Former Students, Trustees, and Freidns Establish Kathleen O’Brien Wicker Endowment

Kathleen O’Brien Wicker, the Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Professor in the Humanities and professor of religion at Scripps, retires this spring after 32 years of teaching at the College. To honor her as a teacher, role model, scholar, and humanist, a group of former students, trustees, and friends have established the Kathleen O’Brien Wicker Endowment to continue in perpetuity her interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to feminist biblical studies.

Each year the endowment will bring to campus a distinguished theological scholar, who will interact with Scripps students and offer a lecture to the broader Claremont Colleges community. The goal is to build upon a tradition that Professor Wicker began this year with her ambitious conference, “The Global Future of Feminist New Testament Studies.”

The Endowment Steering Committee includes coordinator Catherine Pyke ’79, Sally Dungan Askew ’83, Shannon McGrady Bane ’85, Dawn Dorland ’02, Sophia Lund ’98, Naomi Maddox Morales ’76, Karen Kelley Piacentini ’74, Pati Ranieri ’97, Jennifer Richard ’91, Kathryn Sweeney ’77, Suzanne MacIntosh Haddad ’92, and Patricia Packard La Croix ’78.

For information about the Kathleen O’Brien Wicker Endowment, please contact Mary Weis, director of the Campaign, at (909) 607-7534.