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Three Encore Participants

What Participants Are Saying

"Skidmore Encore is interesting, stimulating and fun! My husband is retired, and I take off work to take advantage of this gift from Skidmore College to the community’s encore learners. This is access to a top liberal arts college faculty—in TED talk format—hearing what they know and think based on years of research and experience. Wide-ranging topics have included issues of the day, lessons from the past and science for the future. We wouldn’t miss it!”  Zoe Ann and Richard Shafer

“I was a student at Skidmore 50 years ago. Skidmore was a close-knit community of young women who were both nurtured and educated by our professors. The faculty was an eclectic group who met with us outside of class, often came to the dining hall for dinner and occasionally invited us into their homes. I was taught well here and have always appreciated the education I received at Skidmore. This is the first opportunity I’ve had to participate in Encore. Now, at the end of seven weeks, I am happy that clearly the current professors share the same warm, personable characteristics of my teachers 50 years ago. The range of topics has been fascinating; I have learned so much! While their styles vary, and their topics have ranged widely, they share a love of scholarship and teaching. Thank you, Skidmore, for including us in the current intellectual life here. I am grateful to the professors and staff who make this program possible.”  Skidmore Alumna (Class of ’69)

“Now that Encore is finished, I wanted to thank you for such a splendid program. The weekly topics were so diverse and interesting. It’s lovely that Skidmore offers this to the senior community.”Susan Hahm

“Thank you so much for Encore—food for mind and body! Skidmore is a treasure in our community.”—Anonymous

“I love this series and will come until forever. As a Skidmore alum, I continue to marvel at and appreciate the skill, knowledge and enthusiasm of the professors of Skidmore who are true teachers. Thank you!”  —Anonymous

“Thank you for offering such an interesting and stimulating program! The topics were so varied and all the presenters were obviously very qualified to speak on them. I have looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed these past seven Thursdays spent at Skidmore. Excellent meal offerings also!”—Anonymous

“Thank you for continuing to provide such a wonderfully fulfilling spectrum of programing and filling our fall days so splendidly. I so much appreciate being given the opportunity to participate.”Judith Schmelter

"This was my first Encore experience and my husband and I enjoyed it very much! The variety and quality of the speakers, along with delicious dining hall lunches made our experience very positive. Skidmore has made a most positive impression on us! Thanks.”Julie and Art Holmberg