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Priscilla King Gray ’55 shares a Wheaton connection with her daughter Amy Gray Sluyter ’80 and granddaughter Hannah Wilson Army ’04. Priscilla’s husband, Paul Gray, is a Wheaton life trustee.

Nathaniel Hunt ’13 is preceded by his grandmother, Carolyn Betts Arnold ’56, his great-grandmother, Dorothy Wood Arnold ’23, and his great-great-great-grandmother, Frances DeWolf Rogerson Heath, who attended the Wheaton Female Seminary in the mid-1850s.

Hope Hamilton Pettegrew ’61, a trustee emerita, has held many leadership roles, including president of the Wheaton Alumnae/i Association. Her Wheaton daughters are Caroline Pettegrew Anderson ’87 and Ann Pettegrew Hoke ’89.

Virginia Loeb Weil ’42 was first in a long line of Wheaton grads: her daughters Vicki Weil ’65 and Rosalind Weil Markstein ’69, and grandchildren Nicholas Langman ’98 and Virginia Weil Markstein ’99. Virginia Loeb Weil’s husband, Robert Weil, is now a Wheaton trustee emeritus. Wheaton’s Weil Gallery in Watson Fine Arts was established in 2001 by the Weil family in honor of Virginia Loeb Weil.

WHEATON GENERATIONS

As the college celebrates its 176th Commencement, the legacy tradition is going strong. About 50 members of the Class of 2011, or roughly 13 percent of the graduates, have relatives who attended Wheaton before them. Here are a few of their stories.

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