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Skidmore College
Office of the President

President’s Award 2021

May 18, 2021

Dear Members of the Skidmore Community,

The President’s Awards for Leadership and Service are presented each year to members of the Skidmore staff, faculty, and student body who have embraced the educational mission and cooperative spirit of the College through their exemplary commitment to personal excellence, campus pride, and community service. The awards are intended to highlight and celebrate the wide range of contributions by individuals and groups to the quality of campus life.

Anyone may nominate a student, faculty or staff member, or team to be considered for a President’s Award. Nominations speak to significant contributions across our campus community. Thanks to all of you who took the time to nominate someone deserving of this award. During this extraordinary year under the pandemic, I am presenting the awards to those who have contributed remarkable leadership and service to our College.

At this time, it gives me great pleasure to share with you the names of the 2020-2021 President’s Award recipients:

Student Awards
Korotoumou “Katy” Ballo ’21
Haja Isatu Bah ’21
Shawn N. Sharifi ’21
Nicole Wong ’21

Staff Awards
Michele Koskinen, Academic Administrative Assistant, Department of Music
Robert W. “Robb” Meisner, Cook, Dining Services (1955-2021)

Faculty Award
Emmanuel A. Balogun, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Jeffrey O. Segrave, Professor of Health and Human Physiological Sciences

Team Award
Health Services

The student awards were presented at the Student Leadership Banquet. You may view the virtual ceremony here, including my specific remarks on the student winners. The staff, faculty, and team awards will be presented at the annual Employee Retirement and Recognition virtual ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, May 25.

On behalf of the entire College, I extend my heartfelt thanks and congratulations to all recipients for their extraordinary service to Skidmore!

Marc C. Conner