Boca Raton. President Jamienne S. Studley joined the Skidmore Club of Southeast Florida for a special New Years luncheon. Connie Talcott Smith 63 presented President Studley with a Florida-inspired serving dish as thanks for her dedicated service to Skidmore. In January, about fifteen alumni golfers teed up with Jim Meeker 83, associate director of planned giving, at the Breakers West Country Club.
Boston. Club members took a guided tour of the Family Trees: Generations of Storytelling exhibit at the Concord Museum in December. Afterwards they attended a buffet lunch at the home of Wayne and Bev Harrison Miller 67. Alumni, parents, and friends were invited to a winter concert at the Somerville Theater featuring Ball in the Housean all-male a cappella group founded by Jon Ryan 92and LittleHorse, a double-piano rock band headed up by Jo Horsley 00. Close to 100 young alumni and members of the Class of 2003 gathered for a mid-winter happy hour at Ned Devines in Faneuil Hall. Tony Reidy 94 planned the event.
Cape Cod. Club members gathered in February for a special event with Bevin Wilson Stark 88, who talked about and performed classical dance from Northern India. Margi Bishop Maynard 57 was the organizer.
Capital District, NY. Decembers surly weather didnt keep club members from attending the annual holiday party. Before the formal presentation, guests checked out the various exhibits at Skidmores Tang Museum. President Jamienne S. Studley welcomed the group, and Skidmores co-ed a cappella group, the Dynamics, performed holiday songs. A raffle benefited the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council. One hundred high-school juniors, their parents, and guests attended the Junior Admissions Workshop at Skidmore in February. They learned about the admissions process, toured Skidmores campus, and sampled Skidmores dining-hall delectables.
Chicago. Greg and Paula Fullman 84 welcomed a group of alumni and friends to their home for a holiday gathering in December.
Cleveland. About ten alumni gathered for a happy-hour event at Jillians in January. Joel Bresler 82 got the ball rolling for this one.
Colorado. In January alumni from Skidmore, Bryn Mawr, Connecticut, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Sweet Briar, Vassar, and Wellesley gathered at Temple Sinai in Denver for College for a Day. Emily Mayer Selig 38 and Betty Strasburger Serotta 54 made sure Skidmore had a presence there.
Hartford. In November alumni, parents, and guests gathered at the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, CT, for a docent-guided tour of the museum, followed by a holiday reception. Sue Dellaquila OBrien 88 and Deb Sehl Coons 72 were the coordinators.
Los Angeles. In January alumni, parents, and guests gathered at the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles to hear American studies professor Mary Lynn speak about her book Make No Small Plans: A History of Skidmore College. Peter Judar 83 and Kim West 79 made it all happen.
Naples. President Jamienne S. Studley joined club members for a luncheon in January. Barrie Batchelder 63 thanked President Studley for her work at Skidmore and presented her with a Florida fruit basket.
New York City. In December members enjoyed an evening at the New York City Ballet with a performance of the Nutcracker. Michelle Miller Anderson 92 stayed on her toes to make this happen. In February twenty-four young alumni met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a scavenger hunt organized by Watson Adventures. The victorious team included Jill Richardson 92, Justin Model 91, Kevin Polakoff 93, and Neil Astmann 00. Kayne Rourke 95 scouted out details for the event.
Philadelphia. A problem with the sprinkler system in the Kimmel Center didnt dampen the spirits of guests attending an evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra in December. Skidmore parent and musician Loren Lind, P05, spoke with guests at the preconcert reception. Dina Silver Tau 93 helped orchestrate the events. About ten people attended a January happy hour at Manayunk Brewery, organized by Margaretta Walton 01. Alumni met at the offices of TransLocal Health Inc. for some informal career networking in February; Ken Freirich 90 played host.
Phoenix. Art professor Regis Brodie met with alumni at the Ceramics Research Center on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University in January to discuss The Creative Process: An Artists Point of View.
San Francisco. A group gathered at the Job Forum of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in November for an evening of career networking. Janet Lee Beach 71 organized the event. Alumni, parents, and friends joined for some holiday cheer at the home of Michele Forte 90 in December. In January American studies professor Mary Lynn gave a slide presentation about her book Make No Small Plans: A History of Skidmore College. Jo Leach Lewis 57 organized this one.
Sarasota. President Jamienne S. Studley joined club members for lunch in January at the Field Club. After a brief meeting led by Joan Benninger Nixon 57 and David Mitchell 93, Joan presented President Studley with a throw featuring a Florida palm tree. Alumni and guests gathered in February at the former home of John and Mable Ringlingthe Venetian gothic mansion Cà dZanfor a tour of the recently renovated mansion. They followed up with a brief business meeting and lunch at the Banyan Café. Joan Benninger Nixon 57 and Linda Cross Cholakis 65 coordinated the events.
Seattle. Maritza Rivera 91 and Dan Kully hosted a holiday gathering for club members in December.
Tucson. Art professor Regis Brodie met with alumni and guests at the Arizona Inn in January to discuss The Creative Process: An Artists Point of View.
Washington, D.C. Skidmore alumni joined others from Union and Hamilton alumni clubs for a holiday gathering at the Dacor Bacon House. Brittany Hoff 93 coordinated the details.
Compiled by Kirstin ORielly Drabek 94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs
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