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Pathfinders Medallion Ceremony
 Highlights Keuka College’s Green & Gold Celebration Weekend

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At the Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony, Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter '68 (second from right), received a Pathfinders medallion from Chrisy AmEnde '83, Alan Ziegler, and Interim President Amy Storey.

The annual Pathfinders Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony kicked off Keuka College’s annual Green & Gold Celebration Weekend (Sept. 21-23). 

The medallion ceremony is a celebration of the lives, careers, and lifelong relationships that exist between the College and its alumni. During the Friday afternoon luncheon, medallions were given to alumnae who graduated at least 50 years ago. This year, the College celebrates members of the Class of 1968.

“Today, we welcome a distinguished group of amazing women as Pathfinders,” said Interim College President Amy Storey. “Women who have forged their own paths, made their mark, and continue to be role models and mentors—not only for other Keuka College alumni and students, but for everyone they meet.”

But a Keuka College Pathfinder is something more, President Storey continued. 

“A Pathfinder is a leader, and an example for the women who follow,” said President Storey. “You became administrators. Accountants. Artists. Consultants. Counselors. Contractors. Lab Technicians. Media professionals. Members of the military. Nurses. Financial officers. Researchers. Entrepreneurs. Educators. Business owners. Psychologists. Police officers. Pastors.”

Among the members of the Class of 1968 receiving medallions was Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter ’68, who was the first female chaplain in the U.S. Air Force. 

“The example that Lorraine, and all of you, provide is still so very important,” said President Storey. “You are part of a great tradition: The successful women of Keuka College! And today we celebrate that. Thank you for the example you have set and continue to set for the next generation of women leaders.” 

President Storey also cited that the College has been a magnet for influential women leaders, from Eleanor Roosevelt to Coretta Scott King to Mae Jemison.

At the Friday, Sept. 21, ceremony, the College honored some 22 Pathfinders from the Class of 1968. In addition, members of previous Pathfinders classes who had not received their Pathfinder medallion were presented with the distinctive award.

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