Feature Stories

August 28, 2023

Chalan Colby ’61 Makes $1 Million Gift to Scripps Access Initiative

Former Trustee Chalan Colby ’61 has made a $1 million matching challenge gift in support of the Scripps Access Initiative. Funds from the initiative will allow the College to increase […]

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March 27, 2023

Scripps College Community Smashes 2023 Day of Giving Goals

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College is celebrating another successful Day of Giving thanks to the College’s generous and dedicated community! In total, 376 donors raised $136,037 in cash gifts, […]

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March 20, 2023

Angela Schmitt P’23: Giving as a Scripps Parent Matters

By Emily Glory Peters Angela Schmitt P’23 knows that women’s colleges like Scripps are rare. Just as her daughter Zoe will this spring, Schmitt graduated from one herself, an experience […]

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March 18, 2023

Lydia Ringwald ’70 Gifts Classic Hollywood Film Scripts to Denison Library

Alumna’s gift echoes her passion for art and supporting women. Since Lydia Ringwald graduated from Scripps in 1970, she’s enjoyed successful careers as an artist, arts journalist, college instructor, real […]

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March 10, 2023

Support What You Love During Scripps’ Day of Giving on March 22

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College’s Day of Giving, our annual 24-hour virtual fundraising event, launches Wednesday, March 22 on our GiveCampus site at scrippscollege.edu/dayofgiving23! Thanks to an anonymous donor, […]

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February 21, 2023

Want to Connect With Scripps? Microengagement Might Be For You

By Emily Glory Peters Getting involved with the Scripps doesn’t need to involve a lot of time or resources The Scripps College community is built differently. From mentoring to serving […]

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February 10, 2023

Funding Student-led Sustainability Fuels a Greener Future at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps Scrapps, a sustainability-centered program, with Cecelia Blum ’24 (front center) and Sustainability Coordinator Lauren Ng (far right) Sustainable practices at Scripps, says Cecelia Blum ’24, […]

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January 18, 2023

Marjorie Gelus ’65 on Scripps’ “Faith in the Full Humanity of Women”

By Emily Glory Peters and Marjorie Gelus ’65 Gelus at Scripps College’s 1965 Commencement Marjorie Gelus ’65, professor of German at California State University, Sacramento, never set out to enroll […]

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December 14, 2022

Scripps Parents Revive Care Package Party Tradition for Students

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps parents made hundreds of care packages for students during finals week Saying that finals week can be nerve-wracking is an understatement, especially if it’s your […]

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December 7, 2022

Scripps 101 Series Gives Families Behind-the-Scenes Look at Campus Life

By Emily Glory Peters Family involvement is a secret ingredient of Scripps’ intimate campus culture, with parents serving as mentors, presenting on panels, hiring students, hosting career exploration treks, assembling […]

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December 1, 2022

Scripps College Community Surpasses GivingTuesday Goals

By Emily Glory Peters The Scripps community once again showcased its mighty capacity for generosity this November by surpassing the College’s 2022 GivingTuesday donor goals. In addition to meeting all […]

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November 22, 2022

Allie Haynes ’12 on Giving Back as a Young Scripps Alum

By Emily Glory Peters Many Scripps alums may relate to Allie Haynes ’12’s college journey. For her, a women’s institution was never on the radar—until she visited Claremont. “The minute […]

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November 14, 2022

Gifts Will Be Matched for Scripps College’s GivingTuesday

By Emily Glory Peters Scripps College invites its entire community participate in GivingTuesday by making a gift to The Scripps Fund! As an incentive to join in early this year, […]

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November 7, 2022

Scripps Student and Professor Build a Peer-led Writing Center Within a Prison

By Emily Glory Peters Molly Yeselson ’23 and Associate Professor of Writing Kimberly Drake What is it like to learn inside a prison? What do incarcerated students need to thrive? […]

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October 17, 2022

Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 To Leave Major Planned Gift to Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters An acclaimed journalist, author, and most recently Scripps College’s historian, trustee Suzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 has announced she’ll leave a significant planned gift to Scripps College […]

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October 5, 2022

The Quiet Rise of Scripps Alumnae Book Clubs

By Emily Glory Peters Pasadena book club alums with “Rocket Girl” Sue Finley ’58 Book club. Reading group. A fun Monday evening. Whichever way you label their gatherings, one thing […]

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September 13, 2022

Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62 Leaves Generous Planned Gifts to Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters Joanna Dunklee ’62 (right) with Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty Amy Marcus-Newhall In an act of extraordinary generosity, Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62 […]

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August 22, 2022

Jolene Hubbs ’99 “Returns the Favor” Through an Endowed Scholarship at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters Hubbs, shown here during her time at Scripps, will leave an endowed scholarship for future students The world of academia has loomed large in the life […]

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August 10, 2022

Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23 Explores the Cultural, Curative Power of an LA Community Garden

By Emily Glory Peters Lizbeth Valdivia-Jauregui ’23, a 2022 Racial Justice and Equity Fellow More than fruits and flowers are thriving at Buena Vista Community Garden in Pomona, California. The […]

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July 25, 2022

Mica Barrett ’23 Turns the Spotlight on LA’s Queer Black Ballroom Scene

By Emily Glory Peters Mica Barrett ’23 is one of Scripps’ 2022–23 Racial Justice and Equity Fellows As a first-year student, Mica Barrett ’23 (they/them) was drawn to Scripps by […]

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