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Nine alumni and three others were hon- ored at the Reunion awards ceremony in June. For full profiles of them and their ac- complishments, visit cms.skidmore.edu/ reunion and click on “Alumni Award Recip - ients.”


Distinguished Achievement Award Terry Thomas Fulmer ’76 is an authority on geriatric nursing. Cur- rently dean of New York University’s School of Nursing, where she holds an en- dowed faculty chair, she has led the nation- al Geriatric Interdisci- plinary Team Training Project and Nurses Im- proving Care to Health System Elders pro- gram. She was the first nurse to be president


CERAMIC GIFTS, CREATED BY PROF. REGIS BRODIE, AWAIT THE ALUMNI AWARDEES.


of the Gerontological Society of America and to serve on the board of the Ameri- can Geriatrics Society. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences’ Insti- tute of Medicine. Recently, as a Skid- more trustee, she spearheaded a new program to help Skidmore students complete nursing degrees at NYU.


AN AUTHORITY ON GERIATRIC NURSING AND CURRENTLY DEAN OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF NURSING,


SHE WAS ELECTED TO THE


Creative Thought Matters Award David Luks ’96 is the founder and CEO of Honeydrop Beverages. A former mar- ket researcher at ACNielsen, PepsiCo, and his own consultancy, he was diag- nosed with cancer and began researching the health benefits of honey. Soon he launched his line of honey-sweetened


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teas and juices, winning a BevNET best- in-show award. Honeydrop, carried by Whole Foods Markets and other retail- ers, donates some proceeds to beekeep- ing groups, to help combat the loss of native honeybees as crucial pollina- tors. Luks also ad- vises the I’m Too Young for This cancer foundation.


50th-Reunion Service Award Jacki Jung ’61 has been a class fund chair and Friends of the Presidents chair and a reunion fundraising expert, helping her class to provide a five-year professorship and several student scholarships. She has served on the alumni board, national FOP Committee, and other groups. A


Saratoga resident since 2000, she has been active in Saratoga Reads and the city’s Preservation Foundation. The soci- ology major fondly recalls “the fun of learning from incredibly caring, knowl- edgeable, and accessible faculty and the wonderful broad curriculum they taught.” She says her volunteering is a way of giving back.


Outstanding Service Awards As a freshman, Steve Cornell ’81 led the effort to transform men’s ice hockey from a club sport into a varsity team. When budget cuts threatened the pro- gram in 2002, he rallied former team- mates and others in raising funds to sup- port all T’bred teams and a reinvigorated Friends of Skidmore Athletics. Sandy Lipson ’71 has been a career networking volunteer, the alumni


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