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 and community experts. For example, this year we welcome Matt Pfisterer Thrall Library Director, who will teach the "Films For everyone" course; Clifton Patrick and his "Made in Chester", and Marlena Lange with hiking, land preservation and "Book Club" courses.

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: Marty SchwartzFlo SorkaMarion SoteloClifton PatrickJerry KleinerVincent Bruno

Pictured above: Marty Schwartz, Flo Soroka, Marion Sotelo, Clifton Patrick, Jerry Kleiner, Vincent Bruno.

 

Photo: David DworkinPhoto: Dr. HullPhoto: Stephanie HulbertGreg GilmanMarlyn MandellMatt Pfisterer

 

More volunteer faculty : Above from left, David Dworkin led us in "Conductorcize"; Dr. Richard Hull taught us about Orange County's 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 Matt Pfisterer.