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The Academy of Senior Professionals

The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College

Meet our Members

Helen Parramore

Since becoming a member in 2007, Helen Parramore has been very active within the ASPEC community. She currently serves as co-leader of the Studio Arts group, leader of the Writers Workshop and coordinates a literary classics group each summer.

helenHelen is no stranger to educating others. She taught elementary school for ten years, before becoming a professor of interdisciplinary, humanities and art. Helen has served as a professor at Rollins College, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, Valencia Community College and even our very own Eckerd College, where she taught in the PEL program. In August of 2000, the Trustees of Valencia Community College granted Helen, Professor Emeritus status.

Aside from teaching, Helen has been a co-author of four textbooks, and has published more than 200 articles, personal essays and travel pieces, many of which include her own illustrations.

Helen is a mother of five children, an experienced traveler, an artist, a writer, an active member in her community theater and also an accomplished chef.

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Is ASPEC the Place for You?

Are you excited by the idea of enriching your retirement in a welcoming, supportive community while you:

  • engage in peer led learning
  • work with college students
  • volunteer in the community
  • have fun and make friends

Come and try us out and see if ASPEC is the place you want to be. Click here for membership information.

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The Academy

The Academy is a life long learning organization for adults on the Eckerd College campus. Our members, whether working, retired, regular visitors to Florida or seasonal "Snowbirds" seek a lifestyle that provides intellectual exploration and stimulation, meaningful productivity and an active social life.