Acadia Senior College

We welcome volunteers and additional committee members. Interested? Contact the ASC office!

Volunteers are the backbone of Acadia Senior College! All of our instructors, committee members, directors and lecturers are volunteers. But did you know there are lots of other opportunities to get involved?

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Advancement Committee: Ann Caswell (Coordinator), Andy Cline, Peggy De Wolf, Nat Fenton, Sheila Kirby, Ward MacKenzie, Sandy McFarland, Dan Poteet, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller.  (The Advancement Committee plans fundraising, and considers financial resources and uses for ASC.)

Curriculum Committee: Charles Stanhope (Chair), Ruth Braun, Richard Cohen, Bill Dohmen, Linda Dunn, Candy Emlen, Margot Haertel, Steve Powell, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, Marion Smith, Mary Vekasi. (The Curriculum Committee seeks instructors for upcoming terms, reviews course proposals and schedules classes, and organizes information for upcoming course brochures. They are also in close contact with our Site Partners.)

Events Committee: Jeff Dunn (Chair), Melita Brecher, Judith Burger-Gossart, Ann Caswell, Nat Fenton, Norene Hunter, Janice Kenyon, Susan Lerner, Dan Poteet, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, Jack Russell. (The Events Committee considers, plans and organizes the details of events including Food for Thought, Coffee Clash, the Art Show, summer speaker series, and special field trips.)

Executive Committee: Linda Dunn (Chair), Ruth Braun, Andy Cline, Bill Dohmen, Michael Hastings. (The Executive Committee includes board officers plus one board member at large.)

Finance Committee: Andy Cline (Chair), Michael Blythe, Bill Dohmen, Nat Fenton, James Kitler, Ward MacKenzie, Dan Poteet, Jim Vekasi, Bob Zinn.  (The Finance Committee keeps track of ASC funds, investments, and plans the budget.)

Membership and Volunteers: Rita Gallon (Chair), Ruth Rossi Blaney, Ann Caswell, Sharyn Hastings, Dixie Hathaway, Pamela Hattem, Nancy Howland, Deb Loftus, Linda Uberseder. (The Membership and Volunteers Committee plans and organizes ASC parties, helps with mailings and other volunteer activities, and they love doing it!)

Nominating Committee: Gail Conrad (Chair), Jim Clunan, Nat Fenton, Paul Haertel, Michael Hastings, Dixie Hathaway, Nancy Howland, Jack Russell, Seth Singleton. (The Nominating Committee seeks people to be nominated for our board of trustees.)

Personnel Committee: Executive Committee

Publicity: Ann Caswell (Promotes ASC through communications, advertising, articles and word of mouth.)

Scholarships: Executive Committee

Technology Committee: Mike Hastings (chair), Jeff Dunn, Candy Emlen, Nat Fenton, Janice Kenyon, Ward MacKenzie, Jim Mroch, Steve Powell, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, Seth Singleton. (The Technology Committee manages and organizes equipment for classes and speakers, provides technical support for instructors, advises on website functionality, and works on technology issues such as hearing assistance or remote learning devices.)