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tion as well as cocurricular, residential, and community life, he says, “In my four years at Skidmore, I was given more than I can ever give back.”


50th-Reunion Service Award Jean “Hadley” Sillick Robertson ’60 credits her classmates’ outreach for re-engaging her with her alma mater after 20 years. Since then, she has been a top class leader, inventive and inspiring fund raiser, Tang Museum supporter, alumni board mem- ber, and creative reunion planner. She and her husband endowed the Richard and Hadley Sillick Robertson ’60 Scholarship. She says she aims to better “our large and challenging world by giving to a place that inspires young people.”


Outstanding Service Awards Janet Atwood ’50, whose aid for Skid- more has included ambitious and suc- cessful class fundraising, protested that “recognition of one person is never complete” and cited her fellow volun- teers as well.


Elaine Perlman Cohen ’60 has starred in many volunteer roles, but the award means the most, she says, because it was her alumni friends and classmates who nominated her for it.


Gail Dudack ’70 has always been ac- tive in career assistance for students; now co-chairing Parents Council (son Ross is a senior), she is even more energetic about hosting career events and urging other parents to serve as job contacts and advi- sors: “We’ve just started,” she promises. Andrew Burling ’75, who has volun- teered in areas from admissions to re- unions to fundraising, is grateful that Skidmore allowed him to mix science and business study; he has advised Skid- more students that “learning is a lifelong adventure.”


Michele Dunkerley ’80, who told the crowd that Skidmore gave her “gifts of heart and mind,” has given back in kind, from service as a presidential advisor and trustee to underwriting the Tang Mu- seum’s interdisciplinary Dunkerley Dia- logues with artists and scholars.


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CLUB CONNECTION: BOSTON, MA


Skidmore alumni and friends were treated to a waterborne thrill ride this summer aboard Codzilla, a 70-foot, 2,800-horsepower tour boat that whips


around Boston Harbor at speeds up to 40 mph. Participants got a taste of salt spray—or a soaking—while listening to music and narration via 30 onboard speakers. Barbara Feuchter ‘67 says she had “a blast—I laughed my head off! What a great way to get wet on a really hot day.” Organizer Jenny Beth Detter- man Yoon ‘04 reports, “The boat is an engineering marvel. As soon as we hit the open water, everyone was screaming. It really was like a roller coaster on the water.” “It was fun to get my kids into Boston for the day and be tourists in our own city," says Lauri Scher Chmielewski ‘85. “After the boat ride, we took our soggy selves to Faneuil Hall and Newbury Street.” Janine Harrod ‘04 adds, “If anyone finds a giant codfish in the Atlantic wearing a Skidmore T-shirt, you’ll know who to blame.” —PD


Wish you knew more


Skidmore invites high school juniors who are the children of Skidmore alumni or employees, and siblings of current students, to attend the Junior Admissions Workshop • January 30–31 on campus Look for more details soon at


http://cmsauthor.skidmore.edu/alumni/classes/ junior-admissions-workshop.cfm


or call Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5610


about the college admissions process?


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PAUL YOON


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