Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment (SAGE), an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, will wrap up its spring lecture series on Friday, June 3.
Each SAGE session is held on a Friday and begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., the featured speaker at 11 a.m., and is followed by lunch at noon. SAGE lectures are held in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley located at 2809 Saucon Valley Road in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.
The spring series, which is titled "Turning Points: People, Ideas, Events," has focused on ideas, events or actions that directly and sometimes indirectly caused dramatic change. On June 3, attendees will travel through the human mind to explore and celebrate some "aha moments" that changed perspectives and inspired innovations.
Tina Q. Richardson will present "History and Evolution of Psychology." Richardson, who is now chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley, was a faculty member in Lehigh University’s College of Education for 20 years. During her time at Lehigh, Richardson was director of the counseling psychology program and a special assistant to the provost for a National Science Foundation-funded leadership initiative for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She most recently was an associate dean at Drexel University, where she provided leadership related to academic program development and evaluation, faculty professional development and the promotion and tenure process. Richardson earned her bachelor’s in psychology and master’s and doctorate in counseling psychology, all from the University of Maryland.
The mission of SAGE is to encourage intellectual and cultural enrichment for seniors, age 55 and older, by providing a stimulating college-level lecture, workshop and seminar environment through a self-funded, self-directed and member-driven program.