Dear Seniors and Guests of the Class of 2015:
I look forward to welcoming you, on behalf of the Skidmore College community, to the 104th Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
We hope that when you read the accompanying schedule of activities for Commencement Weekend, you will be as full of anticipation as we are. My wife Marie and I especially look forward to your joining us for a reception late Friday afternoon at historic Scribner House, our residence and the former home of Lucy Skidmore Scribner, Skidmore College's founder.
We are very proud to announce that at this year's Commencement ceremony, Skidmore will confer honorary degrees upon two exceptional individuals:
- Julian Bond, social activist, leader in the Civil Rights movement, professor, politician, and writer.
- Sallie "Penny" Chisholm, 1969 Skidmore College graduate, preeminent biological oceanographer, and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Each of our distinguished guests will briefly address the graduating class. Linda Toohey, chair of the Board of Trustees; Soraya Attia, President of the Class of 2015; Dr. Mehmet Odekon, Professor of Economics, the faculty speaker chosen by the senior class; and I will also offer our congratulations.
The entire Skidmore community joins me in expressing our great pride in the accomplishments of the Class of 2015. We look forward to celebrating with you in May.
Philip A. Glotzbach