Cjolliui of iC fttLact. Annual Report 2000 Project/Projekt, 1 999, was one of the featured pieces in Anna Linquist '99's show "Silence Between Thoughts: The Secret Language of Symbols" in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. The exhibition included mixed acrylic and oil paintings, watercolor and ink on handmade and cold-pressed paper and high-fire clay sushi sets. Much of the art reflected Linquist's interdisciplinary study at COA in the areas of art and design, as well as Eastern Philosophy and culture. (LdLrect£ + vllCfab cctCjDfl report from the chairman of the Board of Trustees I have been a member of the Board of Trustees since 1 985. It has been a pleasure to watch the college steadily mature into the institution we all dreamed it could be; and it has been an honor to work with faculty, staff, students and trustees in achieving that success. This year was no excep- tion. A great highlight for me was the college's steady progress toward completion of the Silver Anni- versary Endowment Campaign. We are on target to meet or exceed the $20 million goal by the end of this calendar year. Another milestone was the completion of the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Incor- porating into this building the original headquarters building for Acadia National Park, commis- sioned by Mr. Dorr himself in 1 91 4, was a wonderful way to participate in the remarkable history of conservation efforts on Mount Desert Island. We were delighted to have Mrs. Vincent Astor, philanthropist, and George Page, author and creator of the PBS series "Nature", dedicate the museum for us. The museum's programs and exhibitions will continue to educate people of all ages about natural history, human ecology and conservation. An important initiative this year was the creation of an improved long-term plan for the campus. Throughout the year architects from the Geddes Demshak Architecture and Planning group, of Princeton and Baltimore, worked with the trustees, faculty, students and staff to complete a con- cept plan for our waterfront campus. The planning process will continue next year to complete the initial program design, cost estimates and a schedule for renovations, new construction and other improvements that will make the campus safer, more beautiful, more efficient to maintain, and more ecologically and environmentally responsible. I want to thank everyone in the community, both on campus and off, for the support they have given College of the Atlantic throughout the years. This support has manifested itself not only in financial gifts, but also in kind words, both public and private. Thanks to all of these gifts, the reputation of the college is growing, as is awareness that College of the Atlantic is a treasure for Mount Desert Island and for higher education. Clyde E. Shorey, Jr COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 1 Report from the President This report celebrates the contribution of the arts to Human Ecology. Through coursework, studio projects and public outreach, our faculty and students in arts and design help solve environmental and social problems in creative, aesthetic ways. The strength of any college is its people. This year we welcomed Bonnie Tai, Ed.D. to be our second faculty member in Education and Teacher Certification; and Kathryn Frank, Ph.D. as a new faculty member in Cultural Anthropology. Outstanding additions to our administrative team include: lonathan Ehrlich, MBA, who strengthens our long-term planning as Director of Finance and Administration; Melissa Cook, who significantly improves day-to-day financial management as our new Controller; and Sarah Ketchum, who is already improving the quality and size of our applicant pool as our new Director of Admission. In September, we welcomed a great new Class of 2004, including eight Davis United World College Scholars from Albania, Belarus, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Nepal (2) and Zimbabwe. Through this new program, any graduates of the ten United World Colleges who matriculate at Princeton University, Wellesley College, Middlebury College, Colby College or College of the Atlantic, receive full scholarships, thanks to the generosity of Shelby and Gale Davis. During the 28 th Commence- ment ceremony, 63 students received the B.A. in Human Ecology and two received the M. Phil, in Human Ecology. An honorary Master of Philosophy degree in Human Ecology was conferred on James Russell Wiggins, editor emeritus of the Washington Post, Ambassador to the United Nations under President Lyndon lohnson, and editor of the Ellsworth American. The college received important national press. The campus and research at Great Duck Island were featured on the Martha Stewart Living television show, resulting in numerous inquiries to the Admission Office. The Tcmplcton Guide included COA in "Colleges That Encourage Character Development." COA was the only college honored by the Eastern Regional Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its 30 th Annual Environmental Awards with a citation paying special tribute to our students and alumni for their many contributions to environmental improve- ment. Time magazine featured our Summer Field Studies by the Sea Program in an insert on summer study opportunities for families. I want to thank everyone who helped the college financially this year. The annual fund success- fully raised $1,425,000 and the Silver Anniversary Endowment Capaign raised $5,306,667. Working funds in the endowment grew from $6, 1 58,649 at the beginning of the fiscal year to $8,581 ,210 on June 30, 2000. None of this would have been possible without a remarkable Board of Trustees, which this year grew even stronger through the addition of Mabel H. (Muffie) Cabot, Barbara Danielson, David and Valle Gooch and Daniel Pierce. I am deeply grateful to Chairman Ev Shorey and his wife, loan, and to all of the trustees and advisors who have led the college to these gains. Steven K. Katona COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 Some Very Fine Arts Each spring the Ethel H. Blum Gallery presents a series of art exhibitions by seniors at College of the Atlantic. In the busy months and weeks leading up to commencement in June, the gallery becomes a blur of activity. Paintings and photographs are hung, sculptures installed, ceramics arranged in special displays. "The creative arts form an essential part of an educa- tion in human ecology, representing an intuitive approach to ecology that provides a balance to more verbal and scientific methods. Moreover, the visual arts represent an alternative language for communicating the fullness of human experience through metaphor." JoAnne Carpenter Faculty Painting, History of Art and Architecture COA and island community members are routinely amazed by the level and quality of artwork- produced by the students. Out of the studios come oils, watercolors, pottery, artist books, mosaicwork and textile pieces; and photography issues forth from the dark room. The range of art created at COA derives, in part, from the wide assortment of course offerings, from "Life Drawing" to "Interactive Digital Montage." loAnne Carpenter and Ernie McMullen, longtime faculty members, and their colleague Doug Barkey, director of the Electronic Design Studio, often combine technique and theory in their classes. As students gain the skills of the artist, they have a context for their work. Together, these practicing artists have helped train their share of fine artists, among them, Catherine Drabkin '78 and David Vickery '89, both of whom have shown recently in prestigious New York galleries. COA alumni have also excelled in the field of photography, from Bill McDowell 'SO to Amy Toensing '93. And so last year, when Nikolai Fox, Taylor Mitchell, and ludith Lamb, all from the class of 2000, hung their one-person shows in the Blum Gallery, those of us who visited the exhibitions— faculty, staff, students, friends and family — had little doubt that these creative individuals were well on their way to becoming full-fledged artists — a fine (art) state of affairs. Nikolai Fox '00 hangs his senior show in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. "Landscapes, Figures, Creatures" presented an array of oil paintings by this Philadelphia native who transferred to COA in 1 997. COA ANNUAL REPORT I g New Media Design As early ..is 1993 College of the Atlantic students were producing interactive multimedia, graphic design and digital photography projects in the Digital Design Studio. Students were quick to recognize the power that digital creation and communication gave to their individual voices. A wide range of media projects have been pro- duced including CD-ROMS with interactive animated stories, interactive poems, an illustrated intertidal data- base and a three-dimensional virtual tour of the COA campus, as well as Internet sites such as Design Ecology, Forest Ecology, Sundogs - a novella, EdenQuest, photo- graphic journals and the Atlantic Humpback Catalogue. This