As I write, The Sage Colleges’ 18-month Centennial celebration is nearing its conclusion – and what a celebration it has been! The Centennial Campaign for Sage exceeded its $50 million goal in fall 2016, and we are poised to exceed our new $60 million goal by the end of the Centennial celebration in June. We’ve hosted crowds at Centennial-branded events on both campuses and across the country, and the 100-year milestone attracted attention via both earned media and Sage-sponsored promotional campaigns.
This issue of Horizons commemorates Sage’s illustrious past, vibrant present and promising future. It features spotlights on faculty and student achievements and 50 years of Sage athletics; a look at some of the most notable items from our archives; news about how Sage will endure for another century and beyond; and of course, plenty of photos and coverage from Centennial events.
I have felt personally energized by the enthusiasm around the Centennial and foresee continued success in Sage’s second century – that is why I have mixed emotions as I prepare to step down as president of The Sage Colleges at the conclusion of the academic year this June.
I will continue my professional involvement with the Nevin Scrimshaw International Nutrition Foundation, the Food and Nutrition Bulletin and the National Academy of Medicine and I will begin the second edition of my co-edited book, The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine. My husband, Allan, and I anticipate travel, time with grandchildren and extended visits with friends.
Wherever we go, Allan and I will remain devoted to Sage, buoyed by memories of a community that will always be family to us. Thank you for believing in me and for all you have given, to help Sage Be. Know. Do. MORE over 100 years.
Susan C. Scrimshaw