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Dear Class of 2022 ... Love, Skidmore

May 18, 2022
by Chris Cruz, Julia Marco, and Angela Valden

Four years ago, the Class of 2022 arrived on campus and joined a community that — true to the Skidmore spirit — often feels like family. 

From classwork and campus life to internships and athletics, the graduates have left an impression on faculty and staff in every corner of Skidmore. And, in an era that has challenged and inspired so many, there is perhaps no better time to take a moment to share what's in our hearts. 

In this message to the Class of 2022, several faculty and staff members come together to gift a few final words to these exceptional graduates.  

Featuring, in order of appearance:

  • Subhan Ali, international student and scholar advisor, Student Academic Services
  • Rodrigo Schneider, assistant professor, Economics Department
  • John Winnek, retail operations supervisor, Dining Services 
  • Tim Harper, associate professor, Management and Business Department
  • Barbara Black, professor, English Department 
  • Tom Yoshikami, assistant director for engagement, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
  • Eunice S. Ferreira, associate professor, Theater Department
  • Mary Ann Toia, administrative assistant and pre-orientation coordinator, Office of Campus Life and Engagement
  • Kurt Smemo, associate director and professor, Environment Studies and Sciences Program
  • Adam Wald, senior assistant director of the Skidmore Fund, Office of Advancement
  • Amelia Clarke, administrative assistant, Economics and Classics Departments
  • Sherry Ankeny, head equipment manager, Athletics Department
  • Parker Diggory, director of religious and spiritual life, Office of Campus Life and Engagement

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