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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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May 21, 2021

Alumna Makes Reunion Gift to Scholarships to Advance Diversity and Equity at Scripps

Carolyn Holm ’70 has made a major gift to supply need-based scholarship aid to Scripps students. Scholarships create equitable access to Scripps for gifted students regardless of their financial resources. To give today, please click here. By Emily Glory Peters In recent years, expanding scholarship aid has emerged as a strategic priority for Scripps College—and […]

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May 18, 2021

Scripps Parent Joe Mitchner P’21 Shares Why Volunteering is a Must

Joe Mitchner P’21, here with wife Erica and daughters Lexi and Corinne, was named H. Mac and Michele-Anne Riley P’18 Parent Volunteer of the Year By Emily Glory Peters When Joe Mitchner P’21 walked into his first Parent Leadership Council (PLC) event at Scripps, he already had plenty of extraprofessional claims on his time. A […]

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May 7, 2021

First-Gen Students Prep for Success with Help from Foundation Grants to Scripps College Academy

Scripps College Academy helps hundreds of underrepresented young women fulfill their college ambitions. To learn how your foundation can support, contact us here. By Emily Glory Peters Many students find college preparation stressful, but the terrain can be especially rocky for first-generation students. Unable to rely on the experiences of their family as a guide, […]

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April 27, 2021

Donors Help Scripps Make Progress Toward Racial Equity and Inclusivity

Gifts to Scripps’ Racial Justice and Equity Fund are making an undeniable impact at Scripps. To support these goals, please consider making a donation here. By Emily Glory Peters During the last decade, Scripps has accelerated its efforts to foster a more diverse and racially equitable environment for our students, staff, and faculty. Donors have […]

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April 19, 2021

Scripps Community Raises Over $100,000 During Celebratory Day of Giving

By Emily Glory Peters In recognition of all the people and programs that make Scripps College such a special place, more than 300 members of our community came together to successfully raise $108,210 during this year’s Day of Giving on March 24, 2021. Along with parents, staff, students, and fellow alums, graduates of the last […]

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April 7, 2021

Lucy Amneus Sang in Scripps’ Choir for Years. Now Her Family is Giving Back

Jessica Reichman with her mother, Lucy Amneus, a former member of the Claremont Concert Choir at Scripps By Emily Glory Peters Music took center stage in the life of longtime Claremont resident Lucy Amneus. Although never a Scripps student, Lucy was one of the few local community members who sang alongside them for nearly two […]

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March 23, 2021

Scripps Professor Emeritus Jim Gould Passes Away at 96

James “Jim” W. Gould passed away on March 13, 2021, in Seattle at the age of 96. Jim served in WWII, returning home to obtain a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where he would later earn his doctorate. In 1960, Jim served as Fulbright Professor at the […]

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March 22, 2021

Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 Honors Her Mother’s College Journey With Gift to Scripps Scholarships

Mother and daughter duo Audrey Thalia Stewart and Merrilee Howard ’70 began college at the same time. Now, Howard is honoring her mom’s dedication with a gift to scholarships at Scripps. By Emily Glory Peters When Merrilee Stewart Howard ’70 reflects on her time at Scripps, she recognizes how much it took to get her […]

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March 16, 2021

For Raven Twilling ’22, Scholarships Mean Access at Scripps

With scholarship support for students like Raven Twilling ’22, donors can help create a more inclusive, accessible Scripps experience. By Emily Glory Peters Raised in Mill Valley, a small town tucked between San Francisco and Napa Valley, California, Raven Twilling ’22 knew her family was “something of an outlier.” Most of the people Twilling knew […]

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