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LLI: Legends and Discoveries

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereFriday, Apr 05, 2019 10:30amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

From the Inca Trail to the Galapagos Islands

Instructors: Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Tom Sakole

Dr. Rebecca Hayes and her husband Tom Sakole visited Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands last year. They especially wanted to visit the Galapagos Islands because visits to the islands will likely be limited in the near future. They will share their pictures of these two amazing places as they incorporate the history of the Incas at Machu Picchu and the impact of Darwin’s visit to the Galapagos Islands.

Dr. Rebecca Hayes currently serves as a director for the College Board overseeing the AP government and politics courses. She was a full professor of history, and the honors hair at Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas. where she also served as the assistant dean of social sciences. She has taught at Mississippi College and at the American University in Dubai. Her Ph.D. from Florida State University focused on early modern British history with minors in medieval Europe, classical Greece and Rome, as well as the Middle East. Dr. Hayes’ research and publications focus on political factionalism and the Anglo-Irish during the Restoration period. Dr. Hayes has led many study-abroad programs for both students and adults. She has taught several classes for LLI.

Thomas J. Sakole teaches AP world history and human geography at Riverside High School in Landsdowne, after teaching at the prestigious Dubai American Academy. Previously he taught for12 years at Westfield High School in Fairfax County. Tom has been an avid traveler throughout his life, exploring many of the islands of the Caribbean, almost the entire European continent, New Zealand and Australia, with only Antarctica left to check off before he has traveled to all seven continents. He spent two months in China on a Fulbright- Hayes Scholarship. Tom has led student tours to many foreign countries.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org 

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