Also In This Issue
Virtual Reunion 2021

College staff and Reunion volunteers are developing and refining plans that will enable alumni to participate in a virtual Reunion celebrating our 1s and 6s this spring. The format will include a series of events on different days and times during the month of May. For the latest information, see the Reunion homepage.

Commencement 2021

Skidmore plans to hold commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 22, as an in-person event at Saratoga Performing Arts Center that will be open to the entire senior class, provided that state and local health and safety guidelines allow. While in-person attendance by guests, families, and friends will not be possible, the event will be livestreamed.

Fund redesignation

Skidmore is seeking court approval to redesignate the scholarship fund for the former University Without Walls program to support students enrolled in current programs administered by the Department of Special Programs, or programs of like character. If you have donated to the fund and would like to be heard regarding this requested modification, contact Lori Eastman in Advancement.

Notables 

Recent accomplishments from the classes of 1978, 1980, 2018 and 2020.

Skidmore in the news

Skidmore faculty, staff and alumni are frequently featured or quoted by major media outlets. See a roundup of recent news stories with Skidmore connections.

Tang 

Check out the latest student curatorial projects on the Tang website. Jane Cole ’21, the 2019-2020 Carole Marchand ’57 endowed intern, organized “Enlivened, Aware, Awake: Symbols of Activism,” and Malchijah Hoskins ’22, a member of the Tang Student Advisory Council, organized “Don’t Theorize, Accessorize.”

Zankel Music Center

Ghanaian-American concert pianist, artist-teacher and scholar William Chapman Nyaho will present a lecture/recital from his Seattle Studio at 7 p.m. Monday, April 19. The Skidmore Music Department will also continue to present virtual senior recitals into early May. For more information on these and other events, see the Skidmore events calendar.

Share opportunities

Help Skidmore students with their career journeys! Our Career Development Center continues to work with alumni to build recruitment relationships for jobs and virtual internships. Email Pam Fisher, Associate Director of Employer Outreach.

Alumni travel

Join retired golf coach and FOSA Hall of Famer Tim Brown from June 11-19, 2022, for this custom golf and cultural tour of Scotland and England. It includes five rounds of golf for those who play, special cultural excursions for non-golfers, and several shared cultural experiences for the entire group. Space is limited and early reservations are required.

Educational webinars

Alumni, parents and friends have exclusive access to a variety of professional development and lifelong learning webinars. New program highlights include food waste cooking classes and an Entrepreneurship Panel discussion. Check out the archives to browse a diverse selection of previously broadcast webinars at any time.

Skidmore Shop

Celebrate Earth Day at skidmoreshop.com! Enjoy 15% off any reusable or sustainable items on Thursday, April 22. Stay green and SkidMORE for less!

Class notes

New Class Notes are now posted online and will appear in the upcoming edition of Scope magazine, due out later this spring. For more information, contact Mary Monigan by email or at 800-564-0115. Submit your news.

In memoriam

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and online obituaries recently brought to Skidmore’s attention.