Letter from the Alumnae Association President

As a member of the Class of 1972, I am delighted to be the incoming president of the Alumnae Association, as 1972 is the halfway point between 1926 and 2019. As much as Scripps developed during its first 46 years, it has grown exponentially in its last 47 years. I am proud to be part of the College’s history and tradition as well as its potential and future.

After graduating in 1972, I taught English and social studies at a Waldorf School in Wuppertal, West Germany. Returning to the States in 1983, I started working in human resources as a way to combine my background in education with life in the business world; employee relations was a perfect fit. After exactly 24 years with one of the Canon companies, I retired in April 2019.Being part of the Alumnae Leadership Council gives me the opportunity once again to combine the different areas of my background to engage with the College and the amazing Scripps alumnae community. The leadership of outgoing president Kendra Armer ’93 taught me much about friendship, generosity of spirit, and mentorship as I prepared for this role.

The theme of this issue is truth, and, truthfully, we need to do more to ensure that you are a welcomed and engaged part of the Scripps community. I am here to help you get and stay connected to the College and our vibrant and far-flung alumnae circles through regional events as well as volunteer, mentorship, and leadership opportunities. If you are looking to get more involved with the Scripps community, email me at jnashdahlen@gmail.comor reach out to the Office of Alumnae Engagement at or (909) 621-8054. However you choose to connect, we are here for you.

I look forward to hearing from you and getting to know more of you in the years ahead.

All the best,

Juanita Nash-Dahlen ’72