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About OLLI

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OLLI at Drake is a membership organization, open to all persons interested in lifelong learning. Learn more about becoming an OLLI at Drake Member by clicking the link below.

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OLLI at Drake Spring 2022 Catalog


Spring 2022 Catalog

OLLI at Drake provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

Course Catalog

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To register for classes listed you must be a current member of OLLI at Drake.

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Mission Statement

We are a volunteer-supported program of Drake University open to all persons who seek opportunities for lifelong learning. We offer an environment of sharing and fellowship that provides opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural stimulation and growth.

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OLLI at Drake Featured Course

TED Talks–From Story to Stage
Dean Furness (with moderator Michele Morford)

If you have a story to tell, then this session is for you. Learn the history of TED and the process behind what it takes to make it to the stage from someone who has been there. Moderated by Michelle Morford and featuring Dean Furness, recognized as “Top 20 of 2020” for his TED talk which garnered 3.5 million views.

Wednesday, March 30, 10-11:30 a.m.
Online class via Zoom


I love being an OLLI at Drake member because...

"The RaySociety (now known as OLLI at Drake) is a community treasure. I love the breadth of classes offered, the amazingly talented instructors who offer their expertise, and the ways it connects me to vital issues and perspectives."

—Linda Appelgate, BN'90 GR'90

Contact OLLI at Drake


Tracy Beck

OLLI at Drake Manager
(515) 271-1847

Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

Program Coordinator
(515) 271-3452

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Susan Stringer

Administrative Assistant
(515) 271-2120

Supporters just like you help to make a difference every day.