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Interconnections Striking accord at music reunion
Periclean Alumni winner Andrew (Snyder) Ha-Levi '88
Kemball-Cook winner Trustee and music supporter Bob Ladd
Club connection San Francisco Bay cruise
T'bred Hall of Fame Five alumni and Coach Segrave inducted
Skidmore Interactive Skidmore brand goes online
Trustee transitions Howley '80 to be chair; Traylor '68 and Fulmer '76 join

 

Music legacy honored



“Fierce loyalty,
warm-hearted generosity,
and an abiding affection for students” were
cited when trustee Bob Ladd received the
board’s Kemball-Cook Award in October.
He is the son of Helen Filene Ladd ’22, for
whom Skidmore’s music building was named,
and the father of Bill Ladd ’83, who attended
the award ceremony with other family members.
As a trustee for thirty years, Bob Ladd has nurtured
the college’s Filene scholarships, guest-artist series,
and other music programs. Along with the desktop
medal (designed by Skidmore art professor
David Peterson), Ladd was presented with a commemorative book celebrating the Filene and
Ladd families, “whose wisdom and philanthropy,”
said President Phil Glotzbach, “thread through the
his-tory of Skidmore College and into its bright
future.” In fact, Glotzbach announced, the new
Zankel Music Center’s 600-seat concert hall will
be named for Helen Filene Ladd. —SR