Monday, January 9, 2017

Midland College CE to host College Classics Meet-and-Greet

There was once a popular saying ... something about "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" ... at Midland College, WE BEG TO DIFFER ...

College Classics is perhaps the most interesting of all Midland College classes to area senior citizens. The program, which was initiated in the spring of 1989, includes a series of courses designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older.

For almost 30 years, Midland residents who are 50 years of age and older have been able to take advantage of Midland College’s (MC) special programming called College Classics.

A registration fee of just $25 per semester entitles a student to enroll in as many classes as he or she chooses. Most of the classes are scheduled between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. and are offered in 4-week increments. College Classics instructors are volunteers who are recruited from among the Midland College faculty, continuing education teachers and other community experts.

On Wednesday, January 11, at 11:30 a.m., in the Allison Fine Arts Building on the main MC campus, area residents are invited to meet the instructors and learn about this semester’s courses. A complimentary lunch will be served courtesy of Debbie Wolfe and Shep Grinnan. During Wednesday’s “Meet & Greet,” students will be able to register for spring semester College Classics courses, which begin on January 23.

No reservation is required for the Meet & Greet/lunch.

Courses to be offered this spring include Archaeology, Clogging, The Constitution and the Supreme Court, Poetry of War, History of the Cold War, American Industrial Revolution, Random Pathway through Cinema, Let’s Dance, Love Poetry and a special course entitled Seniors: Information You Need to Know, which will be a discussion-based class that will include recommendations of self-defense for seniors, how to recognize and avoid scams and current topics in law enforcement.

“College Classics is one of MC”s most interesting programs, and we LOVE our Classics students,” said Brenda Cordero, associate director of Community Programs Continuing Education. “We are offering several new courses this spring that I think will be some of our most popular courses we have had to date.”

For more information about MC’s College Classics program, visit their website at

You may also contact Brenda Cordero or Ashley Garrett in the MC Community Programs Continuing Education Office at (432) 685-4518. Email or to request to be added to the mailing list for fall classes.

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