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July 23, 2018
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Scripps College Announces Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics

Scripps College recently received a $1.5 million gift to establish the Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics. Family members made the gift in Dr. Yamane’s honor. Yamane was a well-known statistician and the author of several books, including Mathematics for Economists and Elementary Sampling Theory. He is perhaps best known for developing the Yamane Formula, the standard used […]
July 3, 2018
Lynne Thompson '72

Lynne Thompson ’72 Begins Term as Chair of the Board of Trustees

Scripps College is pleased to announce that Lynne Thompson ’72 will step into her new role as chair of the Board of Trustees on July 1, 2018. She was unanimously elected to the position by the Board in March 2017. Mark Herron, the outgoing chair, said, “Lynne’s leadership experience, her creativity, and her commitment to […]
June 29, 2018
Anne Marie Purkey Levine-Alumnae spotlight

Becoming the CEO of Her Career

Alumna Spotlight: Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98 Anne Marie Purkey Levine ’98 was born into a love for the arts. While growing up, her parents spent their modest income on experiences—they exposed her to museums and art exhibits whenever possible. Levine’s grandmother dabbled as an artist, and art played an important role in her childhood. […]
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 […]
June 15, 2018
I gave to make change at Scripps.

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 […]
June 7, 2018
Valerie C. Whitacre '08

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 […]
May 30, 2018
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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 […]
May 4, 2018
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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.
April 27, 2018
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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 […]
April 6, 2018
2018 Alumnae Award Winners

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 […]
March 29, 2018
Day of Giving. Stand for Scripps. How did we do? 219 unique donors. We surpassed our goal of 200 donors! $33,000 to support student scholarships. Participation: 147 alums and students, 31 families and parents, and 43 staff and friends. Congrats on our most successful day of giving to date. Thank you! Your gift provides access to a higher education and opportunities for the next generation of leaders.

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 […]
March 27, 2018
Moe Macarow '07

More Scripps: Spotlight on Moe Macarow ’07

Aron “Moe” Macarow ’07 would say that he is “not your typical Scripps alum.” Macarow identifies as a queer, Jewish, trans man who has spent much of his life in self-discovery. Since graduating, he has medically and legally transitioned genders and has converted to Judaism. He says navigating Scripps was difficult before the College began […]
March 16, 2018
Unleashing Potential: Pasadena panel

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 […]
March 9, 2018
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More Scripps: Spotlight on Scholarships

Imagine you’re a senior in high school, eagerly waiting to hear from Scripps College whether or not you’ve been admitted to next year’s class. You’ve worked hard for this: you’re at the top of your class, you lettered in a sport, and you spent hours volunteering in your community. The envelope—or more likely email—arrives, and […]
March 2, 2018
Leonida Radford '17

Paying it Forward

Alumna in Science Profile: Leonida Radford ’17 Leonida Radford describes the sense of wonder she experienced in her seventh grade science class one day. Her teacher explained how particles in the sky reflect and absorb light, and depending on the angle of the sun, that’s why we see different colors in the sky. Discovering this […]
February 27, 2018
Meet Audrey

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 […]
February 23, 2018

Family Weekend 2018 Photo Recap

  Thank you to all of the families who joined us for Family Weekend 2018! Here is a slideshow with some of our favorite moments.
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 […]
February 16, 2018
Resume Book 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 […]
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 […]