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Skidmore grads ready to move on (with photo gallery)

Speakers say disappointment can give rise to wisdom, richer lives

Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer, was bestowed with an honorary degree Saturday at the Skidmore College commencement at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Terence Blanchard, jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer, arranger, and film score composer, was bestowed with an honorary degree Saturday at the Skidmore College commencement at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
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If it weren’t for the black caps and gowns, it would have been easy to assume that the young crowd hanging out in the Saratoga Performing Arts Center parking lot Saturday was tailgating before a rock concert. The Skidmore College grads-to-be sported goofy glasses, downed drinks and joked around in the warm May sun. Psychology major John Mantas of Niskayuna grinned when asked if he planned to go home and live in the basement after ...


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