Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Spring forward

Last fall, Boston-based online fashion company UsTrendy, which was founded by Sam Sisakhti ’05, made a fall appearance in a runway show during London Fashion Week. For the past four years, the company has provided independent fashion designers with an avenue to sell and promote their work. UsTrendy also held its first campus fashion design contest last fall, and launched a philanthropic effort by donating clothing to Big Brothers Big Sisters for the holiday season. So you missed fashion week in London? Paris, Milan and New York, too? No worries. We asked the stylish Sisakhti, who was awarded a 2012 Young Alumnae/i Award, to tell us what will be hot for spring. Hold onto your camisoles, ladies; see-through is one of the themes this season.

Top trends:

  • Midriff showing (crop tops and peekaboo dresses)
  • Pleated and skater-style dresses
  • Lace, revealing skin underneath
  • Bright and vibrant colors
  • Lots of leg
  • Classic black and white making a major comeback
  • Stripes, dots, snakeskin and fringe

Reunion by the numbers

1 alum drove the farthest. Mary Humphreys Steele-Klein ’62 drove cross-country from Seattle and was the very first attendee to register at Mary Lyon Hall.

4 foreign countries were represented.

25 golf carts buzzed around to assist.

30 states were represented.

40 dozen eggs were cracked for brunch.

1,693 meals were served over two and a half days.

1962 The Class of 1962 had the highest number of attendees and percentage of members in attendance at more than 50 percent. The group won all three Reunion class awards.

Alumnae/i Association board candidates

After extensive research, the nominating committee has selected the following candidates for the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors. Elections will be held on October 20. In accordance with the bylaws of the Alumnae/i Association, additional nominations may be made for positions other than alumna/alumnus trustee. Nominations must be submitted in writing at least two weeks before Homecoming. Nominations should include relevant information about the candidate, written consent from the nominee, along with at least 30 signatures from alumnae/i representing no fewer than three classes. [Read more...]

Oh, it’s on!

Alums, students and professors square off in croquet

You’ve heard of the French Open. You’ve seen the NBA Playoffs. The World Series? Please. We’ve got the Research Rivalry Cup, baby!

It started here at Wheaton in 2008 when Blair Rossetti ’09, a member of Professor of Biology Robert Morris’s research team (the Urchinites) challenged Kyle Judkins ’11 and the other students of Professor of Biology Ed Tong’s lab (the A-Team) to a game of basketball.

“Though we were the instigators, we lost!” Morris reports.

The following year, the Tong lab won again, in a game of capture the flag. Finally, in 2010, Morris’s team bounced back, with a win in kickball.

The rivalry game, which this year was croquet on Chapel Field on May 5, has become such an event that alums come from all over Massachusetts to play. Participants included: Kyle Glass ’11, April Greene-Colozzi ’09, Emily Green-Colozzi ’10, Timothy Horan ’10, Ali Hussain ’11, Mark Iampietro ’09, Madeline Keyes ’10, Lawrence Mulcahy ’99, Robert Manguso ’10, Amanda Rawson ’09, Blair Rossetti ’09 and Tatsushi Shintaku ’11. [Read more...]