Letter from the Alumnae Association President

My term as president of the Alumnae Association ends in June 2019, and I am excited to be passing the torch to Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72. I feel fortunate to have maintained my connection with Scripps in the years since I graduated and to have strengthened my ties to our community during my time as president. Reflecting on the past few years, I am most grateful to have had the opportunity to interact with so many Scripps community members. I have spoken with many of you at events on and off campus as well as through my work with the Alumnae Leadership Council and the Board of Trustees. Even if we haven’t connected directly, I continue to be inspired by the time, talent, and treasure you give to Scripps. Several hundred of you volunteer for the College every year—in roles structured and informal and in ways large and small—and your collective impact has been enormous. Whether serving on a committee or meeting with a prospective student, whether sharing a job posting with Career Planning & Resources or giving an informational interview to a current student—whatever you to strengthen our community, I send a hearty “Thank you!” Scripps is strong because our ties to each other are strong. Scripps is not the same place it was when I was a student. While I may be nostalgic for some aspects of my experience, I’m proud of the changes that have been made and the ways in which the College has evolved. I’m also aware that we need to keep moving forward. Thank you for the constructive feedback you’ve shared and for all the ways you’ve pushed Scripps and each other to continue growing. As we advance the initiatives  of the Centennial Plan, I ask you to keep pushing: keep holding the College and each other to high standards, and continue celebrating our successes!
Best wishes, Kendra Armer ’93