Archstone Foundation Gift Makes Senior University at CSULB Possible

Posted June 5, 2000 | Archived News | 1999-2004

"Archstone is a great foundation that for years has invested its money in the health of men and women and in recent years has focused on the health of the aging," said California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) President Robert C. Maxson. "With this gift the Archstone Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to providing quality educational opportunities for older adults."

The Archstone Foundation grant added 10 new computers to the lab for students and one for teaching purposes. The lab was renamed in the foundation's honor. Senior University computer classes are held Monday through Thursday, from 8:30a.m. to 5:15p.m.

"We are pleased to see the results of this remarkable lab," said Joseph Prevratil, President of the Archstone Foundation. "As marvelous as the the computer units are, however, the people involved in this program are even more important."

"The lab is a phenomenal contribution to this enterprise," noted Donald Lauda, dean of CSULB's College of Health and Human Services. "More than 100 seniors are enrolled in the five computer classes ranging from Beginning Computer to Computer Graphics in Genealogy Using Family Tree Maker."

Senior University at CSULB is dedicated to the learning and growth needs of adults 50 and older. Membership is $30 per academic year, and most classes are $10 each. Computer classes are $25 plus a $10 materials fee.