College Classics

College Classics

College Classics is perhaps the most interesting of all Midland College classes to area citizens who are 50+ years of age. The program, initiated in the Spring of 1989, provides a low-cost, non-credit opportunity for citizens 50 and over. The programs goal is to broaden knowledge in various areas of interest in an informal educational setting.
Classes are offered on the Midland College main campus and are taught by Midland College faculty and community volunteers who want to share their time and expertise in a variety of areas.


Fall 2021 Schedule
Available in August

Registration and payment for College Classics fall 2020 courses can be done two ways:

  • Online at the links below, click on Membership fee, pay, or
  • Add courses by phone and mail a check to the cashier’s office for your membership fee.

Only purchase one (1) membership per person.

College Classics Membership

Dr. Jaime Aguila is the son of former undocumented immigrants, a former farmworker, has a Ph.D. in Mexican history, and over twenty published articles that address Mexican immigration topics. He has held fellowships at the Library of Congress, the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations, and with the Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. He has been a professor of history at Midland College since 2016 and teaches U.S. history, European history, and World Civilizations.

Jennifer Anselmi received her Master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005 and has taught at the university and community college levels for the past twelve years. She has taught courses ranging from survey courses like World and American History to upper level courses including European History and the History of the South. Throughout her career, the French Revolution has been of particular interest as it is a dynamic topic that shows how a social movement can come full circle with regard to the goals of those involved.

Tori Baca has been teaching clogging at Midland College for 20 years. She has enjoyed sharing her talent to create a fun and interesting workout.

Bob Barndt has been pastor at Midland Lutheran Church for the past nineteen years. Born in Johnstown, PA. Graduated with a B.A. in English from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ and with an M.Div. from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC.

Lt. Ashley Borgstedte is a Lieutenant with the Midland College Police Department and has been at Midland College for seven years. He has 23 years in law enforcement and he holds a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He has been an Investigator, Crime Scene Photographer, Jail Administrator and is a certified Field Training Officer.

Dr. Steven Gaines teaches speech and communication for Midland College and is an ordained minister, currently serving in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). His Ph.D. dissertation was an interdisciplinary analysis of communication in religion. His writings about religion and communication have appeared in scholarly journals, an encyclopedia, and nonacademic publications.

Dr. Terry Gilmour is professor of government at Midland College. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from West Texas A&M and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Nancy Hart worked full-time for many years at Midland College and now teaches as an adjunct. She uses this course to justify the hours she spends on the Internet. When she is not online, she lap swims, needlepoints, does puzzles and cares for a crew of canine teaching assistants.

Dr. David P. Hopkins, Jr. earned his B.A. from Michigan State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University. This is his 6th year at Midland College. His area of specialty is the American Civil War, though he enjoys discussing a wide array of history.

Chief Richard McKee has been the Chief of Police at the Midland College Police Department since 2012. He has a total of 28 years of experience in all areas of law enforcement. Chief McKee holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin as well as a Master Peace Officer certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Chief McKee is an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice and he oversees Emergency Management for Midland College.

Hugh A. “Andy” Shaffer served over thirteen (13) years on active duty as an officer in the United States Army, where he was in combat in Vietnam with the 10th Armored Cavalry Regiment and was awarded 3 Bronze Star Medals and the Air Medal. He taught engineering and computer sciences at the US Army Engineer School. He also taught engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and assisted in the development and testing of the M-1 Main Battle Tank. In 1981, he left the Army with the rank of Major, and joined El Paso Natural Gas Company for a new career in the oil and gas business. In 1998, as the Vice President of Operations and Engineering for El Paso Field Services Company, he retired from El Paso and joined Compressor Systems, Inc. in Midland, TX as a Senior Vice President. He finally retired from business in 2003 to pursue his hobbies and many other varied interests.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point in 1968 and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974. He currently resides in Midland, Texas, with his wife, Betty, where they both serve as Admissions Representatives for the United States Military Academy at West Point. He also serves on Congressman K. Michael Conaway’s Service Academy Nomination Board. He serves on various non-profit boards throughput the community.  When he has time, he builds wooden ships to relax.

Allison Williford, an Adjunct Professor of History, has been an educator in Midland, Texas for sixteen years. She received her BA in history in 2002 and her MA in history in 2014. “My passion in life is research and teaching history.”

Online Registration Instructions

For students who have previously taken courses with MC Continuing Education:

  • Click the "College Classics Registration" button below
    (Works best in Chrome or FireFox browser)
  • Click "Add to Cart" next to the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 session
  • When you click "Add to Cart," select the classes you want to go to cart
  • Click "Checkout" under the Shopping Cart on the right side
  • Click on the “Reset your password” under Reset or Forgotten Password
  • Enter in your Login Name
    Login Name:  Last name + First name + Birth year
    Example: SmithJohn1960
  • Enter the answer to the secret question
    The secret question is: What is your last name?  (Example)
    The secret question answer is: Smith (Example)
  • An email will be sent to your email address that contains a link that redirects you back to the Midland College Continuing Education website to reset/create a password.
  • Once you create a new password, you may access your Account and Register and pay through the MC Continuing Education website.

College Classics Registration

For New Continuing Education students:

  • Click the "College Classics Registration" button below
    (Works best in Chrome or FireFox browser)
  • Click "Add to Cart" next to the Fall or Spring session
  • When you click "Add to Cart," select the classes you want to go to cart
  • Click "Checkout" under the Shopping Cart on the right side
  • Click on “Create a new account” under Create a new Customer Account
  • Follow the steps to create your account



If you need assistance,

call (432) 685-4518

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