Also In This Issue
Graduation cap

Skidmore is looking forward to safely bringing the Class of 2020 back to campus next year for the authentic, inclusive Commencement celebration experience the class deserves. Members of the Class of 2020 are asked to complete this short survey to help guide the planning of the event, which is scheduled to take place June 3-5, 2022.

Garland Nelson '96

Garland Nelson '96 performs "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" to commemorate the national holiday, President Marc Conner addresses the Skidmore community, and Professor and Black Studies Program Director Winston Grady-Willis reflects on the historical significance of the holiday.

Collyer VP for Advancement

Carey Anne Zucca, a demonstrated high-impact fundraiser in the field of higher education, has been named the new Collyer Vice President for Advancement at Skidmore College.

Dean of students, VP for student affairs

Adrian Bautista, a proven and highly experienced leader in all areas of student affairs in a liberal arts college setting, will be Skidmore’s next dean of students and vice president for student affairs.   

Anita Jack-Davies, Christopher Barnes

Skidmore College has appointed Anita Jack-Davies and Christopher Barnes to two key diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leadership positions.

Stewart’s Signature Series

Made possible through a generous gift from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family, the Stewart’s Signature Series of premiere events, produced by the Office of Special Programs, celebrates collaborations with our local partners in 2021. Contact Maria McColl with any questions

Summer arts events

A mix of virtual and in-person presentations sponsored by the Skidmore Jazz Institute, the SITI Summer Theater Workshop and the New York State Summer Writers Institute will be open to the public this summer. 

Visit Saratoga, stay at Skidmore

Itching to travel again? Skidmore's historic Surrey-Williamson Inn is open for guests! Alumni, faculty, staff, retirees and visiting parents are eligible for a 20% discount. Indicate your college affiliation while making your reservation or contact the Surrey for details

Reunion 2022 planning

All alumni in classes ending in 2s and 7s are cordially invited to participate in a Zoom planning meeting for your upcoming Reunion, June 2-5, 2022. Current class volunteers and other classmates who complete this volunteer interest form will be contacted by Advancement staff at the end of June with more information. 

Save the Date: Celebration Weekend

The College hopes to host an in-person Celebration Weekend for families Oct. 15-17. Please keep an eye on the website for the most up-to-date information as planning progresses. 

Notables 

Recent accomplishments from the classes of 1976, 2004, 2015 and 2017. 

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

The Tang will reopen to the public with two new exhibitions on Saturday, July 10: “Opener 33: Sarah Cain — Enter the Center,” which includes a survey of Sarah Cain’s work as well as site-specific painting, and “Ellsworth Kelly: Postcards,” the first survey of the collage postcards by Ellsworth Kelly (1923-2015). 

Alumni travel

The Alabama cities of Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma birthed the national leadership of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Skidmore alumni are invited Nov. 13-17, 2021, to experience the people, places, and events igniting change and defining a pivotal period for America that continues today. 

Interactive virtual events

Enjoy small, interactive events with faculty as part of the new Cocktails & Conversation series, and a State of the College event with President Conner on June 29. Alumni, parents and friends also have exclusive access to professional development and lifelong learning webinars at any time. Browse the archives

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. 

Skidmore Shop

Can’t get to campus? Check out our new and featured items at skidmoreshop.com. We have new inventory, from sweatshirts to Hydroflasks and more! 

Scope magazine spring 2021 issue

The latest issue of Scope magazine is out now. The spring 2021 issue looks back at the remarkable creativity displayed during a challenging year and looks ahead to the world after COVID-19.

Class notes

New Class Notes are now posted online and appear in the spring 2021 issue of Scope magazine, out now. 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.