Muriel Reylonds, Class of 1924, is named one of the first two women officers of a major worldwide corporation.
This residence hall was built and dedicated in 1960 to honor Kate Upson Clark, class of 1869. Clark was an active and influential member of Alumnae Association for over 50 years. She was the founder of the New York Wheaton… Read More »
Carrol M. Shanks, President of the Prudential Insurance Company of America and Wheaton College Trustee, speaks at commencement.
La Marchesa Iris Origo, an author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Nancy Oakes Lewis, dean of Pembroke College, is awarded am honorary degree.
Esther Cloudman Dunn, professor of English at Smith College, is awarded an honorary degree.
Bertha Sheppard Adkins, Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Margaret Clapp, President of Wellesley College, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Ruth Sleeper, director of the School of Nursing & Nursing Services at Massachusetts General Hospital, is awarded an honorary degree.
Hilda Geiringer, Wheaton Professor of Mathematics, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Designed by Alex Cvijanovic of Walter Gropius’ The Architects Collaborative (TAC) of Cambridge, MA, this modern house is nestled in the woods adjacent to the fields surrounding the Old Observatory. Holcombe Austin, Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus,… Read More »
The landscaping facing East Main Street between Young, McIntire and Clark Halls, known as Haviland Court, was made possible by a gift from Mrs. Edward S. Haviland, the mother of Magdalena Vanderlyn Quinby, class of 1931.
Katharine Morrison McClinton, author on art and decoration, is awarded an honorary degree.
Lillian Hellman, playwright, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Mildred Peterson McKay, New Hampshire state librarian, is awarded an honorary degree.
1961 - 1963Pratt’s Store & Marty’s Coffee House
Pratt’s Store (originally Rogerson’s Store) stood just east of the Wheaton Inn. Although it was only steps away, students had to ask permission to leave the Seminary campus to visit the store. Pratt’s Store housed Norton’s post office from the… Read More »
Dr. Rosemary Park, president of Connecticut College, and daughter of Wheaton president, J. Edgar Park, speaks at commencement.
1961 - 1962Elizabeth S. May Named Acting President
Dr. Elizabeth Stoffregen May, a distinguished economist and Dean of the College, was named Acting President upon Dr. Meneely’s unexpected death in 1961.
1962 - 1975William C. H. Prentice
William C.H. Prentice (1915- ), a psychology professor and administrator from Swarthmore College, held the Wheaton presidency from 1962 until 1975, completing the building program necessary to accommodate an enrollment that grew to 1200, and completing Wheaton’s first successful capital… Read More »
Eleanor Roosevelt delivers the fourth Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture series on the theme of “World Leadership.”