec. Dir. of CVEC, concerning the nature and mission of our organization. You can go to this website to hear it for a few moments (the duration is a half hour.) http://kymnradio.net/audio/caregiver/berit120910.mp3