March 18th, 2013
Spring Semester is underway at Skidmore. The first-year students who studied abroad in London this past fall have joined the on-campus community and the Class of 2013 is in the final stretch of its Skidmore experience. Do you remember being on the cusp of life after Skidmore? Do you recall that sense of closing one chapter and beginning something new? It’s interesting to think that we spend most of our lives as alumni of Skidmore and only four years as students. What keeps us connected?
As much as the special moments at Skidmore stand out in my mind, what anchors me to those years and continues to connect me to Skidmore is people—it’s you, our class, and all the people who made our time at Skidmore interesting, challenging, and inspiring.
There were so many people that had an impact on my time here. Do you remember taking art classes with Regis Brodie? How about government courses with Henry Galant? All of us built strong relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff members. They were all part of the Skidmore community.
I’m writing in celebration of those people who made the College what it was for us and in support of those who continue its important work. Our gifts to the Skidmore Annual Fund truly matter and make it possible for faculty and students to work together on collaborative research or across a seminar table. The Annual Fund has an immediate impact on the individual people who keep the College moving forward. Our gifts support the financial aid program that is responsible for helping to fund a Skidmore education for over 40 percent of the students on campus. Giving offers each of us an opportunity to commemorate the Skidmore that we recall so fondly at the same time we celebrate the college it is today.
Anna Collie ’81
P.S. – As you make your gift, please share who mattered to you at Skidmore by taking a minute to jot a note on the enclosed reply card.
Class Fund Chair
Anna M. Collie
Marsha J. Levell
Class FOP Chairs
Arnold P. Good
Melissa Milstein Jacobsen
Karen Bradley McElroy