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“Skidmore helped me gain leadership skills and taught me the importance of being a good citizen, of embracing community,” says Erin Senack ’90. As a student, she understood that her Palamountain Scholarship honored her pursuit of those qualities while removing financial obstacles to her success.

Armed with a Skidmore English degree and diverse campus leadership experience, Senack went onto earn a master’s in literature anda certificate in women’s studies. Working in student affairs and teaching at the University of Maryland, she found a particularly rewarding niche as creator and director of Women Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL), a program to deepen students’ intellectual engagement and develop their personal values and skills.

Senack’s (and WILL’s) conviction that “when people are happy and fulfilled, they perform better in all areas of their lives” inspired her recently to launch her own consulting business, Productive Visions, to help individuals, educational institutions, community groups, and corporations enhance productivity and achieve their goals. “It’s an exciting time for me,” says Senack, adding, “Skidmore certainly played a major part in my career success."

Palamountain Scholars
like Erin Senack—nearly 100 of them so far—are making their mark in the world thanks to scholarship aid, awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, that made their Skidmore educations possible.

You can help ensure this vital assistance for future deserving students by supporting Skidmore’s 25th annual Palamountain Benefit for Financial Aid. The gala benefit, “Polo by Twilight,” will be held Tuesday, August 3, at the Saratoga Polo Club. Proceeds support the Palamountain Scholarship Fund, created to honor the late Joseph Palamountain, Skidmore’s fourth president (1965–87), and his wife, Anne, for their 22 years of dedicated leadership at the College. To this day, Anne Palamountain and the scholarship fund are committed to making a Skidmore education accessible to students who would otherwise be unable to afford it.

To attend "Polo by twilight" or make a gift, call 518-580-5619 or e-mail msolomon@skidmore.edu.

 


 


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