Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Judith Garcia ’13

  • Rosemary Pye ’68 Scholarship
  • Urban Studies
  • Chelsea, Mass.

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Julie Bogen ’14
Judith Garcia ’13
Joseph Campbell ’14

Go Beyond, Campaign for Wheaton“Scholarships have a ripple effect. I’m at Wheaton because I was supported by scholarships and I’m very grateful. My goal has always been to go back to disadvantaged communities like the one I grew up in and help the people there.

I was gone for four months to study in Muscat, Oman. I learned Arabic; I learned to read it, write it and speak it. Now, I’m trilingual. What led me to choose Oman is that it was completely different: a different environment, different religion, different culture. The experience made me a more conscious individual and a more informed individual, and that is very important.”

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Joseph Campbell ’14

  • Anson and Jean J. Beard ’65 Trustee Scholar
  • Chemistry
  • Loudon, N.H.

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Julie Bogen ’14
Judith Garcia ’13
Joseph Campbell ’14

Go Beyond, Campaign for Wheaton“I worked with Professor Jani Benoit on a summer research project. We had a lot of one-on-one time, a lot of lab time to learn research skills. I loved it. At a bigger university, if an undergrad is doing research, he is probably making photocopies and handing them to a graduate student. Here, you really are involved. You’re right in the thick of the material. It’s really an experience like no other.

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Key Angel Sculpture

The art of giving

Hood Court has a new resident: “Key Angel” by the renowned sculptor Guy Dill.

The seven-foot metal sculpture, a form composed of graceful looping lines, was donated to the college by Trustee Emeritus Edgar Eisner and his wife, Lucky Dallo Eisner ’53, to ensure that the artwork continues to be an object of admiration and a source of inspiration.

“Lucky and I are delighted that ‘Key Angel’ has found a new home at Wheaton,” Eisner said. “We thought of giving it to the college so that students can enjoy it, and we decided to do that rather than sell it at auction. It’s a more meaninful place for the sculpture to be.”

The Eisners have long been supporters of Wheaton, both in service to the college and as philanthropists and contributors to the Permanent Collection. In the past decade, the Eisners contributed 17 stained-glass panels, the most recent of which arrived late in 2011. They also funded the construction of long-term cases in the lobby of Watson Fine Arts to allow regular display of the works of art, many of which are late medieval and early modern Swiss panels.

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Advocating for global health

During a semester abroad, Alison Mehlhorn ’11 got a glimpse of maternal health care in rural South Africa. She was troubled and inspired.

Now, the 2011 Wheaton graduate has won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship that will allow her to follow her dreams of improving health care for women and children, particularly in the developing world.

Mehlhorn, who graduated summa cum laude with a major in biology, will be enrolled next fall at the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, working toward a master’s degree in reproductive and sexual health research. She was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Camden, Maine.

“Due to gender discrimination, women and girls are generally the most marginalized members of any society and therefore are often the poorest both in terms of economics and health,” Mehlhorn says, explaining her interest in the field of study.

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