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Skidmore Retirees


The Retiree Initiative Planning Group (RIPG) plans and hosts a variety of social events, College updates, educational activities (seminars, panels, workshops, book groups), and regional trips.  RIPG is responsible for the announcements, events, and activities listed below.  Please send a note to if there are activities you would like to see us sponsor.  And plan to join your friends and colleagues in events that interest you!


The Faculty Development Committee has awarded Emeritus Faculty Development Grants to:

Jeffrey Elgin (Art) for preparation and framing for a solo art exhibition.

Linda Simon (English) for scholarship contributing to various publications, including the SAGE Encyclopedia of Aging, Girl Talk, and a volume on the Jazz age.

Congratulations to Jeff and Linda!

Application information for this grant program is available at:


The first (ever!) round of retiree staff development grants has been completed and awards have been made to:

Judith Atchinson (Dance): to support programs sponsored by Quest ( for low income children in Schenectady, NY.

Leo Geoffrion (IT): to upgrade network and security systems for a non-profit organization, Technology for the Public Good (T4PG) that provides free software assistance to local charities.

Congratulations to Judith and Leo!

The next round of applications opens on January 27, 2015. Information is available at:

Events - Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Professional Women and Retirement
Date: October 24, 2014
Location: Tang Museum
Time: 2:00 p.m.: gallery tour with museum director Ian Berry.
3:00pm: Colgate University professors Meika Loe and KayJohnston lead an interactive workshop based on their interview-based research with professional women retirees. (Men are also welcome to attend, of course!)

Skidmore Retiree Fall Luncheon
Date: October 30, 2014
Location: Murray Aikins, 2nd floor
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Click here to RSVP by October 10, 2014

Retiree Workshop Hosted by Dave Carboni, Ph.D., CFP. (This is a program specifically designed for Retirees)
Date: March 3, 2015
Location: Murray Aikins, 2nd floor
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Topic of Discussion To Be Determined
The program is funded by an award from ACE/Sloan Foundation

1 on 1 Financial Coaching Sessions
Date: March 4, 2015
Location: Murray Aikins, 2nd Floor
Time: slots will begin 10:00 a.m. and run until 3:15 p.m.
Hosted by Dave Carboni, Ph.D., CFP
(These 45-minute programs on financial coaching are an effort to help people assume more responsibility for their financial future while providing them with the tools to do so.)

Spring Retiree Reception
Date: Apri1 21, 2015
Location: Murray Aikins, 2nd Floor
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
This annual event will feature addresses from Phil and Marie Glotzbach.

Skidmore Retirees and Alumni

Retirees can keep in touch with alumni activities through the Alumni Affairs website at:

Regional events for alumni and friends of Skidmore are listed at:

Retired faculty who might wish to offer a program for an alumni club have a standing invitation to get involved. Please contact Mike Sposili, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs, to indicate your interest in such involvement, and when and where you might be available:

ACE/Sloan Award to Support Retiree Programs

Skidmore College has received a $100,000 grant from the American Council on Education and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for its innovative work in faculty retirement.  See: