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Pictured here with some of the kids at PAL are Jeanette Toohey, OLLI director; Officer Morris Halyard, program coordinator of the Northside facility; Valerie Murphy, LEARN director; and Edythe Abdullah, UNF-CE dean.
As part of the OspreyPAL program, UNF Division of Continuing Education is partnering with the Police Athletic League (PAL) to offer personal and career development workshops to 31 teens, ages 13 to 18. Eight instructors from LEARN Jacksonville, Professional Development and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) are volunteering their time to provide these workshops.

OspreyPAL is a partnership between UNF and PAL, created to provide youth in grades 6 through 12 with leadership, social and professional skills needed for the transition to adulthood as well as preparation for college and eventually the workforce. Four full ride scholarships will be offered to kids who excel academically and personally in the PAL program.
UNF-CE is a SHRM Exclusive University Partner
UNF Division of Continuing Education  was just recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Holmes Corporation as a Top 20 SHRM Educational Provider nationwide, alongside other prestigious institutions like Rice University and George Mason University.

Certificates were presented to the institutions that had the highest enrollments for the 2016 SHRM Learning System® course that prepares participants to be recognized experts in the HR field. To learn more and register for the upcoming SHRM-CP/SCP Preparation course at UNF, click here .
The New Fall Catalogs Are Here!
We have been busy organizing new and exciting classes for the Fall season and our latest catalogs. Check your mailboxes—they are on their way. Can’t wait for snail mail? You can also view digital versions of the catalogs on our website.

To view the LEARN Jacksonville catalog, click here . For the OLLI catalog, click here

We also offer a complete line of Professional Development classes from leadership and project management training to human resources, finance and logistics. We provide customized training for you and your company as well. To view all the courses offered, click here .

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July's Teacher Feature was John Reed
Reed is the photography instructor for LEARN Jacksonville and teaches multiple courses including Digital Photography and Photo Editing Using Photoshop. There is even an in-the-field workshop Photo Safari at the Jacksonville Zoo coming soon!

John is a published, award-winning photographer who had his own business for many years. He is now primarily a nature photographer providing images for hospitals and commercial buildings. He is also the photo workshop leader at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, a retired photographer for the Anheuser-Busch Brewery newsletter and current photographer for Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens requests. He teaches, judges and shares photography around the world. Check out John Reed’s work at

To sign up for a photography course or to view all of our upcoming LEARN Jacksonville courses, please visit:

FREE! Certified Financial Planner Information Session

FREE! International Logistics
Information Session

PMP® Certification
Preparation Course   

Leadership Development

Chinese Language and Culture, Level I

Introduction to American Sign Language - Level I

Charcoal Drawing Techniques

Creative Writing - An Introduction

Guitar Basics - An Introduction
OLLI (for members 50 and better):
French Book Club: Level I

Investing for Those Who Do Not
Want to Think about It

Beekeeping - Your New Favorite Hobby
The Movies: Our Enduring Passion

Codes, Ciphers and Deception

Apple Users Group
Happy New Year in August!

I’m excited to welcome you to the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education’s (DCE) new personal enrichment and professional development academic year. Our NEW YEAR is highlighted by a brand new look to our newsletter – “The Wire.” This year you’ll receive monthly information on the latest instructional trends and learning opportunities, breaking news on students, instructors and DCE successes as well as intriguing initiatives that may tickle your fancy.

We know this will be a phenomenal year for you and for us. Our Learn Jacksonville, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Professional Development centers, institutes and programs are revved up to provide you the highest quality educational experiences and a fresh new prospective on your career and personal life. Whether you want to learn a new hobby, explore the complex world or embark on a career development journey – DCE has it for you. We also invite you to give us feedback on what you’d like to see us offer in the upcoming terms.

Thanks for allowing us to help you achieve your goals this 2017-18 year. We appreciate your commitment to UNF’s Division of Continuing Education. 

Happy New Year!


Edythe Abdullah
Dean, UNF Division of Continuing Education
Professional Development      •  LEARN Jacksonville     •  OLLI    •  Test Prep    •  Online
904.620.4200 |  UNFCE@UNF.EDU