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From the President

Thy Many Gifts

Seventy-five years ago, Ellen Browning Scripps' greatest legacy to the world of education—Scripps College-opened its doors to its first group of women. Since that day, 71 classes have entered and graduated, while, as I write these words, the 72nd class prepares for commencement this May.

Browsing Room

75 Years to Remember

As part of Reunion Weekend (May 3-5), Scripps will bring to a rousing close the yearlong celebration of its 75th anniversary with a gala dinner dance on Bowling Green Lawn on Saturday, May 4.

EBSS Award Winner: Sidney J. Weinberg

The first man to receive the Ellen Browning Scripps Society award in the society's 55-year history was honored by the society and by members of the Board of Trustees at a dinner in Los Angeles in November 2001. Sidney J.Weinberg, Jr., known to his many friends as "Jim," is an emeritus trustee of the College and served EBSS award statueas chair of the Board of Trustees from 1986 to 1991.

Scripps College Annual Fund

With plans to eclipse last fiscal year, which had 52% alumnae participation, the Annual Fund is driving toward an ambitious participation goal of 55% from alumnae. To date, the Annual Fund has received $1.5 million from alumnae, parents, and friends and 31% participation in gifts from alumnae.

The Lois Langland Alumna-In-Residence Endowment Fund

Former students, colleagues, friends, and admirers of Professor Lois Langland have established the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence Endowment Fund at Scripps to honor her as an instructor, poet, and mentor extraordinare.


$7 Million Gift to Create Performing Arts Center

$7 million gift from an anonymous donor—the largest single gift in Scripps history from a living donor since Miss Scripps' founding grant—has enabled the College to begin construction of a $11.5 million performing arts center on campus with a renovated Garrison Theater as its center.

Alumnae Speak

Staight Talk From Suze Orman

Suze Orman told a nearly packed Balch Auditorium, at noon February 23, how she moved from coffee-shop waitress to stockbroker to best-selling author and financial guru through hard work, help from friends, and a lot of trial and error.