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January 11, 2022

Scripps’ New Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs: “All Parents Have Stories Students Benefit From”

By Emily Glory Peters John Fukunaga and Cheryl Shojinaga (far left and far right) are the newest co-chairs of Scripps’ Parent Leadership Council, a group dedicated to helping the College thrive. John Fukunaga and Cheryl Shojinaga are the newest co-chairs of Scripps’ Parent Leadership Council (PLC), a group dedicated to helping the College thrive—but they’re […]

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December 20, 2021

Ishta Nabakka ’23 on Turning Ideas into Action, Finding Belonging at Scripps

By Lauren Mar ’25 During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders like Ishta (she/they) as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. Ishta Nabakka ’23 visited Scripps for the first time three years ago through the College’s fly-in program, an event that brings […]

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December 16, 2021

The Scripps Experiences That Grew Julia Brock ’22’s Leadership Confidence

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. Julia Brock ’22 is not afraid of a challenge—yet, like all virtues, it took time to build that confidence. As a first-year student at […]

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December 9, 2021

Rosy Weber ’23: Strengthening Leadership and Self Expression Through Art at Scripps

By Lauren Mar ’25 During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. After attending an all-girls high school for a semester, Rosy Weber ’23 knew Scripps would provide her with a nurturing academic experience. “I found […]

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November 27, 2021

Eliza Kornfeld ’23 on Growing into a Leader at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on new ideas. When Eliza Kornfeld ’23 began looking at colleges, she knew one thing for certain: Bigger was not necessarily better. Her search included the five […]

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November 24, 2021

Your Giving in Action: Career Planning & Resources at Scripps College

By Emily Glory Peters With help from donors, Scripps College has offered professional development services to students since the 1960s, eventually creating the Career Planning & Resources center. In 1926, Scripps College was founded as a haven for liberal arts education—but the professional application of these disciplines has grown to be just as important. Through […]

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November 17, 2021

Eliza Kornfeld ’23 on Growing into a Leader at Scripps

By Emily Glory Peters During The Giving Season at Scripps, we’re highlighting student leaders as they share how their Scripps experience helped them use their voice and act on daring ideas. When Eliza Kornfeld ’23 began looking at colleges, she knew one thing for certain: Bigger was not necessarily better. Her search included the five […]

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November 11, 2021

The Giving Season at Scripps Starts November 30 on Giving Tuesday

By Emily Glory Peters The holidays are a peak time for charitable support at Scripps College, when many alums, parents, and friends choose to give back to our students. To celebrate our shared culture of philanthropy, the College invites the Scripps community to participate in The Giving Season, kicking off on Giving Tuesday, November 30, […]

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November 1, 2021

A Beginner’s Guide to Gift Planning: Supporting Scripps Students for the Future

By Emily Glory Peters Director of Gift Planning Teresa Wilmott shares that leaving something for Scripps students is simpler than you think. Planned gifts—also often called estate or legacy gifts—from Scripps College alums, parents, and friends have long helped the College expand since its founding in 1926. Put simply, explains Scripps’ Director of Gift Planning […]

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October 11, 2021

Rally Round Scripps’ Student-Athletes for this Year’s 1946 Challenge

By Emily Glory Peters Megan Maley ’23 (left) is just one of the many Scripps Athenas impacted by gifts to CMS Athletics during the 1946 Challenge When CMS Women’s Head Golf Coach Jodie Burton saw her student-athletes reunite in person after 18 months apart, she was struck by their emotion. These weren’t polite, workaday hugs, […]

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September 20, 2021

Scripps Trustee Establishes Dean Johnson Endowed Wellness Fund for Student Mental Health

By Emily Glory Peters Trustee Gale Picker P’14, P’19 has established a new mental health and wellness fund at Scripps College in honor of Charlotte Johnson, past dean of students and vice president of student affairs. In keeping with Johnson’s passion for student mental health programming, which expanded significantly at Scripps under her leadership, the […]

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September 10, 2021

Scripps’ CMS Athenas Return to In-Person Athletics This Fall

By Emily Glory Peters After an agonizing wait, Scripps is thrilled to welcome the CMS Athenas, its intercollegiate women’s athletic team comprised of students from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Scripps Colleges, back to the field this fall. Together with her staff and coaches, CMS Athletics Director Erica Jasper has been busy making preparations to […]

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September 8, 2021

Donors Aid Scripps Students with Highest Level of Giving Since 2018

By Emily Glory Peters Thanks to the incredible dedication and support of Scripps alumnae, families, and friends, last year’s giving has resulted in the College’s most successful fundraising effort since 2018. “As a residential college, COVID-19-related losses from room and board, deferments, and the shift to remote learning all dealt significant blows to our budget,” […]

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August 16, 2021

For These Young Alums’ Careers, Internship Grants Made all the Difference

With support from internship grants, Claire Pukszta ’19 and Minjoo Kim ’16 are ahead of the curve in building successful careers as Scripps graduates. By Emily Glory Peters Unpaid internships: a mixed blessing of work experience without compensation that continues to plague the early career landscape for college students. Still, their prevalence hasn’t stopped Scripps […]

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August 4, 2021

Some Magical Scripps Spots and the Generous People Behind Them

By Emily Glory Peters The story of Scripps might be described as a story of generosity. Not only did Ellen Browning Scripps found the College at a time when there were few influential female philanthropists, but some of its most beloved spaces exist because of donors who followed her example. Their visible dedication to Scripps’ […]

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July 30, 2021

Recent Return-to-Campus Updates for Scripps Students and Families

Residential life is the heartbeat of Scripps College—something cherished all the more after the last year and a half of remote learning. As the campus prepares to reopen for in-person instruction this fall, many students and their families have questions about what they should expect amid an ever-fluctuating COVID-19 environment. To help, we’ve compiled some helpful […]

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July 19, 2021

Clare Hubbard Kelm ’69 on the Power of Planned Giving

Clare Hubbard Kelm ’69 and her husband, Ed Kelm, are ensuring the future of Scripps College with a planned gift Whether it’s your time, words of wisdom, or something more, the decision to share what you have with others is intensely personal. Scripps College’s founder Ellen Browning Scripps made giving her mission. This legacy of […]

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June 29, 2021

Honoring Mary MacNaughton’s Creative Legacy at Scripps With New Fund

Scripps College has established an endowed fund celebrating the outgoing Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Mary MacNaughton ’70. By Emily Glory Peters To honor the accomplishments of recently retired Mary Davis MacNaughton ’70, professor of art history and Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College has created a new […]

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June 28, 2021

Alumnae-Led Camp Scripps Just Might be the “Scrippsiest” Event Ever

Camp Scripps is the College’s signature retreat created by, for, and about its talented alumnae. By Emily Glory Peters Every summer since 1994, the College has played host to one of its most beloved campus traditions: Camp Scripps. Originally conceived by the Class of ’69 as their gift to current and future alums, Camp Scripps is an […]

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June 17, 2021

Past Donor Gifts Resurrect Scripps’ Historic “Tulip Walk”

Spots like Tulip Walk were designed to make Scripps a meditative respite—and our donors are key to that vision. By Emily Glory Peters Scripps’ serene surroundings are arguably as meaningful to our students as the content of our curriculum. Our founder, Ellen Browning Scripps, firmly believed the beauty of the grounds should “seep into students’ […]

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