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Skidmore College
Political Science Department

2022 Academic Festival Program

A Conversation with Melissa Winter '89

Melissa Winter conversationTang Teaching Museum Wachenheim Gallery
Friday, April 22, 4:30 - 6 p.m.

A discussion about Ms. Winter's path from art history major at Skidmore to chief of staff for Michelle Obama,  The talk will be facilitated by co-curators of the Tang exhibit We've Only Just Begun: 100 Years of Skidmore Women in Politics  Kate Graney, Professor of Political Science and Natalie Taylor, Associate Professor of Political Science. Contact: Barbara McDonough with any questions.

2023 Academic Prizes

The Henry C. Galant Prize
Michael DeCarlen-Bumiller `23
Established to honor Henry C. Galant, professor of government, 1954–1986, and awarded to a major who has excelled in the study of comparative politics.

The Susan Riley Gunderson '64 Prize

Sydney Kass `23
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Neil Riley, and awarded to a major in government for outstanding work in the field of American government.
The Erwin L. Levine Prize in Government
Morgan Hidalgo `24
Established to honor Erwin L. Levine, professor of government, 1961–1988, and awarded to a major in government who has done outstanding work in political theory, preferably in American political thought.

The Henry T. Moore Prize in Government
Hunter Wasser `23
Established in honor of Henry T. Moore, President of Skidmore College, 1925–1957, and awarded to a government major who has excelled in the study of international relations.


Need a signature for declaring a Political Science major? Transfer credit? Study abroad? See Associate Professor Bob Turner, our department's chair. He handles most departmental matters for students.

Dr. Turner's office is 316 Ladd Hall. His email is