Harriet Augusta Newcomb presented the Old Town Hall to the town in 1882 as a tribute to her father, Nathaniel Newcomb. The College purchased the Old Town Hall from the town of Norton in 1982. Using the building for storage… Read More »
1882 - PresentBookstore/ Old Town Hall
1931 - 199514 Taunton Ave./ Oceans View
Acquired in 1931, the house was remodeled into a two-family residence in 1932, using many fixtures and lumber taken from the demolished portion of Old Metcalf Hall. A porch was added in 1935. The barn was renovated into a practice,… Read More »
1941 - 1972Holcombe Austin
Holcombe Austin was a Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus, 1972-2003).
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 »
Kathryn Fuller, Director of the World Wildlife Fund, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Jonathan Kozol, author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Her Majesty, Queen Noor of Jordan, Director, Institute for Child Health & Development in Jordan, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Paul Tsongas, the former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, speaks at Commencement.
T. Berry Brazelton, Pediatrician and Author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Ruth M. Batson, President of the Ruth M. Batson Foundation, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
1991 - 1992Hannah Goldberg
In 1991, Provost Hannah Goldberg was appointed Acting President by the Board of Trustees. Goldberg served as Acting President until 1992 when Dale Rogers Marshall was inaugurated as Wheaton’s sixth president.
Javier Perez de Cuellar, Secretary General of the United Nations, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Jane E. Ruby, Wheaton Professor of History, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
President and chief executive officer of the Boston-based UST Corp., Mr. Sidell was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1991.
1991 - PresentHaas Athletic Center
Haas Athletic Center was completed in 1991, replacing Clark Recreation Center. Haas Athletic Center was named for Evelyn Danzig Haas, class of 1939, Trustee from 1977 to 1989. The Gymnasium was named in honor of President Alice F. Emerson upon… Read More »
The Honorary William Weld, the Governor of Massachusetts, speaks at Commencement and is awarded an Honorary Degree.
1992 - 2004Dale Rogers Marshall
Dale Rogers Marshall, former Academic Dean at Wellesley College, was inaugurated as Wheaton’s sixth president in 1992. Central to her tenure was the Campaign for Wheaton, successfully concluded in June 2000 with $90 million in support for the college including… Read More »
Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Author, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Linda Wertheimer, National Public Radio Commentator, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Wheaton’s first coeducational class graduates in May.