The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 13, 2013

Experience West Virginia course

— Raleigh County senior citizens are going back to college. Students from the center’s history class have enrolled in a two-week Appalachian Culture course at Concord University.

This course, a part of Experience West Virginia, is being offered free of charge July 15-24. Colleges and universities in southern West Virginia have joined together to share learning experiences that will broaden our understanding and add to our appreciation of this Mountain State.

The students in the West Virginia History class are eager to begin this new experience. The course is being taught by one of the area’s well known teachers, Karen Vuranch. The history students have gained great respect for her knowledge of our area, as well as her ability to make a historical character come alive with her performances.

The history class at the Raleigh County Senior Center is proving Learning is a Life-Time Adventure.

Experience West Virginia is an organization that wants to share the culture and beauty of the West Virginia mountains with you. Hosted July 15-24, during the 2013 National Jamboree by colleges and universities located in Southern West Virginia, we offer extensive programming open to all visitors, local residents and Boy Scouts and their families.

Workshops presented by Experience West Virginia are diverse and provide a glimpse into what makes West Virginia and Appalachia so distinctive. From mountain hikes to modern coal mines, from eclectic concerts to educational talks, from walking tours to workshops, the programs presented will pique your curiosity, arouse your interest and introduce you to the culture of Appalachia.

For more information visit or call 304-877-5051.