image by Michelle Peake '99 was featured in an exhibition of photographs of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery in May 1 999. A photographer since the eighth grade, Peake spent a winter in the Mayan village of Hocaba. Her photographs "represent the people of the community and explore their cultural identity." The exhibition was the culmina- tion of her interdisciplinary work in anthropology, photography and the Yucatan term. New media design and creative visual art provide a fertile ground for interdisciplinary and intermedia collaboration between students and faculty. The "Word and Image" course, with a writer and a photographer as instructors, combines photography, desktop publishing and writing. "Digital Image Studio", with a painter and digital photogra- pher as instructors, integrates material arts with digital art and digital photography. Crossing back and forth between concrete materials, such as paper, pastels, paint and pixels, stimulates creativity and helps students to experiment with different combinations of color, texture and shape. "The Eye and the Poet", taught by a photographer, digital artist and poet, integrates creative writing with typographic design, installation, performance art and digitally-created imag- ery. "Graphic Design for Activists" integrates political and social activism with sophisti- cated design techniques. The "Interactive Multimedia Studio" course places the entire j gamut of media at the disposal of the author I who combines video, animation and interactivity to create an array of projects from artworks to educa- tional programs. "Art is the voice of human ecology; it's the sound, it's the image, it's the creative vision that is concerned with the human condition. Art makes the invisible visible; it takes our concerns and dreams and lays them down on canvas, film, and across video screens, transforming ourselves and our communities, as we both create and examine the full spectrum of life and nature." Douglas Barkey Faculty Computer Graphics Arts and Photography The process of multimedia production encourages a student to synthesize courses taken at the college. They must create content, then organize it and, finally, design a form for presentation. The multimedia author must inte- grate writing, visual design, sound design, research, information design and organizational skills. COA ANNUAL REPORT The Ethel H. Blum Gallery The Ethel H. Blum Art Gallery opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1993. That first season featured a trio of outstanding exhibitions: prints and drawings by the late William H. Drury. |r., a beloved member of the COA faculty; vvatercolors by Ethel H. Blum, including a Baha- mas picture borrowed from the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and impressionist oils and remarkable bird studies bv Carroll Tyson. "As director of the Blum Gallery, I am continually excited by the role that this modest yet lively art venue plays in the life of College of the Atlantic and the greater Mount Desert Island community. Here is a place where artlovers can gather to discuss animation art, the use of found materials in sculpture, the evolution of photography. Over the years I have come to feel a profound sense of pride when viewing the impressive work of the college's faculty, alumni and students. And the pleasures of curating special shows, such as the Gauguin or the John Marin or last year's marine art exhibition, are multiple. It is an honor to work with distinguished trustees and private collectors on a common goal: to expose visitors to a variety of engag- ing aesthetic experiences." Carl Little Director Ethel H. Blum Gallery Nearly one hundred shows later, the gallery continues to offer outstanding dis- plays to a growing audi- ence of art lovers, some of whom make their way from well beyond the state borders to view special exhibitions. The gallery has gained national attention through such shows as "Gauguin in Tahiti" and "Extinction Then and Now: Photo- graphs by Rosamond Purcell" (the latter's work was recently featured in The New Yorker and in her third book collaboration with natural history writer Stephen lay Gould). Ardrianna French and Arianne Fosdick get a closer look at a Gauguin watercolor in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. Located on the second floor of the Gates Community Center, the gallery provides an excellent space for the display of artwork by students, faculty, alumni and visiting artists. The gallery has hosted a number of traveling exhibitions, including "Recollecting a Culture." a collection of East German photographs curated by |ohn Jacob '81 , director of the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Collaborations with local schools, museums and the Union of Maine Visual Artists strengthen ties with local communities and the greater Mount Desert Island region. COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 The Blum Gallery presents about sixteen shows each year. Especially exciting ore the senior student exhibitions in the spring. Not only do these displays highlight the art courses at the college, they also serve to educate budding artists about the gallery system: installation, promotion, presentation. Opening receptions are popular social occasions where sculptors, animators, ceramicists, painters, weavers and others meet to talk about their ideas and passions. Russian Constructivist drawings; photographs of a Maine fishing village; marine art from private collections; paintings by young artists from the Ukraine; images of the Yucatan - the gallery is transformed from month to month and sometimes from week to week by an outstanding and culturally diverse array of artwork. With help from Friends of the Arts, the Blum will continue to serve many communities and engage the eyes and minds of its visitors. This watercolor by Paul Gaugin, L'Homme a la Hache, 1 891 , is from a private collection, featured in the exhibition "From Paradise to Eden: Gauguin in Tahiti" presented in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery. Nancy McCormick, Seascape, egg tempera on gessoed panel, 2000. From the exhibit "The Abstract Edge" at the Ethel H. Blum Gallery, June 2000. COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 On Stage at COA In the 2001 edition of the Princeton Review's Best 331 Colleges, "theater is hot" is one of the views expressed by students at College of the Atlantic. Theater is hot, especially in the fall when adjunct faculty member Lucy Bell Sellers directs the annual Theatre Workshop production. Over the past fifteen-plus years students _, _. The Theatre Workshop, under the direction ot Lucy Bell bellers, have performed a range of works, from stages an elaborate production of James Lapine's and Stephen Shakespeare to "Godspell." Inspired by their Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park With George." experience in the workshop, they often go on to produce their own plays (including a remarkable mother/daughter production of " 'Night Mother" last year). All the performance arts at COA received an enormous boost with the addition of the Thomas S. Gates Community Center auditorium to the campus in I 993. "Acting gives you insight into other things in your life, and into other people. And the process of putting on a play is very much a human ecological process." Lucy Bell Sellers Faculty Theatre The college has also been fortunate to serve as host for the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express every fall for the past six years. Based in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, the SSE has performed in 44 states and six countries at venues that include the Elizabethan Theatre at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. While at COA they offer a free workshop for students and Mount Desert Island community members. Theater at COA is a collaboration. In addition to director Sellers and her cast, many facultymem- bers provide help. Ernie McMullen and his art students have painted sets over the years while |ohn Cooper, music faculty member, has been called upon to arrange the music. Other faculty and staff take cameo roles, as in the recent staging of "Inherit the Wind" where several science profes- sors served as expert witnesses in the reenactment of the famous Monkey Trial. Alumni also chip in: Ann Bohrer '95 has made the costumes for several workshop plays in recent years and lackson Gillman '78, the self-described "Stand-Up Chameleon," has offered guidance on comic acting. Sellers has had extensive involvement in community theater since her first directing experience in 1961 at the Kangaru School in Kenya. For more than a dozen years she was drama teacher at the Germantown Friends School. She has also initiated and directed volunteer drama projects for senior citizens and others at various Philadelphia institutions. Sellers brings enormous energy and commitment to the stage. As a critic once put it, "Her unflag- ging ability to rally the would-be actor that lives within young