Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Setting the stage for others

Diana Buckhantz ’72

Diana Buckhantz ’72 with a staff member at Heal Africa Hospital in Goma, DRC

Diana Buckhantz ’72 can play many roles and she has: actress, film producer, public relations consultant, advocate for social justice at home and abroad, philanthropist and Broadway producer, to name a few.

She credits her Wheaton education with helping her develop the range to succeed in a variety of careers, and it’s what has inspired her to support student scholarships at the college today.

Growing up in New York City, Buckhantz says that her lifelong love of the theater found expression at Wheaton. “Theater is just a huge love in my life. I was an actress and I spent a lot of my time at Wheaton down in the experimental theater,” she said. “I loved it.”

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Meaningful support

Go Beyond, Campaign for WheatonStudents who receive scholarship support know firsthand the impact that philanthropy can have on the lives of others. They live it. Several student recently talked about what scholarships awards mean to them and how Wheaton is changing their lives.

Read their story and view their video:

Julie Bogen ’14

  • Glavin Family Scholarship
  • Community Scholar
  • Film and New Media Studies
  • Litchfield, Conn.

Read their story and view their video:

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

Go Beyond, Campaign for Wheaton“A scholarship means an opportunity to get an education. It means an opportunity to get an internship. This summer I was able to work at a publication, helping out with their PR and press and writing articles for them.

Without the scholarship, it would not have been possible. I know I wouldn’t be able to be here without it. I wouldn’t be able to participate in extracurriculars without it, and I certainly wouldn’t have had access to the internship I had this summer without it.

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Judith Garcia ’13

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

Read their story and view their video:

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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