Alumni Leadership Weekend
Friday, October 18
5:15 p.m. The Board of Trustees invites fellow Wheaton leaders for a reception and dinner on campus
Saturday, October 19
8 a.m. Leadership Weekend check-in begins
8:30 — 9:15 a.m. Welcome Breakfast with Vice President of Advancement Merritt Crowley
Enjoy your breakfast while you hear remarks from Merritt Crowley, the Vice President of Advancement
9:15 — 10 a.m. Plenary: Happy 150th Anniversary Wheaton College Alumni Association
Hear from Marci Miller ’77 and Patrick Summers ’94, co-chairs of the Alumni Association 150th Celebration Committee about how you, as a volunteer, can play an important role in this yearlong celebration.
10:10 — 11 a.m. Breakout Session 1
Session 1A: Inter-Class Collaboration and Beyond
Year after year, classes are excited to celebrate with their classmates, relive the glory days and make an impact at Wheaton that will benefit students for years to come. As we celebrate 150 years of the Alumni Association, join this workshop to share and benefit from outreach efforts, small gatherings and strategies to teach philanthropy and increase giving.
Session 1B: You’re a Class Officer, Now What?
A discussion about your class officer role, whether you’re in a reunion or non-reunion year. Hear about tips and best practices, communication strategies to engage and encourage your classmates to attend reunions and much more.
Session 1C: Former Alumni Board Members Session (Cliff Committee)
11:15 — 12:15 p.m. The Evolution and Power of the Liberal Arts Education with Provost Renée White
Join Provost Renée White as she speaks to the evolution and power of the liberal arts education throughout history and within today’s higher education landscape. Learn more about how and why the liberal arts matter at Wheaton College and ways in which the Compass Curriculum will continue to help students experience the breadth of the liberal arts through cross-disciplinary course connections.
12:30 — 1:45 p.m. State of the College Luncheon with President Dennis M. Hanno
All alumni are invited to join Board of Trustee Chair Janet Lindholm Lebovitz ’72 and President Dennis M. Hanno for highlights from the past year and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the ABD.
2 — 3 p.m. Breakout Session 2
Session 2A: Seed Collecting Workshop with Next Epoch Seed Library
Artists Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, creators of the Next Epoch Seed Library (NESL), will lead seed collecting workshops around Wheaton’s campus. NESL re-imagines the conventional seed bank for a new epoch defined by massive human impact on the global environment. Rather than focusing exclusively on human utility or agricultural heritage, they champion the contributions of weedy plant species most likely to survive and thrive in an unpredictable future.
Session 2B: All things Wheaton Fund: A Drop-In Session
Wheaton Fund volunteers and staff will be available to continue discussions and answer questions. Join us for an open workshop during which you can build your message to classmates, share email tricks and tips, benefit from a Volunteer Portal refresher, review your volunteer toolkit OR use this time to meet with your classmates to work through some winning strategies for the year ahead.
2 — 4 p.m. Alumni Board of Directors Fall Meeting (current Board members only)
2:30 — 3:30 p.m. Visit the bookstore or attend a class meeting
3:15 — 4:15 p.m. Campus Tour
Visit your old stomping grounds and see what has changed.
4:15 — 5 p.m. Farewell Reception
Let’s gather to hear ABD President Josh Bauchner ’95 final remarks and reflect on a day of sessions, meetings and latest campus news.
Courtyard Boston Foxborough/Mansfield
Call 508-543-5222 for the Wheaton College group rate of $153
Deadline to book is Thursday, September 26