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Ryan ’09, Emily Spal ding ’09, Alistair Spatz ’09, Sarah Ste vens ’07, Kate Villa - nova ’06, Zach Wein stein ’09, Sarah Whalen ’09,and Jesse Wood ’10. The
company’s most re cent production, Medea, was in the New York FRIGID Festival in February.
Sarah O’Sullivan is working at a brain-
injury rehab center while pursuing a grad- uate degree in music education. Adam Miles is a graduate student at San - ta Clara University’s engineering school, pursuing a master’s in applied mathemat- ics with a concentration in Arabic. Simon Gunner is in his first year of a doctoral program in plant biology at Cor - nell. He spent last year in NYC working at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Pfizer Research Laboratory.
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Camille Reuter spent last summer as a rehab specialist at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center in Effingham, NH. She is finishing up prerequisite cours- es for entering a doctoral program in phys - ical therapy at the University of Mary land School of Medicine. In October she co- authored an article with Skidmore teach- ing assistant Denise McQuade in the Jour - nal of Circadian Rhythms; it was based on research Camille did during her senior year. She hopes to practice physical thera- py with a focus on neurology-based im - pairments. Art history major Rachel Downes spent last summer in western Massachusetts as a curatorial and collections assistant at Chesterwood, a National Trust Historic Site. In September she moved to Washing - ton, DC, to intern in collections and con- servation at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
Danny Tieger has released My Universe
Revolves Around You, a music video he cre- ated for a new show he is working on in Los Angeles, CA. He says he decided to share it with the world and “immediately thought of my Skidmore family.” Search for its title on YouTube.
After an intensive five-week training program for Teach For America, Patrice LaHair taught English at Martin Luther King Jr. High School in North Philadel - phia, PA. She says, “There is no better test than teaching two-hour classes with 60 students (most of whom look older than you) when you expected 30. It was incred- ibly frustrating and rewarding; the kids wanted to learn but had many obstacles
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to overcome.” Patrice is now teaching at Doris M. Johnson High School in Balti - more, MD. She notes, “Skidmore prepared me well.”
Alison Schultz was accepted at her first- choice law school, Duke, so she is official- ly a blue devil!
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Irene Esposito Clute died January 9 in Saratoga Springs, NY. She was 69. Clute was a cook for dining services from 1973 until her retirement in 1997. Her friend and colleague Linda Myers says, “We shared a lot of fun times working togeth- er” and adds, “If you ever needed her help, she would know just what to do, where to go, and who to talk to.” Clute’s interests included reading, Facebook, eBay, and collectibles. Survivors include husband Donald, a son, a daughter, four brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and longtime friend Gloria Hasbrouck. Memorial donations may be made to Cornell’s College of Vet - er inary Medicine, PO Box 39, Ithaca, NY 14853.
Richard Mabb died February 27 in Sara - toga Springs, NY. He was 55. After more than a decade of Army service following high school, he started work at Skidmore in 1987 as a part-time custodian. He soon became a full-timer and later joined the grounds and transportation staff. In 1990 he became a refuse driver, a post he held until his retirement in 2005. Keeping his truck in good repair, he made daily runs around campus to collect and dispose of trash. He also worked at off-campus spe- cial events, such as the polo benefit for the Palamountain Scho lar ship and the Skidmore-Saratoga Classic Horse Show. The joys of his life included his service station, Mabb’s Garage in nearby Middle Grove, and his faithful dog Patches. Sur - vivors include ex-wife Ada, a daughter a stepson, brother David (also on Skid - more’s grounds crew), a sister, and several grandchildren, nieces, and neph ews. Donations in Mabb’s memory may be made to the Rubin Dialysis Center, 59 Myrtle St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Mildred Dillenbeck Hone ’32 of Cincin -
nati, OH, died October 14. A business ma -
jor, she was a longtime hospital volunteer. She is survived by two sons. Her husband, Howard, predeceased her.
Florence Ellsworth Burger ’34 of Sara -
toga Springs, NY, died March 28, 1997. A biology and English major, she had completed a degree program at One onta State College before entering Skid more. She went on to earn a master’s in teach- ing science to the visually handicapped, from Teacher’s College of Colum bia Uni - versity, and subsequently obtained a doc- torate. She was a longtime public school teacher, often for the blind and handi- capped, in New York and New Jersey. She is survived by a brother, two daugh- ters,a son, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her husband, Victor, predeceased her.
Mary Sayward Cole ’35 of Bedford, MA,
died July 28. An art major, she also stud- ied at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She worked as a designer at husband Charles’s architectural firm. Predeceased by Charles, she leaves two daughters and a grandson.
Lillian Tilton Skells ’37 of Plant City,
FL died February 28. A business major, she was a volunteer with the American Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. She is sur- vived by two daughters, a son and several grandchildren.
Virginia Naught Eriksen ’37 of Olm -
sted Township, OH, died November 23. She was a phys-ed major. She is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Her husbands, Alf and then James, predeceased her.
Dorothy Lamb Brown ’39 of Chicago,
IL, died November 2. A psychology major, she was a member of the Women’s Air Corps during World War II, in charge of counseling traumatized soldiers returning from battle. She later built a long career as a kindergarten and first-grade teacher in the Chicago public schools. She is sur- vived by a son, two daughters, four grand- children, and two great-grandchildren.
Kathleen Ardelle Ward MacArthur ’40
of Amherst, NY, died September 23. She was an English major. She is survived by husband Jack, a son, two daughters in -
cluding Michelle MacArthur ’70, and
Katherine Cole Quinn ’40 of Sunny -
vale, CA, died September 22. An art ma - jor, she also studied at Alfred University. She was an award-winning jewelry maker and a jewelry and ceramics teacher at Foothill College at Little House in Men lo Park. She is survived by three daughters and a son. Her husband, George, prede- ceased her.
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