From the Alumnae Association President Libby Greig DeMeo ’95

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I am forever grateful to Scripps for instilling in me the desire for lifelong learning. From the lively class discussions with my peers to the mentoring I received from my professors, I loved being a student at Scripps. As Alumnae Association president, I delight in returning to campus knowing I will bump into the faculty and staff members who had such an impact on my life.

Staying connected with the College, especially its faculty and Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, can often feel like a challenge for alumnae near and far. Happily, the Scripps website has a wealth of resources to transport us back to campus from the comfort of our homes or hotel rooms. I encourage you to explore the faculty podcasts that can be found at scrippscollege.edu/news/scrippscasts.

The late Scripps Professor Emerita Lois Langland recognized the value of bringing alumnae back to campus through co-curricular programming. In 1994, a group of alumnae founded the Lois Langland Alumna-in­Residence program in honor of Lois as a unique opportunity for an alumna to share her professional and life experiences with Scripps students through conversations, lectures, and workshops. This February, Maya Higgins ’10 will share with us the skills and experience she has gained in her role as an international trip leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions, as well as an educator and site manager for NatureBridge, where she facilitates student experiences focusing on leadership, stewardship, and science inquiry in national parks. During her time on campus, she hopes to inspire students, staff, and alumnae to identify their strengths, discover their passions, rethink what is possible, and take risks in order to make positive change happen within their own lives and throughout the entire Scripps community.

Finally, with Reunion Weekend right around the corner (April 29 – May 1), I encourage you to take a peek into the Core Curriculum by attending one of the lectures offered. Come back to campus and engage! Scripps faculty, students, and staff are eagerly awaiting your return.

Cheers,

Libby

 

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