There’s Tons to Discover through Lone Star College Montgomery’s Academy for Lifelong Learning

The Academy for Lifelong Learning at Lone Star College-Montgomery, a program for the 50-plus retired or semi-retired community, will host an open house on Saturday, January 25, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., on the second floor of the Administration Building (Building E). The public is invited, and entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

The open house will provide members the opportunity to learn to register online for any of the upcoming ALL lectures, workshops, or seminars offered at LSC-Montgomery, Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery, or one of several off-site locations. Plus attendees will meet some of the class instructors and socialize with other academy members.
 
“If retirees or recent transplants to the area are looking for something that provides intellectual growth, the ALL program at LSC-Montgomery  is the perfect match,” said Donna Smith Burns, continuing education coordinator at LSC-Montgomery.

ALL is a membership organization filled with lectures, seminars, and discussions geared toward individuals over 50 interested in remaining “plugged in” to the academic, learning environment. The classes are informal and informational and cover a variety of topics such as art, computer technology, personal growth, languages, history, travel and more.

Also at the open house, the Volunteers of the Year will be recognized. This year, Dr. John and Martha Haydel, a husband and wife team who have supported the ALL organization since the turn of the century, will be acknowledged for their service.
 
John has supported ALL in many areas, serving as the facilitator of the Book Club since 2000; a computer coach; a lecturer in philosophy; and a leading member of the ALL Curriculum Committee, the Technology Committee, and the Advisory Committee.
 
A retired chemical engineer, John brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization from his extensive career with major chemical oil companies and his wide-range of worldwide travel experiences.
 
His wife, Martha, holds a key place in the ALL organization as well. She is a direct descendent of the Canary Island settlers, the group that established the first municipality in the Spanish province of Texas in the 1700s, and a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She uses her expertise and experiences to lecture on Texas history, as well as culinary topics. She serves on ALL’s Open House Committee and takes photos of many ALL activities for the official record.
 
Each of the six colleges within the Lone Star College System offer continuing education for older, active adults through the ALL organization. Course offerings and program events vary with each campus.
 
A small annual membership fee of $35 allows members to take academy courses free of charge or at a minimal rate. The annual membership lasts from September 1 to August 31.

For more information about ALL, contact LSC-Montgomery’s continuing education department at (936) 273-7446, or visit www.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 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 the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter 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, five 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.