Dr. Lydia Folger Fowler, who attended Wheaton in 1838-1839, was the second woman to receive an American medical degree. She also became the first woman professor at an American medical college (Central Medical College in Syracuse). Married to the noted… Read More »
1865 - 1919Kate Upson Clark
Clark was an active and influential member of Alumnae Association for over 50 years. She was the founder of the New York Wheaton Club in 1885, Wheaton’s first regional alumnae club; a Trustee from 1906-1935; and the recipient of Wheaton’s… Read More »
1870 - 1931Annie March Kilham
Annie March Kilham 1870 took a class in teaching at Wheaton in 1869-70 and remained at the Seminary to teach Latin, English, German, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy and Astronomy from 1870 to 1875 and in 1885-86. A founding member of the… Read More »
1884Alumna Publishes Cookbook
Mary Bailey Lincoln, class of 1864 and first principal of the Boston Cooking School, publishes The Boston Cooking School Cookbook.
Marion Gebbie, class of 1901, a quiet and shy woman who suffered from Paget’s Disease, devoted her life after graduation to her parents and to charitable works.
1918Catherine Filene Shouse
Catherine Filene Shouse was a member of the class of 1918. Daughter of Lincoln and Theresa Filene, Catherine organized the first Intercollegiate Vocational Conference for Women at Wheaton in 1917, while still a junior. Vocational conferences were held at Wheaton… Read More »
Marian Merrill was a 1922 Wheaton graduate who returned to become the Head of the Library Circulation Department in 1927.
1925Mabel Tingley Woolley
Mabel Tingley Woolley was a member of the class of 1925. The Woolley Room in Mary Lyon Hall, originally the Seminary’s library, was named for her, as is the Woolley Electronic Classroom in the Madeleine Clark Wallace Library.
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 for its renovation.
1934 - 1984Madeleine Clark Wallace
Madeleine Wyatt Clark Wallace, a member of the class of 1934, was born in Franklin, the daughter of the co-founder of Clark, Cutler, Mcdermott & Co., an auto parts supplier. Henry Ford would visit her family at her childhood home.… Read More »
1954Jeannette Kittredge Watson, Honorary Degree Recipient
Jeannette Kittredge Watson, a member of the class of 1902 was wife of Thomas J. Watson, Sr., the founder of International Business Machines (IBM). Mother of four children, and member of IBM’s board of directors for many years.
1960Muriel Reynolds, Honorary Degree Recipient
Muriel Reylonds, Class of 1924, is named one of the first two women officers of a major worldwide corporation.
1963Barbara Coleman Donnelley
Barbara Coleman Donnelley was a member of the class of 1963. She donated a room in Mary Lyon Hall with Thomas E. Donnelley II.
1977 - 1989Evelyn Danzig Haas
Evelyn Danzig Haas 1939, trustee of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was a Wheaton trustee from 1977 to 1989. She also co-authored Wade a Little Deeper, Dear, a fly-fishing guide for women. Despite her broad range of activities… Read More »
1979Lesley Stahl Speaks at Commencement
Lesley Stahl, class of 1963 and CBS Washington correspondent, speaks at the 1979 and 1989 Commencement.
1993Adrienne Bevis Mars, Honorary Degree Recipient
Adrienne Bevis Mars, philanthropist and Wheaton trustee, is awarded an honorary degree.
2009Donna Hurd Drohan, Honorary Degree Recipient
Donna Hurd Drohan, class of 1969 and former member of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National research facility and founder of Donna H. Drohan Consulting, is presented the Honorary Degree of Humane Letters.
2009Sandra Ohrn Moose, Honorary Degree Recipient
Sandra Ohrn Moose, class of 1963 and Senior Vice-President and Director of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.
2009Anne J. Neilson, Honorary Degree Recipient
Anne J. Neilson, class of 1949 and Taste Chemist at Arthur D. Little, Inc., is presented the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
2009Alumni of Color Conference
Wheaton Alumnae/i of Color Share Their Experiences in Support of Today’s Students of Color. The public discussion illuminated encouraging changes in Wheaton’s campus climate over the last decade.