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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 O’Leary ’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 Eldred’s 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 Skidmore’s 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.

A banner day for the New York City Skidmore club: Peter Wan ’95 and Todd Nation ’99 take part in the club’s first annual golf tournament in September.
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 club’s 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 men’s quarterfinals and the women’s 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.

Rochester. In October alumni and prospective students gathered at the home of Bruce and Pam Fennell Baker ’78 to hear about Skidmore’s 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 d’oeuvres 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, Skidmore’s 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 Skidmore’s admissions process from Darren Drabek, associate director of admissions. Area alumni shared their Skidmore experiences, and prospective students asked questions.

—Compiled by Kirstin O’Rielly Drabek ’94, Senior Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs

Want club info?

Jo Leach Lewis ’57, the alumni board’s chair of alumni clubs, serves as liaison among regional club officers, the alumni board, and the college.

She welcomes questions and input at jlewis124@aol.com or 415-456-2103.

 


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