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October 26, 2018

Fletcher Jones Foundation Awards $1 Million for Endowed Scholar in Computation

The Fletcher Jones Foundation has awarded $1 million to Scripps College for the establishment of The Fletcher Jones Scholar in Computation. The grant is matched 1:1 by former Scripps Trustee and alumna, Betsy Weinberg Smith, through the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Foundation for a combined $2 million endowed fund. The Endowed Scholar will display a […]

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Connect with CP&R Today!

Career Planning & Resources (CP&R) is Scripps’ top-ranked career center. We plug students into our talented network of alumnae and families through career networking treks and internship opportunities. The CP&R staff engage with at least 80% of students annually, and their work has a significant impact on student success: 87% hold at least one internship […]

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October 22, 2018

Imagining Possibilities: Science Profile on Nicole Grimwood ’16

Nicole Grimwood ’16 imagines possibilities. From creating remote control mood lighting in her residence hall room to researching modulation schemes for wireless communication, Grimwood has leveraged her liberal arts education at Scripps to launch her into a world of creative innovation and invention. As a first-year student at Scripps, Grimwood was ready to take on […]

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September 12, 2018

Leveraging the Power of a Liberal Arts Education

Sarah Young ’08 believes in the power of a liberal arts education for women. From an early age, she has been empowered by mentors and advisers to pursue self-understanding through continuous reflection and critical inquiry. When it came time for her college search process, Young wanted to attend an institution that encouraged women to develop […]

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August 27, 2018

Scripps College Thanks Mark Herron for His Service as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Scripps College recognizes Mark Herron, outgoing chair of the Board of Trustees, for his service in the role. Herron completed his term in June, following four years of steadfast leadership. Herron was elected to the Board in 1997, inspired by his mother’s devotion to Scripps. Jeannette “Jan” Pierson Herron ’45 majored in mathematics and was […]

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August 23, 2018

Jess Butler ’09 Promoted to Serve as Scripps’ Director of Alumnae Engagement

Binti Harvey, vice president for External Relations and Institutional Advancement at Scripps College, recently announced the appointment of Jess Butler ’09 as the new director of alumnae engagement. In this role, Butler will connect more than 9,000 Scripps alumnae through innovative outreach, communications, programming, and fundraising. Butler most recently served as the assistant director of […]

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July 23, 2018

Scripps College Announces Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics

Scripps College recently received a $1.5 million gift to establish the Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics. Family members made the gift in Dr. Yamane’s honor. Yamane was a well-known statistician and the author of several books, including Mathematics for Economists and Elementary Sampling Theory. He is perhaps best known for developing the Yamane Formula, the standard used […]

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July 3, 2018

Lynne Thompson ’72 Begins Term as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Scripps College is pleased to announce that Lynne Thompson ’72 will step into her new role as chair of the Board of Trustees on July 1, 2018. She was unanimously elected to the position by the Board in March 2017. Mark Herron, the outgoing chair, said, “Lynne’s leadership experience, her creativity, and her commitment to […]

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June 29, 2018

Becoming the CEO of Her Career

Alumna Spotlight: Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98 Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98 was born into a love for the arts. While growing up, her parents spent their modest income on experiences—they exposed her to museums and art exhibits whenever possible. Levine’s grandmother dabbled as an artist, and art played an important role in her childhood. […]

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June 18, 2018

Alumna in Science: Kelly D. Farwell Hagman ’98

It started in high school for Kelly Hagman ’98. In a biology class lecture, her teacher began a new discussion topic: genetics. Hagman was intrigued by the nuances of humans’ inherited characteristics and was fascinated with how eye color, one of the most complex of our hereditary traits, is passed from parent to child. This […]

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June 15, 2018

You Helped Make Change at Scripps

During our June Day of Giving, you gave back in a big way—196 individuals made a gift to support Scripps College, totaling $39,146.56. This amount will be matched by Scripps Trustee and alumna Nancy Katayama ’77, alumna Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62, and an anonymous trustee and alumna from the Class of 1974. Overall, you helped […]

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June 7, 2018

Designing a Future in the Arts

“One of the best pieces of advice my father passed along before I arrived at Scripps was to pick my major by the quality of the professor,” says Valérie C. Whitacre ’08. “If the professor of underwater basket weaving was the best professor on campus, then one would benefit from taking the course!” Following her […]

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May 30, 2018

Make Change for Scripps on June 13

As Scripps winds down another year of growth, achievements, and successes, it’s an opportune time to show our collective support as a community of alums, family members, and friends by making a gift to the College. Although we ask for your support throughout the year, during the month of June we will show you how […]

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May 4, 2018

Over 275 Alums Return to Scripps for Reunion Weekend

Thanks to all of the alums who joined us for Reunion Weekend 2018. We enjoyed reconnecting with you and hope you relished time with friends, classmates, and the rest of your Scripps family. We captured a few of our favorite moments from the weekend. For the full photo album, visit our Scripps College Flickr page.

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April 27, 2018

Trustee Carolyn Revelle Propels Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative to $4.9 Million with Lead Gift

Last fall, as part of the More Scripps Campaign, President Lara Tiedens announced the Presidential Scholarship Initiative, with the goal of raising $10 million toward endowment for scholarships by June 30, 2018. In a generous show of support, trustee Carolyn Revelle has gifted $1 million to Scripps to fund this new initiative. “The opportunity to […]

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April 6, 2018

Scripps Celebrates Our 2018 Alumnae Award Recipients

Each year, Scripps College recognizes the contributions of our graduates in communities across the country with three alumnae awards: Distinguished Alumna Award, Outstanding Recent Alumna, and Volunteer of the Year. Recipients are honored during Reunion Weekend. (From left to right: Michelle Cleveland ’00, Jess Heaney ’08, and Brooke Tomblin ’92) First presented in 1978, the […]

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March 29, 2018

Thank You for Our Most Successful Day of Giving to Date!

Congratulations, and thank you! When we asked you to “Stand for Scripps,” you responded in record numbers. 219 individuals gave to our Day of Giving campaign, including alums, families, Scripps staff and faculty, and even current students.  Your $33,000 in gifts supported scholarships, making it that much more possible for future students and alums to […]

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March 27, 2018

More Scripps: Spotlight on Moe Macarow ’07

Aron “Moe” Macarow ’07 would say that he is “not your typical Scripps alum.” Macarow identifies as a queer, Jewish, trans man who has spent much of his life in self-discovery. Since graduating, he has medically and legally transitioned genders and has converted to Judaism. He says navigating Scripps was difficult before the College began […]

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March 16, 2018

Unleashing Potential: Pasadena Event Recap

What happens when professors empower students to investigate? Explore? Challenge? They begin Unleashing Potential. At Scripps, faculty and student collaboration enhances learning and fuels achievement while strengthening our intellectual community. On March 11, alumnae and families joined President Tiedens and Scripps professors for student presentations and an enlightening conversation. Here are some highlights from that […]

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March 9, 2018

More Scripps: Spotlight on Scholarships

Imagine you’re a senior in high school, eagerly waiting to hear from Scripps College whether or not you’ve been admitted to next year’s class. You’ve worked hard for this: you’re at the top of your class, you lettered in a sport, and you spent hours volunteering in your community. The envelope—or more likely email—arrives, and […]

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