Dr. Joseph Ellis, Associate Professor, Department of History and Political Science at Wingate University, will speak on "The Future of Europe.”
This timely discussion will cover Brexit as well as other crises that Europe is facing. Dr. Ellis earned a bachelor’s degree from Winthrop University. He received both his master’s degree and his doctorate from Temple University.
Join us for our monthly Meet and Mingle for new members at 9:30AM on March 3, 2017
Meet back by the coffee pots prior to the meeting to a Meet & Mingle with other new members and board members. We are continuing this informal get-together to provide new members with an easy way to meet other new members. Come join in the fun. Get the conversation started to make new friends who share your common interests and thirst for a new learning adventure. Meet fellow members who might be participating in an upcoming field trip. All members are welcome to join us.
Senior Scholars March 10, 2017 Program
Dr. Barry Robinson, associate professor of history at Queens University and chair of the College of Arts and Sciences, will present "Local and Regional Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade."
Dr. Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned both a master’s in history and a doctorate in Latin American history from Vanderbilt University. He co-edited a volume on the African Diaspora in the Americas, entitled Slaves, Subjects, and Subversives: Blacks in Colonial Latin America.
Senior Scholars March 17, 2017 Program
Ann B. Clark, Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, will present “State of Our Schools.”
She has worked with CMS since 1983 and will serve as superintendent until June. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College and a master’s in special Education from the University of Virginia. She was named National Principal of the Year (1994) by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. In addition to her work with CMS, Clark has served on multiple boards, including Communities In Schools, the Davidson College Board of Visitors and A Child's Place.
Senior Scholars March 24, 2017 Program
Speaker to be announced later due to a cancellation.
Senior Scholars March 31, 2017 Program
Dr. Greg Pillar, chair of the Environmental Science and Chemistry Department at Queens University of Charlotte, will present “The Hidden Chemistry in Our Daily Lives.”
Dr. Pillar earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in agronomy (soil science) from Kansas State University and a doctorate in agronomy (environmental chemistry) from the University of Georgia. His expertise is in global food security, environmental impact assessment and agriculture resources management. He holds the William S. Lee Endowment Chair and has won the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor Teaching Award.
Upcoming Field Trips
Senior Scholars Field Trip to Post Office Distribution Center
John Ferguson, head of the field trip committee, has arranged a trip to the large Post Office Distribution Center near the airport on March 2.You will need to sign up ahead of time. Meet at the Queens Sports Complex parking lot at 9:30 a.m. The tour will start at 10 and if we need to break up into two groups, 10:30. You can contact John by Friday, Feb. 24, at email@example.com (704) 523-9478.