Carol Hardison, Chief Executive Officer of the Crisis Assistance Ministry, will speak on “A Tale of Two Cities.”
Carol Hardison joined the Crisis Assistance Ministry in 2000, after 18 years with Duke Energy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and computer science from Furman University. She has served on the Homeless Network Steering Committee, Apparo’s Project Ignited Advisory Board and Allied Credit Counseling INC. In recognition of her service to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community during 2008, she was selected in March 2009 as the Charlotte Woman of the Year by the Charlotte Woman of the Year Committee. The committee has bestowed the award every year since 1955.
Senior Scholars May 12, 2017 Program Highlights
Dr. Howard R. Winokuer, founder of the Winokuer Center for Counseling and Healing in Charlotte - where he maintains a fulltime clinical practice, will speak on “Being Assertive in an Aggressive World.”
Dr. Winokuer is past president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. He was the coeditor of Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society: Bridging Research and Practice that was published in 2011 by Routledge Press and the co-author of Principles and Practices of Grief Counseling that was published in 2011 by Springer. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in psychology, a master’s in education from UNC Charlotte in counseling, a master’s from Mississippi State University in Instructional Technology and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State in Counselor Education.
Senior Scholars May 19, 2017 Program Highlights
Bryant Goodman, a certified financial planner, and Rebecca McNerney, a lawyer, will present “Financial and Estate Planning for Dementia.”
Bryant Goodman is a practitioner with WealthPlan Financial Partners in Charlotte. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Calloway School of Business and Accountancy from Wake Forest 2008 and has been a licensed financial planner since that year. He has been a certified financial planner since 2014.
Rebecca McNerney has been a practicing attorney for 10 years and is in a solo practice for estate planning, elderly and family law. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Clemson University in 2004 and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina in 2007. She is a former federal and state prosecutor. After close to a decade of prosecuting, she left government work to open her own law practice.
Senior Scholars May 26, 2017 Program Highlights
Dena Diorio, county manager for Mecklenburg County since December 2013, will present “An Overview of the Mecklenburg County Budget: Including Health, Education and Economic Development.”
Dena Diorio earned a bachelor’s degree in social services from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a master’s in public administration from Columbia University. She worked for the former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and late in Stamford and Danbury, Connecticut, before moving to Mecklenburg County as finance director in 2007.
Senior Scholars June 1, 2017
End of Year SPRING LUNCHEON Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Lunch served at noon. Tickets are $22 per person and will be sold in advance at meetings in May. (Note- Luncheon is on a Thursday, not a Friday.)
Calling all Senior Scholars to our Spring luncheon held each year before our summer break. For the third time, we will be at the Carmel Country Club enjoying the beautiful clubhouse, golf course scenery, great service and delicious food. The date is Thursday, June 1, at Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road. (Please note it is on a Thursday, not a Friday because the Terrace Room at Carmel was not available on a Friday.) Doors will open at 11:30. Come early and visit before lunch is served at noon. The cost, as always, is $22 and space is limited. Tickets will be sold before and after the meetings at each Friday morning meeting in May, as long as they are available. Please have a check made out to Senior Scholars or the exact change. You may also mail a check for the luncheon to: Drexel Andrews, Hospitality Chair, Senior Scholars at Queens, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, MSC 1409, Charlotte, NC 28274.
For more information, contact Drexel Andrews at DrexelSAndrews@gmail.com or (704) 900- 8040.