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Spring 2004

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Who, What, When

Centennial spotlight

On campus

Faculty focus

Arts on view



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Rebecca Freedman

Aaron Simon is facilities manager for Public Glass, an educational glass-blowing facility in San Francisco. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Erin Strong is pursuing a master’s in dance education at NYU. She performs with the NYU Kaleidoscope Company and works for Skidmore’s summer dance program.

performs and teaches improvisation and yoga in NYC. She conducted an improvisational jam at Skidmore’s Dance Plus 6 program last April.


Janine Renée Geller

Hugh Williams works for New York State Public Interest Research Groups, focusing on environmental work, most recently on Roadless Rule legislation, which protects 58.5 million acres of national forests. Hugh encourages any students interested in environmental and public interest advocacy to contact him.

Daria Moy is completing an MA in international relations at the Universitet van Amsterdam.

After two years working as a trial assistant at the district attorney’s office in Manhattan, Noah Ingber joined the Peace Corps in northern Peru.

Tim Primeau opened a restaurant after discovering that the world of investment banking was not his ideal job. In New Hampshire, Tim launched Primo’s on Valentine’s Day 2003.

Marine Corps reservist corporal David Botti spent four months on active duty in Iraq last year. His story of that experience, and his uneasy reentry into NYC life, was featured in a two-page pictorial in the November 16 edition of the New York Times city section.

Tim Whelan relocated to San Francisco, CA, where he is selling investment management software for Advent. He spent the last month of summer 2003 bartending in Newport, RI, and another couple of weeks driving across the country.

Alison Rodal is an editorial assistant, specializing in applied sciences, at the San Francisco publishing firm of Benjamin Cummings. She went to California during the “dot-bomb and post-9/11 economy,” but another Skidmore graduate pointed her toward publishing. At Benjamin Cummings, she worked with Skidmore professor Denise Smith on a new edition of her exercise-science textbook.

Kenneth Hardy spent two years at a public policy firm in Washington, DC, helping to map and execute legislative strategy for appropriations clients. He is now attending Boston University Law School and contemplating a master’s degree in public policy.

Corey Geremia is the school administrator of the Peridance Center in NYC.

Katey Jessen Fluck and her husband live and work in Portland, OR. They had a great time seeing classmates last summer in Boston.

John Gerra
works for a yachting magazine doing media sales, boat tests, and photo shoots. On the side, he is training to be a hand-to-hand combat instructor in an Israeli martial art called Krav Maga in Long Beach, CA.

Zachary Pusch
is in his second year as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching English in Dhunche, a small town in northern Nepal, on the border of Tibet. He can access e-mail in Kathmandu and would love to hear from his old pals at zpusch@yahoo.com.


Kate Nedelman

Katie Pariser-Gollon lives in North Kingstown, RI, where she teaches at the North Kingstown Pre-School Center.

Will Connell is working, volunteering, and traveling his way around the world. His nine-month tour began in Indian Ocean, Africa, and he is now on a two-and-a-half-month circuit through Southeast Asia. From Bangkok he flies to New Zealand, followed by stops in French Polynesia and Easter Island, on the way to South America. He will return to the US in June and has plans to begin graduate school, pursuing a master’s in education.

Susan Kur Fisher was married last August in Waltham, MA. She is certified as a science teacher in Massachusetts and teaches seventh-graders at the Kennedy/Longfellow School in Cambridge, MA.

Eric Johns lives in Arlington, VA. He is a GIS analyst for SAIC, a government contract company, where he’s updating digital nautical charts for the Navy.

Whit Markham is still teaching at UC-Davis while completing her master’s and teaching credential in secondary science education.

Elizabeth Hinkle and Ryan Norris were married in Barre, MA, on November 9. She is director of education at Sylvan Learning Center in Framingham; he is a software engineer at K. Force Inc. in Burlington, VT.

Textile artist Betsy Motter has turned her artistic eye to the common brassiere (see “People & Projects” on page 58).

After working at Seaworld in San Diego last summer, Katie Cortese is attending Arizona State University’s creative writing program, pursuing an MFA in fiction.

Kristin Menke works for an attorney in downtown Seattle, transitioning into the legal field (with plans to pursue intellectual property law) after having worked for a year as a curatorial intern at UPenn’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She and boyfriend Ross Bandy have been spending weekends adventuring in the Cascades and trying not to drink too much espresso.

Rebecca Marzalek-Kelly was assistant director for the NYC-Labyrinth Theater Company’s new production of Dutch Heart of Man by Robert Glaudini, directed by Charles Goforth, at the Public Theater in Manhattan last year.


Joe Simmons

C. J. Feehan is an adjunct professor of communications at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, but hopes to relocate at the end of the school year.

Andrew Tyson lives near San Diego, scoring a film in LA. He plans to head back east to direct Gershwin’s Crazy for You and then return to what seems like “the endless task of figuring out: What comes next?”

Juan Martinez (jmartinez@ffpir.org) lives in Portland OR, where he is a citizen outreach director for the Fund for Public Interest Research, the fundraising arm for an extensive network of environmental and consumer advocacy organizations.

Shonda Lackey is a personal assistant for the president of Själ Cosmetics and an intern at Wire Image. She conducts telephone interviews for the CBS/New York Times news polls on weekends.

Megan Hurst lives on Long Island and works at the Brooklyn Museum of Art as the assistant to the exhibitions manager, after having interned last summer in the contemporary art wing.

In Connecticut Katie Doyle is a graduate assistant for Training for All Teachers, a five-year program funded by the US Department of Education in partnership with New Haven, New London, and Bridgeport. It helps teachers and administrators work effectively with their English-language learners.

Rick Spies is a program assistant with the Pan American Development Foundation, a nonprofit linked to the OAS, which does development work in Latin America. He has also co-founded a Web site with Evan Goldstein, dedicated to students of international affairs (www.eruditionjournal.org). Evan, managing editor of Erudition, is on staff at the Washington Quarterly at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Sarah Aman writes that thanks to a wonderful letter and ongoing support from Skidmore theater professor Carolyn Anderson, she is sitting in her new office at her new job as the artistic liaison and operations assistant for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jill Jefferson has been accepted into Columbia University’s theater management graduate program.

Sarah Cooper is an assistant account executive for the advertising firm EuroRSCG Interaction in NYC’s financial district. She lives in Greenwich Village and welcomese-mail at s1cooper@skidmore.edu.

Nina Saraceno is dancing and teaching in Boston, MA.

Susan Levin Stoddard got married last year. She’s been accepted at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in the clinical PsyD program. She and her husband live in Chicago. She writes, “I miss Skidmore,” and thanks the college for four wonderful years.



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