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Awards Nominations Sought

You can help the alumni association’s Awards Committee identify alumni deserving of special recognition. Since 1984, Skidmore has cited 112 alumni for distinguished achievement and outstanding service. The awardees are honored during Family Weekend, Leadership Council, and Reunion.

Send your nominations and letters of support, by December 10, to:

Vincent Catalano ’83
Awards Committee Chair
c/o Alumni Affairs Office
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
fax: 518-580-5668
e-mail: nominate@skidmore.edu

Your remarks should include a brief rationale explaining why you are nominating the person for an award–e.g., the candidate’s strengths, honors, accomplishments, and/or connection to Skidmore. Personal anecdotes are welcome. Also include the name and address of anyone who can offer additional information about the nominee in order to present as complete a picture as possible to the committee. Copies of résumés and lists of exhibits, performances, and/or publications are encouraged. All nominations are confidential.

The awards are:

Distinguished Achievement Award: Honors an alumna/us who graduated at least 10 years ago and who has translated his or her Skidmore experience into distinguished achievement in professional work and/or community service. The recipient must return to campus to accept the award at Reunion.

Palamountain Award for Young Alumni: Honors one alumna/us who graduated one to 10 years ago and who has utilized his or her Skidmore education in a quest for excellence demonstrated by personal achievement. The recipient must have a continuing concern for the Skidmore community and must return to campus to accept the award at Leadership Council in April.

Alumni Periclean Scholar Award: Honors an alumna/us who has achieved distinction in fields related to the intellectual and creative purposes of the Periclean Society and the liberal arts and science mission of Skidmore College. The recipient must return to campus to accept the award at the Periclean induction ceremony during Family Weekend.

Outstanding Service Award: Honors up to five members of the Skidmore community who have demonstrated outstanding service to the College. Each recipient must have served Skidmore for at least 10 years as alumna/us, trustee, employee, parent, or friend. Alumni recipients of this award must be members of a reunion class–class years ending in "5" or "0"–and return to campus to accept the award at Reunion.

David H. Porter Young Alumni Service Award: Honors one alumna/us who graduated one to 10 years ago and who has demonstrated outstanding service to the College. Service may be evidenced in a variety of ways. The recipient must return to campus to accept the award at Skidmore Leadership Council in April.

For more information, please call Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.

 


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