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Winter 2004

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Who, What, When

Centennial spotlight

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Boston. Graduates from the Class of 2003 attended a new-alumni celebration marking 100 days after Commencement. Mortarboards off to Sarah Sharer ’01 for organizing the event. • Networking was on the minds of alumni and current students at a November gathering hosted by Anne Yedvabny Grieves ’94 at her office.

Cape Cod. Alumni gathered for a fall event at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts, where they enjoyed a short film by Carlyn Feldman Abram ’45, a docent-led tour of the museum, and lunch. Sally Gray Perry ’59 and Carol Pouch Gwynne ’45 made it happen.

Capital District, NY. Welcoming faces and helpful hands greeted students from the Class of 2007 as they moved into their new home (Skidmore) in late August. Alumni, parents, and friends joined forces to help with New Student Move-in Day.

Fairfield. Members of the Fairfield and Westchester clubs gathered at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, for a docent-led tour of the JFK and Art exhibit, followed by an insightful presentation by Skidmore history professor Tad Kuroda. Claire Simonelli ’74 and Sandy Berk Jacoby ’66 helped ensure the event’s success.

New York City. Skidmore’s most recent grads, from the Class of 2003, attended a new-alumni celebration marking 100 days after Commencement. Dave Kovall ’00 organized the event. • The annual summer tradition of attending the US Open tennis tourney drew a crowd of alumni, despite rainy weather that delayed many of the matches. • NYC Opera buffs turned out for a performance of Lucia di Lammermoor, an event organized by Ronnie Zolondek Bramesco ’63. • Alumni from the 20 most recent graduating classes descended on the Cutting Room in Manhattan this past fall for happy hour. Stew Goodbody ’99 and Dave Kovall ’00 helped pull this one off.

Rochester. Prospective students and parents joined John Young, Skidmore’s director of admissions, and alumni from the Rochester area for a fall admissions reception. Pam Fennell Baker ’78 hosted.

San Francisco. Baseball fans gathered to cheer on the San Francisco Giants as they outswung the Milwaukee Brewers, 5-4. Thanks to Michele Forté ’90 for hitting one out of the park.

Sarasota. Alumni enjoyed a late-autumn luncheon cruise of Sarasota Bay. Thanks to Joan Benninger Nixon ’57 for organizing a ship-shape event.

Schenectady. At the club’s annual fall meeting, Prof. Mary C. Lynn shared slides and recapped the history of Skidmore’s relationship with Saratoga Springs in the first part of the 20th century. Betty Noyes McMath ’47 and Gil Harlow hosted the gathering.

Seattle. Alumni enjoyed a tour of the Japanese Garden, followed by a haiku poetry reading. Maritza Rivera ’91 planned the event.

Washington, DC. At a cooking class at Chef Geoff’s restaurant, alumni enjoyed a Halloween-themed meal, including jack-o’-lantern cheesecake. Brittany Hoff ’93 gets a pumpkin sticker for organizing this event.

Williamstown. Alumni enjoyed a Williams College Museum of Art tour of the Kara Walker: Narratives of a Negress exhibit, led by Ian Berry of Skidmore’s Tang Museum (where Walker’s work was shown earlier in 2003). The tour segued into lunch at the home of Jane Genske Briggs ’56.

Worcester. Prospective students and parents joined Darren Drabek, associate director of admissions, and area alumni for a fall admissions reception, hosted by Robert and Nancy Tessein Stine ’64.

-compiled by Kirstin O'Rielly Drabek '94, Associate Director of Alumni Affairs



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