scientists, social activists and local notables has resulted in sure-fire entertainments. ..appealing to the community at large." COA ANNUAL REPORT 10 STORYTELLING: THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR In luly 1994, College of the Atlantic welcomed Donald Davis to the Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Commu- nity Center stage to tell several of his humorous and poignant tales of growing up in the Appala- chian Mountains of North Carolina. Perform is a more accurate description of what this master storyteller did that evening, peopling the auditorium with men and women who seemed to live and breathe through his extraordinary voice. Davis' bravura performance led to the establishment of an annual storytelling event at the college. Every fall COA hosts a master teller and every fall the audience sits spellbound before the power of the story. Batt Burns, one of Ireland's most beloved storytellers, recounted and recited moving and humorous tales and poetry from his homeland, while Carmen Agra Deedy blended elements of her Cuban and Georgia backgrounds to delight her listeners. In a virtuoso performance, lay O'Callahan told "The Spirit of the Great Auk," a story inspired by the real-life odyssey of one man's four-month kayak journey following the path of the now-extinct bird. Brazilian-born mime and storyteller Antonio Rocha introduced the audience to the creatures of the Amazon. These storytellers have arrived at College of the Atlantic through the excellent scouting of Sherry Geyelin, wife of college trustee Philip Geyelin, and a board member of the Washington (D.C.) Storytellers Theater. Each year, she attends the National Storytelling Association's festival in lonesborough, Tennessee, a gathering of 10,000 from across the nation, and listens and takes notes and reports back with a candidate. A storyteller in her own right, Mrs. Geyelin believes that storytelling is a great communicator in this age of high technology. Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan of Little Cranberry Island has performed poems and stories at the college on several occasions, including the college's 24th commencement in 1996. Wishing to share its good fortune with the island community, the college makes arrangements for each visiting storyteller to perform at a local elementary school and at the Mount Desert High School. In this way students from kindergarten to 12th grade have been exposed to different cultures and to a very special art. The college has produced its own outstanding storytellers, from lackson Gillman '7S, a popular New England mime and storyteller, to Erik Torbeck '94 and Beth Nixon '99, puppeteers who are making significant names for themselves. They had the same revelation Donald Davis once experi- enced, which led him to his profession: "I discovered that in a story 1 could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased anytime I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die." COA ANNUAL REPORT 11 Music: The Universal Language In the early years of the college, students organized their own choral group and concerts, reflecting a level of interest that led to the appointments of music teachers Sally Lutyens, George Emlen and Flora Kuan, and to the 1988 arrival of faculty member lohn Cooper, the college's first full-time and current instructor of music and resident composer. "Music is an important vehicle of expression/ communication for humans. It is a universal language that allows an individual to express ideas and feelings that cannot be conveyed in any other way as articulately." John Cooper Faculty Music As a college of human ecology, COA offers its students a range and combination of possibilities rarely found elsewhere, part of what Cooper refers to as "the pluses of being a generalist." A distinguished tradition of projects in the performing arts has helped to deepen and broaden the concept of human ecology. Some of lohn Cooper's shining stars who all started out either in "Music Fundmentals" or took a tutorial in composition, have written and performed their own work. Diane Harrison '99, wrote the libretto and music, arranged and orchestrated and recorded her own opera, "The Visionary." the classic struggle between good and evil set in contem- porary times. The recording was made in the COA music studio and several of Harrison's classmates sang the various parts in the opera. Adam Posey '00, composed an album of songs, and re- corded them at the COA studio for his senior project. He played the guitar, base, drums and sang for the recording in digital multitrack format, which was later burned into a CD. As part of a tutorial entitled "Digital Audio Recording". Caleb Davis 02 has engineered and mastered an album by "Podunk Varieant", three COA alumni who wrote and arranged the original songs for the recording. The album is in the process of being made into a CD in the COA music studio. He plans to record another album with his own band during an independent study in spring 2001. Anais Tomezsko '04 The opera is a political tale exploring COA ANNUAL REPORT 12 DANCE: A WAY OF UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD Students in guest faculty member Erma Colvin's "African Diaspora" class perform on the Gates Community Center stage during an end-of-term dance, drumming and singing revue. Among the dances and songs per- formed were a fanga from Nigeria, a lamba from Senegal, the yan valou from Haiti and a samba from Brazil. "Our students aren't called movers and shakers for nothing," states Susan Lerner, a founding faculty member who taught modern dance at College of the Atlantic throughout the I 970s. "From the outset, we considered human ecological learning to be an holistic practice, which meant addressing the body/mind schism. What better way to explore that issue than through dance?" In recent times, the college has had exceptional visiting dance professors, from lonathan Wolken, a co-founder of the "energy circus" Pilobolus, to Sara Yarborough-Smith. a one-time principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. "Science and dance have one major similarity: they're both tests of endurance." Shelly Phelan, M.D. Researcher Many different dance forms are explored at the college, among them, traditional African dance. Erma Colvin, who has spent years in Ghana studying dancing and drumming, incorporates cultural study with dance in her very popular classes. Two years ago, Shelly Phelan, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a heart disease researcher at the Jackson Laboratory, taught jazz and modern dance. On a less formal level, students attend contradances throughout Hancock County, mixing with the greater Mount Desert Island community. International folk dancing is held every week on campus. Jennifer Kincaid '98 helped to organize a Middle Eastern ensemble that featured student, faculty and alumni belly dancers. Students have also taught dance in the community, most recently at the Mount Desert Island YMCA. David Lamon '91 , a founding member of the New England dance ensemble Motion Collective, views dance as a means for expressing knowledge. "As a student in an institution embracing human ecological education," he notes, "I came to realize that movement and dance are not just extraneous activity or fun entertainment: they are ways of understanding the world." COA ANNUAL REPORT 13 photography Self Portrait by Paul Davis '00 "Motion Study", by Max Overstrom-Coleman'02 Forty to fifty students pass through a small COA darkroom each year taking introductory, advanced and specialized courses. Photography is a creative outlet for students who may be intimidated by other arts media, or who plan to participate in one of the international study terms abroad. Build- ing on the foundational courses, photography is a point of synthesis between environmental science, human studies and the arts at COA with courses such as "Biology through the Lens." "Understanding Culture through Photography" (taught in the Yucatan), "The Body" and "Contem- plative Photography." In 1997, the "Advanced Photography" course created Collaborative Portraits, a publication in which graduating seniors participate with a photographer to create a photograph of themselves. The book was published for graduation as a memory of the character and personality of each student. Five years later, this collaboration has become an annual tutorial course that culminates with an innovative publication. "Yucatan Three Generations," by Michelle Peake '00. Untitled, by Scott Barden '00. COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 14 Film and Video Production Working in the Visiting Artist's Studio, Nancy Andrews sets up a scene for her movie "Hedwig Page, Seaside Librarian." The need for a full time faculty member in filmaking became apparent after the popularity of courses taught by visiting faculty for many years. Last year COA was fortunate to recruit Nancy Andrews, award-winning filmaker, whose film "Hedwig Page. Seaside Librarian" is part of the permanent