As another school year begins and we embark on our second year as Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs, we want to extend a heartfelt “thanks” to the parents and families who made this our most engaged year yet! Together, we built community around the globe, connected students with jobs and internships, and contributed to establish a Parent Fund Scholarship—activities that helped foster an exceptional experience for all Scripps students. Among our many highlights was hosting the Class of 2022 welcome event in the Washington, D.C., area—one of a dozen or so gatherings around the country for new students and their families. This event not only helped build relationships between the newest members of our Scripps community but also allowed families to connect with some of the impressive alumnae in our region. Their enthusiastic engagement demonstrates the value of the Scripps experience and the power of the Scripps network, which endures years, even decades, after graduation. We could not have hoped for a more inspiring example for new students and family members as they begin their own relationship with the College. Events like this make us even more passionate about forging Scripps connections in the year to come, and we invite each of you to think of ways you might engage with the College. The Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy can be an excellent resource to help you discover worthwhile opportunities for participation. Your support and involvement brings us closer together as a community and enhances the journeys of alumnae, families, and students across the globe.
With warmest regards
Michele-Anna and H. Mac Riley P’18