Jan 29, 2021

Registration for FVCC Senior Institute Now Open

Registration for Flathead Valley Community College’s annual Senior Institute is now open. This year the program includes one class delivered via Zoom from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on six consecutive Fridays beginning Feb. 19 and concluding March 26.

The class, “Senior Institute Perspectives and Insights,” features FVCC faculty members presenting on their areas of expertise and research. The lineup includes the following lectures and discussions:

Feb. 19:  “Historical Perspectives from Both Sides of the Iron Curtain” with Dr. Marty Mullins

Feb. 26:  “Building the Buzz for Biotech – The Evolution of Biotechnology Education and Industry in the Flathead Valley” with Dr. Ruth Wrightsman

March 5:  “I Know How to Pay Attention: A Poet’s Perspective” with Lowell Jaeger

March 12:  “American Indians – Past and Very Present” with Dr. Jeff Sanders

March 19:  “Why Science is Indispensable and Woefully Inadequate” with Dr. David Long

March 26:  “Conspiracy Theories” with Dr. Ami Mezahav

Pre-registration is required. To download the registration form, go to The form can be returned via mail or email. Due to safety precautions, in-person registration is not available this year.

The tuition and fees for residents of Flathead and Lincoln counties are $25. For students residing outside of Flathead and Lincoln counties, tuition and fees are $114.60. Senior Institute is designed for people 65 and older.

Students who haven’t attended FVCC for credit classes within the past two years will also need to complete and submit a free application for admission, available online at

FVCC staff members are available to provide instructions and assistance to seniors who are not familiar with Zoom and/or who lack access to an email account. For more information, call (406) 756-3822 or email Connie Hitchcock at