Free Classes at Chatfield College Courtesy of BB&T

Chatfield College in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood will offer Saturday summer enrichment classes, totally free of charge, thanks to a generous sponsorship from BB&T.

Five personal enrichment classes focusing on health and self-improvement will be offered, including:

  • Art Potpourri – Learn to use collage, drawing and other artistic adventures to express creativity.
  • Yoga – Learn and experience the benefits of Yoga through breathing practices, postures, and meditation.
  • Zumba – Enjoy fitness through dance using a variety of rhythms and dance types.
  • Basic First Aid – Learn what to do in case of emergency, including the Heimlich Maneuver and basic CPR, as well as what not to do when someone is injured.
  • Managing Personal Finances – Learn to develop and work within a budget, balance a checkbook, record-keeping techniques, and how to avoid wasting money with late fees and interest.

These enrichment classes will meet at Chatfield’s Over-the-Rhine campus, 1544 Central Parkway, on Saturdays for four consecutive weeks: July 16, July 23, July 30, and August 6.  Plentiful parking is available in close proximity to the Chatfield campus.

“We are delighted to offer these free classes to anyone in Over-the-Rhine, neighboring communities, or anyone else who wants to make a trip to OTR on Saturdays this summer.  We are very thankful for the generosity of BB&T,” said Patricia Homan, OSU, Vice-President of Mission & Identity and Site Director for Chatfield’s Over-the-Rhine Campus.  “These classes are both fun and practical, for people of any age or educational level.  All are welcome to participate.”

Chatfield College specializes in small classes and individual attention.  Therefore, enrollment is limited for each class.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more than 140 years, BB&T has offered clients a complete range of financial services including banking, lending, insurance, trust and wealth management solutions.  Service to the community serves an integral role in the company’s corporate philosophy and its policies and programs support various charitable and educational organizations through volunteer efforts, financial support, and leadership.

“BB&T is thrilled to partner with Chatfield College to offer free enrichment courses to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood and surrounding communities,” said Andrew T. Hawking, Regional President.  “BB&T strives to make a difference in the daily lives of individuals within our communities and also strengthen the overall economic vitality in our neighborhoods.”

For questions about the free classes, or to register, call 513-921-9856, ext. 227 or visit

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in St. Martin and Cincinnati. An open enrollment college, Chatfield is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  For more information, visit the website, at, call (513) 921-9856 or e-mail

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