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April 27, 2017

Scripps Designates New Mental Health Support Fund

Scripps College students have cited mental health and wellness services as one of their top priorities, and the College recognizes that mental health is a national concern. Scripps has responded by significantly expanding access to therapists on campus, within the Consortium, and in the surrounding Claremont community. However, Consortium therapists are oversubscribed and the cost […]
April 13, 2017

Virginia Halverson Selected to Lead the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

This spring, Michael Archibald, vice president of Institutional Advancement, announced the appointment of Virginia Halverson as the new director of parent philanthropy. In this role, Virginia will oversee parent volunteerism and fundraising at Scripps, including the Parent Leadership Council and the Parents Fund. With over 10 years of experience at liberal arts, higher education institutions, […]
April 12, 2017

Barbara Bruner ’76 Provides 10 Years of Sponsorship for Carter Center Executive Briefing

In early spring, Barbara Bruner ’76 selected Grace Reckers ’18 as the Scripps attendee for the Carter Center Executive Briefing held in Atlanta this April. Bruner, a Scripps College Trustee, has funded at least one student a year to attend the briefing for the past decade. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former […]
March 21, 2017

Keck Science’s Summer Science Immersion Program (SScIP) Awarded Grant Funding

Keck Science’s Summer Science Immersion Program (SScIP) returns for its fifth year this summer. Incoming first-year Scripps, CMC, and Pitzer students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields can take advantage of the weeklong program held in August. The summer experience is intended for first-generation college students, from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, […]
February 23, 2017

Nkechi Deanna Njaka ’05 Selected as the 2017 Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence

Residency Program: Authentic + Radical Presence: A Practice for Living Fully Present + Fully Self-Expressed The Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence (LLAiR) program is a unique opportunity for an alumna to share her professional and life experiences with the Scripps College campus community. It is named in honor of Lois Langland, a poet and Scripps professor of […]
February 20, 2017

Catherine Collinson ’85 Provides Financial Literacy Advice Following WISER Hero Award Recognition

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) celebrated 20 years as an organization dedicated to the education and advocacy at improving the long-term financial quality of life for women. In September 2016, WISER honored Catherine Collinson ’85 with an annual Hero Award for her work in financial literacy research. Catherine, who currently serves as […]
February 15, 2017

Results: Give Back to the School You Love

We did it! Thank you for participating in the Give Back to the School You Love Winter Day of Giving on February 13. Over 100 alumnae responded to support Scripps and the many initiatives that impact our students. These areas include diversity initiatives, student emergency funds, internship grants, and The Scripps Fund. One-third of Monday’s gifts […]
February 8, 2017

Give Back to the College You Love

Join Us for the Winter Day of Giving on February 13, 2017 When Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps College in 1926, she wanted more for women, more for humanity, and more for the world. Ninety years later, Scripps continues to inspire students to develop their curiosity, intellect, and talents through active participation in a community […]
February 6, 2017

Career Planning & Resources Releases Annual Resume Book

Quality Candidates. Competitive Resumes. One Book. Each year, Career Planning & Resources coordinates the compilation of resumes for Scripps College students seeking full-time employment. This document is their resume book, highlighting over 100 brilliant women from the Classes of 2016 and 2017. The book provides an opportunity for families, alumnae, and friends to recruit Scripps students […]
January 27, 2017

Scripps Students Recognized with 2016-2017 Merit-Based Scholarships

Each year, Scripps College awards three merit-based scholarships to continuing students. These scholarships were established in honor of influential and valuable members of the community, and we are excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship, the Samella Lewis Scholarship, and the Bekki Lee Memorial Endowed Scholarship.  The Ellen Clark Revelle […]
December 9, 2016

Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and her late husband, Paul Muchnic, establish Endowed Professorship

In 2013, Trustee Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 and her husband, Paul, pledged more than $1 million to the “More Scripps” Campaign. Extraordinary members of our community, the Muchnics supported our arts program, The Scripps Fund, and have made a generous pledge through their estates. Earlier this fall, Paul Muchnic passed away after a long battle […]
December 6, 2016

Scripps Designates New Immigration and Civil Rights Emergency Fund

A Letter from SAS President Sneha Deo ’17 To the Scripps Community: I write today to express deep gratitude at the outpouring of support for students, faculty, and staff over the past month. Post-election 2016, the threat of new federal policies that may have devastating impact on members of our community has turned strikingly real. […]
November 29, 2016

#GivingTuesday – Join the Movement

On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This is a global day of gratitude, fueled by the influence of social media. Widely celebrated the Tuesday following U.S. holidays and promotions, such as Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday recognizes the value in charity and community. As the end-of-the-year approaches, we want to express […]
November 11, 2016

Announcement of Adrienne Gibson as APESF Executive Director

Michael Archibald, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, has announced that Adrienne Walsh Gibson ’02 has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of Alumnae and Parent Engagement, The Scripps Fund/Executive Director of Alumnae Relations, effective December 1. Says Archibald, “Adrienne’s 12 years of progressively increased responsibility in Institutional Advancement at Scripps College make her […]
October 25, 2016

Laura Vausbinder Hockett ’85 and her husband, Robert Hockett, have established the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship

Scripps College Trustee Laura Vausbinder Hockett ’85 of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and her husband, Robert Hockett, have established the Laura Vausbinder Hockett Endowed Professorship with a gift of $1.5 million. Distinguished professors from all academic disciplines will be eligible for the Hockett Professorship, which begins in the 2019-2020 academic year, following completion of funding. “There is […]
May 5, 2016

Campaign Chair Designates $4M Capital Dance Project Gift

Estimated $4M Still Needed to Complete Facility   The December 2015 issue of More Scripps reported on the pressing need for a new Scripps dance facility. The College is proud to announce that the project— which has been discussed in the abstract for over three decades—will become a bricks and mortar reality thanks to a […]
May 1, 2016

More Internships: The Scripps Alumnae Association Internship Fund

Internship grant application season brings the same conundrum to Scripps each year: an abundance of remarkable students seeking summer internships and not nearly enough funds in the grant pot to go around. This year, members of the Alumnae Leadership Council (ALC), the governing body of the Scripps Alumnae Association, are helping to resolve this problem […]
May 1, 2016

Rajendra and Neeta Yavatkar P’11: Supporting Scripps Women in Technology

As a VMware Fellow and Chief Architect for Converged Infrastructure, Dr. Rajendra “Raj” Yavatkar knows a thing or two about technology. And, as the father of a recent Scripps alumna (Mallika Yavatkar ’11), he sees the value of helping Scripps students pursue careers in that competitive field. Thanks to VMware’s Corporate Citizenship program, Dr. Yavatkar […]
May 1, 2016

Trustee Barbara Franks Bice and Scott H. Bice: Exploring Future Opportunities through Internships

Scripps College Trustee Barbara Franks Bice and her husband, Scott H. Bice, retired dean of the USC Gould School of Law, are passionate about providing experience-based learning opportunities in the form of undergraduate internships. Previously, the Bices have supported the Barbara Bice Summer Internship Fund, the Barbara Bice Public Interest Internship, and The Bice Fund […]
December 1, 2015

Board Approaches $50 million in Campaign Gifts

For some other college’s trustees, “service” consists largely of attending board meetings a few times a year and writing donation checks as required. That is not the case at Scripps College. Says Vice President for Institutional Advancement Michael Archibald, “There is no specific giving requirement. We ask our trustees to make the College a top […]