From 1997-2009, the Cornell Council for the Arts awarded the Cornell Eissner Artist of the Year Award to outstanding alumni artists working in the performing and visual arts, film, literature, and music. The award was funded annually by gifts from Bruce and Judith Eissner, who this year have decided to allocate this support instead to a student scholarship, in keeping the Cornell’s highest fund-raising priority at this time. Although this particular award will no longer be administered, we would like to thank Bruce and Judith for their sustained support for our most valued constituency, our students.