Alums offer expertise at Sophomore Symposium

Members of the Class of 2014 flocked by the hundreds to meet with nearly 50 alums who volunteered their time at the Sophomore Symposium on January 28. The annual event connects current students with alums to discuss potential career paths in everything from neuroscience to new media. Plenary speakers (pictured seated above, left), Christine Koh ’95, founder and editor of, and Christopher Paquet ’03, acting executive director for the Office of Emergency Management and Response in New York City, talked about the skills they each gained from a Wheaton education. Becky Hemperly ’88 (left), director of contracts and royalties at Candlewick Press Publishing, shared her insights. This year, the transformational event boasted an increase in alumnae/i participation by 70 percent.