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Boston. Skidmore basketball fans gathered for a Celtics game on St. Patrick’s Day and savored a sweet victory over the Denver Nuggets. Keirnan Conroy Klosek ’95 made the outing a slam-dunk success. President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie traveled to Boston in March to meet alumni, parents, and friends from the area. (Another prez—George W. Bush—was also visiting the city that day, which created major traffic issues!) The group enjoyed watching a clip from Skidmore’s centennial video and hearing President Glotzbach’s vision for the college.
Almost 80 alumni gathered in May for a Boston Pops concert that featured works by George Gershwin and celebrated Keith Lockhart’s tenth season as conductor. Peggy Frew-Nehms ’82 and Angie Foss ’82 helped orchestrate the details.

Boca Raton. Alumni gathered to hear the Skidmore Bandersnatchers on their annual spring-break trip to Florida. Connie Talcott Smith ’63 was the planner.

Cape Cod. Club members enjoyed an April afternoon performance of the Cape Symphony Orchestra, followed by dinner at a Hyannis restaurant. Applause for Betty Johnson Boothe ’52 for conducting this one.

Indian River. President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie joined the Skidmore Bandersnatchers for a portion of their spring-break trip to Florida. In Vero Beach, a large crowd gathered to meet Skidmore’s first couple and hear President Glotzbach’s vision for the college. Sue Corbet Thomas ’62 and husband Charlie hosted.

Naples. The Glotzbachs and the Bandersnatchers journeyed to Naples during spring break. Alumnae enjoyed the singing, an update from President Glotzbach, and lunch. Barrie Butler Batchelder ’63 helped put this event together.

New York. For a midwinter break, alumni took advantage of discount tickets to The Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway. Dave Kovall ’00 and Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco ’63 acted together on this one. A group of 65 alumni and current students mingled at the annual career networking event in March. Jennifer Kong ’92 and Kevin Gannon ’94 made it happen. This year’s spring opera outing featured a performance of The Marriage of Figaro. Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco ’63 hit the high notes organizing this one. Skidmore music fans gathered at Arlene’s Grocery in the East Village to hear three alumni bands in April. Stew Goodbody ’99 and Erik Grimaldi ’98 took to the stage to make it happen.

Pittsburgh. Alumni from Skidmore and Union College gathered for a cocktail reception hosted by the Tito family.

San Francisco. A group of Skidmore alumni and parents enjoyed a production of Sylvia, performed by the San Francisco Ballet. Kayne Rourke ’95 choreographed the details.

Sarasota. Alums turned out in force to catch the Bandersnatchers’ spring-break tour and meet Skidmore’s first couple, Phil and Marie Glotzbach. Ann Trainer Williams ’53 and husband John hosted.

Schenectady. The annual smorgasbord dinner and auction in April was highlighted by a visit from President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie. Participants enjoyed a potluck dinner and raised over $1,000 for the Skidmore College Annual Fund. Diana Crookes Clark ’69 and her family hosted.

Washington, D.C. About 40 Skidmoreans joined Brittany Hoff ’93, a Corcoran Gallery museum docent, on a “highlights” tour of the permanent collection. Jennifer O’Shea ’00 coordinated the details.

Williamstown. In April, Jane Genske Briggs ’56 opened her home for a special gathering. Guests learned about the music of Cole Porter (who lived there before Jane did) from Tom Denny, Skidmore associate professor of music, and listened to current students perform some Cole Porter hits.

—compiled by Kirstin O’Rielly Drabek ’94, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs