Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Drone camp fun 

Wheaton hosted its first Drone Camp in November to address issues surrounding drones. The event featured flying lessons and a panel discussion with Associate Professor of Film Studies Josh Stenger, drone expert Zevi Rubin ’16, Assistant Professor of Psychology Matthew Gingo and Visiting Political Science Instructor Michael Sawyer. Assistant Professor of Filmmaking Patrick Johnson served as moderator.

Merry making

During the Faculty-Staff Holiday Craft Fair in December, more than 50 students, faculty, staff and visitors collaborated on the building of a temporary floor-to-ceiling sculpture made of bamboo and heavy-duty zip ties. The project was sponsored by the group #Wheatonmakes, as part of the college’s InterMedia Arts Group Innovation Network (IMAGINE).

Veterans Day parade 

President Dennis M. Hanno and the Wheaton community participated in the Veterans Day parade and ceremony presented by the town of Norton, Mass.

Good job

Nancy Dewey Simpson ’51Nancy Dewey Simpson ’51, a paralegal in the estate planning practice area of Palmieri, Tyler, Wiener, Wilhelm & Waldron, celebrated her 85th birthday on Oct. 31, 2014. She takes great pride that she is still on the job and active after all these years. She has worked at the firm for more than 39 years (and attends Pilates classes with her husband, Alec, twice a week). Simpson graduated from Wheaton with a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in economics and history. In February 1975, she received a certificate in attorney assistant training-probate administration from the UCLA School of Law Extension Program. She specializes in probate and trust administration. She also prepares federal estate tax returns, gift tax returns, and accountings for estates and conservatorships. Nancy works full time and when asked why she doesn’t retire and enjoy more traveling with her husband, who has been retired for more than 20 years, she says: “Working at Palmieri Tyler keeps me active. I love the mental challenge, especially working with numbers and difficult accountings.”