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Donna Ng

Donna Ng, a senior financial and administrative executive with extensive experience in higher education, has been appointed Skidmore’s next vice president for finance and administration and treasurer.

Class Notes

From travels to jobs to new babies, check out the latest alumni news on the Class Notes site.


With the fall semester in full swing, there are numerous exciting events happening on campus this month. Here’s a sampling:

Celebration Weekend

Planning is under way for Celebration Weekend, Skidmore's annual open house for students' families. This year's Oct. 19–21 event features faculty seminars, performances, a president's hour, campus tours, and more. Register by Sept. 28!

For many of us, it’s home or at least a cherished home away from home.  Wouldn’t it be great to return to campus – and beautiful Saratoga Springs – more than once every five years? Now you can. All alumni and their families are invited to Homecoming, and there will be activities for all ages. Highlights include a tailgate lunch, sporting events, alumni athlete games, s’mores and the annual Friends of Skidmore Athletics (FOSA) Benefit and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. [Visit the Homecoming site for a complete schedule of events]

The Moth

The Moth College StorySLAM: TRANSFORMATION, Sunday, September 30, 7 p.m.,
Renowned storytelling nonprofit program The Moth will host an intensive storytelling workshop for students, culminating in Skidmore's first-ever Moth StorySLAM, featuring ten student storytellers. Presented by John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) through a generous gift by Eric and Lisa Green P’ 20 Free & open to the public. [Ticket Link]

Carlo Aonzo, world-renowned Italian mandolin performer, performs at Zankel Music Center on Sunday, September 23 at 7 p.m. [Ticket Link]

Tang Calendar Highlights

Fall programming features talks with influential artists, filmmakers, and thinkers on some of today’s most urgent issues; screenings of experimental films and documentaries in their original 16 mm formats; tours; performances; and concerts.  Additional information about exhibitions, the return of the Tang’s Accelerator Series, and choreographed dance performances is available at

For Freedoms: Participate in a special campus-wide expression of civil discourse on National Voter-Registration Day, September 25. [Link]  

Give a damn. features work from the Tang collection by artists who, through their art and its interpretations, have become advocates for freedom, equality, tolerance, justice, and understanding. Through September 30. [Link]

3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980, explores the sculptural work and dimensional paintings of a group of artists collectively known as the Chicago Imagists. Running through January 6, 2019. [Link]

Career Jam

Career Jam is Skidmore’s largest on-campus networking event of the year. Held during Celebration Weekend, this event brings parents, alumni, employers and students together for conversation around a topic on every student’s mind: careers. This is an opportunity for students to connect with professionals in their field of interest to learn about graduate school, interviews, resumes and potential job or internship opportunities. Join us on Friday, October 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor. Please contact Lauren Sisson with questions.

TBreds Update

Thoroughbreds fall sports are in full swing with men’s soccer posting a win in their home opener at Wachenheim Field. On the road, women’s field hockey shook off their opening day loss with a 4-0 win over Thomas College and women’s soccer opened the season with a 2-0 win over Endicott for the third year in a row. And, in a dominating display, women’s volleyball opened their season with a two-win sweep.

Two alumni at an event.

Several Skidmore alumni gatherings are slated in the coming weeks from Saratoga Springs to San Diego, with plenty of events happening around the country.

Dinner for Twelve Strangers - Amazing food. Great conversation. Be part of the “Dinner for Twelve Strangers” program, which will be taking place in select cities across the country. Upcoming events include San Francisco on Sept. 29 and San Diego on Oct. 1.

For additional listings near you, visit the alumni regional events website.

Now is the time (until Nov. 4) to nominate alumni for recognition awards and also for positions on the alumni board. Alumni in class years ending with 4 and 9 are especially urged to nominate classmates for distinguished achievement or outstanding service awards.


In the Saratoga area in October? Don’t miss the formal groundbreaking events for the Center for Integrated Sciences (CIS), which will be held on campus on Saturday, October 20, beginning at 10:45 a.m. The events are part of Celebration Weekend, October 18–21. The Center for Integrated Sciences is a priority of Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore, a $200 million effort to fund the initiatives that will transform Skidmore’s future. Other scheduled events include the dedication of the Valentine Boathouse for men’s and women’s crew, and campaign-related happenings for faculty, alumni, families and friends.

Skids on the Loose

All over the country and right here on campus, students are settling in to their first weeks of school. Skids joined Libby Gronquist ‘11 at KIPP Sol Academy back in 2014. You can request your own Skids and share your pictures using #SkidsOnTheLoose, or email

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of ’79, ’92, ’95, ’96,  ’06, ’09, ’15, including a recent appointment for Judy Beal ’73, above.

Alumni Travel

The Land of Fire & Ice, March 7-12, 2019 - On this exciting getaway, you will experience the best of both the city life and the countryside. Visit Reykjavik to experience the city’s vibrant culture and learn about the region’s Viking heritage then travel up the west coast to spend two nights in the Icelandic countryside.

In Memoriam

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.