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Summer 2001

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Newest alumni help launch tradition

     A new tradition is taking root among Skidmore’s youngest alumni: again this year the departing senior class designated its annual-fund gift as a scholarship for a member of next fall’s senior class.

Drea Brooks ’01 and Cat Tai ’01 applaud their classmates as they announce the senior class gift—a scholarship for one of next fall’s seniors.

     To build on last year’s inaugural efforts, this year’s senior gift co-chairs, Drea Brooks and Catherine Tai, set a goal of 79 percent participation—one point over the remarkable standard set by the previous class. Sure enough, with the help of fifty-five lead volunteers, the effort drew just over 79 percent of seniors to make a gift. And with that challenge met, Skidmore’s president and alumni board president, Jamienne S. Studley and Beverly Harrison Miller ’67, again made up the monetary difference between the seniors’ total and the $10,000 needed to fully fund a scholarship. The class’s success, and its legacy to materially benefit an upcoming senior, were announced at Commencement.

 


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