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Center for Creative Retirement

Fall 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 program 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
  • 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

September 2015 - December 2015: $30.00

January 2016 - May 2016: $30.00

September 2015 - May 2016: $50.00

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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 Fall 2015

September 15

  • 1:00 p.m.: Orientation + Wine & Cheese
  • 2:00 p.m.: Charleston Mayoral Candidates

September 22: Board Meeting 11:00 a.m.

  • 1:00 p.m.: The Hunley
    Brian Hicks, Author
  • 2:30 p.m.: A Personal Journey
    Ken Lam, CSO Director

September 29

  • 1:00 p.m.: Changing Nature of War in Africa
    Chris Day, Prof. Pol. Sci., CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: Impressions of the Low Country
    Billie Smith, Edisto Artist

October 6

  • 1:00 p.m. Vision for the CofC’s Languages, Cultures & World Affairs Dept.
    Antonio Tillis, Dean, LCWA, CofC
  • 2:30 p.m. Buddhist Mindfulness and Detachment
    Louise Doire, Inst. Relig. Stud., CofC

October 13

  • 1:00 p.m.: New Views of Our Solar System
    Cassandra Runyon, Prof. Geol. & Environmental Geosciences, CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: A Sporting Life
    Ken Burger, Charleston Author

October 20

  • 1:00 p.m.: Balance and Fall Prevention
    Tomas Mendez, Wellness Director, Franke at Seaside
  • 2:30 p.m.: The Art of Food Writing
    Hanna Raskin, Food Writer & Lead Critic, Post & Courier

October 27

  • 1:00 p.m.: Vampires & the Golden Age of Hollywood
    Scott Poole, Prof. Hist., CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: Grafting Camellias
    Sydney Frasier, Master of Horticulture, Middleton Place

November 3

  • 1:00 p.m.: Middle East: A Mess – Is There Any Hope?
    John Creed, Prof. Pol. Sci., CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: Oman: The Unknown Middle East Country
    Ed and Nancy Norberg, CCR Members

November 10

  • 1:00 p.m.: Evolution of Mary Through the Ages
    Robert Westerfelhaus, Prof. Communications, CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: Recycling & Resources…The Big Picture
    Bronwyn Santos, CHS County Environmental Management Dept.

November 17

  • 1:00 p.m.: Growth in the Tri-County Region
    Frank Hefner, Prof. Econ., CofC
  • 2:30 p.m.: Two Fascinating Cities: Suzchou & Lhasa
    Maxwell Mowry, CCR Member

November 24 Thanksgiving Break

December 1 Board Meeting

  • 1:00 p.m.: Women in Afghanistan
    Penelope Travis, Prof. Chem., Ret’d, The Citadel, Trident
  • 2:30 p.m.: East Meets West: Music of the Oud
    Peter Kfoury, Chiropractor and Musician

December 8

  • 12:30 p.m.: Luncheon and Social