You help to make our association of over 17,000 Wheaton alumnae and alumni strong. You continue to count on each other and contribute to the college community.
You provide internships and career information to students and one another. You help each other stay in touch with classmates–and introduce each other to new friends in new cities. You provide a critical link between prospective students and today’s Wheaton. Last but not least, your financial support ensures that future generations of young women and men have the same wonderful Wheaton education that you had.
The Alumni Association is governed by a board of directors, elected by you and representing the interests and needs of our members. Wheaton and the association depend on more than 1,100 volunteers to provide all of the outreach and opportunities described above. Read on to learn more about how you can support Wheaton and your alumnae/i association–and what we can offer you!
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Transitioning into adulthood is difficult, but for youth aging out of foster care, the challenges can seem insurmountable.
When these individuals leave the system at age 18, they no longer are eligible for support services, and often have no family, job or mentors to guide them on their path to self-sufficiency. About 40 percent of former foster care youth experience homelessness, and one out of three will live in poverty.
“No one at that age is ready to handle everything on their own,” said Lisa Miccolis ’06. read more…
Derron Wallace ’07 is an Assistant Professor of Education and Sociology at Brandeis University. He recently received an award for the Best Paper in International Studiesfrom the American Educational Research Association (AERA) for his article on “Negotiating Girls’ Empowerment: Models of Assertive and Subversive Resistance in Rwanda’s Only Inclusive School.” His paper describes how poor girls with disabilities in Rwanda strategize against prejudice in Rwanda’s largest inclusive school. It importantly highlights how men are still dominant in the group of young people with disabilities. read more…
Andy Lounder is Director of Special Projects for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), a non-profit that provides leadership and counsel to member boards, chief executives and staff, policy makers, and other key higher education leaders. His work includes primary responsibility for developing new research, education, and advocacy initiatives building upon the recommendations of AGB’s National Commission on College and University Board Governance. Current projects focus on board leadership for a renewal of public trust in higher education, strengthening public higher education system governance, developing new approaches to self-care of board culture, and pursuing a progressive vision for shared governance. read more…
Volunteering for their alma mater has become a way of life for two of Wheaton’s biggest boosters, who recently were named to key leadership positions at the college.