Michael Ferman ’84 got his start in acting at Wagner College.
Today, he uses his nearly 40 years of professional experience to enrich the next generation through the Actor Children’s Theatre, a program of Wagner’s Department for Lifelong Learning.
“Whether I’m working on Broadway, in a feature film, or on television, I still use the training I learned at Wagner as an undergrad,” Ferman says. “Working at Lifelong Learning is like coming home again, only now I’m the one who gets to pass on to my students the skills and knowledge I acquired here so many years ago. It’s an amazing feeling!”
The Department for Lifelong Learning provides educational opportunities ranging from youth programs to adult professional development and enrichment courses. This year, the department wants to expand its offerings and provide channels for alumni educators to share their passions and talents in innovative ways.
Do you have an idea for a course, workshop, or boot camp? Lifelong Learning wants to hear from you! Specify the age group you are interested in working with, and your preference for location — the Staten Island campus or Wagner’s new classroom space in Lower Manhattan. Contact Sharon Guinta, director of lifelong learning, at 718-390-3221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.