“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 »
1941 - 1914Walter Oscar McIntire
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 Christian Science Monitor, speaks at commencement.
Dr. Katharine E. McBride, president of Bryn Mawr College, speaks at commencement and is awarded 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.
August Heckscher, Chief Editorial Writer of the New York Herald speaks at Commencement.
Mary Pillsbury Lord, part of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, 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.
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.
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.
The Right Reverend Henry Knox Sherrill, President of the National Council of Churches, speaks at Commencement. Read more at Wikipedia.
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.