Learn to Thrive

‘Making the impossible commonplace’: Expat in Libya earns 2nd ASU degree

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates.

Like many students who choose to complete Arizona State University degrees online, Asmaa Khalifa had life responsibilities to juggle while completing her master’s degree that many of her classmates could identify with: Parent, homeschooler of her three children, caregiver to an elder.

New OLLI at ASU assistant director brings experience at expanding membership, energy for lifelong learning

When Sue Anderson started in 2015 as director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), the program had just 400 members engaged in its continuing learning opportunities at the Palm Desert campus.

Six years later, that figure had more than doubled to 1,000, and the programming had grown to include a wide range of volunteer committees, discussion groups, social events and educational travel.