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Boston. In October a Welcome to Boston, Class of 2002 happy-hour event drew about eighty-five alumni to welcome new graduates and see old friends. Thanks to Natalie Warganik 01 and Sarah Sharer 01 for helping to organize the event. A small group of Boston-area alumni gathered to sort cans for the Greater Boston Food Bank, in preparation for the holiday season. Leila Joseffer 97 coordinated the project. Alumni and friends gathered in November for another popular Duck tour, organized by Amy OLeary 92. Alumni, current students, and a parent gathered for the Career Networking Event in November. Hats off to Anne Yedvabny Grieves 94, who hosted the event at her workplace.
Cape Cod. Skidmore alumni gathered for their very own version of Antique Roadshow at Eldreds Auctioneers and Appraisers in September. Participants brought in items for appraisal and discussion, and then gathered for lunch at nearby Scargo Café. Thanks to Robert and Mary Ann Eldred 69 for welcoming the Skidmore group. In November Mary Avery Gessner 58 organized a luncheon for alumni at the Old Yarmouth Inn.
Cleveland. Alumni and prospective students gathered in October at the Cuyahoga County Public Library to hear about Skidmores admissions process from James Kunz, associate director of admissions. Area alumni shared their Skidmore experiences, and prospective students asked questions. Thanks to Joel Bresler 82 for pulling this together.
New York City. The first annual Skidmore Club of New York golf tournament took place in September at Bonnie Briar Country Club in Larchmont, N.Y. Alumni and guests were hosted by Todd Zorn 91, the clubs general manager, and learned some short-game skills from Skidmore golf coach Tim Brown. The weather was perfect for eighteen holes of golf followed by cocktails, dinner, and awards. Thanks to Todd and Spencer Goldin 93 for organizing the event, and to Peter Wan 95 for dressing up the course with Skidmore pin flags. Next tournament: May 6, 2003. A sold-out crowd attended the U.S. Open tennis tournament in September. Alumni, parents, and friends watched the mens quarterfinals and the womens semifinals. Thanks to Kayne Rourke 95 for serving up a great event. Opera lovers from the area attended a performance of Don Giovanni by the New York City Opera in September. All are singing the praises of Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco 63 for her efforts in coordinating this event.
|A banner day for the New York City Skidmore club: Peter Wan 95 and Todd Nation 99 take part in the clubs first annual golf tournament in September.
Rochester. In October alumni and prospective students gathered at the home of Bruce and Pam Fennell Baker 78 to hear about Skidmores admissions process from John Young, director of admissions. Area alumni shared their Skidmore experiences, and prospective students asked questions.
Sarasota. Alumni gathered in November for a tour of the newly opened G.WIZ! Hands-On Science Museum. The group followed up with cocktails and hors doeuvres at the Hyatt Sarasota. Thanks to Joan Benninger Nixon 57 for organizing this event.
Schenectady. The club held its annual fall event in October at the home of Gil Harlow and Betty Noyes McMath 47. After a brief business meeting, club members heard English professor Phyllis Roth discuss the issue of technology in the classroom.
Seattle. Alumni gathered in early November at the Wing Luke Asian Museum to hear Jack Ling, Skidmores director of diversity and affirmative action, discuss Strangers from a Distant Shore: On Asians Becoming American. Thanks to Maritza Rivera 91 for helping to coordinate this event.
Washington, D.C. Area alumni welcomed graduates of the Class of 2002 at a happy-hour event in October. Thanks to organizer Aili Palmunen 01.
Worcester. In October alumni and prospective students gathered at the home of Robert and Nancy Tessein Stine 64 to hear about Skidmores admissions process from Darren Drabek, associate director of admissions. Area alumni shared their Skidmore experiences, and prospective students asked questions.
Compiled by Kirstin ORielly Drabek 94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs
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