Mrs. Wheaton gave the original lead statue and fountain of Hebe, the “cupbearer to the gods,” to the Seminary for its fiftieth anniversary in 1884. In the fall of 1932 Hebe was moved to the courtyard created by the new… Read More »
1884 - PresentHebe Statue
1925Ruth S. Berry
Ruth S. Berry was a member of the class of 1925. In 1983, a room in Mary Lyon Hall was dedicated to her through a gift she made to renovation.
1940 - PresentBalfour-Hood Center/ Student Alumnae Building
Constructed with funds raised by alumnae and students beginning in 1928, the Student Alumnae Building (SAB) constructed in 1940, was the first building in the Modern, or International, style at Wheaton. The architects were Caleb Hornbostel and Richard M. Bennett,… Read More »
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 »
1975 - 1991Alice Frey Emerson
In 1975, Wheaton named its first woman president, Alice Frey Emerson, former Dean of Students at the University of Pennsylvania, who served until 1991, completing the Sesquicentennial Campaign (1983-1986), major building renovations and the construction of the new athletic center.… Read More »
Lesley Stahl, class of 1963 and CBS Washington correspondent, speaks at the 1979 and 1989 Commencement.
Paul Edward Gray, President of MIT and Chairman of the Wheaton Board of Trustees, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Jessamyn West, author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Perdita Constance Huston, Peace Corps Regional Director, speaks at Commencement.
Enrollment hits a record high of 1,218.
Seeking a berth in the Guiness Book of World Records, students attempt to construct the world’s largest ragdoll, a 32-foot-long Kermit the Frog.
The Lacrosse team qualifies for a national competition.
Busloads of Wheaton students join 7,000 others in Washington, D.C., to lobby against nuclear proliferation and federal cuts to student financial aid
Molly Luce Burroughs, painter, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Richard Lewis Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Virginia Judson Thornburgh, activist for the disabled, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Maya Angelou, author, poet, and actress, speaks at Commencement.
Three hundred educators from across the country gather at Wheaton to learn more about “gender-balancing” the college curriculum.
Maurice L. Clemence, Director and CFO of Kendall Co. and Wheaton Trustee Emeritus, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Alice Huang, Director of Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital in Boston, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.