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: November 30, 2023. 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.
Judith Garcia, a rising star in politics, will be honored for her work serving Massachusetts communities as the stat representative for the 11th Suffolk District.
Judith has spent the past seven years as a city councilor for the City of Chelsea and communications manager for Neighborhood Developers, a Chelsea-based nonprofit focused on developing affordable housing. Read more…
Mal Malme will be recognized for their work as a Boston-based theater artist with a background in LBGTQ+ activism and advocacy.
Malme will be honored for brining countless smiles to children as a professional health care clown with the Laughter League at Boston Children’s and Hasbro Children’s hospitals for more than 25 years. Read more…
Jane Rowe Mraz will receive the Sharon M. Howard ’87 P’09 Outstanding Wheaton Service Award for making a significant and sustained contribution or service to Wheaton.
Jane is a generous donor who supports educational excellence through the Jane Rowe Mraz ’57 Endowed Scholarship. She received the Dale Rogers Marshall Award for Mary Lyon Society Leadership in 2005. Read more…
Zachary Agush ’12 will receive the Heather J. Corbett ’86 Fostering Wheaton Community Award for his “unsung” contributions that have brought the college community together.
Since graduating, Zachary has balanced his professional career with extensive volunteer work at Wheaton. He has served as a class council member, often assuming multiple roles, most notably as Class of 2012 gift chair. Read more…
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