Our Instructors

Encore is proud of its volunteer faculty who bring commitment, passion and knowledge to each course offering. These instructors come from our membership, the SUNY Orange faculty--including SUNY Orange president Bill Richards---and community experts. For example, during the upcoming school year, Encore welcomes Bernie Ampel teaching "Layman's Guide to 'Krishnamurti",Frank Kieck, continuing his "Heroes & Vilians" series, Clifton Patrick and "Made in Chester, and Marlena Lange with two courses, "Fiction & NonFiction" and "Hiking: Basha Kill & Black Rock Forest."

New and veteran faculty continually propose new courses; their ideas come from members' suggestions and their own special interests. Some, but not all, of our veteran faculty, are included below.

Photo: Dr. William RichardsPhoto: Marty SchwartzBernie AmpelMarion SoteloClifton Patrick

Pictured above: Dr. Richards, Marty Schwartz, Bernie Ampel, Marion Sotelo, Clifton Patrick

Encore's recent instructors have included .

Photo: David DworkinPhoto: Dr. HullPhoto: Stephanie HulbertGreg GilmanMarlyn MandellFrank Kieck


More volunteer faculty : Above from left, David Dworkin led us in "Conductorcize"; Dr. Richard Hull taught us about Orange County's pre-Henry Hudson history; Stephanie Hulbert explained "Long Term Health Care", Greg Gilman presented several finance related courses, Marilyn Mandell regularly offers courses on specific artists and sculptors, and Frank Kieck, with "Heroes & Villians."