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Summer 2002

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New alumni board members

    Beverly Harrison Miller ’67 accepted a second term as president of the alumni board. She has held numerous volunteer positions and as a board member served on the alumni awards committee and the alumni volunteer task force. A freelance book editor, Miller is the mother of Brooke ’99.
     Vincent Catalano ’83 returns to the board as vice president for involvement; he chaired the awards committee in 1999–2002. A longtime club, class, and fundraising volunteer, he is VP for sales and marketing at Tikal Aviation Services.
     As reported in the previous Scope, Leland Peyser ’81 is a new alumni trustee. An active volunteer in fundraising and admissions, and a booster of Skidmore lacrosse, he works in leveraged finance at Credit Suisse First Boston.
     Kim West ’79 is incoming chair of the board’s nominating committee. A previous board member, she has served on the awards committee and in reunion and annual giving leadership. She is currently class secretary, class agent, and a club volunteer. An American studies major with a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, she is director of residence life at California Institute of Technology.
     Deborah Sehl Coons ’72 is the new awards committee chair. She has served as an admissions contact, as class president, and in several fundraising roles; she was member-at-large on the board in 2001–02. A senior financial consultant with Massachusetts Mutual Life, she holds an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
     Board newcomer Lisa Lavieri ’79 is the reunion giving chair. She has presided over her class for more than twenty years. A former member of the annual-giving and reunion-giving leadership committees, Lavieri has also served as reunion activities chair. The Skidmore English major is currently a business consultant and director of software services in the Boston area. —MM


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