From the Alumnae Association President
by Libby Greig DeMeo ’95
Leaders, like many things in life, present themselves in many ways. Some carry a title that delineates their role, but many times some of the most impactful leaders and influencers are committee or team members. Dozens of Scripps alumnae, spanning decades of class years, have influenced and mentored me, both personally and professionally, over the past 20 years—a gift for which I am forever grateful.
This past October, I was truly inspired meeting and mingling with 150+ guests at the More Inspiration event in San Francisco. The room was abuzz as alumnae and parents networked, shared stories, and asked proactive questions of our panelists. The post-event survey results clearly articulated that our alumnae have a strong desire to see each other more often and in more casual settings. I am delighted that more than 12 alumnae expressed interest to volunteer and host events in their local communities.
In addition to volunteering on a local level, the Alumnae Leadership Council (ALC), the governing body of the Scripps Alumnae Association, provides another great opportunity to get involved. ALC members need not live in Southern California, as we utilize web-based and teleconferencing services for the quarterly meetings. We are beginning to plan for next year, and I hope you will consider joining our great group of engaged alumnae on the ALC. Currently, we have openings for the roles listed below. Position terms are generally two years and will begin on July 1, 2015.
- Communications Chair
- The Scripps Fund Chair
- Admission Liaison
An active committee within the ALC is the Alumnae Student Diversity Committee, which works closely with students and the Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE).
Volunteer opportunities are available for all alumnae, and I encourage you to learn more at scrippscollege.edu/engage/alumnae/volunteers.