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, in previous yars, Encore welcomed Frank Kieck, continuing his "Heroes & Villains" series, Clifton Patrick and "Made in Chester, and Marlena Lange with hiking, land preservation and literature 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 PatrickPat Wilson

Pictured above: Marty Schwartz, Flo Soroka, Marion Sotelo, Clifton Patrick, Pat Wilson

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."