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2012 Graduates

Commencement 2014

Schedule of Events

May 16-17, 2014

Details of these activities and events may change by May 17. An up-to-date final schedule, noting time changes and locations, will be available upon your arrival on campus. Please be sure to pick one up at the Information Desk in Case Center's Commons area, second floor, on Friday, May 17, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Your senior will also receive a copy.

Friday, May 16

10 am - 5 pm

At the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery:

Art Works
January 25 - June 1, 2014

Art Works features a selection of large-scale artwork in the Tang Collection.  Showcasing a range of approaches to subject matter and media, the exhibition include painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. The artists include David Brooks, James Esber, Elger Esser, Anya Kielar, Julian LaVerdiere, Katy Schimert, Jonathan Seliger, and Beverly Semmes.

Alongside the gallery installation, Art Works will be the site for a series of dialogues with the artists.  Organized by Skidmore students in AH-351A, artist interviews will be recorded and archived, and will serve as an important source of information on the artist and their work.

Alumni Invitational 4
March 29 - June 15, 2014

Alumni Invitational 4 is the fourth in a series of exhibitions that features a group of Skidmore alumni artists working at the cutting edge of contemporary art.  This exhibition celebrates the vibrant creative energy of four Skidmore graduates that span fifty-years and a diverse range of mediums.

Working alone and in collaboration with her daughter Julia, Gayle Wells Mandle '63 makes art that addresses current sociopolitical issues.  The painting and watercolors of Grace DeGennaro '78 explore ritual, geometry, and gnomic growth through repeated forms, serial patterns, and iconic forms like circles and diamonds.  Nicole Parcher '90 makes dynamic, loosely constructed abstract paintings that evoke natural and manufactured environments. Artist and environmental advocate, Courtney Mattison '08 creates works inspired by science and marine biology.

Alumni Invitational 4 is organized by Tang Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs Rachel Seligman and supported by the Friends of the Tang.

Senior Thesis Exhibit
May 9-17, 2014

This exhibit showcases outstanding works in all media by senior studio-art  majors.

10:00 am - 12 pm Periclean Honors Forum: Recognition for Graduating Seniors and Periclean Scholar Awards Ceremony
Filene Recital Hall, Filene Hall

Held annually, the Periclean Scholar Awards competition recognizes excellence by awarding up to four prizes to seniors for distinguished projects in all disciplines.  Periclean Scholar Awards recipients share the honor of this achievement at a ceremonial presentation of the project open to the College community.  Following these presentations, Honors Forum members who are graduating seniors will receive their recognition medals. A reception will follow to celebrate graduating HF seniors and Periclean Scholar Awards recipients.

12:30 pm Senior Varsity Athlete Recognition Luncheon
Main Gym, Williamson Sports Center
By invitation only.
2:00 pm Phi Beta Kappa Initiation
Gannett Auditorium

Induction ceremony for new members. Faculty, staff, students, and their families are welcome to attend. Reception follows.

3:30 pm Class of 2014 Parents Fund Brick Dedication Ceremony
Case Center Plaza (Rain plan - Case Center)

A brief ceremony for seniors, families, and friends to dedicate the Class of 2014 brick pathway, given by the families of the Class of 2014 in honor of their graduating seniors. Each brick is engraved with the name of the student whose parents participate in the Class of 2014 Parents Fund.

For more information about Class of 2014 Parents Fund, call Ann Dejnozka, Director of Family Leadership Giving, at 518-580-5635 or visit 

4:30 - 6:30 pm President's Reception
Scribner House, 791 North Broadway

President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach greet seniors, their guests, trustees, faculty, and staff at their home, historic Scribner House.

Saturday, May 17

8:00 – 10:00 am Breakfast
Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, Skidmore College Campus

Families, friends, and seniors are welcome as guests of the College.

10:00 am Commencement Procession Formation
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park

Seniors arrive, pick up diplomas, and form processional.

10:30 am Faculty members and platform party members form processional.

Audience members are asked to be seated by this time.

10:40 am 103rd Commencement Exercises
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Spa State Park
2:00 - 4:00 pm Post-Commencement Reception
Murray Aikins Dining Hall, Skidmore College Campus

Come Celebrate!  Please join graduates, families, friends, faculty and staff for a celebratory reception following the Commencement Ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the wonderful accomplishments of Skidmore College's Class of 2014.