Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Hall of Fame 2015 inductees honored

The Department of Athletics and Recreation in October 2015 honored the most recent inductees into the Yowell Hall of Fame with a festive ceremony in Emerson Dining Hall.

The new inductees are: Therese Ross ’86, Jessica Johnson ’98, James Manganello ’99, Deshawnda “Dee-Dee” Williams ’00, Rahiem Greenridge ’02, Damon Whalen ’02, Erin Duffy Corbett ’05, longtime head coach and administrator Del Malloy, and the 1999 women’s indoor track and field team. The 1941 Wheaton Tritons were also honored as the pioneering squad for synchronized swimming, which celebrated its 75th anniversary.

“These seven alums are some of the most accomplished student-athletes in Wheaton’s history, with all of them being named All-American at least twice in their collegiate careers. Along with his accolades as a head coach and taking Wheaton women’s basketball team to the NCAA Final Four, Del Malloy was instrumental as a part of the athletics department staff that helped transition Wheaton athletics from a single-gender athletics department to a coeducational program, said Director of Athletics and Recreation John Sutyak ’00.

“The 1999 women’s indoor track and field team kick-started one of the most dominant stretches in NCAA Division III women’s track and field history,” Sutyak noted. “The depth of talent on that team was rather impressive, and it set a standard of excellence that many of our programs strive for to this day.”

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Emerson Dining revamp

Emerson Dining Hall reopened on February 15 amid fanfare and fun. The revamped space, which boasts a beam signed by members of the Wheaton community, retains its traditional dark-wood panels but now has the bright, modern feel of an upscale cafè, with its sleek lighting fixtures and furnishings. The refresh is the final phase of renovations aimed at enhancing the dining experience at Wheaton.


Small wonders

Miniature installations of small sculptures cropped up all over campus this winter as part of a “Sculpture 1” assignment, in which students were required to create multiple castings of small sculptures in clay and then position them around campus.

Diversity at work

Career Services hosted “Diversified Workplace” in November, a panel discussion in which alums shared their perspectives on diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace. Participants included Valerie Tobia ’07, integrated behavioral health clinician at Family Health Center; Christina Lambert ’10, success coach at Bunker Hill Community College; Marlon Ramdehal ’03, associate director of programming at Year Up; Leykia “Kia” Brill ’06, associate provost of diversity at UMass-Amherst; and Amanda Nelson ’07, a pastor at Faith Lutheran Church.