From the Alumnae Association President
Kendra Armer ’93
Do you volunteer? According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, in 2015, the national rate of volunteerism in the U.S. was about 25 percent. Remarkably, in a spring 2016 survey of approximately 240 Scripps alumnae, nearly 64 percent said that they volunteer in their communities. While I am never surprised when I hear that our alums are above average in something, I was impressed by the magnitude of this gap!
During the 2016–17 academic year, more than 350 of us volunteered for Scripps in a variety of roles—and in a variety of locations, not just on campus. We served on the Alumnae Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees, and other committees. We supported Reunion Weekend and Camp Scripps planning, spoke on panels, interviewed prospective students, hosted events, mentored students, and gave our time and talent in many other ways. Such efforts impact the current campus community and extend the strength of our networks with one another and the wider world.
If you would like to learn more about Scripps volunteer and engagement opportunities—whether on campus or around the world—you can find descriptions and more information at alumnae.scrippscollege.edu/volunteeropps . You can also contact the Office of Alumnae Engagement at (909) 621-8054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
One specific way Scripps alumnae anywhere can connect is through two annual letter-writing projects. Each fall, volunteers write letters to all the incoming first-year and transfer students welcoming them to Scripps. In the spring, we write letters to each member of the graduating class welcoming them to the Alumnae Association. If you would like to participate, look for an announcement in the 10th & Columbia e-newsletter or on the Alumnae Association Facebook page in early spring or late summer. You can also go to the link above or reach out to the Office of Alumnae Engagement.
Kendra Armer ’93
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