Kennedy named director of OLLI program at Furman

Nancy Kennedy

Nancy Kennedy

Nancy Kennedy has been named Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman University.  She began her new duties on May 1.

Kennedy has spent the past three years as Volunteer Coordinator and Office Manager for OLLI.   Prior to coming to Furman, she served as a Development Specialist for the American Red Cross.

The OLLI @ Furman program is designed for adult senior learners who want to remain intellectually and physically active.  More than 1,500 people come to the Furman campus each academic year to take OLLI classes on such topics as current events, personal finance, history, computers, music, writing, photography, religion, science and exercise.

Kennedy has been actively involved in leadership roles in a number of community, education and faith-based organizations.  That includes the Junior League of Greenville, school and district-level PTA, the Furman Young Alumni Council, Public Education Partners, a Child’s Haven, and Christ Church Episcopal.

Kennedy earned a B.A. degree in English from Furman and a master’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina.  She and her husband Patrick have two children.

For more information, please contact Nancy Kennedy at 864-294-2979 or nancy.kennedy2767@furman.edu.