SPRING SEMESTER GENTRAIN CLASSES STARTED JANUARY 24. The registration deadline for Unit 1 has passed, but you can register for Units 2-4 via WebReg. Here is a direct link: WEBREG.

Our history, art, literature, and philosophy faculty will follow the course of western civilization from the Roman Empire (14 CE) through the early Renaissance (1520 CE).

 

 

President's Corner (January 05 2023)

I can't believe it! I'm the President of The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College. I follow the most distinguished leadership of Peter Purdue and Mary Alice Rennick, extremely capable and inspirational leaders, who have given so much to The Gentrain Society with their experience and knowledge. I am honored to be a major part of a Society who promotes lifelong learning in so many ways:  the brilliant professors who teach the Western Civilization class at MPC, the dedicated Board of Directors who guide and promote a non-profit organization that provides thousands of dollars of scholarships to MPC students, opportunities to travel and understand the world, plus opportunities to  enjoy all that our local area has to offer. Our Board and committee members, people who volunteer endlessly and give their time and effort to ensure the present and future of The Gentrain Society, deserve our greatest thanks and highest praise.

As the newly voted-in President of the Society, I hope to be worthy of the Society's past efforts and lead all of you to new educational opportunities, travels and exploration of our changing world. I hope to encourage new members who will benefit from our programs, classes and social events. Our Special Events Committee is planning a gathering for next year as we speak. Our Oregon Shakespeare Festival is looking at a new venue in Utah for 2023. Our Wednesday free Lectures twice a month will venture into the science of astronomy, the Monterey Civil Grand Jury and always, our local historians. The Gentrain Society has so much to offer, and we can't wait to bring you into our membership and future which will expand your lives, form new friendships, and engage you in learning you've never experienced before. Thank you for this opportunity to lead you. I welcome all your ideas and opinions. As the character Viola De Lesseps in the movie Shakespeare in Love says to her closest friend, "It is a new world."


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