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.

The anniversary year brought a range of nationally and internationally recognized speakers to campus. Nobel laureate Lech Walesa, political pundit Molly Ivins ’66, financial guru Suze Orman, architect Norma Sklarek, breast cancer expert Dr. Susan Love, and folk singer Holly Near are just a few of the visitors that attracted overflow audiences.

Three dozen Scripps faculty members shared interests and expertise as part of the Brad and Mary Anne Blaine Lecture Series.Art and cultural exhibitions were also part of the rich mix.

“After a year of focus on the intellectual, artistic, and cultural offerings we are so proud of at Scripps, it’s time to celebrate,” said Alice Betts Carpenter ’57, co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee.

The committee, also co-chaired by Judy Harvey Sahak ’66, Sally Preston Swan Librarian at Denison Library, will premiere a video tribute to Scripps’ past, present, and future during the gala.” We have a few more surprises in store,” she promised.” It will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.”