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June 18, 2018

Alumna in Science: Kelly D. Farwell Hagman ’98

It started in high school for Kelly Hagman ’98. In a biology class lecture, her teacher began a new discussion topic: genetics. Hagman was intrigued by the nuances of humans’ inherited characteristics and was fascinated with how eye color, one of the most complex of our hereditary traits, is passed from parent to child. This […]

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June 15, 2018

You Helped Make Change at Scripps

During our June Day of Giving, you gave back in a big way—196 individuals made a gift to support Scripps College, totaling $39,146.56. This amount will be matched by Scripps Trustee and alumna Nancy Katayama ’77, alumna Joanna Hamel Dunklee ’62, and an anonymous trustee and alumna from the Class of 1974. Overall, you helped […]

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June 7, 2018

Designing a Future in the Arts

“One of the best pieces of advice my father passed along before I arrived at Scripps was to pick my major by the quality of the professor,” says Valérie C. Whitacre ’08. “If the professor of underwater basket weaving was the best professor on campus, then one would benefit from taking the course!” Following her […]

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May 30, 2018

Make Change for Scripps on June 13

As Scripps winds down another year of growth, achievements, and successes, it’s an opportune time to show our collective support as a community of alums, family members, and friends by making a gift to the College. Although we ask for your support throughout the year, during the month of June we will show you how […]

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May 4, 2018

Over 275 Alums Return to Scripps for Reunion Weekend

Thanks to all of the alums who joined us for Reunion Weekend 2018. We enjoyed reconnecting with you and hope you relished time with friends, classmates, and the rest of your Scripps family. We captured a few of our favorite moments from the weekend. For the full photo album, visit our Scripps College Flickr page.

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April 27, 2018

Trustee Carolyn Revelle Propels Scripps’ Presidential Scholarship Initiative to $4.9 Million with Lead Gift

Last fall, as part of the More Scripps Campaign, President Lara Tiedens announced the Presidential Scholarship Initiative, with the goal of raising $10 million toward endowment for scholarships by June 30, 2018. In a generous show of support, trustee Carolyn Revelle has gifted $1 million to Scripps to fund this new initiative. “The opportunity to […]

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April 6, 2018

Scripps Celebrates Our 2018 Alumnae Award Recipients

Each year, Scripps College recognizes the contributions of our graduates in communities across the country with three alumnae awards: Distinguished Alumna Award, Outstanding Recent Alumna, and Volunteer of the Year. Recipients are honored during Reunion Weekend. (From left to right: Michelle Cleveland ’00, Jess Heaney ’08, and Brooke Tomblin ’92) First presented in 1978, the […]

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March 29, 2018

Thank You for Our Most Successful Day of Giving to Date!

Congratulations, and thank you! When we asked you to “Stand for Scripps,” you responded in record numbers. 219 individuals gave to our Day of Giving campaign, including alums, families, Scripps staff and faculty, and even current students.  Your $33,000 in gifts supported scholarships, making it that much more possible for future students and alums to […]

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March 28, 2018

Today, We Stand for Scripps

Scripps stands for academic excellence. Scripps stands for student opportunities. Scripps stands for graduating scholars who contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity. You stand for Scripps when you support academic excellence. When you support student opportunities. When you support the next generation of women leaders who affect […]

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March 16, 2018

Unleashing Potential: Pasadena Event Recap

What happens when professors empower students to investigate? Explore? Challenge? They begin Unleashing Potential. At Scripps, faculty and student collaboration enhances learning and fuels achievement while strengthening our intellectual community. On March 11, alumnae and families joined President Tiedens and Scripps professors for student presentations and an enlightening conversation. Here are some highlights from that […]

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February 27, 2018

Empower Academic Excellence: Meet Audrey

Give to Sustain Transformative Academic Programs “Before Scripps, I hadn’t been in environments where I felt comfortable telling my story,” says Audrey Hector ’18. Audrey recently completed a rite of passage for all Scripps seniors—the senior thesis. For some, the thesis is a written discourse on a subject that they’ve become passionate about during the […]

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Empower Learning: Meet Audrey

Give to Sustain Transformative Academic Programs “Before Scripps, I hadn’t been in environments where I felt comfortable telling my story,” says Audrey Hector ’18. Audrey recently completed a rite of passage for all Scripps seniors—the senior thesis. For some, the thesis is a written discourse on a subject that they’ve become passionate about during the […]

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February 20, 2018

Spotlight on A. Carin Weinrich ’88

Immigration and Civil Rights Feature When A. Carin Weinrich ’88 reminisces about her time at Scripps College, her favorite spot on campus comes to mind: Browning Hall’s third-floor balcony. From that vantage point, she could take in the scenic views and enjoy a brief respite from busy campus life. Having a peaceful retreat at Scripps […]

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February 16, 2018

Looking for Talent? Recruit at Scripps!

  Each spring, Career Planning & Resources at Scripps College releases their annual resume book. This book is a networking tool for our students and contains over 100 resumes of current seniors and recent graduates interested in finding full-time employment in a number of industries. The names and industries are hyperlinked, making it easy to […]

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February 13, 2018

More Scripps: Spotlight on Family Engagement

Interested in getting involved with Scripps College but don’t know where to start? Two families offer different perspectives into their involvement at the College. David and Moni Butze P’18 and Olivia Butze ’18 Finding Value in Volunteering David and Moni Butze have always been involved in their daughter Olivia’s education and share a devotion to […]

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February 6, 2018

Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 Gifts $3.1 Million to Support the Arts and Humanities at Scripps College

Scripps College is thrilled to announce a landmark gift of $3.1 million from Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler ’72 in support of the arts and humanities. Her generosity will enable Scripps to create an endowed faculty chair in the history of architecture and art and provide ongoing support for the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. Jungels-Winkler is a champion […]

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February 5, 2018

Sabine Romero ’95 Selected as 2018 Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence

With over 20 years of experience in open government, Sabine Romero ’95 has made a difference from the local to the international level and everywhere in between. And she is ready to bring that experience back to Scripps for her residency titled, Open Government: Ten Ways to Make a Difference in the World. After graduating […]

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January 24, 2018

Anonymous Donor Offers Matching Gift Challenge for Paul R. Bishop Memorial Award

The Paul R. Bishop Memorial Award in Choral and Vocal Music has garnered more than $18,000 in support from alumnae, family members, and friends of Bishop and the music program. As lead college for the Joint Music Program, Scripps announced the establishment of the award in August after the passing of Bishop, a beloved Scripps […]

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January 12, 2018

More Scripps: Spotlight on Dance

“Dance facilitates a space for students to feel, think, speak, and move with their curiosities and interests,” says Kevin Williamson, assistant professor of dance at Scripps. “Students learn deeply about their embodied experiences, their understanding of the world and their place in it.” The dance program at Scripps College provides our students with a valuable […]

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January 5, 2018

It Started with a Conversation

Ruth Reese-Lane ’92 has always been curious. She has a natural interest in the human experience—the story—inspired by her upbringing. Growing up in El Paso, Texas, a town nestled along the northern border of Mexico, Lane enjoyed listening to her neighbors and peers. In a town with much Latin influence, she grew up learning Spanish […]

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