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 »
The 131st Commencement does not have a commencement speaker.
The new nursery school was built in 1966 and was constructed on the site of Holmes Cottage.
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.
Adrienne Rich, poet, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Daniel P. Moynihan speaks at Commencement.
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.
Wheaton joins Amherst, Bowdoin, Darmouth, Wesleyan, Williams, Connecticut, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Vassar in a student exchange program.
Gordon Boyce, president of the Experiment in International Living, speaks at commencement.
In 1968, science classes and laboratories were moved to the Science Center from Knapton Hall.
Professor of history Jack Knapton is the only American invited to the Third International Congress of Napoleonic Studies, at Portoferraio, Elba, to commemorate the bicentennial of Napoleon’s birth.
Peter Davison, poet and author, speaks at Commencement.