|For Immediate Release (01-51)
Date: August 8, 2001
Contact: Gary Hong, 240-567-7869 or Brenda Gibson, 301-279-7960
College to Present
‘Conversations with Remarkable People’
Lifelong Learning Institute's Six-session Series Kicks Off
Montgomery College’s Lifelong Learning
Institute will present "Conversations with Remarkable People," a
non-credit continuing education class that provides attendees
with the rare opportunity to meet and talk informally with
people who were part of—or eyewitnesses to—history. Guest
presenters, and the dates on which they will speak, include:
- Tania Rozmaryn,
who was born in Smorgon, Lithuania (New Belarus). On
June 22, 1941, the Germans invaded Lithuania, violating the
pact between Russia and Germany. The Germans killed
Rozmaryn’s father during the first week of their occupation.
(Monday, Sept. 17, 2-4 p.m.)
- Ernest Alverez,
a distinguished Naval officer and government executive, was
the first American aviator shot down over North Vietnam. He
was taken prisoner on August 5, 1964, and held in North
Vietnam for eight and one-half years, until the general
release of prisoners on February 12, 1973. (Thursday,
Sept. 20, 2-4 p.m.)
- William F. Surgi
joined the Navy on his seventeenth
birthday and retired as an Aviation Machinist Mate First
Class on his sixtieth birthday. Surgi was in and out of the
military for a total of 22 years. During his service years,
he received two Purple Hearts. (Friday, Sept. 21, 2-4
- Antonio Mendez
is a retired CIA intelligence officer, author, and artist.
He lives with his family and works in his studios and
gallery on his farm in rural Washington County, Md.
(Monday, Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m.)
- Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga
was born in Sacramento, California of parents who immigrated
to the United States from Japan at the turn of the century.
She was a high school senior when FDR signed Executive Order
9066 in 1942—which resulted in her incarceration in a
Japanese internment camp for 1,145 days. (Tuesday, Sept.
25, 2-4 p.m.)
- Pauline Betz Addie.
During her years as a student at Rollins
College, Addie became the U.S. women’s champion in 1942 and
was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965. After
retiring from competition, she conducted tennis clinics at
Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. and organized
tennis camps. She continues to teach privately. (Friday,
Sept. 28, 2-4 p.m.)
"Conversations with Remarkable People"
sessions are held at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. The
fee is $30 for all six sessions. Each registrant may bring one
guest at no additional charge. For more information or to
register, call the Lifelong Learning Institute at 240-567-7869.