Message from Liz Lee ’02
President, Alumnae Association
It’s no small feat, but we are motivated by the encouragement from the alumnae community.
In the past year as president of the Scripps College Alumnae Association, a constant refrain I’ve heard is that there is no playbook for leadership during these uncertain times. While this is true, the Scripps community has not been deterred. What I’ve found instead are committed leaders at all levels putting their efforts together to build a new playbook—recreating and redefining our community, while preserving the essence that makes Scripps uniquely Scripps.
Part of what makes Scripps so different is the strong bonds that we make while we were students. I cannot imagine where I would be without the lifelong friendships that began in the halls of the College more than 20 years ago. Recognizing the importance of our Scripps relationships, the Alumnae Leadership Council (ALC) continues its efforts to enable our alums to engage with the College, current students, and other alums. The ALC’s challenge includes not just strengthening current tools like Olive Grove to connect our community, but also thinking of new ways to engage in a hybrid reality. It’s no small feat, but we are motivated by the encouragement from our community.
If you are interested in working with us or have ideas for the ALC, please email the Office of Alumnae Engagement at email@example.com.
We look forward to recreating this new playbook with you and strengthening our community and our beloved institution for the future.
Reunion Weekend 2022 Recap
Reunion Weekend 2022 was a joyful return to the Scripps campus in celebration of all classes ending in 2s and 7s for the first time since 2019.
The weekend kicked off with the 50th Reunion Medal Ceremony for the class of 1972 and their mural painting on Graffiti Wall, 50 years later! Friday and Saturday festivities included favorite traditions, such as the Scripps Wine Tasting and a lecture on Ellen Browning Scripps from Dr. Molly McClain, author of Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy. Alums explored the campus through tours of Scripps’ grounds and the Denison Library Rare Book Room, as well as through a guided painting activity of the iconic Denison Library doors. Reunion Convocation drew a large audience inside Balch Auditorium as well as virtually on Zoom to hear College updates from Interim President Amy Marcus-Newhall, a poetry reading by Lynne Thompson ’72, and four powerful stories from the 2022 alumnae awardees.
The weekend concluded with class gatherings across different courtyards, class photos on Woods Steps, and a dinner and dance party on Jaqua Quadrangle. Reunion Weekend 2022 was like no other—it connected over 300 alums across time and space for a special weekend with their beloved Scripps community.
La Semeuse Mentorship: Alum-to-Alum Mentorship Program Update
This spring, the Office of Alumnae Engagement hosted its third cohort of La Semeuse Mentorship, the alum-to-alum mentorship program that establishes meaningful relationships. Fifty-eight alum mentors and mentees from across class years connected individually and in small groups to set goals, discuss weekly topical articles, and share experiences on Olive Grove, Scripps College’s official online community for alums, students, families, and friends.
The alum community will have the opportunity to participate as mentors or mentees in the fall 2022 cohort of La Semeuse mentorship, with sign-ups opening later this summer. For more information, visit scrippscollege.edu/alumnae/volunteer
Save the Date: Camp Scripps 2022
Save the date for the 29th annual Camp Scripps, June 16–19, 2022.
Camp Scripps is back on campus this year! Dedicated Creative Caucus members and longtime Campers are currently planning programming, themed teas, workshops, and a grand finale.
Olive Grove is Scripps College’s official online community to help alums, students, families, and friends flourish through lifelong, purposeful connections.
As an alum, you have access to a powerful, global online community of over 1,000 diverse alums!
Through Olive Grove, you can:
- Share advice and expertise with other alums and students navigating various career and life stages
- Participate in virtual and in-person events just for alums
- Shop the Scripps Alum Business Directory
- Expand your network and seek insights from alums who have the experience and perspectives most valuable to you
- Access lifelong learning materials through the Laspa Center for Leadership and Career Planning & Resources
- Post or view job opportunities, join a group, and participate in a variety of ways
Join Olive Grove today at olivegrove.scrippscollege.edu