Acadia Senior College

ASC President's Column

Linda Dunn
May 2020

Dear Friends,

I hope that you are all safe and surviving the extraordinary restrictions required of us during this pandemic. I also hope that you have enjoyed the online offerings from ASC this spring. Credit for ASC’s rapid pivot to online learning goes to Janice Kenyon, Zoomer extraordinare, and to our instructors who volunteered to teach and adapted their methods to best present their material. Dianna and Ben Emory and Jack Russell chose a PDF format and Nat Fenton, Carol Leonard, Sheridan Steele, Hugh Clark, and Andrea Lepcio chose Zoom. THANK YOU to all of you!

An added benefit of our online offerings is that we were able to offer classes to more than twice the number of students who had signed up for the spring semester. Thank you for enrolling!

As we move through this pandemic, I am sorry that we could not have our spring art show. And I am sorry that our 20th Anniversary celebration, which had been scheduled to occur during our Annual Meeting in June, will need to be postponed. However, we still need to vote on a slate of new board members and a slate of officers. Fortunately, the state of Maine allows for online voting. You will be receiving more information soon about the candidates and about voting.

The Curriculum Committee will be meeting to plan for fall courses and the Events Committee is considering options for Food for Thought and for Coffee Clash. Stay tuned for more information this summer.

Take heart, enjoy the coming spring weather, and stay safe!