Gabby Giffords receives award from alma mater

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CLAREMONT, CA. (FOX NEWS) - Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords is heading back to her old stomping grounds for a special honor.

Giffords received the Ellen Browning Scripps Medal Saturday (9/21) from Scripps College, her alma mater.

The medal is given to women whose accomplishments make a significant difference in opportunities for other women.

Giffords is the first alum to get the award.

Other women to receive the award include former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton and former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.