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 (Steward), Andy Cline, Peggy deWolf, Nat Fenton, Sheila Kirby, 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, Dixie Hathaway, 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: Judith Burger-Gossart (Chair), Jeff Dunn, Ann Caswell, Nat Fenton, Susan Lerner, 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: Michael Hastings (Chair), Andy Cline, Candy Emlen, Dixie Hathaway, Jack Russell. (The Executive Committee includes board officers plus one board member at large.)

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

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

Nominating Committee: Jack Russell (Chair), Keith Davis, Nat Fenton, Patsy Fogarty, Michael Hastings (ex officio), Nancy Howland, Cynthia Livingston, Seth Singleton, Kathleen Slack. (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.)