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Spotlight on Alumnae Series (page 5)


November 29, 2016

Clever Scripps College Alumnae Make Election Products

Scripps College alumnae are putting their creative talents to good use after the contentious 2016 Presidential Election. Katy Lind ’06 is selling an election-themed soap product for “folks who want to clean off the campaign” via her nastysoap.com website. Although a recent Detroit-area news story about the product claims the soap venture “didn’t pay off” […]

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November 11, 2016

Elizabeth Payne LaBau ’03 Featured in Washington Post

Elizabeth Payne LaBau ’03, a dessert blogger, is featured in a Washington Post article about entrepreneurs whose online businesses are considered influencers through the power of social media and are growing a “mini-economy” as a viable marketing model.

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Stephanie Park ’13 Awarded Prestigious Capital Fellows Internship with California Senate

  Stephanie Park ’13 has been awarded a 2016–2017 California Senate Fellowship, one of four fellowships administered by the Capital Fellows Program. Majoring in the humanities: interdisciplinary studies in culture and minoring in ethnomusicology, Park graduated summa cum laude from Scripps College and was subsequently awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching assistantship in South Korea. She […]

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November 3, 2016

Alexa Allen ’98 is Noted Designer, Artist, and Craftswoman

Alexa Allen ’98 is a craftswoman who creates eco-friendly furniture for children, designer handbags, and high-end metal art for collectors. The Scripps College alumna and her beautiful designs are featured in alpinemodern.com and tarramade.com. The magazines feature her work crafting pieces for her personal line of leather products, Alexa Allen Designs, and other creative works […]

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October 14, 2016

Scripps Alumna Ellie McElvain Featured in L.A. Weekly

Freelance comedy writer and stand-up comic Ellie McElvain ’14, featured in L.A. Weekly, is co-producer at a weekly comedy club where well-known L.A. comics come to test their new material. Now a writer for Awesomeness TV, McElvain attributes the club for honing her early stand-up skills. “I credit it completely for figuring out how to […]

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September 29, 2016

Erica Tyron ’92 Keeps College Radio Station KSPC 88.7 FM Running

Erica Tyron ’92 shepherds the operations of KSPC 88.7 FM radio station, as well as decades of students who have worked there to learn the business and serve as DJs “spinning” cutting-edge music in the roughly 35-mile radius where the station is heard. As Director of College Radio at the station, Tyron’s leadership and passion for her work and the radio station’s role in the community is chronicled in a recent article in the Claremont Courier.

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Spotlight on Alumnae: Dwandalyn Reece ’85: Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened to the public with a ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama. Congress established the museum in 2003, and its site, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was selected in 2006. Over the past decade, the building was designed and constructed, more than 30,000 objects were amassed for the still-growing permanent collection, and key curators and staff have been selected to lead the fledgling institution, including Scripps alumna Dwandalyn Reece ’85, NMAAHC curator of music and performing arts.

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September 21, 2016

Catherine Collinson ’85 Receives Hero Award

The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) honored Catherine Collinson ‘85, president of the nonprofit foundation Transamerica Institute and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, with a Hero Award at the organization’s 20th anniversary event in Washington, D.C.

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August 30, 2016

Scripps College Alum Alison Saar ’78 and Mom, Sister Join Historic Women’s Artist Flash Mob Event In L.A.

Artist Alison Saar ’78 joined her sister, Lezley Saar, and mom, Betye Saar, 90, to pose with scores of area female artists who gathered in downtown Los Angeles on August 28, 2016, for a group photograph organized by artist Kim Schoenstadt as a tribute to women in art.

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August 24, 2016

Salle Yoo ’92 is Uber General Counsel, Featured in Fortune.com as a Top Woman Lawyer in America

  Scripps College alumna Salle Yoo ’92, general counsel of Uber Technologies, recently was featured in Fortune.com as a role model for other women aspiring to top positions in the legal profession. Yoo said she was determined to make partner while at San Francisco-based law firm Davis Wright Tremaine after discovering in a study that […]

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