Douglas Sandberg talks about CCAC in the 1970s. He recounts memories of film faculty Vilem Kriz, the Meyer Library as a sanctuary and resource, the vibrant, heady, intellectual character of CCAC in the 70s, and tells an anecdote about Hugh Wiley's drawing class at the zoo. He discusses the impact that his time at CCAC had on his life after college.
Leland Byrd talks about coming back to CCAC after spending time in the Marine Corps and with the Institute of Ability. He remembers the work he made experimenting with electricity, using Tesla coils in combination with metal sculpture. His time at art school was all about play and investigation.
Kai-Yee Woo remembers learning a key principal of design from the Dean of Environmental Design. She talks about campus life during her time at CCAC. She recalls how her final presentation led to her first job.
Jan Watten talks about faculty that had a particular impact on her during her time at CCAC in the 70s: Sue Ciriclio and Eleanor Dickinson. She remembers the Oakland campus as a Paradise and talks about the creativity, connection, and encouragement she experienced at CCAC. She recounts a favorite memory of CCAC. She discusses the transition from school to the work world, her path as a a phtographer, and advises today's students to keep their artistic passion alive.
Charlene Milgrim talks about the beauty of the Oakland campus and how her education at CCAC was the foundation for all her future work.
James Murphy talks about getting his education at CCAC in the early 70s as a beneficiary of the G.I. Bill. He remembers his struggles with funding his education, some of his mentors at CCAC, and the 40 year career in graphic design that he went on to.
Mary Bayard White talks about various faculty that influenced her during her time at CCAC in the 70s and 80s. She remembers how her edcucation at CCAC cemented her desire to be an artist and the lasting impact that participating in an experiemental program in Mexico had on her.
Chris Johnson talks about his work at CCAC, which began in 1977. He discusses the disarray of CCAC in the late 70s and the many changes spearheaded by President Neil Hoffman and members of the Board of Trustees. He talks about becoming Chair of the Photo Department in 1981 and his work to get the faculty to support change at CCAC the early 80s. He discusses creating the Faculty Senate and his many projects as its first President: revising faculty governance, writing the Faculty Handbook and implementing much needed procedures for assessing and evaluating the faculty. Chris touches on the state of CCAC in 2014, the balance between the Fine Arts and the Professional Arts and the challenges and opportunities that consolidating CCAC, at one, location might bring.
Tecoah Bruce talks about her many years of involvement with CCAC: her time as a student from the late 60s through the 70s, organizing the first alumni activities and eventually becoming President of the Alumni Association, being recommended for regular Board Membership and becoming a trustee in 1981, her six year tenure as Board Chair from 1992-1998, and founding and running the CCAC Patron Group, Group One.
Sue Ciriclio talks about her many years of involvement with CCAC: as a student in the early 70s, returning to teach in 1977, her time as Vice President of Academic Affairs and as Chair of the Photography Program. She discusses changes at CCAC and CCA, including: changes in the campus, student body, faculty and in particular the Photography Program through the 70s, the WASC accreditation crisis and the transitions that happened under Neil Hoffman to get CCAC off probation, buying the Greyhound building and the move to San Francisco. She considers the current state of CCA, in 2014, and reveals how she would like to be remembered.