A new director for Scripps College Academy

Kelly Hewitt ’08 has been named director of Scripps College Academy (SCA), replacing director Sylvia Ruiz ’05, who begins a doctoral program in higher education and organization change at UCLA this fall.

The highly successful academic enrichment program provides yearlong opportunities for students in 9th and 10th grades from racially diverse and underserved areas. Every summer, a select number of high achievers come to campus for two weeks to take classes from Scripps professors, attend workshops on financial aid and applying to college, and get a taste of what it’s like to be at a residential liberal arts college; during the year, participants have access to resources at Scripps to help them continue to succeed in high school.

Hewitt has been a member of SCA’s student staff for the past four years, serving as an academic facilitator for the summer residential program. She also created and presented admission and financial aid workshops for SCA participants and their families, and mentored high school students in successfully completing the college admission process. In addition to her involvement with SCA, Hewitt has served as student representative of the student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees, head manager of the student-run Scripps Store, and president and company member of The Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company, which won the 2007 national championship.


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