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Walk of fame

It’s not Hollywood’s star-studded sidewalk, but it gets its share of traffic. Each year, more and more bricks in Porter Plaza, outside Case Center, are engraved with the names of graduating seniors whose parents made a donation to the Senior Family Project. On the day before Commencement, seniors and relatives hold a brief ceremony and then fan out to find “their” brick—a personalized memento that remains on campus after their graduation. Chairing this year’s senior parents fund were John and Pam Humphrey, who say they’re grateful for Skidmore’s “challenging yet supportive environment” that helped their daughter Joanna “wrestle with ideas and issues.” Their leadership brought in a record $462,000 from 397 families (that’s 63 percent). Gifts will be put toward an endowed scholarship fund and day-to-day operating expenses. —SR