Continuing Education College Classics • Faculty
Tori Baca has been tap dancing for over 50 years, performing as well as teaching. Tori
thought it would be fun to share her expertise to create a fun and interesting workout.
Bill Bucy spent his career in the oil-well service business after receiving B.S. and M.S.
degrees in Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech. He had previously been involved with
College Classics for sixteen years before stepping down. He decided to come out of
retirement for this course.
Tom Corll is the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning at Midland College.
His hobbies include reading and weekly visits to theater. An avid theater buff, he enjoys
watching movies on the big screen to observe the actor’s interactions, character acting
as it relates to social issues, and how the writers, directors and producers use various
techniques to bring the scripted story to life for the audience.
John Deats is the Director of the Fasken Learning Resource Center at Midland College.
He is a lifelong fan of classic movies, including the great Broadway musicals. He enjoys
sharing information on finding authoritative print, audiovisuals, and websites in the field of
the arts and entertainment.
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 doctorate from Texas
Jane Butler McAbee is a College Classics lover and former Advisory Board Member.
Her historical novel, LYDIA, was published in September of 2011.
Will Morris, Ph.D., is Henry Professor of History. He has been teaching in the College
Classics program since it began in 1989. He has taught US History, World History,
the History of Christianity, the History of Islam, the History of Africa, Ancient Greece,
the History of China and now the U.S. Presidents. His class meets once a week and in
addition to the eloquent lectures, features coffee and cookies.
COLLEGE CLASSICS are designed especially for local residents who are 50 and older.