Senior Scholars:
Friday, October 19, 2018 10 a.m.

Dr. Kevin Sodden, MD, MPH, MA
Topic: The Art of Medicine

Thursday, October 18 (new)

Kings Mountain National Military Park

Leaving from Queens University Sports Complex @ 10 a.m.

Thomas Jefferson called it "The turn of the tide of success." The battle of Kings Mountain, fought October 7th, 1780, was an important American victory during the Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major patriot victory to occur after the British invasion of Charleston, SC in May 1780. The park preserves the site of this important battle..
Thursday 10/18 at 6 p.m.
Belk Chapel

Historians? Perspective on Wealth
& Racial Segregation

Segregation runs deeper than what’s visual to the eye. Longstanding historical patterns have and continue to shape today’s economic opportunity. Understand not only what has happened in the past, but understand how today’s choices make tomorrow’s history.


Friday, October 19

Dr. Kevin Sodden, MD, MPH, MA

Topic: The Art of Medicine

Dr. Kevin Sodden can now be seen each day as the host of Healthline and Whole Body Health on Retirement Living Television. He was a national medical reporter for NBC News and has appeared regularly on NBC's "Today Show." He has also been a regular guest on the nationally syndicated golf show "Par For The Course."

Kevin currently serves as the worldwide Medical Director for Texas Instruments and the Cardinal Health Corporation and teaches as a courtesy Professor at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His other awards include the 2001 National Award for Excellence in Medical Reporting from the National Association of Medical Communicators, a finalist for the International Freddie Awards in 2001, and as the Executive Producer for "Rush of the Palms" received the 2003 International Film Critics award for short films. He served 23 years as an ER physician and was also the founder of the oldest, largest, physician owned managed care organization in the Carolinas.

In 2003, Kevin published "The Art of Medicine: What Every Doctor and Patient Should Know", a critically acclaimed book focusing on doctor patient communications and how to improve the doctor patient relationship. He is also a contributing author to the recently published "A Practical Approach to Occupational and Environmental Medicine" and to "Physician Leaders: Who, How and Why Now?" He is soon to publish his third book, "Women, Stress and Happiness: 10 Steps to Having It All and Saving Your Life."

Dr. Sodden graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine and is one of the original inductees into the University of Florida Medical Wall of Fame. He also has a Masters in Public Health from the Medical College of Wisconsin and a Masters in Personnel Administration from Florida State University. He graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in History.

Kevin has 5 children, ages 40, 31, 30, 9 and 8 (these are not typos and he is crazy) and lives happily and relatively stress-free in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Dr. Meg Humphrey.

Lunch Bunch meets after the speaker


Napa on Providence
The Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Coordinated by BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt

Membership renewal for 2019 begins this Friday.

Membership Dues & Directory

Members will be issued a card that covers the remainder of the year and through December 31 of the following year.

New membership dues are $30 a calendar year that also includes the nametag. Renewal membership is $20 a year.


Members who have paid their dues through Febrary 15, 2019 will be included in the 2019 Directory.

Print and bring a completed form to the membership desk along with check or mail to:


Senior Scholars at Queens


1900 Selwyn Avenue, MSC 1409


Charlotte, NC 28274

Click to Download membership form  (pdf)

Sign up:
Wednesday, October 24
6:30 to 8 p.m.

Queens University in the Crown room

(Free with light bites provided; registration required)

The Legacy of Segregation and Its Continued Impact

Queens is a host site for the annual On the Table program. On The Table CLT is a day for Mecklenburg County residents to come together and talk about ways to make our community more connected, dynamic, and opportunity-rich.

More information and registration 
sign up:
3/26/19 James Comey
Former FBI Director,
Belk Theater

Link to 20% ticket discount in the " speakers & events" page of our website. (A senior scholar thank you to Queens University.)
Order now:

Great Decision 2019 edition

Available for $27

Contains topics to be discussed at our 019 meetings.

Ken Brown at the meeting.
Registration opens October 26
Christmas Luncheon

Carmel Country Club

November 30 @ 12 noon

Cost: $25

Organized and coordinated by Carol Kesmodel
Registration opens January 2019

Wildacres Retreat 2019

Dr. Greg Ferro

Monday 4/29 - Thursday 5/2

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Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

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Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

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1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 , Charlotte, NC, 28274