Discover! An Institute for Learning in Retirement

Discover!  An  Adventure in Learning is an Institute for Learning in Retirement, made up of  a community of those of retirement age who share a love of learning. Discover!  members design their own courses based on the interests and intellectual curiosity of the group. Classes are challenging and thought-provoking, with mind-stretching activities on a wide variety of topics. Additional activities may include luncheon lectures and field trips.  Courses and activities have a minimal registration fee to cover costs.

Culinary Medicine

Register now for this two-session course on culinary medicine and learn how to prepare  delicious and affordable meals that combat chronic disease and support good health.  This is a hands-on course, with students actively engaged in instructor-led discussions and practicing cooking techniques based on the Mediterranean Diet.  *Space is limited, so register early.

Nancy BrumfieldNancy Brumfield, Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition

Dates:  March 5 and 12, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Cost: $35. Please register by March 2.

Instructors:  Nancy Brumfield, Registered Dietitian and Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition, Mitchell Cancer Institute, and Ed Douglas, Director, Coastal Alabama Community College, Gulf Shores Campus.  

Location: Coastal Alabama Community College, 3301 Gulf Shores Parkway. The course will meet in Frederic’s on the south end of the Hospitality Building (the building on the left as you come on campus).

To enroll: Call the Center for Continuing Education at the University of South Alabama at (251) 460-7200, go online to

Becoming Alabama:  The British Initiative

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  In the Becoming Alabama course offered in October, John Jackson, historian and director of the Foley Public Library, discussed the influence of the Spanish and French on the development of our state.  In this course, he will explore the last and most influential colonization effort – the British Initiative. 

This course is offered through  Discover!  An Institute for Learning in Retirement at the University of South Alabama, Gulf Coast Campus.

British Flag

British flag that flew over Alabama prior to the Revolutionary War

Dates/Time:  March 13, 20, 27, 2018  1:30 – 3:00pm

Fee:  $35

Please register by Monday, March 12. 

Location: Gulf Shores Cultural Center 19470 Oak Road West (County Road 6) Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542  

To register: Call 251-460-7200   or register online at: