The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is an organization of over 1000 Peoria-area residents, from age 50 to 98, who want to stay vital and active as they reach and enjoy retirement. One way to do that is to keep learning, so they participate in the many programs of OLLI that include educational travel, classes, lectures, cinema events, and study groups.
On Monday, February 29th, Bradley’s OLLI group came out to our New Indy Ivex Specialty Paper mill in Peoria, IL. Larry Rohman, Ivex’s Plant Engineer, is actually a Bradley University Alumni and has been with us at Ivex for over 30 years! Larry began the tour in the Beater Room where the recycled paper is mixed with tons of water and ended at the end of the paper machine, where the paper was being rolled up into large rolls. These Bradley Alums were amazed and had plenty of questions to grill Larry throughout and after the tour, and he was happy to answer every last one! Paper production is a fascinating industry, and the perfect place for these alums to expand their knowledge. We enjoyed having Bradley’s OLLI group join us, and we hope they come back to see us next year!
To learn more about OLLI, click here!