Senior College


Starting in April of 2015 the Frances Perkins Center began offering a five week course to Senior Colleges located in Midcoast Maine. The first course took place through Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick located on the Southern New Hampshire University campus. Due to popular demand we repeated the course at Midcoast Senior College in the Fall of 2015 as well as adding a class through Coastal Senior College being held at Camden Public Library.  Since the spring of 2016 we now offer a course through the University of Southern Maine’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and annual presentation through the University of Maine, Augusta.  We hope to continue this outreach effort and visit new campuses around the state. If you are a college interested in our five week course please contact us at or call 207-563-3374.

A sample of our course syllabus:

Midcoast Senior College Syllabus-The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Videos of our guest speakers Spring 2015.

Dr. Christopher N. Breiseth, immediate past president and CEO of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and Frances Perkins Center board chair.

Nancy J. Altman is co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign. She is co-author of Social Security Works!

Sarah Peskin, former Chief of Planning and Legislation for the National Park Service North Atlantic region and Frances Perkins Center board secretary.

Charles Wyzanski, former Assistant Attorney General for Massachusetts, he has also been an adjunct faculty member at Boston University, Brandeis and Tufts.

Shining a light on Frances Perkins' legacyFinally getting her due