collec- tion of the Museum of Modern Art. Her classes include video production (documentary and video art) taught as a medium for artistic expression and social inquiry, animation studio classes and film history. In "Documentary Video Studio" students learn the basics of video production, including using a video camera, analog video editing, production planning, lighting, microphone use and interview techniques. They work on several documentary projects, both collaboratively and individually. Documentaries may take a stand, state an opinion or advocate a solution to a problem. "Video, film and animation are all potential forms for making personal art, as well as for making something that communicates on a didactic or rhetorical level to express a point of view. Making film and video projects provides powerful opportunities to examine aspects of the world and choose strategies to get across messages or to gain greater personal under- standings." Nancy Andrews Faculty Performance Art and Video Production Adam Dau *01 landed an internship with Red Sky/Olive [ar Studios, an animation studio in Boston that specializes in stop-motion, eel (the classic animation technique used for cartoons - painting on clear plastic) and experimental animation. Adam is also learning to machine the metal skeletons that underlie the 3-D animated puppets. Red Sky/ Olive |ar encourages original ways of show- casing animation so interns learn how important critical thinking and problem- solving are to the creative process. Bekky Pollock '01 completed an internship with Maine Public Broadcasting Sytem in the produc- tion department working on a one-hour documentary about the Kennebec River. Her work in- cluded script research, interviewing, selecting appropriate archival footage for the piece and assisting in editing. Kelice Penney '00 and Dave Fass '01 each worked as interns in the New York studios of MTV working on a popular stop-motion animation show. They learned audio dubbing methods, light- ing techniques and worked in the "shoot rooms" (where all the animating takes place). As a result of her internship, Kelice Penney is now a full-time production assistant at MTV. COA ANNUAL REPORT 15 WRITING: A WAY WITH WORDS se o» ce "Seduced by Blue," a poem by Bridie Farmer '00 published in Edge of Eden, Spring/Fall 2000. Early in the college's history, the faculty decided that COA's writing teachers should be practicing writers. In retrospect, it was a novel but fortuitous prerequesite, for as professionals they daily encounter many of the same problems fledgling writers do. They can teach students to see the subtle inter- play of context, syntax and audience. COA's writing program has a number of original features. The classes are small, usually a maximum of 10 - 12 students. The goal of the writing courses is to show students what is involved in the process of writing: how to prewrite and how to rewrite, for what distinguishes a professional from a novice is the professional's commitment to rewriting extensively. Writing classes take many forms at COA. Essay, technical writing, argumentation and journalism serve those who write for reasons of accuracy. Creative writing, fictional writing, autobiography and poetry are all writing for its own sake. Over the years, the students have changed the curricu- lum by demanding more creative courses. Any creative class that is planned fills quickly; another is planned and that one fills as well. Many students' senior projects take some form of creative writing - books of poetry, novels, autobiography. The discipline of writing and the context of human ecology give students a broad base of knowledge that a poet must have. The primary issues dealt with by students offer fertile ground for creative writing. They are not restrained by curriculum and have the freedom to focus on their writing "At COA, we teach writing as process with considerable emphasis on revising. Only by revising can a writer shape the text to fit a particular audience and ensure that the syntax is both clear and graceful." Anne Kozak Faculty Writing and Literature As mentioned on page 7, "The Eye and the Poet" is a collabora- tive course taught by Bill Carpenter and Doug Barkey. The course uses a shared creative vision to create artifacts embody- ing both verbal and visual elements. Students are able to ex- pand their literary production beyond the printed page. The course is creative writing with an emphasis on the visual setting, teaching collaboration between poet and artist. COA ANNUAL REPORT 16 Edge of Eden, A collaboration Untitled by Noah Krell/00, published in Winter/ Spring 2000 Edge of Eden. vT ^ Students, faculty and staff at College of the Atlantic have collaborated on a literary/graphics journal going back many years. Once called Voices, this publication was newly christened Edge of Eden about six years ago. (Bar Harbor was once called the Town of Eden, and the college is located on Eden Street, hence the name, which also echoes the title of John Steinbeck's classic novel East of Eden.) Published twice annually, Edge of Eden features poetry, fiction and non-fiction, plus photography and other artwork, by students, faculty and staff at COA. The editorship changes with each edi- tion. The format has ranged from an audio cassette tape to a poster to a booklet made from recycled materials. Edge of Eden is supported by Student Activities and the Publications Committee, with printing partly underwritten by Downeast Graphics and Printing. About 300 copies are produced for distribution around campus and at special events, such as graduation. There have been public readings in the Ethel H. Blum Gallery and the Blair Dining Hall to launch new issues. Put your words aside meaning of emotion put lull expression into the tones begins with soaring han ien meanings Souls danee and candles flicker the transparent colors caress ns are expressed in song lumped in sleep candles dim I walls and silvered floor the open windows let night breezes stir the dying ind chill my skin "Each edition of Edge of Eden gives students the invalu- able experience of professionally assembling a publica- tion while interacting with the community," notes Noah Krell '01, a photographer. He and his co-editors had a simple goal in producing their edition last year: "To show that everyone has an artistic side." Poem by Kirsten Hill, '00, published in Fall 1999/ Winter 2000 Edge of Eden COA ANNUAL REPORT 2000 17 Eco Art "Wu-Wu Figure," Tyvek and ink by Philip Heckscher, from "Scarecrows/Higher Elevations" at Beech Hill Farm, Summer 2000. Environmental art, also known as Eco Art, is an exciting new genre that provides a means of expressing concern for the health of eco- systems by focusing the viewer's attention on critical environmental issues. The genre includes works of art that use nature as a medium, thus inspiring caring for the natural world and exploring the human relationship to nature. Last fall, the college arts faculty initiated an inter-active environmen- tal arts experience called Eco Art. This project was a dynamic col- laboration of working environmental artists, college students, profes- sors, biologists, engineers and policy makers. The project began in cyberspace, on the college website (www.coa.edu/ecoart) where working environmental artists from across the United States posted photographs of their work. COA community members viewed the work and participated in an on- line dialogue with the artists. From this group of Eco Artists, students and faculty selected several individuals to come to cam- pus to work with them collaboratively in a one-week intensive charette. Together with scientists and policy makers, they created plans for a site-specific environmental art installation on the COA campus. This project gave students the opportunity to expand their concept of art, work directly with professional artists and expand COA's inter-disciplinary approach to art. "Ecoart has always been a part of COA, we just never called it that before. But meeting artists who have devoted themselves to exploring the relationship between culture and nature, who are such committed advocates for sustainibility, was an inspiration to us all." Susan Lerner Faculty Literature and Women's Studies "Dragon Fly," made from found materials, by Summer Field Studies Art and Nature Session, COA, from "Scarecrows/ Higher Elevations" at Beech Hill Farm, Summer 2000. Jackie McNeish (left) and Saer Huston (right), staff members of the Summer Field Studies, sit with students who constructed the fanciful creature. COA ANNUAL REPOR T 2000 18 Eamon Katahdin Fitzgerald '99 Lori Kretchmer '00 COA ANNUAL REPORT 19 Financial Operations Report FY 1 999-2000 REVENUES The total revenue and support for College of the Atlantic in all funds was $13,955,548. Expenses in all funds were $9,386,277. Excess support and revenue totaled $4,569,271. Total revenue in the operating fund, including restricted and unrestricted gifts, was $8,453,343. Expenses were $8,474,119 with a shortfall of support and revenue in the amount of ($20,776). In addition, the college transferred funds from the Operating Fund to the Plant Fund for capital improvements, the purchase of equipment and payment of debt service, resulting in a net loss of $427,329. The Plant Fund includes all buildings, equipment, computers, boats and other property owned and managed by the college. This year, assets valued at $406,553 were added to the fund. Tuition and fees $5,231 , 1 44 Contributions - Annual Fund 1 ,228, 157 Contributions - Restricted 156,257 Endowment Income 196,820 Government Grants 270,093 Student Housing and Dining 554,624 Summer Program 411,048 Museum and Allied Whale 95,21 7 Research and Projects 93, 1 76 Indirect Cost Reimbursement and Other 89,774 Beech Hill Farm 127,033 Total Revenues $8,453,343 OPERATING EXPENSES Instruction and Student Activities $ 1 ,847,892 Library 208,053 Student Housing and Dining 429,502 Summer Program 245,792 Museum and Allied Whale 187,017 Financial Aid 1,963,979 General and Administration 840,238 Payroll Taxes and Fringe Benefits 808,011 Development 625,278 Government Relations 54,831 Admissions 339,422 Buildings and Grounds 528,404 Interest 106,356 Grants, Research and Projects 138,843 Beech Hill Farm 150,501 Total Expenditures 8.474,119 Excess Revenue (20,776) Capital Expenditures and Transfers (406,553) Deficit ($427,329) COA ANNUALREPORT 2000| 20 (3 1 FTS College oj the Atlantic gratefully acknowledges the college's many individual, corporate and foundation donors. Without your faithful support the unique anil innovative educational programs offered by the college would not be possible. Mr. and Mrs. lames P. Abeles Abercrombie & Kent Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Murray Abramsky Acadia Corporation Acadian whale Watcher Mrs. |anet lordan Additon Pr. and Mrs. Peter I. Adlei Pr. and Mrs. Donald Aitken Ms. Heather M. Albert-Knopp '99 Ms. Bernadette Alie '8-4 Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Allan. |r. Ms. ludith M. Allen Mrs. Lois L. Allen Seott and Pam Allen Ms. Eliza M. Allison Ms. Katharine Allsopp '81 Mrs. Robert Amory. |r. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Anderson Pr. and Mrs. David E. Anderson Mrs. Piane H. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Anderson Karen and lohn Anderson Ms. Wendy Anderson Mr. Robert O. Andres Ms. loan Prentice Andrews Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Evan Chandlee Archer Mr. Perek Armstrong Mrs. Grace W. Arnold Mrs. Vincent Astor The Vincent Astor Foundation Ms. D. Gay Atkinson Atlantic Oakes-by-the-Sea Atlantic Salmon of Maine Atwater Kent Foundation, Incorporated Ms. Lelania Prior Avila '92 Ms. Amelia Grace Ayer '98 Ms. lennifer L. Aylesworth '94 Mary Dohna '80 and Wells Bacon 'SO Mr. David A. Bahn Ms. Carol |. Bakos Bangor Daily News Bangor Nature Club Ms. Tenia Bannick '86 Bar Harbor Banking & Trust Company Bar Harbor Lobster Bakes Bar Harbor Motel Bar Harbor Savings & Loan Association Bar Harbor Whale Watch Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Baratta Ms. Keri E. Barber '00 Bernice Barbour Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Barkey Ms. lill Barlow-Kelley Mr. M.C. Barnard Mr. and Mrs. Edward I.. Barnes Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Barrett Mr. and Mrs. Edward |. Bartley Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Barton Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bass Ms. Betsy Dickinson Bates Mr. Richard C. Bates Mr. Ed Baum Bay Crest Elementary School Mr. H. B. Beach Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Beal, Sr. Elmer Beal. |r. and B. Allison Martin '88 Drs. Terrie and Wesley Beamer Dr. Robert A. Beekman Ms. Lara A. Bekampis Mr. Herb Belkin Mr. and Mrs. William E. Benjamin II Mr. Roger Benoit Berry. Dunn, McNeil & Parker Mr. and Mrs. C. Graham Berwind. |r. Downeast Committee of Beta Sigma Phi Mr. and Mrs George Biderman Marilyn Scharf and |ohn Biderman '77 Mr. Bill Bigham Ms. lanet Biondi '81 Mrs. Edward Birkenmeier Ms. loanne Bishop Ms. Karen L. Black Ms. Nancy ). Black Mr. and Mrs. Randall |. Black Mr. and Mrs. Edward McC. Blair Mr. and Mrs. Francis I. Blair Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Blake Mr. Peter P. Blanchard III Mr. lerome Bley Ms. Cedar T Blomberg '93 Ms. Edith Blomberg Estate of Robert E. Blum Nancy Manter and Eduardo Bohorquez Mr. Michael C. Boland '94 Ms. Pamela L. Bolton Ms. Susan Bonney Ms. Rachel Booker Mrs. Charlotte T. Bordeaux Ms. Nancy Bordwine Ms. Marilyn C. Boyd Dr. and Mrs. lames L. Boyer Emily '90 and Dennis Bracale '88 lulie and Bill Bracken Ms. Alice M. Brennan '99 Ms. Virginia Brennan Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Brewer Ms. Megan L. Brewer Mr. Herbert D. Brewster Ms. Letitia Brewster Ms. Dianna Brochendorff Dr. and Mrs. H. Keith Brodie Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bromage Ms Shirley Brookhouse Ms. Betty |. Brown lill and Ken Brown Ms. Katherine A. Brown Ms. Marion Fuller Brown Mr. Willard W. Brown |an Binder Mrs. Paul P. Brunetti Sarah Kelly and lohn Bueche Ms. Pari Burke Ms. Carol H. Burkett Mr. George S. Burman Pr. Claude A. Burnett, |r. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Burns Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Burton II Mr. and Mrs. E. Farnham Butler Mr. Larry Button Mr. |ohn W. A. Buyers Rebecca Buyers-Basso '81 Mr. and Mrs. Louis Cabot The Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation Helen '80 and Roc Caivano Mr. and Mrs. Richard Caja Mr. and Mrs. Pierenzo A. Calosso Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Calvert Ms. lulie Cameron '78 Ms. Ann B. Camp Estate of Mrs. Frederic E. Camp Mr. William P. Carey Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Carp Mrs. lames M. Carpenter Ms. loAnne Carpenter Pr. William Carpenter Ms. lanelle Carroll '95 Ms. Elizabeth Carter Mrs. Barbara S. Caruso Ms. Gail L. Caruso Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Catlett. |r. Ms. Pam Cavosie Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Cawley Michele and Agnese Cestone Foundation Ms. Mary S. Chaklos Mr. Erin B. Chalmers '00 Ms. Geneva Chase '94 COA ANNUAL REPORT 21 Mr. and Mrs. George M. Cheston Ms. Sanae Chiba '94 Ms. Cynthia Chisholm 'So Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chorba Mr. and Mrs. M. Harrison Clark. ]r. Mr. and Mrs. Roland Clement Ms. Pamela Cobb 'S3 Mr. and Mrs. Philip Cobb Ms. Sarah Louise Cochran DVM '78 Mr. Millard F. Coffin Ms. Tammis Coffin '87 Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Cohen Ms. Diana Cohn '85 Mr. and Mrs. E. )udson Cole Ms. Sarah Cole '93 Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Francis I. G. Coleman Brenda Overstrom and Steven Coleman Mrs. D.E. Collins Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Colson The Committee of 2000 Ms. Kerianne Conlon Mr. Philip Constable Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Conway Mr. Robert S. Corey Corning Incorporated Dick Atlee and Sarah Corson Mr. and Mrs. Melville P. Cote Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cotter Country School Ms. Marylouise Cowan Jennifer'93 and Kevin Crandall '93 Ms. Suzanne H. Crase Mr. Paul Crawshaw Ms. Sally Crock Ms. lanice Croskey H. King & Jean Cummings Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Roderick H. Cushman Mr. and Mrs. George Daley. Jr. Mr and Mrs. Robert W. Daly Mr. |ohn Allen Dandy Ms. Barbara Danielson Mr. Dominick Darkangelo Ms. Carol L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Davis Mrs. Gale L. Davis Mr. and Mrs. J. Staige Davis Mr. and Mrs. Joel P. Davis Ms N'orah D. Davis Mrs. Shelby C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Shelby M. C. Davis Davis Conservation Foundation Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation Ms. Fran Day Dead River Company Dr. and Mrs. David C. Dean Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph H. Deetjen, |r. Mr. George C. Denby Dendroica Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David C. Detweiler Mrs. |ohn K. Devlin Ms. Beth Dewan Dick's Plumbing Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Dickey. |r. Mr. and Mrs. F. Eugene Dixon. Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Arthur A. Dole Mr. lohn F. Doyon Mr. Peter Drachman '93 Mrs William H. Drury Ducktrap River Rish Farm Ms. Lucinda Nash Dudley Ms. Tamara Duff Mr. Larrv Duffy Mr. Peter Dulev '84 Mr Paul Dumont Mr. and Mrs. Donald Duncan Dr. Edward K. Dunham Dr. Sherry L.F. Dupere Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dworak Ms. Miriam Dyer Mr. and Mrs. William C. Eacho III The Eacho Family Foundation Ms. Lydia Eekman Mr. and Mrs. Watha J. Eddins. |r. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Eden Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eder Mr. George M. Ehrhardt, Jr. Ms. Anne Eipper Ms. Linda Elias Ms. Mary K. Eliot Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Elk lennifer Schroth '87 and lonathan Ellsworth '84 Estate of Ilene F. Elowitch Mr. and Mrs. lohn |. Emery Ms. Carol B. Emmons Mr. and Mrs. Ben Emory Mrs. Amos Eno Mrs. Carol B. Stevens Eno Ms. Julie A. Erb '83 Ergonomics Plus Eric and Liz Erickson Gordon Iver and Dorothy B. Erikson Fund Mr. Erich Eschmann Ms. Lynne Wommack Espy Mr. Richard Estes Ms. Deborah Evans '82 Dr. and Mrs. William E. Evans Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Factor Mr. and Mrs. loseph Fass Ms. Sally Faulkner '96 Dr. and Mrs. Clifford Faull Dr. and Mrs. Richard Faust Ms. loan Feely 79 Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Feenstra Mr. and Mrs. Lyman B. Feero. |r. Mr. and Mrs. William Fenton Mr. Thomas Fernald Mr. Evan |. Few Mr. Glenn Fields Financial Institutions Service Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Russell Finn First National Bank of Bar Harbor Mr. Thomas Fisher '77 Mr. and Mrs. William M.G. Fletcher Ms. Catherine Flosi Mrs. Patricia Q.. Foley Mr. and Mrs. Frederick D. Foote Ms. Margaret L. Ford Ms. Mary Forsmark Mrs. Theresa Fort Mr. and Mrs. lohn D. Foskett Mr. and Mrs. William G. Foulke. Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William G. Foulke. Sr. Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Fox Foxrun Travel Mrs. Ruth B. Fraley Mrs. Anne M. Franchetti Mr. and Mrs. W. West Frazier IV Ms. Susan E. Freed '80 Ms. Helen Fremont Mr. Lijun Jia and Ms. Frances Fremont-Smith Mr. Kurt Frennd Mr. lames Frick '78 Ms. Jessica Friedland '96 Ms. Catherine L. Friedrich Dr. and Mrs. lames C. A. Fuchs Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Fuerst Ms. ludith Clark Fuller Ms. Barbara Funk Furbush-Roberts Printing Company Mr. David Furholmen Mr. Nicholas E. Fusco Dr. and Mrs Valentin Fuster Galyn's Galley Dr. and Mrs. lames L. Gamble. ]r Mr. Petr Gandalovic Garden Club of Mount Desert Mr. and Mrs. James M. Garnett Ms. Catherine T. Gast Mrs. Gerald E. Caull Lois M. Gauthier Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs Olin Gentry Ms. Sarah M. Gentry '97 Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. George Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gerald Mr. Matthew Gerald S3 Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Coster Gerard COA ANNUAL REPORT 22 Ms. Nadine Gerdts Ms. Susan M. Getze Mr. and Mrs. Philip Geyelin Mr. lackson Gillman '78 lune Lacombe and Bill Ginn '74 Mr. C. Giradle Mr. and Mrs. Alan Gladstone Ms. Hope Prury Goddard Ms. Megan T. Godfrey '77 Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Goelet Mr. Paul M. Golas lill and Sheldon Goldthwait Mr. and Mrs. David Gooch Mr. and Mrs. lohn M. Good Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Goodman Mr. David H. Goodwillie Prof. Bruce Mazlish and Dr. Neva Goodwin Mr. and Mrs. Leon A. Gorman Nina '78 and lonathan Gormley '7S Dr. Robyn K. Goshorn Mr. and Mrs. Mark P. Gotchel Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Gotter Rev. lames M. Gower Mr. and Mrs. lohn P. Gower Mrs. Margaret F. Grace Dr. and Mrs. Ralph ]. Graff Mr. and Mrs. Phil Grantham. Sr. Mr. and Mrs. E. H. A. Grassi Mr. lohn P. Grasso. )r. Mr. C. Boyden Gray Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Green Miss Eleanor Greenan Dr. Craig Greene Ms. Linda Gregory '89 Ms. Barbara |. Gribbin Ms. Anna C. Gross Mr. and Mrs. Paul |. Grovvald Ms. Amy Guillan Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gumpert Mr. Stan Gurell Mr. and Mrs. Edward Guthrie. |r. Ms. Linda A. Haberl Mr. and Mrs. Patrick |. Hagerty Ms. Patricia H. D. Hagge Mr. and Mrs. Theodore |. Hahn Ms. M. loan Hall Hallgate Infant School Mr. and Mrs. Francis E. Hamabe Mr. and Mrs. George B. E. Hambleton Mr. Samuel M. Hamill. |r. Stephen Sternbach and Lisa B. Hammer '9| Mr. and Mrs. lohn Michael Hancock Mr. and Mrs. Morris C. Hancock Col. and Mrs. George E. Handley, |r. Ms. Mary Todd Hardeman Ms. Charlene Hardin Ms. Cheryl Hardman Mr. Matthew Hare'84 Mr. ludson A. Harmon Ms. Mary Harney'96 Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Shepard Harris Ms. Sonja Hartmann Mr. and Mrs. lohn S. C. Harvey III Ms. Christine Hashimoto Ms. Mary Grace Haslinger Mr. and Mrs. Barry Hathaway Ms. ludith Hawley Mr. lohn Hay Mr. and Mrs. loseph S. Hayes Atsuko Watabe '92 and Bruce Hazam '93 Ms. Fran Heath Hebron Academy 6th Grade Ms. Mary Heffernon Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Heimbold Mr. and Mrs. lack Hemenway Mrs. Barbara B. Henry Kate Russell Henry and Eric Henry Ms. Theresa Heseltine Dr. Helen Hess Mr. and Mrs. lames Hesser Dr. |o Heth '7b Barbarina '88 and Aaron Heyerdahl 'S7 Mrs. Henderson Heyward Highbrook Motel Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Hildreth Mr. Louis Hill Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hinckley Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Hines Dr. and Mrs. Leonard F. Hirsh. |r. Mr. Reinold Hjerpe Dr. and Mrs. lohn P. Hoche Mr. and Mrs. Melville Hodder Gail and Tom Hodges Ms. Petra Hoepcke Lenz Ms. Kathleen Hogan '81 Mr. and Mrs. George R. Hoguet Mr. William Hohensee '81 Mr. and Mrs. lames Holley Lisa '80 and Bob Holley '79 Ms. Cindy Hollowell Mr. and Mrs. Steve Holm Ms. Betsey Holtzmann Mr. and Mrs. Adrian S. Hooper Mr. lames R. Hooper Ms. Shoshana Hoose Mrs. Mark Hopkins Mrs. Robert Hopkins Ms. Kelly G. Horan Dr. and Mrs. William Horner Ms. Mary C. Horrigan Horton, McFarland & Veysey Estate of Mr. and Mrs. lohn Howard Mr. William Howell Mr. and Mrs. Michael Huber Ms. Sherry I. Huber Mr. and Mrs. Reginald D. Hudson Ms. Marie L. Hughes Barbara and Peter Hunt Mr. George L. Hunt Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Huntington Huron Valley Girl Scout Troop Ms. Evelyn Mae Hurvvich '80 Ms. Susan B. Inches '79 Ms. |an Murphy Irvin Mr. and Mrs. Dooney Iselin Mr. Orton P. Jackson, ]r. Mr. and Mrs. lames P. lacob Mr. and Mrs. Denholm M. lacobs Ms. lamien Jacobs '86 Dr. and Mrs. Paul V. lameson Mr. William lanes Ms. Donna H. leanloz Jeff Dobbs Productions Mr. and Mrs. Gordon W. lenks Mr. and Mrs. Marshall W. lenney Ms. Donna lohnson Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Johnson III Ms. Linda B. Jonas Jonesport Elementary School Ms. lean lordan lordan-Fernald Ms. Barbara H. loslin Ann Sewall and Ed Kaelber Laura Fisher and Michael B. Kaiser '85 Mr. and Mrs. William R. Kales Mr. and Mrs. David H. Kane Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kates Susan Lerner and Steve Katona Mr. John M. Kauffmann Mr. and Mrs. Jerome A. Kaufman The Kedge Ms. Courtney G. Keep Mr. James Kellam '96 Ms. Sarah E. Keller Mr. and Mrs. lohn F. Kelley Mr. and Mrs. James M. Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. lohn G. Kellogg Mr. and Mrs. lohn N. Kelly Mr. John L. Kemmerer III Kenduskeag Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Moorehead Kennedy Ms. Esther R. Kerkmann '83 Mr. Craig Kesselheim '76 Dr. Carl Ketchum Margaret Blanding and Arthur Kettle "84 Mr. and Mrs. Kyung Kim Mr. Robert L. Kimball Ms. Elizabeth S. King Mr. and Mrs. E. Robert Kinney Ms. Karen V. Kirkwood COA ANNUAL REPORT} 20001 23 Melanie Klein-Robenhaar Mr. Zackary R. Klyver Ms. Suzanne Knecht '86 Ms. Barbara Knowles Knowles Associates Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Koenig Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Koffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kogod Mr. lonathan Kohrman '84 Ms. Anne M. Kozak Dr. Etta Kralovec Mr. and Mrs. Hal A. Kroeger Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kryvicky Margi and Philip Kunhardt '77 Mr. Sergey Kupriyanov Ms. Anita Kurth Ms. Alice K. Kurtz Mr. and Mrs. leff Kurtzman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kusserow Mr. lohn J. Kwiatkowski Mr. Randy Labbe Lake Montessori School Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Lancaster Dr. Danell Landes Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit Lansing Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A. Lapham Ms. Marjorie H. Lau '81 Ms. Susan B. Lavenson Law Offices of Peter R. Roy. PA Mrs. Merloyd Ludington Lawrence Dr. and Mrs. David Lebwohl Mr. William H. Leckie Mrs. Paulus Leeser Mr. lohn K. Leigh III Gail and Richard Leiser Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lemcoe Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Leonard Ms. Andrea Lepcio '79 Mr. and Mrs. H. lerome Lerner Dr. Eugene A. Lesser '78 Ms. Lee Anne Leverone Ms. Alice Levey '81 Mr. Ira Levy Mrs. Francis A. Lewis Ms. Rosalind W. Lewis Mr. Mark L. Libby Mr. Norman M. Lichter Ms. Miriam Linder The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lipkin Mrs. Eleanor Lippincott Dr. William D. Lippincott Mrs. Juliana Little Ms. Abigail Littlefield '83 Ms. lanet A. Livas Mr. Parker B. Llewellyn Ms. Tamara D. Longfellow Mr. Gordon Longsworth '91 Dr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Longsworth Mr. Paul Loranger Mr. and Mrs. George Lord Mr. and Mrs. William G. Lord II Ms. Eve Lucano Ms. Elizabeth Lundberg Mrs. Ronald T Lyman. Jr. Ms. Mayo Lynam Fred C. Lynam Fund Lynam Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. lohn Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Maass Mr. Robert I. MacDonald Machias Savings Bank Mr. and Mrs. F. Benjamin MacKinnon Mrs. Constance B. Madeira Ms. Elizabeth Madeira Ms. Janet Madeira Mrs. Louis C. Madeira Maffucci & Hubbard Mr. loseph Maher Meg and Miles Maiden '86 Maine Campus Compact Maine Community Foundation. Incorporated Maine Speakout Project Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Malakoff Ms. Casey Mallinckrodt Ms. Carol Manahan '77 Ms. Isabel Mancinelli Ms. Ellen M. Manganaro Ms. Margaret C. Manter Ms. Nancy Manter Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Marder Ms. Joan Meyers and Ms. Norma Marin Marion Intermediate School Mr. and Mrs. Ian F. Marshall Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall Mr. Robert M. Marshall '87 Ms. Julie Massa '93 Ms. Kathleen C. Massimini '82 Mr. Finlay B. Matheson Ms. Margaret Matkovich Ms. Betsy A. MatOS Mr. Dan Maunz Prof. Ernst Mayr Mrs. Anne A. Mazlish Ms. Suzanne H. McKeown Mr. Francis H. McAdoo. Jr. Mrs. Woodrow McCalla Ms. Lucy McCarthy Mrs. C. Deering McCormick Chauncey & Marion Deering McCormick Foundation Mrs. Gertrude L. McCue McEachern & Hutchins Ms. Dencie McEnroe Ms. Alice McFadden Ms. Donna McFarland Mr. David E. McCiffert Mr. and Mrs. Clement E. McGillicuddy Mrs. Donald G. McLean Ms. Deirdre McMenamin '94 Ms. Katharine M. McMenamin Mr. Ernest McMullen Mr. and Mrs. lay McNally S4 Mr. Donald K. McNeil Ms. Gabrian McPhail '97 Mr. Clifton McPherson II! '84 Ms. Jeanne McPherson C. Thomas C. McSwain Elementary School Ms. Gaynell Meij Dr. and Mrs. Donald Meiklejohn Ms. Mindi Meltz '99 Mr. Charles E. Merrill, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Harry C. Meserve Mrs. Jean P. Messex Michael Mahan Graphics Mr. Kenneth I. Mike Ms. Jan Marie Miller Mr. and Mrs. Keith Miller Mrs. Natalie O. Miller Mrs. Paul L. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Gerrish H. Milliken Mr. Peter G. Milliken Mr. and Mrs. Roger Milliken Ms. Lisa Millman Ms. Libby Mills Mr. and Mrs. A. Fenner Milton Andrea Ried '90 and lonathan Minott '90 Mira Monte Inn Mr. James Mittelberger Dr. and Mrs. Larry Mobraaten Ms. Dianne Moe Mr. Edward Monat '88 Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Moon '90 Mr. and Mrs. Sung Moon Ms. Andrea Moorhead Morang-Robinson Automobile Company Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morgenstern Mrs. Ruth Morgenstern Mr. and Mrs. G. Marshall Moriarty Mrs. Lorraine B. Morong Mr. Brad N. Morris Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Moss Mr. Patrick Mouwen Dr. Frank Moya Mr. and Mrs. Stuart C. Mudrak Ms. Anne M. Mulholland Mr. Stephen ]. Mullane '81 Dr. and Mrs. James S. Murphy Dr. and Mrs. David D. Myers 2000 Ms. August A. Mylroie Mr. Michael Nardaccl Mi I rnesl W. Nash Mi and Mis. Benjamin R. Neilson Mrs. Harry R. Neilson. |r. Mi and Mrs. Wallace R. Neilson Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Neuman Never Enough Thyme Ms. Marianne New New Image Hair Salon Mr. and Mrs. lohn H. Newhall Mr. and Mrs. William V. P. Newlin Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Nicholas Nickerson & O'Day, Incorporated Karen and Barbara Niezgoda Mrs. Anne Corkran Nimick Mrs. Marie Nolf Ms. Caroline Norden Northeast Delta Dental Ms. lackie Norton Lisa '89 and Fid Norton Mr. and Mrs. Paul Nowicki Mr. and Mrs. Herbert G. Noyes Mrs. Elisabeth Higgins Null Mr. and Mrs. ]. D. Nyhart Mr. and Mrs. L. Bevan O'Callaghan Ms. Theresa M. O'Donnell Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Oakley Mrs. lohn C. Olin Ms. Hope Clmstead Ms. Amy L. Olson Ms. Carol A. Oman Ms. Whitney Wing Oppersdorff Oracle Corporation Mr. and Mrs. Domenic Orrino Lynn and Willy Osborn Mr. Benoni Outerbridge '84 Ms. Angela Owen Amb. and Mrs. Henry Owen Suzanne and limOwen Ms. Jennifer Paigen Drs. Beverly and Kenneth Paigen Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Eliot Paine Drs. ludith and Sean Palfrey Vallurv Palli Ms. Leslie Palumbo Mr. and Mrs. Stephen H. Paneyko Mr. Stephen Papazidis '78 Chankyu Park Mr. and Mrs. Michael Parrish Ms. Pamela Parvin '93 Dr. and Mrs. Lewis E. Patrie Mr. Robert W. Patterson. |r. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Paul Mr. and Mrs. Francis W. Peabody Mr. George L. Peabody Mrs. lohn I. Pearce Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pennington Ms I aith I . Perkins Ms. ludith S. Perkins Mrs. Sherman H. Perkins Ms. Terry E. Perlmutter Rabbi Shoshana M. Perry '83 Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson E. Peters Dr. Christopher Petersen Ms. Helene L. Peterson Mr. Bruce A. Phillips '78 Mrs. Barbara W. Piel Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Pierce Mr. and Mrs. lohn Pierrepont Dr. and Mrs. Richard N. Pierson Mrs. Patricia K. Pinkham Ms April Eiler and Mr. Palmer Pinney Ms. Patty Poe Ms. Frances L. Pollitt '77 Ms. Mary S. Pollock Mr. Shawn Porter Mr. and Mrs. loseph Preston Preti. Flaherty. Beliveau & Pachios Dr. and Mrs. Steven Price Mr. and Mrs. Ben G. M. Priest Mr. Charles Provonchee Mr. and Mrs. Hector Prud'homme Mr. and Mrs. George C. Putnam Mr. and Mrs. George Putnam Mrs. Eben W. Pyne Mrs. Kate Davis Quesada Ms. Vanessa Quintilliani R. F. lordan & Son's Construction & Disposal R.|. Morin, Incorporated Mona L. and Louis Rabineau Ms. Cathy Ramsdell '78 Randy Sprague Heating & Plumbing Company Amb. and Mrs. loseph Verner Reed Mr. and Mrs. lohn P. Reeves Mr. Morton Reich Ms. Sarah Beinecke Richardson Mr. and Mrs. Richarts Ms. Christine M. Ridenour '75 Ms. Sarah Fraser Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Owen W. Roberts Ms. Susan Roberts Ms. Aileen B. Robertson Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Robinson Dr. and Mrs. Paul G. Rochmis Mr. and Mrs. David Rockefeller, |r. Mr. Laurance S. Rockefeller Nancy Anderson and Richard Rockefeller Dr. and Mrs. Steven C. Rockefeller Ms. Sydney R. Rockefeller David Rockefeller Fund. Incorporated Mr. Ronald D. Rogers Mr. Alain 1 1. Roos Mr. and Mrs. Clayton D. Rose Mr. and Mrs. Samuel |. Rosenfeld Mrs, Frederic Rosengarten, |r. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Ross Mr. and Mrs. Max Rothal Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rothschild Mr. and Mrs. loseph Rothstein Ms. Valerie Rough Ms. (ennifer I. Rowe Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Roy Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rubel Rupununi Mr. and Mrs. lames W. Russell Ms. lane F. Ryan Mrs. Robert Ryle S.R. Tracy, Incorporated Ms. Debbie ). Sabanty Saint Francis School Ms. Yumiko Sakuma Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Salisbury Ms. Julia B. Saltz Mr. Daniel Sangeap '90 Dr. Walter G. Sannita Ms. Beth A. Sargent Mr. and Mrs. Walter W. Sargent III Ms. Pat Satterwhite Ms. Erin H. Saunders '85 Victoria '80 and Steve Savage '77 Mr. Charles W. Sawyer, lr. Ms. Robin Schachner Mr. and Mrs. John H. Schafer Ms. Margaret Scheid '85 Mr. and Mrs. lohn Schimenti Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Schlossberg Cynthia Livingston and Henry Schmelzer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmidt Roger Chagnon and Bodil Schmidt-Nielsen Ms. Kirsten A. Schutz Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Seabury Ms. Helen Sebastianelli Ms. lanet H. Segal Ms. Ellen Seh Dr. and Mrs. Peter Sellers Ms. Adele H. Seronde Mr. and Mrs. Roland Seymour Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe. |r. Jane Tawney and Samuel Shaw Mr. and Mrs. Arlene Shechet Mrs. Warner F. M. Sheldon Ms. Clare F. Shepley Mr. Bruce Sherburne Sherman's Book and Stationery Store Mr. Patrick |. Shields Mr. Martin Shimko Mr. and Mrs. Clyde E. Shorey, |r. COA ANNUAL REPORT I 2000 25 Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop A. Short Mr. Robert Shorten Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Sidman Ms. Lois Sieman Ms. Joann Joellen Sigler '99 Mrs. Leonard Silk Lilea '90 and Richard Simis '88 Mr. Grant G. Simmons. |r. Mrs. lohn Farr Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Simon Mr. and Mrs. Wickham Skinner Ms. Susanne Slayton Ms. Sally L. Smith Ms. Harriet H. Soares Mr. and Mrs. ]erome Solovvay Ms. Elizabeth Somers Ms. Linda Sorter Mr. and Mrs. Roland Sosa Mrs. Samuel Spencer Dr. and Mrs. William A. Spencer Ms. Margery Stafford Mr. Michael Staggs '97 Mr. Todd Stanley Mr. and Mrs. Edric Starbird State of Maine Treasury Department Mr. )ohn R. Steele Ms. Carole Stevens Mr. Peter R. Stevens Mr. William N. Stevens '84 Ms. Martha Stewart Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Stewart Stewart Brecher Architects Mr. and Mrs. lohn S. Stillman Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stillman Ms. Marion Stocking Ms. Dorie S. Stolley '88 Ms. Katja Stommei-Sterntaler Schule Mr. and Mrs. Allan Stone Mr. Gregory Stone '82 Mr. Richard Stone Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Straus Mr. and Mrs. George Strawbridge. |r. Mr. and Mrs. William |. Strawbridge, |r. Ms. Sherry Streeter Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Strickland Ms. Marion Boulton Stroud Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Sullivan Ms. Edith B. Sullivan Mrs. Robert Suminsby Ms. lane E. Summer Ms. loan H. Swann Ms. Christine E. Swedell lean and Bill Sylvia Ms. Lisa Szarka '96 Mrs. Mary Louise Tarlton Dr. Davis Taylor Mr. and Mrs. |on Taylor Ms. Pamela S. Tavlor Mrs. Samuel A. Taylor Ms. Barbara ). Tennent Ms. lean Tennent Ms. Ander Thebaud Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Thomas IV Beth and Steve Thomas Ms. Barbara N. Thompson Ms. Lynn Thompson Ms. Sherlyl Thomson Mr. and Mrs. lohn L. Thorndike Mr. and Mrs. William Thorndike. |r. Ms. Ellen Reid Thurman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy |. Tiernan Ms. Ann C. Tikkanen Mr. and Mrs. Granville Toogood Transco Ms. Deborah P. Treleaven Prof. Robert L. Trivers Ms. Lynn M. Truman Ms. Daniele Tubiana-Petschek Ms. Elena V. Tuhy '90 Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Tyson. |r. Mrs. Charles R. Tyson United Way of Androscoggin County University of California Mr. and Mrs. Hans P. Utsch Ms. Maurren E. Van Ackooy Ms. Katrina Van Dine '82 Ms. Katrina Van Dusen Ms. Wendy L. Van Dyke Mr. and Mrs. Christiaan van Heerden Mr. and Mrs. C. |. VanDeWater Mr. Albert D. Vaneerde Ms. Bernadien M. Vermazen Ms. Tammi Verni Mr. lohn E. Viele Mr. Ivan Vining Ms. Ann M. Luther and Mr. Alan Vlach Mr. Thomas F. Volkmann '90 Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Voorhees Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd H. Wade Mr. William Wade '76 Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Wadsworth Dr. Karen E. Waldron Drs. Anna Balas and Sherwood Waldron Mr. Benjamin Walters '81 Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Ward. |r. Ms. Sue Ward Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Wardner Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Watson Ms. |anet C. Watson Mrs. Helen D. Weaver Ms. Deborah M. Webber Ms. loan Weber Mr. loerg Weber Ms. Katherine Weinstock '81 Ms. Maria Weisenberg '81 Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Weismann Mr. and Mrs. lay Weldon Ms. Alice Wellman Ms. Elisabeth A. Wells Mr. David Wersan '79 Ms. lulianne West West Frankfort Elementary School Westside Florist Ms. Deborah Wetterhall Ms. Sally S. Wetzel '78 William P. Wharton Trust Ms. Katherine N. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Whitehead Mr. Scott Wiegert Mr. lames Russell Wiggins Mr. Doss Wilhite Ms. Maureen H. Willey Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Williams Mrs. Edward P. Williams Ms. Marguerite V. Williams Ms. Susan Willis Mr. lohn Wilmerdirtg Ms. lane M. Winchell '82 Wingspread Gallery Mr. and Mrs. Stefan S. Winkler Dr. and Mrs. George P. Winship. |r. Dr. Dennis M. Wint Ms. Betsy Wisch '83 Mr. and Mrs. loseph Wishcamper Mr. David |. Witham Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Witt Ms. Kristina N. Wittrock Mr. and Mrs. Dick Woehr Ms. Susan G. Woehrlin '80 Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Wood The Woodcock Foundation Mr. and Mrs. David Woodside Ms. Carol Woolman Mr. Jeff Wooster Mr. and Mrs. William Worthen Prof, and Mrs. W Howard Wriggins Dr. and Mrs. Charles K. Wright Mr. Bryan |on Wyatt '80 Wyeth Endowment for American Art Ms. lingran Xiao Ms. Phyllis Young Mr. and Mrs. Roman Zabinski Ms. Holly Zak '9-4 Ms. Lorraine Zelman Mr. Fred Zerega Mrs. lane S. Zirnkilton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Zwirko Evelvn B. and Victor Zwirko COA ANNUAL REPORT 26 Memorial Gifts /;; memory of Ethel It Khun Mr. Robert |. MacDonald In memory of Amos Eno Mr. William II. Leckie /» memory of Daniel II. Kane, \r. Mr. and Mrs. David H. Kane in memory of Robert Suminsby Abnaki Girl Scout Council Mrs. Margaret Bailey Mr. and Mrs. David Benson Mr. and Mrs. Edward McC. Blair, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Brewer Mr. Samuel Coplon Mr. and Mrs. Barry Fernald Mrs. Anne Stroud Hannum Ms. Sarah F. Hudson Mr. |ohn M. Kauffmann ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Dr. Steven Katona President Dr. Richard Borden Academic Dean Ms. Fran Day Director of Development Mr. Jonathan Ehrlich Director of Finance and Administration Ms. Melissa Cook Comptroller Ms. Marcia Dworak Associate Dean of Academic Services Director. Thorndike Library Mr. Theodore Koffman Director of Government Relations and Summer Programs Mr. Carl Little Director of Public Affairs Ms. Sarah Ketchum Director of Admissions Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Kogod Mr. and Mrs. Grant G McCullagh Mid-Coast I-:. M.S. Council, Incorporated Mt. Desert Elementary School Teacher's Association Northeastern Maine EMS Council, Incorporated Mr. and Mrs. George Peckham Mona L. and Louis Rabineau Mr. and Mrs. lohn P. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Smallidge Mrs. Samuel Spencer Mrs. Charlene \V. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. |o4in E. Suminsby Mr. and Mrs. William T. Wallace In memory of Charles R. Tyson, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Stockton A. Andrews Bar Harbor Banking & Trust Company Mr. Fredric R. Bocceri Board of Trustees Clyde E. Shorey. Chairman lohn N. Kelly, Vice Chair Polly Morgenstern. Vice Chair Leslie C. Brewer, Treasurer Peter W. Moon "90. Secretary Anna Murphy, Assistant Secretary Edward McC. Blair Barbara Danielson Mabel H. Cabot Alice Eno lames M. Garnett. |r. Philip Geyelin David Gooch Valle Gooch lames M. Gower, Life Trustee George B.E. Hambleton Samuel M. Hamill, |r. Horace A. Hildreth, |r. Elizabeth D. Hodder Sherry F. Huber lohn M. Kauffmann Rosalind W. Lewis Susan Storey Lyman, Life Trustee Casey Mallinckrodt Charlene Marshall William V.P. Newlin Daniel Pierce Rochelle ). Pingree '79 George Putnam Cathy Ramsdell 78 lohn Reeves Maurine Rothschild Elizabeth Russell, Life Trustee Victoria Savage '80 Henry D. Sharpe, Jr. Samuel Shaw Donald B. Straus Ann F.' Sullivan lohn Wimerding Mr. and Mrs. Morris Cheston, |r. Mr. Allen Cornell Mr. and Mrs. William P. Davis III Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dworak Mr. C. David Fassett Ms. Mary E. Kelley Mr. George F. Koch |r. Ms. Anne M. Kozak Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Lea Susan Lerner and Steve Katona Mr. and Mrs. Donald |. MacDonald Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Neilson Mr. and Mrs. lohn P. Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Bayard H. Roberts Mr. F. W. Roebling III Mr. Gerald C. Romig |r. Mrs. William G. Sayres Mrs. George F. Tyler Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Yoakum and the Blum Family Mrs. F. W. Zahn |r. Council of Advisors lohn 6. Biderman - 77 H. Keith Brodie Marion Fuller Brown Shelby M.C. Davis William G. Foulke. |r. Neva Goodwin Polly Wheeler Guth Katherine Hazard Philip Kunhardt '77 Suzanne Folds McCullagh David E. McGiffert Daniel Morgenstern Phyllis A.T. Moriarty William C. Osborne Henry Owen Keating Pepper Robert Rothschild Steve B. Savage '77 Edwin Schlossberg Henry Schmelzer • Peter Sellers Theodore R. Sizer Thomas Stephens Thomas IV Marc S. Tucker Richard |. Warren Carol Wishcamper COA ANNUAL REPORT 27 We dedicate this 2000 Annual Report to the memories of three trustees who passed away. CHARLES TYSON, LIFE TRUSTEE, died on July 27. Charlie joined the Board of Trustees in 1974. He was elected Life Trustee in 1989 and was awarded an honorary B.A. in Human Ecology at the 1990 Commencement Ceremony. He and his wonderful wife, Barbara, were among the most loyal, enthusiastic and generous supporters that this college has ever had. They led the Phoenix Fund to help the college recover after the disastrous Kaelber Hall fire in 1983, and were also lead donors to the Thomas S. Gates, Jr. Community Center, which was completed in I 993. The main reading room in the Thorndike Library and the Tyson wing of the Blair-Tyson Dormitory are named for Charlie and Barbara. ROBERT SUMINSBY died on October 2. Bob joined the Board of Trustees in 1 985 and served as a member of the Finance, Audit and Buildings and Grounds Committees. His professional expertise as a realtor, real estate appraiser and consultant on land transactions guided the college in. important strategic decisions, including acqui- sition of Beech Hill Farm and the former Gardner property, now the Kathryn W. Davis Center for International and Regional Studies. Bob's contribu- tions to land conservation in the state of Maine through his work with the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Land for Maine's Future and The Nature Conservancy will long be remembered. a ROBERT E. BLUM, LIFE TRUSTEE, died on October 22 at the age of 100. Bob joined the Board of Trustees in 1973 and Was elected Life Trustee in 1 985. He was awarded an Honorary B.A. in Human Ecology in 1992. A thoroughly delightful human being— warm, wise, and full of good humor -- Bob and his wife of 63 years, artist Ethel Halsey Blum, who died in 1991 and for whom the college's art gallery is named, were among the most generous and devoted supporters of COA, as well as the communities in which they lived and worked. The family main- tained a summer residence on Mount Desert Island from 1936 until 1996. In keeping with COA's sustainable paper and wood purchasing initiative, the cover of this report is printed on Domtar's Sandpiper, which is 100% post-consumer recycled fiber;, the pages are Scheufelen's PhoeniXmotion, which is acid free and chlorine free.