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Second from right, Faye Schulman poses for a photo with Russian partisans. Schulman is one of the women that will be featured in the class Women in the Holocaust: Rescuers and Resisters taught by Adjunct Professor Patty Chappine.

Galloway, N.J. — Not sure college is for you? Or maybe you love higher education so much you want to keep learning more?

Stockton University offers a unique way to get to know some of its best professors in science, history, the arts and wellness but without a big commitment or investment.

The Stockton Institute of Lifelong Learning (SILL), which is part of the Stockton Center on Successful Aging (SCOSA), has announced its Mark and April programming, which includes eight classes both in-person and online.

“Our SILL classes are an opportunity to take classes with college professors across different academic topics,” said Christine Ferri, an associate professor of Psychology and SCOSA’s assistant director. “There are no papers or homework — just learning with others who are curious.”

Here is a brief look at all eight classes, which meet weekly for four weeks. Tuition is $45 per class and courses are free for Atlantic County residents 60 or older. Register through the links below:

“All are welcome to take advantage of the expertise and enthusiasm of some of Stockton's best professors,” Ferri said. “We hope that our alumni will come back to take a class with a favorite professor. We are eager to fulfill Stockton's mission to encourage lifelong learning for our students, alumni, staff and the entire surrounding community.”

SILL is planning to offer more courses in this summer, with kickoff sessions for new classes at the Annual Successful Aging Festival in Galloway on Wednesday, May 15.

For more information email Gina Maguire at or Christine Ferri at or call 609-652-4311 and leave a message.