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Skidmore Spotlight: Elizabeth Tybush

July 31, 2019

Elizabeth Tybush works as the administrative assistant for engagement and stewardship in Skidmore’s Office of Advancement. In her role, she reaches out to donors who support the College and shares stories of their philanthropic impact.

Tybush joined Skidmore as a matriculated transfer student and employee in 2018 after completing her associate degree in fine arts.   
“I believe in Skidmore’s mission with regard to diversity, equity and inclusion,” she said. “There are so many people here who are passionate about the topic and who want to learn and grow together.”

Tybush is a regular participant in the Scholarly and Creative Endeavors (SCE) writing groups that are managed through the Center for Leadership in Teaching and Learning.  

“I’m so thankful to the SCE groups,” she said. “Their encouragement and their advice helped me land a fellowship with the MDOCS Storytellers’ Institute in June as the inaugural staff fellow..”

Aside from her activities on campus, Tybush has independently published two novels and is working on publishing a third. She has performed on stage, she has composed music and she has even made films, one of which earned two awards. She is also an avid video gamer and recommends MDOCS’ 3D Storytelling class to anyone interested in video-game creation.