COTC Lifelong Learning Institute Spring Registration Open

NEWARK, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2019− The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will present "Landscape for Life," with Anne Balogh. This four-session workshop series will be held Thursday, Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 10 a.m. – noon at the COTC Pataskala campus, 8660 E. Broad St., Reynoldsburg. To learn more, register or receive a free LLI catalog contact Tonia Osborne at 740-755-7122, email to or visit

About the instructor:

Anne Balogh is an Ohio native whose lifelong passion is science and conservation. She earned a B.S. in environmental science from Allegheny College and an M.S. in biology from Towson University. Throughout her career, Balogh has traveled around the United States working as a biologist and educator for a variety of organizations, including the Student Conservation Association, the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the National Audubon Society, and the Yellowstone Association. Previous to her current position as the program coordinator for the Licking Park District, Anne was Conservation Manager for the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Registration is also open for all LLI spring 2018 courses, including: Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels, Islam, History of the Circus, Multisensory Processing across the Lifespan, Selling Online, W.E.B. DuBois, Fracking for Oil, ElderQuest Film Series, Franklin Park Conservatory Trip, Women of the Civil War, History of Johnson's Ice Cream, Early Columbus Aviators and Generation What? What Generation are You and Why is Everyone Talking about Millennials?

The LLI provides year-round educational opportunities for intellectually curious learners age 55 and older. This membership-driven program offers an average of 18-20 programmatic options per semester, including technology workshops, book discussions and field trips. Licking County residents over age 60 receive 50 percent off membership fees. Non-members may also register for individuals courses.

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.