N.C. Center for Creative Retirement Offers College for Seniors Classes
Courses Begin in September at Kellogg Center
Hendersonville area residents have the opportunity to study topics
ranging from the presidency to the novels of Thomas Hardy when the College
for Seniors Fall 2002 term begins at the Kellogg Center in
September. Enrollment begins August 1.
While UNCA has offered several popular courses at Kellogg Center, this
is the first time the College for Seniors is offering a full flight of six
fall classes. The Kellogg Center is located at 11 Broyles Rd., five miles
from downtown Hendersonville.
The College for Seniors, which began offering classes in 1988, is part
of UNC Asheville's North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement, a
national model for life-long learning. All College for Seniors instructors
are experts in their fields and many are retired college professors. Mario
DiCesare, who will teach the eight-week class "The Aeneid of Vergil"
beginning September 17, was a distinguished professor of English and
comparative literature at SUNY-Binghamton for 40 years before retiring to
Asheville. He is the author of more than a dozen books about such writers
as Virgil, Milton, George Herbert and Shakespeare.
Diana Ventors, who will lead the four-week "Mental
Gymnastics" course beginning September 23, taught English and
mathematics in grades five through graduate school for 36 years. The
author of two books on mathematics, she'll provide a tour of puzzle
solving, from simple crosswords to cryptoquizzes and anacrostics. Ventors
is also a well-known quilter whose quilt designs often follow intricate
Other fall classes at Kellogg are Investing for Beginners, a four-week
course starting September 17; The Human Side of the Presidency, four
weeks, beginning September 17; French Conversation for Travelers I, eight
weeks, starting September 23; The Novels of Thomas Hardy, eight weeks,
beginning September 23; and What Mortality Teaches Us About Life, a
four-week learning circle, starting September 17.
The $112 fall term fee allows students to take as many College for
Seniors classes as they wish not only in Hendersonville, but at any of the
College for Seniors locations. Some 55 fall classes will be offered at
several Asheville area sites, including UNC Asheville, First Baptist
Church, Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center, Grace Covenant Presbyterian
Church and Montford Recreation Center.
For more information, please contact Mary
Lou Kreidler at 828/251-6384.
- Mary Lou Kreidler, UNCA College for Seniors, 828/251-6384
- Jill Yarnall, UNCA Public Information Assistant Director, 828/251-6526