One of Wheaton’s many evolving strengths over the years is our increasingly diverse community of students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Fueled by a desire to provide continued meaningful programming and engagement opportunities for alumni of color, we are pleased to announce the upcoming conference, Reflection and Renewal: Remembering Our Past, Shaping Our Future. The conference—which will take place on campus April 6–8, 2018—will be part reflection and part celebration. The goal is to help our alumni reconnect with each other, network with students, and share their varied and unique experiences.

Given the recent incident on campus during Halloween, it is clear that education and awareness efforts within our Wheaton community must continue. As students, staff, and faculty use the outcomes of this incident to advance their collective work, so does our committee in its ongoing planning of the conference. Now, more than ever, our own experiences as former Wheaton students, alumni of color, and as professionals, can help forge a path forward.

If you would like to get involved, explore this page to learn more about the steering committee and the various ways you can help make the conference a success. We look forward to providing a space for alumni of color to connect with each other and to support students.

Oneda Horne ’07, co-chair
Shawn Christian, Associate Provost, co-chair