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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University is housed under the Division of Extended Studies. To learn more about our division, visit the Extended Studies home page.

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  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    General Information

    The Osher Institute office and classrooms are located in the Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park. Unless otherwise indicated in its description, all offerings are held at this location.

    Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park
    220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
    Boise, ID 83706

    Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Osher Institute office and classrooms are located in the Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park. Unless otherwise indicated in its description, all offerings are held at this location.

    Ron & Linda Yanke Family Research Park
    220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.
    Boise, ID 83706

    Our regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Osher Institute Staff

  • Dana Thorp Patterson, Osher, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Dana Thorp Patterson

    Director

    Dana joined the Osher Institute in December 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in higher education leadership. She is a first generation college student and graduated Summa Cum Laude at age 19 with bachelors of art degrees in criminal justice from the College of the Ozarks. She earned advanced degrees in counseling and higher education administration from Missouri State University and University of Missouri.

    Dana was raised in remote regions of Alaska, which influences her still today. She is an avid fisherman and loves remote wilderness hiking and exploration. Dana is passionate about lifelong learning and creating programs to meet the needs of curious minds. “Working with Osher members is the highlight of my career in higher education. I am inspired and motivated by their interests, energy and willingness to engage.”

    Dana joined the Osher Institute in December 2018 and has over 20 years of experience in higher education leadership. She is a first generation college student and graduated Summa Cum Laude at age 19 with bachelors of art degrees in criminal justice from the College of the Ozarks. She earned advanced degrees in counseling and higher education administration from Missouri State University and University of Missouri.

    Dana was raised in remote regions of Alaska, which influences her still today. She is an avid fisherman and loves remote wilderness hiking and exploration. Dana is passionate about lifelong learning and creating programs to meet the needs of curious minds. “Working with Osher members is the highlight of my career in higher education. I am inspired and motivated by their interests, energy and willingness to engage.”

  • 3. Goldgrabe, Holly

    Holly Goldgrabe

    Assistant Program Coordinator

    Holly joined the Osher Institute in November 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She is currently working on her master of arts in technical communication at Boise State University.

    When she’s not managing member services, designing and editing the new semester catalog, or writing next month’s newsletter, you can find Holly hunting down the city’s best pastry and baking her own creations to share with her Yanke building coworkers.

    Holly joined the Osher Institute in November 2016. She earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She is currently working on her master of arts in technical communication at Boise State University.

    When she’s not managing member services, designing and editing the new semester catalog, or writing next month’s newsletter, you can find Holly hunting down the city’s best pastry and baking her own creations to share with her Yanke building coworkers.

  • Jeremy Trent, Osher, faculty/staff, studio by Priscilla Grover

    Jeremy Trent

    Administrative Assistant

    Jeremy joined the Osher Institute in November 2019. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in international studies from the University of Idaho.

    Born and raised in Boise, Jeremy loves walks along the Greenbelt with his dog, Misty, and is an avid music listener who’s a regular concert-goer in the Boise music scene. He also loves to travel and experience world cultures, and looks forward to someday visiting Southeast Asia.

    Jeremy joined the Osher Institute in November 2019. He earned a bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in international studies from the University of Idaho.

    Born and raised in Boise, Jeremy loves walks along the Greenbelt with his dog, Misty, and is an avid music listener who’s a regular concert-goer in the Boise music scene. He also loves to travel and experience world cultures, and looks forward to someday visiting Southeast Asia.