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World-Class Women

Of 32 alumnae for whom the Peace Corps has graduation-year records, 15 started their Peace Corps service the same year they graduated, 11 began in the Peace Corps within a year or two of graduation. Three women waited the longest to join: 9, 10, and 38 years after graduation.


So long, Farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu

After 29 years at Scripps, I have graded my last exam, taught my last voice lesson, chaired my last search committee, and marshaled my last commencement. I am happy and very content.

by Jane O'Donnell

Student View: Reaching New Heights

I'm certain I looked foolish, talking and gesturing wildly to no one in my car while headed to lunch that day, but I couldn't help it; I just couldn't bite my tongue any longer! What sparked my behavior? A session of the Scripps College Summer Academy this past June is the culprit.

by Saida Beckum '07

Alumnae Speak

Acting on Instinct

It was exactly what I was looking for. It required my technical skills, my project management skills, and my people skills, all in a beautiful working environment. It's a career I never could have planned for, and yet I couldn't be happier.

by Victoria Nelson '93

From Lemonade Sales to the Real Deal

So how did I go from selling lemonade to selling advertising for a newspaper? Well, that goes back to my love of print, which started with Highlights magazine, the first magazine I ever loved.

by Lauren E. Burchett '00

Retired, Inspired, Re-Fired(Up!)

The satisfaction comes in something other than salary and compensation. Further, I immerse myself in fund raising and other charitable causes that speak to me. And true to the habit established nearly three decades ago at Scripps College, I take classes and travel to fulfill the need to see and learn more about the world around me.

by Barbara A. Bruner '76

What’s Love Got to do With It?

What about love? You may not think of love as a professional decision, but I'm beginning to think that it is.

Editor's Page

The Times They Are A-Changin’

I find it remarkable that Scripps College has had 56 alumnae in the Peace Corps since 1960; seven are serving today. Chances are that, if you are an alumna, you'll know at least one of these women. Read about their adventures.

by Mary Shipp Bartlett

Browsing Room

(Re)Enter, Stage Left

When she attended Scripps, Diana Sherman was a writing fiend. Today, Sherman continues in her success.

Art, Furniture of Sam and Alfreda Maloof

Sam Maloof, considered America's foremost artist in woodworking, first met his future wife, Alfreda, in Seal Court, in 1947, when she was enrolled in art classes at Scripps and he was running errands for artist and professor Millard Sheets. They married one year later, just a few weeks after their first date. Theirs was a remarkable marriage and partnership of more than 50 years.

Bridging the Global Gap

Melissa Fischer '05 has been awarded the 2004 Summer Internship for Conflict Resolution. Sponsored by Margaret Towne D'Albert '54, the internship stipend of $3,000 is given to a student who will work for a summer with an organization dedicated to peace and conflict resolution.

CMS Athenas Hunt (and Find) Victory

Nearly 40 Scripps Women during the 2003-2004 school year tackled intercollegiate athletics and academics simultaneously. Their competitive efforts helped the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) athletic team win the All Sports trophy for the best athletic program in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) for the 12th consecutive year.

Happiness Is a ‘38 Chevy (If it’s Air Conditioned)

Patricia Dillon, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Professor in Contemporary European Studies, reminisces about her favorite summer adventure-in a hot rod.

by Professor Patricia Dillon

Scripps In Short

The new Performing Arts Center continues to receive rave reviews for its superb design and reconstruction, as the City of Claremont honored Scripps this spring with a 2003 Architectural Commission Excellence in Design Award for the new center.

Wilson Takes A Seat, Then Hits the Road

Attorney Roxanne Wilson '76 has been elected to chair the Scripps Board of Trustees, assuming office July 1,2004.

Post Scripps

Seeking World Peace, Literally

As I prepare to leap into the express lane of international security and arms control, I'm trying to keep a level head. Though it is overwhelming at times, I am also quite excited. Thank you, Scripps, for giving me the confidence to do things that I may not have done otherwise.

by Risa Mongiello '03