August 18, 2019: TPBG and OLLI USF Fall Great Books courses begin October 2nd. Click here to read more and to get registration information.

June 27, 2018. TBGBC welcomes two new members to the Board of Directors – Mark Simo and Linda Feeney!

Mark Simo has been a Great Books/OLLI member since 2009. “Taking Great Books classes enables me to read and discuss books, plays, essays and short stories I would have likely not read on my own in a relaxed, friendly, no pressure/no tests environment – just the joy of learning.” Mark retired in 2008 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as an HR manager. Mark exercises daily, and spends his time traveling, playing and singing jazz standards, meditating, being with family and loved ones, and reading great books. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York.

Mark Simo

Linda Feeney moved to the Tampa area from New York City after retiring from a 17 year management career with the Ford Foundation.   She has a BA in English; a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science; and an MBA.   She has an abiding love of literature, languages and food.

Linda Feeney

Updated August 18, 2019