Abram T. Collier, Chairman of the Wheaton Board of Trustees, speaks at Wheaton’s 130th commencement. Collier was greatly involved in Boston politics and a member of numerous corporate boards. Collier’s speech emphasizes each graduate’s potential following graduation. Addressing the Class… Read More »
Lucy Wilson Benson, president of the Massachusetts League of Women Voters, is awarded an honorary degree.
Rhea E. Eckel, president of Cazenovia College, is awarded an honorary degree.
Mary Clabaugh Wright, Far Eastern Scholar, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Senator Joseph Clark of Pennsylvania delivers “Ethics in Politics in Modern America,” the seventh Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series.
The new nursery school was built in 1966 and was constructed on the site of Holmes Cottage.
The 131st Commencement does not have a commencement speaker.
Dr. Anna Medora Baetjer, Professor of Occupational Health at John Hopkins, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dorothy May Bell, president of Bradford College, is awarded an honorary degree.
Helenka Pantaleoni, President of the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Eleanor Steber, Diva, Metropolitan Opera, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Louise Hall Tharp, autobiographer, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
During the 1960s, efforts to attract Black students to Wheaton were met with middling success. Though enrollment statistics regarding applicants of color are not known, official correspondence indicates that the College had trouble attracting Black applicants and chalked this up… Read More »
Brand Blanshard, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Yale, delivers “Faith and Reason,” the eighth Marjorie Otis Memorial Lecture Series.
The Outdoor Chapel, also known as the Woodland Chapel, was established in 1967 at the request of Susan Johnson, class of 1969, then president of the Religious Association, and the other RA members.
Daniel P. Moynihan speaks at Commencement.
Dr. Hattie E. Alexander, professor of pediatrics at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, is awarded an honorary degree.
Dr. Louise Bates Ames, co-founder of Gesell Institute of Child Development, is awarded an honorary degree.
Sarah Caldwell, Impresario, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Susan Morse Hilles, an art collector, is awarded an honorary degree.