Sorrentino_EmeritusAt its February 17th meeting, the Tampa Bay Great Books Council voted unanimously to create the new designation of “Council Member Emeritus” and to recognize TBGBC co-founder and “grande dame” Sylvia Sorrentino as our first “Council Member Emerita.”  Sylvia has been a powerful and creative voice since her participation in the first OLLI-USF Great Books course in January, 2003, and was one of four co-founders of Tampa Bay Great Books Council in March, 2006.  We were thrilled to see her during our recent (January 2016) TBGBC Annual Conference (as seen at right), since she played a key role in selection of topics and texts.  We look forward to continuing to benefit from Sylvia’s wise counsel as we chart the course for the TBGBC’s future.