OLLI at Auburn to host guest speaker Linda Hemmings March 13


Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) will host its lecture series titled ‘Wisdom Wednesday’s’ March 13 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art which is located at 901 S. College St.
OLLI members, guests and friends are all invited to learn more about OLLI at Auburn course offerings, social engagements and initiatives.
This week’s lecture series will feature guest, Linda Hemmings providing OLLI at Auburn with her presentation entitled “Road Safety Around 18 Wheelers” focusing on all the information one needs to know about big trucks, along with first-hand information from a truck driver.
Hemmings has vast experience in the field of truck driving. She graduated truck driving school 1983 and during the course of her career drove five, eight, nine, 10 and 13-speed trucks. Her first job pulled flatbed trailers to drop deck as well as low boy and tankers to construction sites. Additionally, she double stacked flatbed trailers on return trips, pulled over width, over length, over height and overweight loads for a span of two years.
With her next truck driving position, she drove nationwide pulling 45, 48 and 53-foot beds and double trailers. Hemmings continued to expand her career in truck driving over the years as she owned a company with her second husband transporting cars. In addition, she has served as the director of training at two truck-driving schools and taught more than 200 students to drive. After retirement, she began teaching AARP Safe Driving courses for three years, followed by an additional truck driving position involved transporting race cars for a professional race team.
Hemmings was born in Czech Republic (Bohemia) and raised in Germany after father’s death. She has lived in Georgia, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Colorado and Alabama. Currently, she and her husband remain active in the community and fellowship with friends and her husband who still drives part-time at the age of 82.
OLLI at Auburn offers academic not for credit programs for adults aged 50 years or older through program sites at Auburn University, AUM and Chambers County Public Library in Valley.
Membership includes several benefits such as participation in social engagements, our lecture series, day trips, and other programming initiatives.
OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach at Auburn University. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property which is located at 1031 S. College St. in Auburn.
For more information regarding this event or if you would like to assist the organization as a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant, or sponsor, call Ileeia A. Cobb, Ph.D., OLLI Director, at 334-844-3105, email olli@auburn.edu, or visit www.olliatauburn.org.


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