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Some people find their passions early in life while others discover hidden talents much later. But…
Georgia (Apr 1, 2011) — Some people find their passions early in life while others discover hidden talents much later.
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But it makes them no less meaningful or life changing.
William "Bill" Singleton of Woodstock stumbled upon his knack for drawing at age 63 when he took a night school class.
Now, at 84, he is the oldest instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Kennesaw State University.
The institute, which is a part of the school's College of Continuing and Professional Education, offers educational and social opportunities for adults age 50 and older.
For the past eight years, Singleton, known as "Mr. Bill" to students and faculty, has been teaching people of all ages the joy of art in his pencil, pen and ink drawing classes.
Not long after moving to Cherokee County about 12 years ago from his hometown of Buffalo,
N.Y., he enhanced his drawing hobby by taking classes at a senior center in Cobb County.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.