How to use the website
To find current information, use the blue menu items along the top of the photo display above.  To find something else (archival information, history, policy…), use the “Pages” menu on the left side of this page.
How to late-register for courses
Begin by checking the schedule of courses currently offered here…and read more about those that interest you here. Check here to see if spaces remain. Then contact Bill Rizzo ( or 602-369-0997) for further instructions.


Spring classes are under way

…and registrations have closed.  You can view final enrollments here.


Upcoming events and dates:

July 9, 16, 23, 30:  7th annual Summer Film Festival, films and details to be announced in early June.  As in the past, public showings on these Tuesday evenings, with seminar classes on the following mornings.

July 29:  Registration opens for Fall term courses.

October 20:  Annual membership meeting


The Dekker Fund

We are excited to announce the receipt of the largest gift in the Elder Collegium’s 22-year history.  Quite unexpectedly, we recently received a message from Philip and Jennifer Ebeling announcing their intent to donate stock valued at approximately $20,000, on behalf of Jennifer’s parents Bill and Maribeth Dekker.  The Dekkers, commuting from their home in Savage, have taken a remarkable 17 of our classes in the past 3 years, and Phil writes about “how much they enjoy being part of the CVEC community.”  At its meeting on January 16, the Elder Collegium Board expressed their thanks by using this gift to create a “Dekker Fund for Technology Related Classroom and Teaching Needs,” that will help us deal better with this expensive aspect of our operations.  Our thanks go out to the Ebelings and Dekkers for this generous vote of confidence in the Elder Collegium.



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