UNFCE Instructor on The Chat  
OLLI in First Coast Magazine 
LEARN's Fall Kick-Off at YMCAs 
Pictured here on The Chat from First Coast News are Toni Foxx, Joey O’Hern, Sharon Cobb (UNF instructor), Henny Stewart, Amy West.
Sharon Y. Cobb, one of UNF Division of Continuing Education's instructors, was recently interviewed on First Coast News' The Chat. She announced the exciting news that one of her screenplays recently got the "green light" and will be made into a movie. The movie, entitled Danny Cruz , will be directed by Trey Ulmer and will star both Josue Gutierrez and local actor, David McManus. Watch the entire interview here .

Sharon is a member of Writers Guild of America and has sold a dozen projects to Hollywood including  Return of the Sweet Birds  to Fox 2000 (Danny Glover and Babyface Edmonds). Her British film  Lighthouse Hill  was released on DVD after premiering at film festivals and being broadcast by SkyTV worldwide. Her action movie On Hostile Ground  was broadcast on TBS and worldwide.

Perhaps you would like to write a future movie, as well? You can learn Sharon's secrets - she is currently teaching A Crash Course in Screenwriting as part of the LEARN Jacksonville program of courses at UNF Division of Continuing Education. Read more...

In addition to this class, Sharon will be teaching Blogging for Business and Pleasure & Getting Unstuck!
OLLI Offers Unique Learning Opportunities in Fun Settings
Recently, one of OLLI's educational opportunities made the local news. Attendees of OLLI's Annual Member Social took a step (or ride!) back in time with a theme centered around the 1910s. The event included a capella group, "The Bridges of Harmony" and an old-fashioned ice cream social. One of our OLLI instructors, T. Parkinson, even brought his newly restored 1912 Model T Ford to the event! So, while wearing festive Spring hats, participants were regaled with this Model T's fascinating story. A lucky few even got to take a short joyride in the rare car. One of the attendees of the event was Dan Scanlan, reporter from First Coast magazine. He interviewed T. Parkinson about his classic automobile for an article in his publication. Read here...

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is self-organized members working together to create and deliver educational, cultural and social opportunities for lifelong learners aged 50 and better. T. Parkinson  holds a B.S. and a doctorate in physics. He spent five years studying planetary atmospheres at Kitt Peak National Observatory, followed by 23 years of applied physics in commercial product development and conducting contract research and development on underwater weapons for the Department of the Navy. Visit the OLLI website to view all of our exciting classes:
LEARN Jacksonville at Area YMCAs!
Recently, a “ Fall Kick-Off ” was held at Winston, Brooks and Ponte Vedra YMCA locations to create excitement and promote various upcoming classes offered through LEARN Jacksonville. Tables were set up with photography, mosaics, props and posters. Local vendor, "All Wet Sports", even loaned a kayak for the event! Drawings were held to give away gift certificates for free classes at the area YMCAs and the 100th YMCA member to register for a YMCA class will win a $100.00 gift certificate.

This partnership between the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and the University of North Florida Division of Continuing Education provides local residents the opportunity to access LEARN Jacksonville—the non-credit, personal enrichment offerings at UNF—through their neighborhood YMCAs.

From writing classes to kayaking lessons, six local Y branches, including Arlington, Brooks, Flagler, Ponte Vedra, Williams and Winston Family YMCAs, all offer classes.

To view all the classes and the
LEARN Jacksonville catalog, click here
August's Teacher Feature:
Congratulations to Rusty Bozman !
Mr. Bozman has a distinguished career establishing human resources strategy in the information technology, healthcare, and real estate sectors. UNFCE is proud to have him as the instructor for our upcoming Leadership Development Certificate Program where companies enhance their active leaders’ and managers’ skills.

For over twenty-two years, Mr. Bozman held various senior leadership roles in all aspects of Human Resources for large publicly traded and private organizations. Mr. Bozman built his career establishing human resources strategy in the information technology, healthcare, and real estate sectors, with organizations including Computer Associates International, The St. Joe Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland, and with a contractor supporting the Department of Defense.

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Hello Continuing Education Supporters!

Our hearts go out to each and every one of you who may have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. We heard that some of you had personal property losses, as well as have family impacted by the various hurricanes. Some of you may still be emotionally reeling from the disruption caused by storms. In any case, the Division of Continuing Education Team extends its hopes for a speedy recovery of personal property, health, wellness and certainty regarding your family’s fates in more devastated areas of our country. We value you not only as students and clients but also as members of humanity.

The staff had minimal damage to their homes but are scurrying to reschedule classes and renew operations of LEARN Jacksonville, OLLI, Test Prep and Professional Development programs. We think that you will experience few disruptions in all services we provide to you. We commit to you that you will find your classes and learning opportunities more engaging, relevant and vibrant than before the storm. As Friedrich Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” We are here to strengthen Jacksonville’s Lifelong Learning community. Cheers to taking the continuing education community by storm!

Every best wish,

Edythe Abdullah
Dean, UNF Division of Continuing Education
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