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Spring 2004

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Boca Raton. President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, joined area alumni for lunch in January. Thanks to Herb Coyne P’76 for hosting and Connie Talcott Smith ’63 for snapping photos.

Boston. The holidays got off to a great start in December at the home of Mark and Jane Roberts Alpert ’70. The Bandersnatchers performed, and the neighbors could hear that they were missing a great party.• Young alumni gathered at Marché for drinks and food in January to help shake the post-holiday blues. Thanks to Amy O’Leary ’92 for setting this one up.

Capital District, N.Y. Skidmore’s Tang Museum was the site of the club’s annual holiday gathering. The Payne Room was packed for the festivities, and President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie mingled with local alumni, parents, and friends.

Chicago. Alumni enjoyed a performance of the play Accidental Rapture, produced by John Beckman ’94. In a nutshell, the play is about friendship, faith, and the end of the world. Cities are destroyed, fire rains from the skies, lifelong friendships are tested, and (thankfully) hilarity ensues.

Hartford. Alumni gathered at the Hartford Golf Club to celebrate the holiday season and meet President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie. Thanks to Walter and Judy Roberts Kunisch ’69 for hosting and to Deb Sehl Coons ’72 for organizing the event.

Indian River. The Vero Beach group welcomed Skidmore senior teaching associate Sue Van Hook to the McKee Botanical Gardens in January. Sue talked about the McKee flora and gave a slide presentation on Skidmore’s very own North Woods. Two (green) thumbs up to Dotsie Erskine ’48 for hosting.

New York City. A crowd of 65 alumni got in sugarplum-fairy mode to see the New York City Ballet perform the Nutcracker Suite. Thanks to Michelle Miller Anderson ’92 for staging this one. • President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, had a lively dialogue with alumni, parents, and friends at a cocktail party at the Princeton Club.

Philadelphia. Emeril, watch out! A groupof Philadelphia area alumni gathered in December to hone their culinary skills at the Viking Culinary Institute. Ken Freirich ’90 and Dina Silver Tau ’93 brought this one to the table.

Phoenix. In February area alumni gathered in Scottsdale to hear Mary C. Lynn, professor of American studies and author of Make No Small Plans, give a presentation about Skidmore’s unique place in the history of Saratoga Springs.

San Francisco. Alumni and friends gathered at the home of Michele Forté ’90 for some holiday cheer at the club’s third annual holiday gathering. • Nicole Basso ’95 and Joan Simon Barr ’46 led Skidmore alumni on a tour of the Asian Art Museum. The group then enjoyed Japanese cuisine in the museum restaurant. Thanks to Jo Leach Lewis ’57 for making the arrangements.

Sarasota. About a dozen alumni checked out the Mote Marine aquarium in February. Thanks to David Mitchell ’93 for arranging this fun and educational tour, plus lunch.

Seattle. Alumni gathered for a holiday cruise aboard the Christmas Ship parade boat. A captain’s salute to Maritza Rivera ’91 for making this fun family event a hit.

Tucson. The Arizona Inn was the setting for a February presentation by Mary C. Lynn, professor of American studies and author of Make No Small Plans, about Skidmore’s unique place in the history of Saratoga Springs. About two dozen alumni attended the event, planned by Joel Bresler ’82, Jane London ’62, and Linda Berke ’61.

Washington, DC. Alumni from Skidmore, Union, and Hamilton celebrated the holiday season with a party at the historic Dacor Bacon House. Chrissy Dempsey ’94 made the arrangements.

—compiled by Megan Baumgartner, assistant director of alumni affairs



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