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titled True Colors, original songs based on the people and places in her hometown of Greenfield Center, NY. The project was funded by state and county arts grants, and the cover was designed by Skidmore art faculty member Deb Hall. An adminis- trative assistant in Skidmore’s department of management and business, Nancy and her music have been featured on the MTV, National Geographic, and Animal Planet cable TV stations. To download music, visit KELLY GENOIS 1555 BEACON STREET, APT. 8 BROOKLINE, MA 02446 KGENOIS@GMAIL.COM

Katie Morton is a Kiva Fellow in Mom - basa, Kenya, working with a local microfi- nance institution for the next few months. She has a blog at After returning to home to complete Nigeria’s mandatory youth service, Emeka Onyenwe is in England for a master’s in technology entrepreneurship at University College London. He is also doing freelance work in animation and visual and special effects.


Nkhahle Marumo is an assistant at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning in Lesotho. Lois Ava-Matthew, UWW, is the editor

of Belletrista, a nonprofit bimonthly Web - zine celebrating literary work from interna- tional women writers. The publication drew 1,000 hits the first 24 hours it went live and has been blogged and tweeted about by book professionals and readers around the globe. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 NORTH BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866


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Mil Ndwandwe is in an executive man- agement training program with Sun Life Financial. Over the next three years he’ll work in all of the company’s units; cur- rently he’s a project management consult- ant in the employee benefits group. Nicolas Raga spent a summer internship at the Ministry of Finance in Chile. He worked on a proposal for banks to adopt an accounting system that would help reduce their risk of insolvency from bad loans and also on a measure to modify the interest-rate ceiling, which was further de - veloped as part of legislation for the Chi - lean Senate. Raga says the internship “gave

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me an invaluable first-hand experience into the mechanisms of financial regula- tion in my country.” He is now pursuing a master’s in public administration at the London School of Economics. Melanie Kirk-Stauffer, UWW, is founder and artistic director of Dance Theatre North west in University Place, WA. The company received two county grants for the creation of performances. Melanie is involved in choreography, teaching, and arts advocacy. ALUMNI AFFAIRS OFFICE SKIDMORE COLLEGE 815 NORTH BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY 12866

In Memoriam Alumni

Elizabeth Jennings Pettus ’32 of Lafay - ette, LA, died August 16. A nursing major, she also took graduate courses at the Uni - versity of California. She is survived by two daughters, four sons, 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. Husband John predeceased her. Betty Perrine Peck ’37 of Honolulu, HI, died July 10. A phys-ed major, she was a painter and served as a docent at the Hon - o lulu Museum. She was an avid sports- woman. Predeceased by husband Jerome, she is survived by four daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren.

Elizabeth Cussick von Rieben ’37 of Nantucket, MA, died March 13. A sociolo- gy-psychology major, she completed a degree in English from Wellesley College and earned a master’s in psychiatric social work from Columbia University. She also studied fine and decorative arts. She was president and CEO of Elizabeth McMahon Interiors in New York City. She leaves two sons; husband Henning predeceased her. Edith Griffiths Dawson ’41 of Glovers - ville, NY, died September 1. A business ma - jor, she worked for Standard Oil of New Jersey in NYC before returning to Utica, NY, to work for the Savings Bank of Utica. After relocating to Manchester, VT, she served as a teacher’s aide and member of the garden club and historical society. Re - turning to the Finger Lakes region of New York, she was active in Literacy Volunteers, Meals on Wheels, and the Waterloo Histor - ical Society. Predeceased by husband Lau - rence, she leaves three daughters, a son, five grandchildren, and a sister. Genevie Wykoff Sewell ’41 of Burnt Hills, NY, died June 10. A home-ec major, she taught at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

High School for many years. A past presi- dent of the BH-BLWomen’s Club, she chaired scholarship and fundraising com- mittees. She received a distinguished serv- ice award from the New York State Federa - tion of Women’s Clubs. An avid baker, she was widely known for her apple pie and other recipes. She is survived by two daughters, a son, and five grandsons. Her husband, William, predeceased her. Ruth Davison Simek ’42 of Johnstown,

NY, died July 17. A phys-ed major, she was a teacher before her marriage. She retired after many years as office manager and corporate secretary for a family-owned manufacturing business. She is survived by a son and daughter, a brother, and three grandchildren; her husband, Raymond, predeceased her. Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 of New

York, NY, died November 4. An art major, she was an ardent supporter of arts educa- tion at Skidmore. Her philanthropy pro- vided special opportunities for students to learn through exposure to the arts, partic- ularly through her support of the college’s Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, which named its Winter Gallery in her honor. She and her family, including grandson Jonathan Winter ’07, established the Winter Family Exhibition Fund to support students as they collabo- rate with faculty and Tang curators to cre- ate shows for the gallery. Active in her community, she was a past trustee of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. In addition to Jonathan, she leaves three sons and a daughter; her hus- band, Marvin, predeceased her. Marion Posner Glickman ’43 of Lau - derhill, FL, died July 30. She was a music major and served Skidmore as a reunion volunteer. Predeceased by husband Morti - mer, she is survived by a son and two granddaughters.

Alvera Schuyler Squire ’44 of Rocky

River, OH, died August 16. A business- retailing major, she was a longtime sales and service supervisor at Hahnes Depart - ment Stores in Newark, NJ. She enjoyed travel and painting. She is survived by a stepson. Her husband, Richard, prede- ceased her.

Elizabeth Berges Perkins ’45 of Pitts - burgh, PA, died September 8 of cancer. A home-ec and education major, she taught before her marriage. She was PTA president for Foster Hill Elementary School, a Girl Scout leader, and member of the Univer - sity Club Reading Group. She leaves two daughters, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; her husband, Enoch, predeceased her.


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