From the Scripps Parent Leadership Council Co-Chairs

One of our favorite aspects of the Scripps experience is its vibrant community of alumnae and families. We continue to be inspired by the College’s breadth of ambassadors and supporters who engage with the College in a variety of ways. 

Take, for example, fellow Scripps parent Tien Bui P’20. This year, Tien was the recipient of the Michele-Anne and H. Mac Riley P’19 Parent Volunteer Award, which celebrates the contributions of parents in the Scripps community. Named for our Parent Leadership Council co-chair predecessors, this honor was created to recognize parents whose dedication plays a key role in strengthening the Scripps community and is given annually at Scripps Family Weekend. 

The inaugural awardee, Tien has been deeply involved with Scripps throughout her daughter Audrey’s time at the College. Over the last four years, Tien has made countless welcome calls to incoming families and hosted numerous events in San Francisco. She has also been an active member of the Scripps Parent Leadership Council, generously supporting The Parent Fund each year. In addition, Tien has worked closely as a volunteer with both our Career Planning & Resources office and the Laspa Center for Leadership, offering her industry connections as principal advisor for the National Institutes of Health Commercialization Accelerator Program to create new opportunities for students. 

Tien is just one of many parents who give their time and care to the College, and we are inspired and grateful for the deep level of engagement shown by so many in the parent community. If you are interested in getting involved, we encourage you to reach out to the Office of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy. As we move into the summer, there are a variety of ways to connect. Many of us in recent weeks have become experts in virtual communication, and we are currently inviting parent callers to join us in reaching out to welcome new families across the country.  

Whatever your passion, your support enhances the experiences and growth of our students before, during, and after their time at Scripps. As parents of both a current student and an alumna, we applaud this worthy mission! 

Cordially yours,

Marie and Jamie Crouch P’19, P’23