Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Office of the President


President's Commission

Dear President's Commissioners,

As you can imagine, my first few months here at Wheaton have been both very busy and exciting. The Wheaton community has been so welcoming and it has been a pleasure getting to know so many of you. A few short weeks ago, we welcomed our new and returning students and the campus is already bustling as we prepare to celebrate Parents and Family Weekend, Homecoming, my inauguration and President’s Commission in the coming weeks.

As this will be our first meeting together, I am looking forward to hearing what makes Wheaton such a special place for you and to share how your involvement has been meaningful to the college. I will also take this opportunity to expound on some of the major themes from my inaugural address and discuss the steps Wheaton will take to promote experiential learning. You will also be updated on Wheaton’s Business and Management major, now in its second year, and be given a first-hand overview of the plans to improve our current dining facilities, scheduled to begin this winter.

Having just completed the successful Go Beyond Campaign, this is a very exciting time in the college’s history and I hope you will join me on Friday, October 24, as we focus on “Spreading the Wheaton Word.” Our day will begin with check-in at 8:45 a.m. Registration and our first sessions will be held in the Faculty Dining Room in Emerson Hall (Howard Street Entrance). Please review the tentative agenda and register online by Friday, October 17, 2014.  You may note any dietary or mobility restrictions in the box provided at the bottom of the registration form.

If your schedule permits, please join us on Thursday evening, October 23, for dinner at the Presidents’ House. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

If you need hotel accommodations, a special rate has been secured at the following hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott Boston Foxboro
35 Foxborough Boulevard
Foxboro, MA 02035
Reservations: 1-800-321-2211
$119.00 plus taxes

Rooms are blocked under the name Wheaton College, President’s Commission. To guarantee this special rate, you must contact the hotel directly and make your reservations by Thursday, October 2, 2014. Hotel directions are available here. Directions to Wheaton College and information about how to get around the Norton area are available here.

On behalf of Wheaton and its students, I want to thank you for your efforts. I look forward to seeing you on October 23 and 24!

Best wishes,


Questions about your meeting reservations should be directed to Pam Vaz at 508-286-3471 or vaz_pamela@wheatoncollege.edu. Please contact Jim Kenny, Program Manager, President’s Commission, and Associate Director of College Advancement, at 508-286-3393 or kenny_james@wheatoncollege.edu with questions about the meeting program.

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