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Mount St. Mary’s Opens Center for Lifelong Learning

Donna Klinger

Frederick campus

In recognition of the importance of lifelong learning for professional and personal growth, Mount St. Mary’s University’s Division of Continuing Studies has launched a Center for Lifelong Learning. The Center, based at the Mount’s Frederick campus, is offering a wide range of programs, events and activities, both in person and online, for learners of all ages.

“I invite you to expand your horizons, sharpen your professional knowledge, learn basic skills, and enrich your participation in cultural activities and community tours through the Center,” said Jennifer Staiger, Ph.D., associate provost for the Division of Continuing Studies. “These day-time and evening noncredit programs meet the needs of busy adults with workshops, short courses, bootcamps and more.”

A recent Pew Research Center study found that nearly 90% of working adults report that it will be necessary to get training and develop new skills throughout their careers to keep up with changes in the workplace.

Programs being offered by Mount professors range from a three-part preparatory program for the AGA’s Certified Government Financial Manager exam, taught by Associate Professor of Finance Boris Morozov, Ph.D., to a two-hour guided sampling of German and local beers brewed in the Oktoberfest tradition, complete with an examination of the art and science of these beers. This Friday night program is being led by Associate Professor of History Michele Patterson, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Garth Patterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management Christina Green, Ph.D., is offering a Connection Through Coaching Bootcamp, designed to help supervisors and managers to better connect with their employees through coaching and motivation. In addition, Green is presenting a Gender in Business Workshop and a series of yoga classes. Associate Professor of Business Alejandro Canadas, Ph.D., is providing instruction on personal money management in a seven-week course.

Registration for these noncredit courses and other programs, many of which begin in October, is open at Courses are in person, online or in a hybrid format.

The Center also designs personalized training programs to meet the needs of businesses and organizations; offers dual enrollment and college preparatory courses for high school students; and provides seminars on special topics in faith formation.

For more information, contact the Division of Continuing Studies admissions office at

Donna Klinger