Lifelong Learning


Our Mission

Lifelong Learning (LLL) seeks to provide quality, community-based programs for people of various ages.  UCM’s LLL series is designed to provide programs and performances that enlighten and inform people throughout the region.  All programs are free and open to the public.  Please join us!  

Our History

Lifelong Learning (LLL) began with an interest survey distributed to UCM’s to members of the UCM Emeriti Association in April 2010.  In June, 2010 a committee of emeriti members, Dee Hudson, Justyn Graham, Harold Sampson, and Deems Brooks met to begin planning a variety of ungraded learning opportunities for older adults within the community.  Though not serving on the committee, Dick Carr aided with media releases.  Darlene Laubenstein replaced Hudson on the committee in April 2011 and Karen Haase was added in the summer of 2011. 


Upcoming Events

Ebenezer, A Musical Adaptation of A Christmas Carol - Saturday, December 1, 2018: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, and noon

  • Location: The Music Studio, 123 East Gay Street, Suite A2, in Warrensburg
  • Presenter:  Students of the Music Studio of Warrensbug
  • A cast of local student actors/singers will perform a contemporary version of Charles Dickens' timeless story.
  • Dr. Sam Stokes, UCM alumnus, conceptualized and composed this musical adaptation.



Meet the Board

Mary Solomon -- Chair

Solomon retired after a 34-year career as a middle school language arts teacher. She is a University of Missouri graduate and completed graduate work at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Solomon serves on the Survival Adult Abuse Center board and volunteers in other community capacities.  She is an avid reader who enjoys traveling, playing bridge, and spoiling grandchildren.   Mary Solomon


Bobbie Erickson -- Vice Chair and Secretary

Erickson retired in 2004 after a 24-year career as a public school library media specialist. She has a BS degree in Sociology from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) and a MSE in Library Science from UCM. Her passion is travel and she has visited all 50 states and many foreign countries. She also enjoys reading, singing in the church choir, and working at the Teacher's Warehouse. Bobbie Erikson

Kyle Constant

Constant is Assistant Director of Trails Regional Library, a public library system serving Johnson and Lafayette Counties.  He has been a librarian in Kansas and Missouri for over ten years.  Previously, he was an industrial/commercial electrician, a deputy juvenile officer, and a student at the University of Missouri where he earned his bachelor's degree in English and master's degree in library and information science.  Constant is married and has three daughters.   Kyle Constant

Joe Moore, PhD

Moore is a UCM associate professor of communication.                                                                                                                                                     Joe Moorte LLL Board Member

Mark Pearce -- Public Relations Coordinator

Pearce is a lifelong Warrensburg resident, and UCM emeritus KMOS-TV director and community leader.                                             Mark Pearch PR Coordinator for LLL

Rick Squiric--Graphics

Squiric has been a resident of Warrensburg since 1977.  He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1975 and was hired as a project engineer by Shell Chemical Co and lived in Princeton, NJ, where he met his wife Laurie Innes, and they have two children Emily and Jeff.  Besides getting much enjoyment from his work, Squiric's main hobby is gardening.  He enjoys pottering around the yard and watching things grow.                                                                                                         Rick Squiric Board Member of LLL

Mike Shaw


Kathy Howard


Paula Eschliman



Extended Studies
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Tel: (660) 543-4984


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