New Fall 2010 Trustees

Four new members join the Scripps College Board of Trustees in 2010.

Marguerite ManelaRecent Graduate Trustee-elect Marguerite Manella ’10 received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics this past spring. Her service to the College includes two years as a resident advisor and four years as a tour guide and host. The James E. Scripps Scholarship recipient (2006-2010) has further demonstrated her leadership skills as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning Prioritization and Implementation, from 2009-2010. As a trustee, she serves on the educational policy and student affairs committee. A resident of Sharon, Massachusetts, she is presently on an eight-month road trip around the United States with friends. She especially looks forward to visiting national parks in the West.

Emily WaldorfEmily Waldorf ’03 received her bachelor’s degree in art history and French studies, cum laude. After graduation, she pursued her study of French, earning her MA from Middlebury College in 2004. Her interest in art has culminated in her present work as an art consultant for WLM Advisors and as an art writer for ArtsÉtoile ( Since 2008, Waldorf has served as a board member of Piece by Piece. Waldorf serves on the educational policy, finance, and student affairs committees. She and her husband, Greg Waldorf, along with son Jacob, currently reside in Los Angeles.

Elizabeth Cundiff ’84 received her BA in Spanish and psychology. Since graduation, she has devoted substantial time and resources to support the mission of the College. In 2003, she founded the Elizabeth Cundiff Endowed Scholarship to assist a student with financial need. In addition, Cundiff has served in various leadership capacities in the Alumnae Association, most notably as its current president for the 2010-2012 term. In her professional career, she has worked in the computer software industry for 20 years, including Symantec Corporation and Hewlett Packard Company, and currently as a program manager for Sonic Solutions. The Culver City resident serves on the educational policy, student affairs, and buildings and grounds committees.

Suzanne MuchnicSuzanne Ely Muchnic ’62 earned her BA from Scripps, followed by an MA in art from the Claremont Graduate School in 1963. After graduation, she entered the California public school system, serving as an art department chair and teacher. A published art writer, for many years with the Los Angeles Times, her exhibition reviews and feature articles have appeared in magazines such as Artnews, American Craft, and Harper’s Bazaar. In 1998, her acclaimed biography of Norton Simon, Odd Man In, was published by the University of California Press. Muchnic is a member of Art Table, Inc. and the International Association of Art Critics. She has been chair of the Ellen Browning Scripps Society, and was named the College’s Distinguished Alumna in 1987. She chairs the Honors, Awards, and Recognition Committee on the Alumnae Leadership Council; as a trustee, she serves on the educational policy, student affairs, and buildings and grounds committees. She and her husband, PaulD. Muchnic, M.D., reside in Playa del Rey, California.


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