News (page 5)

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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More Impact: Jeany Larsen ’14 The Power of Internships

Solid grades and a four-year degree are often no longer enough to score admission to a top grad school or land a plum job after graduation. Today, employers and schools want more from students, and students want more as well. Degrees are important, but so is applied experience. This is where internships—and being a Scripps […]

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Signature Campus: Dance Facility

Scripps students who study dance prepare themselves for a world of exciting post-graduate opportunities. Dance students often continue to perform or choreograph. Others pursue careers or graduate study in arts administration, criticism, education, dance history, film, social work, dance therapy, or medicine. However, Scripps dance majors and recreational non- majors are in need of more […]

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The Lori Bettison-Varga Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support

This fall, the Scripps Board of Trustees announced the establishment of The Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support. We are pleased to report that gifts and pledges totaling over $125,000 have been made to the fund to date. This fund was established as a lasting celebration of former President Bettison-Varga’s contributions […]

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July 1, 2015

Weathering the Drought With Community Support

According to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 95 percent of the State of California is currently experiencing severe to exceptional drought, and future prospects for relief look grim. It is no longer optional to cut back on water use; for the first time in state history, the governor has directed mandatory water reductions […]

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June 1, 2015

A strong endowment means empowerment for Scripps College

“Every building needs a strong foundation, and so, too, does the College. The Scripps endowment — its financial strength — is its firm foundation.” Jean Bixby Smith ’59 is an esteemed Scripps College alumna, donor, and volunteer; she has been a member of the Scripps College Board of Trustees since 1978. Bixby Smith served as […]

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February 1, 2015

A Message from NEW Hall’s Anonymous Lead Donors

Though we have long watched Scripps College with respect and interest from afar, our family’s relationship to the College is a new one. Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of spending time on Scripps’ breathtaking campus, engaging with intellectually curious students, and meeting accomplished alumnae. We were so impressed with the quality of […]

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Chalan Colby ’61 Pledges $1.25 Million to Campaign

“My years at Scripps were life-changing,” says Chalan Colby ’61. “I was away from home, and it was a chance to grow up and make choices I felt good about. For the first time, in many ways, I was participating. That had not always been the case before I got to Scripps. Once I was […]

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Miller Family Honors Katharine Howard Miller ’55 With New Faculty Office Wing

On October 10, 2014, members of the Scripps community gathered to dedicate the Katharine Howard Miller ’55 Wing of the Bette Cree Edwards ’49 Humanities Building. The wing features 17 new faculty offices with collaborative spaces designed to promote innovative teaching, research, and leadership. Her husband, the late Frank Miller (CMC ’53) completed Kathy’s term as […]

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October 13, 2014

Anonymous Gift Lays the Foundation for New Scripps Residence Hall

Scripps College has received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to support the construction of its tenth residence hall. President Lori Bettison-Varga said, “This generous gift will provide a beautiful, modern, and comfortable home away from home for more than 100 students and allow all Scripps students to participate in the residential life […]

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November 10, 2013

Scripps College Launches $175 Million Fundraising Campaign

Scripps College has launched the most ambitious campaign in its history – a $175 million initiative for student’s scholarships, the LASPA Center (Leadership, Analysis, Scholarship, Public Service, Action) programming, internships, and the extraordinary teaching and campus for which Scripps is known. The Scripps campaign focuses on people versus buildings with 78 percent of the $175 […]

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