Dr. Sidney B. Fay, Professor of History at Harvard University, speaks at Commencement.
Walker Evans, a noted photographer and recipient of several Guggenheim Fellowships, makes four visits to Wheaton during 1940-1941 to lecture and photograph the campus.
1941 - 1914Walter Oscar McIntire
“Dr. Mac,” Walter Oscar McIntire was the Professor of Philosophy and Education from 1914 to 1941 and Professor Emeritus from 1941 to 1956. A beloved teacher, students knew him as gentle, dedicated, serious, and approachable. He performed marriage ceremonies for… Read More »
Naylor House, at 42 Howard Street, was named for Annie M. Naylor, from whom it was purchased in 1941. It is now the Counseling Center.
1941 - 2003Holcombe Austin
Holcombe Austin was a Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus, 1972-2003).
A 1942 graduate of Wheaton, she is the wife of Robert S. Weil, Wheaton Trustee from 1968 to 1992, and Emeritus since 1992. A lounge on the main level of the Library Stair Tower in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library… Read More »
Dr. John Edgar Park, Wheaton College president, speaks at commencement.
The Student War Activities Board, or SWAB, organizes war relief efforts.
Dr. Barrows took responsibility for the college’s herbarium, and in 1946 was made director of the Department of Gardens, Trees and Shrubs.
In November the Alumnae Office sent out letters asking alumni what they were doing to aid the war effort.
Vera Micheles Dean, Research Director of the Foreign Policy Association, speaks at Commencement.
Grace B. Park, wife of Wheaton president, J. Edgar Park, is awarded an honorary degree.
1944 - 1961Alexander H. Meneely
Dartmouth College Professor of History Alexander Howard Meneely (1899-1961) began his 17-year tenure when Dr. Park retired in 1944, faced with leading the College in a period of post-war confusion and rising costs. Enrollment growth allowed Wheaton to expand and… Read More »
Reverend Dr. John Edgar Park, retiring President of Wheaton College, speaks at Commencement.
Muriel Reylonds, Class of 1924, is named one of the first two women officers of a major worldwide corporation.
Dr. Alexander Howard Meneely, president of Wheaton College, speaks at commencement.
April 20, 1945, Rev. James H. Robinson, Minster of the Church of the Master in Harlem, and a prominent African-American rights activist, came to speak at Wheaton.
President Meneely brought the issue of the segregation policy to the Board of Trustees. On June 3, 1945, the Board officially agreed to open admission to “colored students,” should any qualified individuals apply.
In October 1945, a group of Wheaton students moved the college farther by raising $601 for scholarships for African-American students.
1946 - 1909Sarah Belle Young
Sarah Belle Young was Professor of English, Registrar, and Secretary to the Faculty from 1909 to 1946 (Registrar Emerita, 1946-1973). In 1946, she was awarded as an Honorary Degree Recipient. Miss Young experienced many changes at Wheaton, having arrived in… Read More »