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Rankin Returns Emily M. Rankin ’97 has returned for the second time to Scripps. In February, the College welcomed Emily as the new director of alumnae relations. Emily left Scripps in 1997 with a dual degree in international relations and French and began developing expertise in programming and events management. She served as a development associate and events coordinator for the Opera Pacific in Costa Mesa, and development associate and benefit coordinator for the Byrd Hoffman Foundation in New York City. Emily came back to Scripps in 1999 to serve as associate director of alumnae relations. In 2002, she accepted an appointment as director of alumni relations at Whittier College. After three years at Whittier, Emily has once again returned to the Revelle House, home of alumnae relations since 2000. Emily said she “always knew it would be great to be back at Scripps,” and she added the warm welcome she has received has made the experience akin to coming home.



The Power of Women’s Friendships A landmark UCLA study in 2003 on women’s friendships suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women. How much better is that than the fight or flight options previously thought to be our main responses? Not surprising, nearly 90% of stress research has been done on males. Now, studies on women and stress show that friendships help lower blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol. Simply put, our friends are helping us live longer and better.

Outstanding Young Women Wanted!

Do you have a story about a friend who has been there for you at a critical point in your life? Are friendships essential to you? How do you make time to be with a friend or friends? Please share your thoughts and experiences with us for the next issue of the magazine. If you need more than the usual suggested 500-word limit, take it. After all, what’s more important than love and friendship? Copy deadline: August 30, 2005. Send to: Editor, Scripps Magazine, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, or

ALUMNAE ONLINE COMMUNITY Here are just a few of the things you can do when you sign up for the Alumnae Association Online Community: • Reconnect with classmates • Discover new professional networking opportunities • Receive e-mail newsletters about upcoming events in your area and happenings on campus • Register for Scripps events and pay online • Update your contact information online • Post a class note telling friends and classmates what’s going on in your life

This certificate entitles the applicant named below to a waiver of the $50 application fee.

“When I was looking for my first job out of school four years ago, I spent hours pouring over the Scripps Directory (in hard copy) looking for alums who worked in the same fields I was interested in. It makes me laugh that I can do the same thing online now, with the click of a button using the OLC.” – Katy Norris ’00

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Applications for the Class of 2010 are due November 1, 2005, for Early Decision I; January 1, 2006, for Early Decision II; January 1, 2006, for Regular Decision. Other deadlines are as follows: Scholarship deadline: November 1, 2005; Midyear Admission deadline: November 15, 2005; Fall Transfer deadline: April 1, 2006.


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