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December 1, 2015

More Impact: Jeany Larsen ’14 The Power of Internships

Solid grades and a four-year degree are often no longer enough to score admission to a top grad school or land a plum job after graduation. Today, employers and schools want more from students, and students want more as well. Degrees are important, but so is applied experience. This is where internships—and being a Scripps […]

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Signature Campus: Dance Facility

Scripps students who study dance prepare themselves for a world of exciting post-graduate opportunities. Dance students often continue to perform or choreograph. Others pursue careers or graduate study in arts administration, criticism, education, dance history, film, social work, dance therapy, or medicine. However, Scripps dance majors and recreational non- majors are in need of more […]

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The Lori Bettison-Varga Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support

This fall, the Scripps Board of Trustees announced the establishment of The Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support. We are pleased to report that gifts and pledges totaling over $125,000 have been made to the fund to date. This fund was established as a lasting celebration of former President Bettison-Varga’s contributions […]

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July 1, 2015

Weathering the Drought With Community Support

According to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 95 percent of the State of California is currently experiencing severe to exceptional drought, and future prospects for relief look grim. It is no longer optional to cut back on water use; for the first time in state history, the governor has directed mandatory water reductions […]

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June 1, 2015

A strong endowment means empowerment for Scripps College

“Every building needs a strong foundation, and so, too, does the College. The Scripps endowment — its financial strength — is its firm foundation.” Jean Bixby Smith ’59 is an esteemed Scripps College alumna, donor, and volunteer; she has been a member of the Scripps College Board of Trustees since 1978. Bixby Smith served as […]

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February 1, 2015

A Message from NEW Hall’s Anonymous Lead Donors

Though we have long watched Scripps College with respect and interest from afar, our family’s relationship to the College is a new one. Over the past year, we’ve had the pleasure of spending time on Scripps’ breathtaking campus, engaging with intellectually curious students, and meeting accomplished alumnae. We were so impressed with the quality of […]

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Chalan Colby ’61 Pledges $1.25 Million to Campaign

“My years at Scripps were life-changing,” says Chalan Colby ’61. “I was away from home, and it was a chance to grow up and make choices I felt good about. For the first time, in many ways, I was participating. That had not always been the case before I got to Scripps. Once I was […]

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Miller Family Honors Katharine Howard Miller ’55 With New Faculty Office Wing

On October 10, 2014, members of the Scripps community gathered to dedicate the Katharine Howard Miller ’55 Wing of the Bette Cree Edwards ’49 Humanities Building. The wing features 17 new faculty offices with collaborative spaces designed to promote innovative teaching, research, and leadership.Her husband, the late Frank Miller (CMC ’53) completed Kathy’s term as a […]

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October 13, 2014

Anonymous Gift Lays the Foundation for New Scripps Residence Hall

Scripps College has received a $10 million donation from an anonymous donor to support the construction of its tenth residence hall. President Lori Bettison-Varga said, “This generous gift will provide a beautiful, modern, and comfortable home away from home for more than 100 students and allow all Scripps students to participate in the residential life […]

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November 10, 2013

Scripps College Launches $175 Million Fundraising Campaign

Scripps College has launched the most ambitious campaign in its history – a $175 million initiative for student’s scholarships, the LASPA Center (Leadership, Analysis, Scholarship, Public Service, Action) programming, internships, and the extraordinary teaching and campus for which Scripps is known. The Scripps campaign focuses on people versus buildings with 78 percent of the $175 […]

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February 18, 2013

Scripps College Receives $5.3 Million Pledge from Trustee Nancy Katayama ’77

President Lori Bettison-Varga today announced a $5.3 million pledge to Scripps College from current Scripps College Board of Trustee Nancy Katayama ’77. The pledge came in anticipation of a significant fundraising initiative and will produce immediate and long-term benefits for the College. “Scripps College’s intellectually stimulating community is enriched by the valuable support of our […]

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March 9, 2012

Scripps College Receives $2 Million Gift

President Lori Bettison-Varga today announced a $2 million gift to Scripps College. Prior to his death in January, trustee emeritus Frank R. Miller, Jr. dedicated $2 million to the College to honor his late wife, Katharine Howard Miller ’55. Frank R. Miller, Jr. was appointed to the Scripps College Board of Trustees in 2004 to complete […]

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