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Centennial spotlight

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Class notes

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Helen Cole Netter

Edith Hellman Bull has slowed down a bit. Her husband, John, is confined to a wheelchair after a bout with Lyme Disease. Their daughter, Doris, is raising three granddaughters, ages 13, 11, and 9, in Miami, FL, where son-in-law Mark, author of the Audubon Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America, is spearheading efforts to restore the Florida Everglades.


Marjorie Yetter Walls

Eleanor Searle Wurzburger still lives in her own house and drives her car on short, familiar routes. She works at the library and enjoys playing bridge and going out with friends.

Prindle Hodges Wissler-Mullin joined me to represent our class at our 70th reunion. I was accompanied to campus by niece Jean Lockwood Davidge ’59 and granddaughter Mariel Walls ’99. I was also surprised by Mariel’s parents on Saturday in time for the Parade of Classes, which Prindle and I led as the most senior alumnae. At the alumni awards cremony, Prindle and I were presented with etched-glass Skidmore vases by Beverly Harrison Miller ’67, president of the alumni board. Prindle displayed four of her paintings at the alumni art exhibition at the Tang Museum and garnered praise from James Kettlewell, professor emeritus of art history, who pronounced her use of color as masterful and innovative as any in the NYC art scene today. We managed to attend several classes and other events before capping our weekend by “dancing the night away” under the tent Saturday night, which impressed quite a few alumni several decades younger! We were even interviewed by the local newspaper, the Saratogian. It was a weekend Prindle and I will long remember.


Reunion ’04!

Lucy Hernady Arnoti


Elizabeth Norlander Newell


Enid Kay Schiff

As she approaches her 89th birthday, Dorothy Whipple Burgess says, “I contend with numerous ailments but retain most of my marbles.” Dorothy enjoys being a Skidmore legacy; daughter Barbara Burgess Maier ’71 and friends Judith Ryan Gunsalus ’72 and Nancy Workman ’72 are frequent visitors.


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Lillian Tilton Skells is counting down the days until she moves into a retirement residence—old age is creeping up fast. She sends her best to classmates and was glad to make it back to Skidmore twice over the years.


Betty Hale Hale

Carolyn Cole Newell was sorry to miss Reunion. She lives in an assisted-living facility in Florida, near daughter Carol Newell Torrens ’66, and was not able to travel readily.


Reunion ’04!

Betty Jones Stern

Accompanied by a friend, Edith Cosgrove took a two-week trip to Asheville, NC, where she visited relatives. Edie traversed the Blue Ridge Parkway where “the views are truly awesome.”

While searching the Internet for information on the artist who had painted two portraits she owns, California resident Mary Louise Merida was directed to the online edition of last winter’s Scope, where she found a reference to artist Anne Allaben Farrell ’39 in class notes. She contacted Anne and learned that she had painted the portraits in the mid-1940s, when she was employed as an artist for the Edward Gross Company in NYC. Anne, who continues to work as a commissioned artist, was delighted by the inquiry.


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