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 »
1865 - 1919Kate Upson Clark
1906 - 1934Ida Josephine Everett
Ida Josephine Everett taught English and psychology from 1906 to 1913 and English literature from 1912 to 1928. She was the first dean of the College from 1912 to 1921. A native of Walpole, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College,… Read More »
1909 - 1946Sarah Belle Young, Honorary Degree Recipient
Sarah Belle Young, professor of English, registrar and secretary to the faculty from 1909 to 1946, is awarded an honorary degree. Miss Young experienced many changes at Wheaton, having arrived in the days of the Seminary and its many restrictions.… Read More »
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 »
Emily Stearns Hartwell, Missionary, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Calvin Coolidge, Vice President (and later President) of the United States, speaks at Commencement.
Mrs. Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, sister of Teddy Roosevelt, speaks at Commencement.
Cornelia James Cannon speaks at commencement and is awarded an honorary degree.
Kathryn Newell Adams, president of Constantinople Woman’s College, is awarded an honorary degree.
1931 - 1989Dr. Ernest John Knapton
Member of the history department from 1931 to 1969, and Professor Emeritus from 1969 to 1989, Dr. Knapton was educated at the University of British Columbia, Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) and Harvard University.
Dr. Mary E. Woolley, President of Mount Holyoke College, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Helen Wieand Cole, widow of Samuel Valentine Cole, speaks at Commencement.
“Dr. Mac,” Walter Oscar McIntire was a professor of philosophy and education from 1914 to 1941. A beloved teacher, students knew him as gentle, dedicated, serious and approachable. He performed marriage ceremonies for many alumnae, usually in Cole Memorial Chapel.… Read More »
1941 - 2003Holcombe Austin
Holcombe Austin was a Professor of Philosophy from 1941 to 1972 (emeritus, 1972-2003).
Grace B. Park, wife of Wheaton president, J. Edgar Park, is awarded an honorary degree.
Amy Loveman, author, editor, and critic, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Bernice Brown Cronkhite, Dean of Radcliffe Graduate School, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Katharine E. McBride, president of Bryn Mawr College, speaks at commencement and is awarded an honorary degree.
Mabel Newcomer, Vassar Professor of Economics, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.
Dr. Martha May Eliot, Head of Harvard Department of Maternal & Child Health, is an Honorary Degree Recipient.