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Ted Nesi ’07 listed as one of best political reporters in the country

Ted Nesi ’07The Washington Post this winter confirmed again what we at Wheaton College already know: Ted Nesi ’07 rocks as a reporter. He made the newspaper’s “2015 list of best state political reporters.”

Nesi, who majored in political science at Wheaton, covers politics and the economy in and around Rhode Island at WPRI-TV. This semester he is teaching “Journalism” at Wheaton as a visiting instructor of English. [Read more...]

A new page in her story after Wheaton

Maricielo Solis ’14

Maricielo Solis ’14

Maricielo Solis ’14 was selected into the NBCUniversal Page Program in fall 2014. The yearlong program is a rotational training and development program that serves as a pipeline for entry-level positions within NBCUniversal. During the year, pages have the opportunity to work and gain hands-on experience within different departments throughout the entire NBCUniversal organization. The three-month assignments allow pages to explore their interests and develop their skills in media.

The program is highly competitive, only accepting 2 percent of the 16,000 annual applicants, and has helped the careers of many famous anchors, producers, actors and media personalities.

“I hope to hone my journalistic skills, make connections in the media industry and get more experience in news production,” said Solis, who majored in international relations at Wheaton. “My ultimate goal is to land a job as a production coordinator and work my way up to become a TV anchor/reporter and producer of documentaries and independent films.” [Read more...]

Spring ahead

Atlantas_Race_May_Day_1930Let’s face it, unless you are lucky enough to live in a sunny, warm location, this has been a tough, (ice) dam winter. With this issue of the Quarterly, we happily cast our gaze toward spring and summer with the hopes that the snow will melt, along with all our bitter memories of shoveling. To get us in the giddy mood for the warmth coming our way, we present this intriguing archival photo of one of Wheaton’s spring traditions. College Archivist Zephorene Stickney tells us that this is a photo of the Atlanta’s Race, an extravaganza presented by students on May Day in 1930. The event included elaborate costumes, and college carpenters even built a stage that looked like the front of the Parthenon, including statues. Think about your time at Wheaton. Are there any spring traditions or happenings that were your favorites? We would like to know. Email us and tell us at quarterly@wheatoncollege.edu. And, if you have a photo of it, please share it.

Photo from the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections


My gift. My way.

Giovinella Gonthier ’72Giovinella Gonthier ’72

  • (1949–2012)
  • Former Ambassador of the Republic of Seychelles to the United Nations and to the U.S.
  • Wheaton College honorary degree recipient, 1985
  • Beloved wife of Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson: “Many years ago I bought two whole-life insurance policies and designated my wife as the beneficiary in the event that I predeceased her. I have always felt that the benefits of these policies really belonged to her. Since she will not receive them, due to her passing away before me, I decided to donate the policies to Wheaton’s scholarship fund in her name. In a sense, Giovinella is passing on her benefits to other worthy Wheaton students. As a high school student from a relatively poor family in Tanzania in the 1960s, she was the first in her family to apply for a college education and the first to apply to a college in the United States. She was always very grateful that Wheaton accepted her application, awarded her a scholarship, and provided her with an excellent education. More importantly, since she could not afford to travel to Tanzania to visit her family during her four years at Wheaton, she appreciated the many welcoming members of the Wheaton community who took her in during holidays and vacations. In 2012 I established a scholarship fund in her honor that is to be used to pay for the Wheaton education of students born in Africa. It is my hope that the benefits of these life insurance policies can be used to enhance this scholarship fund.”

Your gift. Your way.

Learn how you can give for the future right now. Call the Office of Gift Planning at 508-286-3459 or visit online at wheatoncollege.edu/gift-planning