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Baseball player scores honor

Daniel Haugh ’12Daniel Haugh ’12 earned the most prestigious athletic honor of his career this season when he was named to the D3baseball.com All-America second team. Haugh, who plays third base, was selected as the country’s second-best in that position.

Turning in one of the most prolific offensive seasons in Wheaton history, he stands tied for fifth in Division III in doubles (22), tied for sixth in RBI (61) and tied for 22nd in hits (70). His doubles total is a program best, while his RBI and hits rank third and fourth, respectively. His seven intentional walks stand second in program history, and his 108 total bases are tied for fifth. During his sophomore year, he was named the 2010 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Year.

14 named to NEWMAC All-Conference

Fourteen student-athletes were named to New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference teams for spring 2011. Student-athletes who receive the designation must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better, attained at least sophomore standing and competed on a team for the entire fall season.

The student-athletes are: baseball players Hadi Raad ’11, David Longley ’12 and Eric Jensen ’13; women’s lacrosse team members Sabrina Fiori ’12, Hailey Colburn ’12 and Kristen Palmer ’13; men’s tennis players Trent Faltin ’11, Josh Fisher ’11 and Dennis Scarpa ’13; women’s track & field members Stephany Perkins ’11, Savannah Geasey ’12 and Kimberly Nash ’12; and men’s track & field members Nicholas Kacher ’11 and Ezra Citron ’12.

Swimmer wraps up stellar career in grand style

Nicole Zais ’11Swimmer Nicole Zais ’11 wrapped up a stellar four-year career by recording the highest individual finish at an NCAA Championship in program history, as she earned her third All-America honor by placing sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the University of Tennessee’s Jones Aquatic Center.

She picked up her first individual national award as an All-America honorable mention after placing 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke. As a sophomore, she was a member of Wheaton’s All-America honorable mention 200-yard freestyle relay team.

After breaking school records four times during the NCAA competition, she exceeded her own program mark twice, including a time of 2:18.60 during the 200-yard breaststroke finals. That bettered her previous record by 0.75 seconds.

Compiled from news stories by Scott Dietz. Read the full stories at athletics.wheatoncollege.edu.


Works of heart

Senior studio art majors showcased their creations in an exhibition in Beard and Weil Galleries this spring, under the direction of faculty advisor Professor Claudia Fieo. “From Mars Art Studios” featured the work of 22 students. Here is a sampling of their creations and artist statements.

Marisa Picariello ’11

Marisa Picariello ’11“I chose to paint some of the broken shells from my collection because I find them to be the most interesting and unique. Every chip and crack reflects how fragile nature can be.”

Dania Piscetta ’11

Dania Piscetta ’11“Currently, there are three major threats to the existence of mankind: global warming, overpopulation and the loss of potable water. In my larger triptych, I depict these three disasters. The scenes I have imagined are futuristic and surreal. I chose to represent the human figure as genderless and bald to symbolize a generic human, a figure that could connect with any audience. Echoing religious representations of the Last Judgment, [Read more...]

Reunion Weekend

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Debra Kent Glidden ’68

A conversation with…

Debra Kent Glidden ’68

  • Go Beyond campaign co-chair
  • Managing partner at Core Point Partners

Why I invest my time in Wheaton.

Debra Kent Glidden '68 with Claire Anderson '09, Mary Elizabeth Robinson Endowed Scholar

It’s because I can make a difference, I have a distinct emotional connection to Wheaton, and my efforts, time and resources are widely appreciated. After I moved to Atlanta, I felt far away from Wheaton. Then about 15 years ago, President Dale Marshall and Catherine Conover, vice president for advancement, invited several Atlanta-area alums to lunch. I really connected with both of them and decided I needed some meaning in my life again, since I was going through a very difficult time.


I set up a scholarship fund in memory of my grandmother, who had recently died. The Mary Elizabeth Robinson Murphy Scholarship was for students studying or performing music, since my grandmother and I had enjoyed that together. That was the beginning of my giving back to Wheaton.


I met Val, the first of “my” students, and I suggested we perform some music together. Val had a beautiful voice, so I accompanied her on the piano as she sang jazz and Broadway tunes. We developed a great friendship. Sarah was the next recipient, and we got together to play piano pieces for each other. As Sarah started her last piece, my body froze, and tears started running down my cheeks. Sarah was playing my grandmother’s favorite piece of music! Of course, I told everyone on campus that weekend about this amazing experience. [Read more...]