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Academy for Lifelong Learning Recognizes Outstanding Volunteer

Adora Kutchin Honored for Longtime Contribution at Lone Star College-Montgomery

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) at Lone Star College-Montgomery recently awarded its 2008-2009 Volunteer of the Year award to Adora Kutchin for her years of service to the organization. It was the first time ALL has issued such an award.

ALL is a learning organization for active, older adults. Kutchin was a founding contributor for ALL, helping to start the organization back in 2000. At the time, ALL was the first senior adult education program in the Lone Star College System, and one of only several in Texas. Kutchin’s many responsibilities have included board chair in 2003-2004, and several years as membership chair. Kutchin continues to serve on the ALL board and plays an integral part in strategic planning for the organization.

Adora Kutchin retired from a career in advertising and moved from the Chicago area to Houston in 1974 and to The Woodlands in 1980. Currently she holds leadership positions in Houston and state organizations, including two United Ways and the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston. Locally, she was a founder of the fledgling Women’s Leadership Council of the Montgomery County United Way. She was a founder of the Montgomery County Women’s Center, where she has remained active for more than 25 years.

The ALL program, an organization with more than 800 members, offers non-credit classes and social activities for continued intellectual and personal growth. For a small, annual membership fee, area residents have access to a variety of lectures, workshops, art and computer classes, as well as trips to local destinations. Classes are taught or facilitated by a variety of individuals who represent a wide range of expertise and life experiences. These include current and former professors, subject matter experts, guest lecturers and hobbyists.

For more information about LSC-Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning program, call (936) 273-7259, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu/all.
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 Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu