2011–2012 Annual Report (2 MB PDF)
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ASC DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT (2011–2012)
It’s all about students.
That principle was established in 1974 by ASC’s founder, Dave Fredrickson, and it hasn’t changed. ASC is no mere “contract shop” but a 100% self-funded educational resource—to the tune of about $35 million in the last 10 years alone. Providing our students with professional level research opportunities is our mission now and in the future.
Over 120 alumni and friends attended a reunion of graduates of the Anthropology Dept.’s MA program in CRM hosted by ASC this spring. Data collected at the reunion show that 98% of grads whom we could track are either working in CRM (principally or in part) or have retired from a CRM career. Over 50% of their theses were based on ASC projects, partly funded by ASC, or used ASC facilities and equipment.
Our student orientation is exemplified in the work of two May 2012 graduates, Naomi Scher and Cassidy DeBaker. Naomi used a $1500 Fredrickson Research Grant to pay for C-14 dating to support her thesis research in geoarchaeology. Cassidy’s thesis was based on ASC’s work at Mission San Rafael funded through a grant from the California Missions Foundation. Fredrickson Research Grants and the ASC Scholarship are generously funded by ASC staff through payroll deductions. Donations for next year’s awards will be gratefully received!
Thanks to Erica Gibson who assembled this annual report with the help of Sandra Massey and contributions by ASC staff and students.