• Posted by OLLI /
  • December 22, 2017

    Michael P. Melnick graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in Natural Sciences/Geology. Michael worked in the mining industry where his duties included mining, track maintenance, and production. Among his many certifications, Michael is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser from the American Gem Society and has a Diamond Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.

    About The Author:

    Osher Lifetime Learning Institute at Ringling College (OLLI) is a division of Ringling College of Art and Design. OLLI operates year-round and is supported through student registrations and private contributions. OLLI courses are non-credit and primarily based on a liberal arts curriculum. There are no grades and no tests; courses are offered purely for the joy of learning. Students may attend classes at any of our locations, participate in Academy Talks, Einstein’s Circle discussion groups, and attend lectures and special events. Tuition varies depending upon course length.

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