The Reverend Eli Thurston, D.D., gave the first recorded Commencement address at Wheaton’s graduation ceremonies. Pastor of the Second Congregational Church of Fall River, MA, from 1849 until his death in December 1869, he spoke again in 1865. Thurston served… Read More »
The Reverend Dr. Barnas Sears spoke at the 1852 Commencement ceremonies. At the time, he was secretary of the the Massachusetts Board of Education.
The Reverend Johnathan Leavitt, D.D., of Providence, RI, spoke at Commencement.
Reverend Samuel Wolcott of Providence, Rhode Island spoke at Commencement. Wolcott was the author of the more than 200 hymns.
The Reverend Horace James of Worcester, Massachusetts spoke at Commencement. He was known as a lecturer on the subject, “How to enlarge the sphere, bring honor to the profession, and increase the usefulness, of the teacher.”
The Reverend Samuel Bartlett of Manchester, NH, speaks at commencement.
The Reverend Lyman Whiting, D.D., pastor of the High Street Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
The Reverend Daniel Tenney of Boston, Massachusetts, offered the Commencement address.
Dr. James Davie Butler, LL.D., the first Professor of Latin and Greek at State University, Madison, Wisconsin (University of Wisconsin) spoke at Commencement.
The Reverend Leonard Swain, D.D., pastor of the Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island, gave the Commencement address.
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, MA, spoke at commencement for a second time.
The Reverend Mortimer Blake, D.D., minister of the Winslow Trinitarian Congregational Church in Taunton, Massachusetts, provided the Commencement address.
The Reverend Eli Thurston of Fall River, Massachusetts again provided the Commencement address.
The Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Eames Rankin, D.D., LL.D., of Charlestown, Massachusetts spoke at Commencement.
Professor J. Lewis Diman, D.D., Professor of History and Political Economy at Brown University, gave the Commencement address.
The Reverend Albert Hale Plumb, D.D., of Chelsea, Massachusetts, gave the Commencement speech. An alumna would later write, “We shall never forget Dr. Plumb’s impressive messages to us on Commencement days. He taught us how to live, and I say… Read More »
The Reverend George Harris of Providence, Rhode Island spoke at Commencement. The Rev. Dr. George Harris, D.D., LL.D. (1844 – 1922) was born in East Machias, Maine, graduated from Amherst College in 1866 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1869,… Read More »
Reverend E. B. Webb of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.
Reverend Alexander Twombly of Boston, MA, speaks at commencement.
Reverend Michael Burnham of Fall River, MA, speaks at commencement.