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GOLD College Spring 2024 Session

Classes begin March 18th and go until April 25th

Choose up to four (4) different classes for the same price of $110. Option to take additional classes for $10 each. Participants can choose to attend classes either in person or via Zoom. Classes offered ‘In Person Only’ are outlined below. If you decide to only take two or three classes, the same cost applies of $110. Some courses will include nominal fees for supplies.

2024 GOLD College Spring Semester Class Schedule






9:00 - 11:00 AM

Memoir Writing
Carol Purrington

(In Person Only)

The U.S. Constitution
Steve Fredrickson

(In Person Only)

Six Musical Compositions that Changed the World
Dr. Daniel Rieppel

(In Person or Zoom)

Oh Yes, You Can Paint!
Dale Hiland

(In Person Only)

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Adventures on the Prairie
Katie Chapman '08

(In Person Only)

Showtime: Vintage Videos
Dr. Joan Gittens

(In Person or Zoom)

Tai Chi
Sue Morton

(In Person Only)

Unsung Heroes
Six SMSU Faculty

(In Person or Zoom)

2:00 - 4:00 PM

The Pacific War
Dr. Mike Hofstetter

(In Person or Zoom)

How Did They Do That? (Art History)
Pat Hand '77/'96

(In Person Only)

Crime and Me
BC Franson

(In Person Only)

Drawing for Fun
Pat Hand '77/'96

(In Person Only)

Exploring Heroism Through Literature
Janet Ellingworth

(In Person or Zoom)


Please mail in your payment of $110 (for up to four classes).
Make check payable to: GOLD College, SMSU Foundation, 1501 State Street Marshall, MN 56258
Any course fees to cover supplies will be paid directly to instructors.

Parking permits are no longer required in SMSU parking lots

We appreciate your dedication and support to GOLD College.
To continue making the program a success, please consider making a direct donation.
For more information, call (507) 537-6808 or email


What is Gold College? Growth Opportunity Learning Development

  • An exciting program for adults seeking lifelong learning opportunities and social connection

  • Includes non-credit, two-hour classes held once a week over a six-week term

  • No grades or tests, just experiential learning

  • Topics may include: agriculture, art, critical thinking, current events, health, history, music, philosophy, physical activity, writing & more!


Is Gold College for You?

  • Adults who are looking for lifelong learning opportunities

  • Individuals who want to explore new interests, learn new things or make new friends

  • Adults whose formal education may have ended early in life or those who have obtained advanced degrees and anyone in between


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