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, 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: Dr. William RichardsPhoto: Marty SchwartzFlo SorkaMarion SoteloClifton PatrickPat Wilson

Pictured above: Dr. Richards, 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."