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Arts on view
Boston. More than thirty alumni got together for a ballgame between the Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers; the Sox were victorious! Thanks to Janine Geller 01 for hitting one out of the park with this sold-out event. Another sold-out gathering of alumni at Bostons Colonial Theater, coordinated by Leila Joseffer 97, featured a viewing of The Producers, starring Mel Brooks. Mark and Jane Roberts Alpert 70 hosted the new-student send-off event at their home in Newton Centre; about twenty-five (including eight new students) enjoyed dessert and other refreshments.
Cape Cod. For the second year in a row, a large crowd gathered to hear the a cappella grooves of the Hyannis Sound. Margi Bishop Maynard 57 orchestrated the details.
Capital District, NY. The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show took center stage in mid-June. Guests enjoyed lunch while watching the competitions.
Chicago. A group of alumni gathered at the Hunt Club to watch the 134th running of the Travers Stakes race on ESPN and welcomed members of the class of 2003 to Chicago. Petria Fleming 06 and her family hosted the new-student send-off event at their home; about twenty people, including four new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.
Long Island. The worst blackout in the history of the Northeast did not stop alumni from gathering for lunch at the Devon Yacht Club in mid-August. Mary Hoff Fallon 60 kept the electricity going for this event.
New York City. Young alumni from the area gathered for the annual summer boat cruise, a three-hour journey that featured a live DJ, food, and drink. Graeme Campbell 98 navigated the details for this one. A large group of alumni, parents, and friends gathered to watch the AAA Staten Island Yankees play the Brooklyn Cyclones, who won the game. John Johnston 95 was MVP in arranging this outing. Emily Dannenberg 06 and her family hosted the new student send-off event at their home in Brooklyn. About thirty people, including four new students, enjoyed dessert and other refreshments.
Rochester. Pam Fennell Baker 78 had such a wonderful experience at the new-student send-off that she attended as an incoming student that she wanted to host a similar event. She and husband Bruce provided snacks for about twenty-five people, including six new students.
San Francisco. Jonathan Leavitt 06 and his family hosted, for the second year in a row, the new-student send-off event at their home. Two dozen Skidmorites, including ten new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.
Schenectady. Alumni from the Schenectady area gathered at the home of Judy McEndy Lynch 53 for the clubs annual picnic and a meeting to discuss events for the coming year.
Washington, DC. The Seeger family (Fran, Mark, Jonathan 03, and Michael 06) again hosted the new-student send-off event at their home in Bethesda, MD. About twenty-five people, including ten new students, enjoyed a buffet dinner.
Congratulations to the following Skidmore clubs for their outstanding efforts:
Most Creative Program: Westchester and Fairfieldholiday party with the Bandersnatchers (200102); New York Cityscavenger hunt at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (200203)
Largest Gift to the Alumni Student Scholarship Fund: Schenectady (200102); Hartford (200203)
Club of the Year: Cape Cod (200102); Boston (200203)
Compiled by Kirstin ORielly Drabek 94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs