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50-Plus Community Invited to Aug. 23 Open House for College’s ‘Academy for Lifelong Learning’

ALL Board Members

Since the turn of the century, the Academy for Lifelong
Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery has offered intriguing lectures, workshops, and seminars for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community.

 
Come experience what this membership organization offers at the ALL Open House on Saturday, August 23, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., upstairs in Building E (Administration Building) on the Montgomery campus. The public is invited, and entertainment and refreshments will be provided.
 
The open house is a great opportunity to meet class instructors, socialize with other ALL members, and register for any lecture or class. The organization will also name Ann Thompson as instructor of the year, for her opera classes.
 
Thompson has been with the ALL program since the beginning in 2000. She has made the opera “come alive” with her vivid descriptions of the characters and the plots, which increase the knowledge, and appreciation, of the opera.
 
“It’s lovely!” Thompson said. “It’s sort of the cherry on the sundae and very gratifying that they thought so highly of me.”
 
Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator at LSC-Montgomery, said, “Members can select from over 125 ALL lectures, workshops, and seminars in a variety of topics ranging from art, history, and science to health and spirituality.”
 
Membership for the ALL program is only $35 a year and entitles members to take ALL courses free of charge from September through August. The classes are very relaxed and informal.
 
“The ALL program at LSC-Montgomery is over 14 years old and has approximately 300 lectures, workshops and seminars a year, each facilitated by professors, retired professionals, hobbyists and subject matter experts,” said Janice Bachesais, ALL Advisory Committee Chairman.
 
Most ALL classes are offered at LSC-Montgomery or LSC-University Center at Montgomery, but some take place off-site at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.
 
Each of the six colleges in the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for their older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and programs vary with each campus.
 
For more information about ALL or to obtain the fall schedule of classes, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at (936) 273-7446, or visit LoneStar.edu/ALL-Montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Steve Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.