Jeannette Kittredge Watson, a member of the class of 1902 was wife of Thomas J. Watson, Sr., the founder of International Business Machines (IBM). Mother of four children, and member of IBM’s board of directors for many years.
1908 - PresentBarrows Green
The green between Chapin, Larcom, and Emerson Dining Hall, created in 1908, was for many years the site for outdoor basketball games. Games at the time, played with a peach basket mounted on a pole (no backboard), resulted in scores… Read More »
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 »
Dr. Barrows took responsibility for the college’s herbarium, and in 1946 was made director of the Department of Gardens, Trees and Shrubs.
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 »
The Class of 1931 establishes the Amy Otis Memorial Lecture series in honor of the portraitist, miniaturist, and member of Wheaton’s art department from 1914 to 1932.
Amy Loveman, author, editor, and critic, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Bernice Brown Cronkhite, Dean of Radcliffe Graduate School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Erwin D. Canham, Editor of the The Christian Science Monitor, speaks at Commencement.
Dr. Katharine E. McBride, President of Bryn Mawr College, speaks at Commencement. In the same year, she was awarded with an honorary degree.
Mabel Newcomer, Vassar Professor of Economics, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Martha May Eliot, Head of Harvard Department of Maternal & Child Health, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Harry J. Carman, Dean Emeritus of Columbia University, speaks at Commencement.
Allegra Maynard, Headmistress of Madeira School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Agnes Mongan, Assistant Director of Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Mary Pillsbury Lord, part of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
August Heckscher, Chief Editorial Writer of the New York Herald speaks at Commencement.
Dr. Rosemary Park, President of Connecticut College and daughter of Wheaton President J. Edgar Park, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1954 - 2001Public Safety/ Infirmary
This building, at the southeast corner of Howard Street and Fillmore Drive, replaced King Cottage as college infirmary and health center. Security/Public Safety Offices were installed in 1981.
Helen Kenyon is awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.