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 Warren Roberts, U. at Albany

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The Bethlehem Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning (H.I.L.L.) 

H.I.L.L. was founded in 1993 by Fred and Helen Adler to make available educational and cultural experiences to residents of the Town of Bethlehem and the greater Capital District. The Institute's goal is to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for the adult population of the local community.  H.I.L.L. is a non-profit entity and serves as an adjunct organization of the Bethlehem Central School District.  It is staffed by volunteers who comprise the Coordinating Committee, and all expenses are funded from the modest fees charged to attendees of its regularly scheduled spring and fall semester classes. More about H.I.L.L. 

H.I.L.L.'s six-week series of spring and fall classes are taught by distinguished professionals who are usually faculty members of colleges and universities in the Capital Region.  The courses are in the  humanities and related cultural areas and include selections that focus on contemporary issues, respond to community interests and appeal to a wide audience. Other events provided by H.I.L.L. can include single lectures, concerts, panel discussions or other activities considered by the Coordinating Committee to be of educational or cultural value.  Information about the classes is included in the Continuing Education course brochure mailed to Bethlehem Central School District residents and is posted on this web site.

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HILL Committee

Cynthia Abele
Bruce Bushart
Tom Clash
Maryanne Gridley
Polly Hartman
Barry Isenberg
Wendy Jordan
Henry Peyrebrune
Dick Ramsey
Donna Sawyer
Sandra Shapard
Debra Renner

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Each HILL class meets 6 times a semester

Starting dates and times differ with each course. See descriptions

HILL observes Bethlehem Central School District's full-day weather cancellations. Check local stations or the district Web site (www.bethlehemschools.org) for closing information.

Messages with questions about HILL courses should be left on (518) 368-7029. Refer to this site for information about classes and special events.


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