A Model for Success

Tori SepandVictoria “Tori” Sepand ’15 is a natural leader and go-getter. And her achievements at Scripps speak volumes about her character. Sepand is the inaugural recipient of the Bekki Lee Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a continuing student who demonstrates an interest in furthering the Scripps mission through her efforts to support education, access, and inclusion.

Sepand has kept herself busy at Scripps, as Vice President of Wanawake Weusi, Office of Black Student Affairs Ujima mentor, a New Student Program Team Leader, and a residence hall advisor. She also sat on the search committee for the Dean of Students position, is the Student Activities Chair for SAS, and is a student member of the Public Events Advisory Committee.

“Tori’s work as a student leader over her college career has focused on matters of access, inclusivity, and education for all Scripps students,” says Associate Dean of Students Samuel Haynes. “For these reasons, she is an exceptional first recipient of the Bekki Lee Memorial Scholarship.”

The Bekki Lee Memorial Scholarship celebrates the late Vice President and Dean of Student’s lifelong commitment to education, access, and inclusion.

“It was clear that for many, Dean Lee helped make Scripps feel more like home,” says Sepand. “In my time at Scripps, helping as many students as possible feel welcome here has been one of my biggest goals.”



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