Senior education group elects new officers for 2016-17

NASHUA – The Rivier Institute for Senior Education held its annual meeting in April, during which new officers were elected for 2016-17.

The new officers are Cheryl Cummings, president; Timothy Twombly, vice president; Jan Adams, secretary; and Mary Bock, treasurer. The outgoing officers were thanked for their service, with special appreciation given to Louise O’Connell, the outgoing president.

RISE Memorial Scholarships worth $1,000 each were awarded to Maureen Menard, a junior day student majoring in English education, and to Jillian Sciuto, a senior day student majoring in nursing. The scholarship is awarded annually based on financial need to any full- or part-time Rivier student, with preference given to a student who has earned more than 30 credits at Rivier and is enrolled in at least two courses per semester.

A $500 Dr. Rose Arthur Schol­arship was awarded to Macken­zie Morin, a junior professional studies student majoring in public health. The scholarship was established in honor of the founder of RISE. Arthur also served as dean of the Undergrad­uate Evening School. The fund supports evening students who have demonstrated a commit­ment to Greater Nashua through volunteer work or public service.

RISE, tailored for "learning in retirement," is in its 19th year. Fall course brochures will be mailed to RISE members in late summer. Individuals older than 55 are welcome to learn more about the program by emailing, calling 897- 8623, or visiting www.rivier. edu/departments/rise or www.