Alumni awards help to recognize the hard work and dedication of individuals within their community and to Wheaton.
The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes the hard work and dedication of individuals who have made significant contributions to their community, distinguished career accomplishments, or volunteer service to Wheaton.
ABD Alumni Achievement Award – This award shall be presented to an alumna/us in order to recognize the hard work and dedication of individual(s) who have made a significant contribution to society. This award can be given to 0, 1, or 2 recipients annually at Commencement.
Heather J. Corbett ’86 Fostering Wheaton Community Award – This award shall be presented to an alumna/us whose ‘unsung’ contributions have brought the Wheaton community together and who fostered deeper Wheaton focused connections. One award recipient may be chosen annually.
Sharon M. Howard ’87, P’09 Outstanding Wheaton Service Award – This award shall be presented to an alumna/us who has made a significant and sustained contribution or service to Wheaton. One award recipient may be chosen annually.
Please submit your nomination by the deadline: October 30, 2022. The award recipients are voted on by the Alumni Board of Directors (ABD) and presented at the annual meeting of alumni during Commencement Reunion Weekend in May.
Share Alumni Successes With Us
The Alumni Relations team and the Alumni Board of Directors are asking you to share interesting news and stories about yourself or fellow alumni. Do you know someone who has made an impact in their community, received an award in their professional life, or are dedicated to Wheaton community?
Alison Remy Crowther ’70
Alison Remy Crowther will be honored for her ability to find purpose amid tragedy and her dedication to building promising futures for young people.
After suffering the loss of her son, Welles, during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, she devoted her life to sharing the story of his heroic actions on that day. Known as the man in the red bandana, Welles saved the lives of at least 18 people. Though he could have escaped to safety, he chose to stay at that chaotic scene to work with first responders to help others survive. Read more…
Khadim Niang ’15
Niang will receive recognition for his efforts to amplify the voices of others, particularly immigrants and young people.
The alum, who moved to the U.S from Senegal at 4 years old, had worked in numerous roles in support of others. In his current role as senior Bronx Borough liaison for the Office of Comptroller in New York City, he connects African immigrants and LGBTQ communities with vital services. Read more…
Hope Gallagher Ogletree ’75
Ogletree has devoted her career to philanthropy and developing philanthropic leadership opportunities for women. She currently serves as senior director of development at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and senior director of Fordham’s Women’s Philanthropy Initiative. Read more…
Oneda Horne ’07
As an alumni leader, she served as the co-chair of Wheaton’s 2018 Alumni of Color conference, “Reflection and Renewal: Remembering Our Past, Shaping Our Future: A Celebration of Our Alumni of Color.” Her work on this event, along with the rest of the committee, set the groundwork and foundation for more meaningful events and discussions around engaging current students, faculty and alumni of color at Wheaton. Read more…
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