Saratoga Springs is in the midst of a long winter, but students and faculty at Skidmore soldier on in spite of the snow and cold as they continue to achieve great things. Be proud of your alma mater as you learn about recent good news and accomplishments.
• Skidmore has awarded more than $36 million in student aid in the 2012-2013 academic year.
• Newsweek’s “College Rankings 2012: 25 Happiest Schools” counted Skidmore #9 and also reported that the college has a 95% full-time retention rate.
• Skidmore has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.
• In January, Skidmore recognized 97 student-athletes as members of the Thoroughbred Society for earning a 3.67 GPA or above in the fall semester, including 20 with a 4.0 GPA.
• 82 Skidmore students received funding for summer internships through gifts from Skidmore’s alumni, parents, friends, and other groups.
• During the fiscal year 2011-2012:
o More than 10,000 alumni, parents and friends made gifts to Skidmore totaling $21 million.
o More than 1,000 donors joined the Friends of the President Society, contributing 90% of Skidmore’s total dollars raised.
As part of Skidmore’s ongoing effort to provide greater support to recent graduates and alumni in their career development and transitions, the Career Development Center welcomes Jenna Hartwell as the new Associate Director of Alumni Career Development. In this role, Jenna provides individual career counseling to Skidmore graduates and works with alumni to create networking connections for current students and alums. She also coordinates regional, off-campus career development events for alumni. Prior to working at Skidmore, Jenna served as the Coordinator for Student and Alumni Career Services at Wheelock College, where she successfully increased the office’s visibility and services for their alumni population. Originally from Amherst, MA, Jenna received her B.S. in Social Science (History Focus) at Cazenovia College and her M.Ed. in Counselor Education (College Counseling) at North Carolina State University. Alumni interested in working with Jenna may contact her by calling the Career Development Center at (518) 580-5790.
While Skidmore is rich in students, faculty and donors, alumni giving is critical. Thank you to the leadership of fundraising for our class: Elizabeth Cranshaw Rowan, Judith Farmer Fulton, and Ellen Judge Swanson, Fund Chairs; and Alice Carnett Hall, Sandra Koch Prior, Maxine Silton Goldberg, and Anne T. Woodruff, Class Agents and Reunion Volunteers. Please join our pacesetters by contributing to the Annual Fund. Remember, every dollar counts and all gifts given between now and our 50th Reunion will count in our 50th Reunion total.
Thanks, too, to Toby Weisberg Rubenstein, who keeps us informed about our classmates in Skidmore Scope. Drop her a line or send an email (email@example.com) to share your news.
We hope this letter finds you happy and well, and inspired to support Skidmore.
Lenore Bethka Wersten Susan Steele Isbell
Lenore Bethka Wersten
Susan Steele Isbell
Elizabeth Cranshaw Rowan
Judith Farmer Fulton
Ellen Judge Swanson
Toby Weisberg Rubenstein
Class Agent and Reunion Volunteers
Alice Carnett Hall
Sandra Koch Prior
Maxine Silton Goldberg
Anne T. Woodruff