Honorary Degree Recipients for Commencement 2015
February 24, 2015
Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,
I am pleased to announce that at the 104th Skidmore College Commencement Exercises
on Saturday, May 16, 2015 I will confer honorary degrees upon two exceptional individuals:
Julian Bond, longtime civil rights activist, politician, writer, and faculty member at American
Sallie W. "Penny" Chisholm '69, the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies at the M.I.T.
Both of our distinguished guests will address the graduating class. Linda Toohey,
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Soraya Attia, President of the Class of 2015, and
I will also offer our congratulations.
Following a Skidmore tradition, a faculty member selected by the graduates will speak
to the graduates as well. It is my pleasure to report that the senior class has selected
Dr. Mehmet Odekon, Professor of Economics, as this year's Faculty Commencement Speaker.
Professor Odekon has been a member of the Skidmore faculty since 1982. He recently
co-currated the “Classless Society” exhibit at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum
and Art Gallery and teaches and writes about economic globalization, income distribution,
and poverty, particularly in Turkey.
Click here for more detailed information on this year's honorary degree recipients.
For more information on Commencement 2015, please see our website.
We look forward to celebrating with the Class of 2015 and their families in May by
which time, presumably, the snow will have melted.
Philip A. Glotzbach