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Center for Creative Retirement

Spring 2015 Program

The Center for Creative Retirement (CCR) is made up of a diverse group of seniors – some retired, some about to retire – for whom education is a life long adventure to be shared with enthusiastic and often new friends. It's a self-governing group which depends upon active involvement of its members for progra ideas and modest financial support.

Members, who are considered non-credit students at the College of Charleston, are eligible for:
  • Weekly meetings from September through May
  • Smaller in-depth study groups
  • Some off-site meetings
  • Access to the College of Charleston Library
  • College of Charleston CCR ID
  • CCR newsletters
  • Field trips to historical and cultural sites

For further information on the program:

Sandy Lopez (President)
Email: sandyhlopez@gmail.com

For information on registration

Bronwyn Barron
Phone: 843.953.3495
Email: barronb@cofc.edu 

Checks may be mailed to:

Center for Creative Retirement
College of Charleston North Campus
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, SC 29405

*Please make checks payable to College of Charleston or you can sign up at the first meeting that you attend.

Membership dues

January 2015 - May 2015 : $30.00

CCR Tuesdays Meeting Location

College of Charleston North Campus
3800 Paramount Drive
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
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Study Groups

Meet at various venues
Members - $10.00
Non-CCR Members - $20.00

CCR Program Winter/Spring 2015

January 6: Board Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.: Evolving Missions of the College of Charleston and University of Charleston
    Glenn McConnell, College of Charleston President
  • 2:30 p.m.: Hope Through the Humanities: The Charleston Clemente Course (CCC)
    Maryann Kohli, CCC Director, Trident

January 13

  • 1:00 p.m.: Role and Responsibilities of an Executor/Executrix of an Estate
    Susan M. Dixson, CFP, Merrill Lynch
  • 2:30 p.m.: Jewish Theology of Christianity
    Michael Kogan, Professor of Religious Studies, Montclair State University, NJ

January 20

  • 1:00 p.m.: Charleston’s Evolving Waterfront
    Christina Butler, Professor of History, College of Charleston
  • 2:30 p.m.: Windmills in Early SC
    Nic Butler, Historian, CCPL

January 27

  • 1:00 p.m.: Beekeeping in the Lowcountry
    Woody and Gail Weatherford, Owners, Bees R Us Bee Farm
  • 2:30 p.m.: Political Realities in SC Today
    Andy Brack, Statehouse Reporter, Publisher

February 3: Board Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.: International Terrorism Revisited
    Mary Desjeans, Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston
  • 2:30 p.m.: When the Dixie Highway Ruled
    Tammy Ingram, Professor of History, College of Charleston

February 10

  • 1:00 p.m.: Electricity Pricing and Why it Matters
    John Preston, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan College of Technology
  • 2:30 p.m.: Know Your Snakes
    Ann Clamp, Demonstrator of Live Snakes, Edisto Island Serpentarium

February 17

  • 1:00 p.m.: Hinduism As I Understand It
    Shashi Pai, Pres., CHS Sanatan Hindu Temple
  • 2:30 p.m.: Price of Waging Losing Wars in the Early Roman Principate: Why Dacia Matters
    Alvarro Ibarro, Professor of Art History, College of Charleston

February 24

  • 1:00 p.m.: To Hear Them Tell It: Memories of Growing Up in Charleston
    Mary Coy, Author
  • 2:30 p.m.: The Battle for Ukraine: Revolution, War and a Challenge to Sovereignty
    Max Kovalov, Visiting Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston

March 3: Board Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.: Electricity Pricing and Why It Matters
    John Preston, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Michigan College of Technology
  • 2:30 p.m.: Aging in Place (AIP)
    Barbara Franklin, Chair, SCAIP Coalition

March 10

  • 1:00 p.m.: The Slave Dwelling Project
    Joe McGill, Magnolia Plantation
  • 2:30 p.m.: Drayton Hall
    George McDaniel, Executive Director, Drayton Hall

March 17

  • 1:00 p.m.: Duel of the Heart (Theodosia Burr Alston)
    Rose Tomlin, Author
  • 2:30 p.m.: Growing Native Plants in Your Garden
    Lynn Meffert and Jane Jabbour, Owners, Roots and Shoots Nursery

March 24

  • 1:00 p.m.: Our Economic Outlook - 2015
    Steve Slifer, Owner of NumberNomics
  • 2:30 p.m.: Brass and Silver Restoration
    Al Crabtree, Restoration Specialist, Charleston Brass and Silver

March 31 Spring Break

April 7: Board Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.: High Tech Cotton Today
    Hugh McLaurin, Cotton Farmer
  • 2:30 p.m.: Gerontology: A Brief Review
    Brenda Sanders, Senior Instructor Sociology/Anthropology, College of Charleston
April 14
  • 1:00 p.m.: Feng Shui Tips for the Over 50 Crowd
    Eileen Conti Weklar, Master Feng Shui Practitioner
  • 2:30 p.m.: National Borders and the Middle East
    Chris Wright, Professor of History, The Citadel

April 21

  • 1:00 p.m.: Textiles and History
    Jan Hiester, Curator of Textiles, Charleston Museum
  • 2:30 p.m.: Stolen Charleston
    Grahame Long, Author, Curator, Charleston Museum

May 5 Business Meeting, Lunch and Levity