Alumnae Awards

The Scripps alumnae community is made up of so many amazingly dedicated, involved, and accomplished individuals. Together, they define the great strength and resilience of the collective community. Each year, we celebrate the vitality of Scripps alumnae association by honoring three alums—distinguished alumna of the year, outstanding recent alumna, and volunteer of the year—and the positive impact they have in their own communities and beyond. In 2022, a new award, commitment to community, was established to recognize an alum for their high achievement in community service and volunteer work beyond Scripps College.

Awardees are typically honored at Reunion Convocation in Balch Auditorium during Reunion Weekend. Nominations for awardees open in December. Self-nominations for distinguished alumna, outstanding recent alumna, and commitment to community award are accepted and encouraged. Why are self-nominations so important?

Crystal awards

Nominations open in December 2022.
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2022 Award Recipients

  • Sara Kim ’86

    Distinguished Alumna of the Year

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  • Pacifica Sommers ’07

    Outstanding Recent Alumna

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  • Tempe Johnson Javitz ’71

    Volunteer of the Year

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  • Catherine Myman-Kaplan ’00

    Commitment to Community

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