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.
Erwin D. Canham, editor of The Christian Science Monitor, speaks at commencement.
Amy Loveman, author, editor, and critic, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Bernice Brown Cronkhite, Dean of Radcliffe Graduate School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Katharine E. McBride, president of Bryn Mawr College, speaks at commencement and is awarded an honorary degree.
Dr. Harry J. Carman, Dean Emeritus of Columbia University, speaks at Commencement.
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.
August Heckscher, Chief Editorial Writer of the New York Herald 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.
1954 - 2001The 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.
The Right Reverend Henry Knox Sherrill, president of the National Council of Churches, speaks at commencement. Read more at Wikipedia.
Helen Kenyon, moderator of the General Council of Congregational Christian Churches, is awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Learn more about Kenyon from the Vassar Encyclopedia.
Dr. Rosemary Park, President of Connecticut College and daughter of Wheaton President J. Edgar Park, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
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.
Dr. Joseph E. Johnson, President of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, speaks at Commencement.
Elizabeth Orton Jones, author and illustrator of children’s books, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Herbert Gezork, president of the Andover Newton Theological School, and Wheaton trustee, speaks at commencement.