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Vicary Graham, president of the New England region for BNY Mellon’s wealth-management business, was recently named one of the Top 20 Women in Wealth by Global Investor magazine. She works with individuals, families, and their endowments and foundations from offices in Boston, Providence, and West Hartford. She is also a director of Mellon Trust of New England NA and The Boston Company Inc. In March, Vicary spoke on executive development strategies for senior leaders at Bryant University’s annual Women’s Summit.
Joel Bresler has published a book of literary humor: Letters to be Read in a Heavily British Accent (Infinity Publishing). According to reviewers, it is written in a style “reminiscent of Waugh or Wodehouse, with a little Monty Python thrown in.” It recounts the historically set misadventures of Sherwood, a recruit in Her Majesty’s army, and Penelope, his “bit-of-all-right back home.” Joel says he “has endeavored to create something which is truly funny, and not merely clever.” He has been bumping into Judy Esbit and her family—most recently at a Skidmore club event. He noted how nice it is to have someone from the class in his general neighborhood.
In February David Schaffer started working for the NY State Education Department as an editor for statewide assessment tests in math, English language arts, and English as a second language for grades 3–8. He and his wife, Nancy Wagner Schaffer ’83, and daughters Helena, 7, and Lily Jane, 5, live in Clifton Park, NY.
Wayne LaMothe and wife Lisa Kershaw, who also took courses at Skidmore, watched Lisa’s daughter Emilie Kershaw ’08 walk across the stage at Skidmore’s commencement ceremonies in May. Wayne and Lisa have enjoyed sharing campus activities with Emilie and even getting to see some old (especially now!) professors who are still teaching. Emilie’s graduation was especially gratifying for Lisa, who was diagnosed with mitochondrial myopathy, a little known and terminal genetic disorder, in 2007. Lisa’s story was featured in a recent issue of the Glens Falls Post Star.