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 »
1962 - 1975William C. H. Prentice
1964 - 1939Richard P. Chapman
Richard P. Chapman was a member of the Board of Trustees from 1939 to 1970, and its chairman from 1947 to 1964. Mr. Chapman was the Director of New England Merchants Bank and a trustee of many other institutions.
Frank A. Tredinnick, Jr., Executive Director of New England Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools, speaks at Commencement.
Paul C. Helmreich, professor of history at Wheaton College, speaks at commencement.
Wheaton faculty and students vote to join other colleges and universities in a nationwide protest over the massacre of students at Kent State and Jackson State Universities.
Jewel Plummer Cobb, Dean of Connecticut College, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
After an extensive study on the future of the college, the faculty vote in favor of coeducation.
Sara Crum was Coordinator of Campus Events from 1971 to 1987. Mrs. Crum was honored at her retirement by having a small meeting room off the Faculty Dining Room, in Emerson Dining Hall, formerly a coat closet, named in her… Read More »
1971 - 2008Anson McCook Beard, Jr.
Mr. Beard served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1971 until his retirement in 2008, when he was named trustee emeritus. He served on the executive and resources committees, co-chaired the Campaign for Wheaton in the 1990s,… Read More »
Patricia Ann King 1963, department director at the Office for Civil Rights, speaks at commencement. Learn more about King from Georgetown Law.
Marjorie Person Ford, assistant to president Meneely, is awarded an honorary degree.
Ruth Moore Clark, P’53 & ’60, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
This house, along with Elms and Lindens, was used as a dormitory by the private girls’ school The House in the Pines. Founded in 1911 by Miss Gertrude Cornish, The House in the Pines was a secondary and finishing school.… Read More »
This house, along with Bittersweet and Lindens, was used as a dormitory by the private girls’ school House in the Pines until the school closed in 1972.
This house on Pine Street, along with Elms and Bittersweet, was used as a dormitory by the private girls’ school the House in the Pines until the school closed in 1972.
Patricia Neighbors, vice president of Avon Products, speaks at commencement.
The Honorary Nancy Ann Gattuso Holman, Superior Court Judge in the State of Washington, speaks at Commencement.
Emerson Greenaway, director of the Free Library of Philadelphia and chairman of Wheaton’s Library Visiting Committee, is awarded an honorary degree.
Ruth Capers McKay, Dean of the New England Conservatory and Wheaton Trustee, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Emily Townsend Vermeule, an archaeologist, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.