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gether sooner. Kathy is a professor in fam- ily medicine at Case Western Reserve, and Debbie is director of graduate programs at the university’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. A few months after the reunion, Kathy and Debbie found them- selves at the same professional meetings, and since then, they have been working closely on various programs. They recently presented at the American Association of Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. Kathy and Debbie always mention their Skidmore connection. Cheryl Smith Major received the Pedi - atric Nurse of the Year Award from the Music City Division of the March of Dimes. She is the neonatal outreach coor- dinator at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Cheryl spent time with family in DC, Maryland, and New Jersey over the holidays. Freelance writer and editor Debby Mayer has a new blog. You can read her musings at I had an interesting Skidmore experience at a Starbucks in NYC while interviewing a prospective student. When we were wrapping up our meeting, a young wo - man approached us. She had overheard part of our conversation and wanted to share the fact that she was a very recent Skidmore grad. Small world! DOROTHY KANRICH SANDFORD 333 E. 53RD STREET, APT. 7E


Susie Glennie Coombe and husband John opened Ollie’s, an ice cream parlor and art gallery named for their grandson, in the small town of Paonia, CO. They renovated the old town library, which also includes an events center and office/studio space. Susie invites everyone to visit the area—known for great scenery, hiking, and fly fishing—to stop by for fantastic ice cream. Ollie’s is open May through September. In October, Susie spent a long week- end in Taos, NM, at a mini-reunion with Leslie Ullman, Diane Dow Cox, Suzanne Jebb


Shortly after our reunion in 2009,

Tether, Hattie Motley Bran son, Lila Don - hauser, and Joan Bar dagjy Dargery. They rented a great house and spent more than 72 hours talking and laughing. In Decem - ber the Coombes moved to a 1916 crafts- man bungalow midway between their two sons and their families in Denver, where they spend the winters recovering from their busy summers. Gloria Martin-Pressman is retired and living in Annapolis, MD, with husband Howard, a psychiatrist. A community vol- unteer, Gloria was awarded the Anne Arundel Women Giving Together Foun - ders’ Award for service and leadership to the organization, which supports women and families in Anne Arundel County. She and Howard were planning a trip to Bo - gotá, Columbia, to visit son Roger ’02, who lives there with his wife. Both of Leslie Gardner McGovern’s sons were married in 2010. Mary Hard - man LaPorte and husband Bob attended one of the weddings. Leslie is enjoying retirement, including trips to Sanibel Island, FL, Calabash, NC (with a side trip to Charleston), Vermont, the Outer Banks of NC, San Diego, CA, and Tortola, BVI. Back home in Stoneham, MA, Leslie takes aqua-fit classes, attends two book groups, and volunteers at the church thrift shop and the Stoneham Theatre. She claims to have made good use of her inflatable bed

It’s right around the bend…


Now’s the time to join your classmates for a weekend at Skidmore, to plan your next big get-together.

Reunion Planning Weekend: SECTION I July 28–30, 2011, Thursday–Saturday (for classes 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, & 1972) SECTION II July 29–31, 2011, Friday–Sunday (for classes 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, & 2007)

For more information call 800-584-0115. Reunion 2012 is May 31–June 3. Save the date!

last year in an effort to attain a retirement goal of becoming “a low-maintenance house guest.” In November Mary Lee Duff and Nancy Hantman visited Saratoga Springs and the Tang Museum. The visit coincided with the first anniversary of the cancer death of dear friend Deena Glass, and they were anxious to view the Tang’s Jewel Thief exhibit, to which Nicolas Weber, a childhood friend of Dee’s and executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, donated two wonderful Anni Albers screen prints, which will be part of the Skidmore permanent collection. Laurie Greaves Landreth, also a class- mate and close friend of Dee’s, has fond memories of taking art class with her and learning about color from studying Josef and Anni Albers.

Sandy Smith Dovberg and husband Norman met Adele Finger and husband Doug at Skidmore’s Celebration Weekend in October and spent a wonderful day enjoying all the free events. They were particularly impressed with the new din- ing hall and wondered if they could put on the “freshman 15” in a single day of eating there. Sandy enjoyed reconnecting with Adele, who lives in Bennington, VT. A longtime Albany resident, Sandy, who stays extremely busy with her painting and silversmithing, enjoys seeing Skid - more art faculty at vari- ous art receptions. Down - hill skiing and swimming provide diversion and keep her healthy. She was impressed with Skid more’s Zankel Music Center and with what is being pro- duced in the art studios on campus.

BJ Etherington Britten -

ham and husband Ron visited Hawaii last Febru - ary. Last summer they both worked at the Special Olympics, “a wonderful experience.” Son Derek works for the US State Department. Mary Hardman La Porte and husband Bob joined me in San Fran cisco, CA, for part two of the Musée d’Orsay Im pres sionist traveling ex hibit. I fre- quently run into Nancy Marx Ells worth while doing Satur day errands; we both seem to favor the Palo Alto Farmers’ Market.


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