Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Flower power

A beautiful September afternoon provided the perfect opportunity for students who live in the Farm House to create flower wreaths right from their own garden.

 

Opening convocation

At the annual start-of-the-school-year tradition, President Dennis M. Hanno provided words of inspiration, and seniors got their first chance to wear their Commencement robes—and to practice taking selfies.

 

A big splash

It all began when Wheaton’s varsity swim team didn’t want to stop their activities at the end of the season, and “couldn’t bear to go to dinner for the rest of the year with dry hair,” according to one source. They solved their dilemma by organizing the Tritons in 1941, experimenting with stunts and formations. In April 1942, the Tritons produced their first show, “Marine Magic,” featuring 1890s swimsuits and a routine called “Peacock Pond by Moonlight.” For decades since, Wheaton’s synchronized swim team has made waves—racking up national awards, building camaraderie among student-athletes, and fostering lasting leadership skills generation after generation. In September, the college and the athletics department celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Tritons with a weekend of events on campus that brought together synchro team alums, current students and the local community for networking, a performance by the current synchro team, and other fun activities. Here is a look at the Tritons over the years and more in News and Events. [Read more...]

Open doors.

Jessica Chase Woodyard 07Jessie Woodyard ’07

  • Google, Inc., real estate and workplace services program manager, apartments
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Accommodates needs:

“I’m fascinated and energized by the concept of ‘home.’ Real estate surrounds our everyday lives, and where we call home has an emotional connection. I manage Google’s global apartment program to ensure that traveling employees have a safe, convenient and comfortable place to stay as an alternative to a hotel.”

Uses keys to success:

After graduation, I went to work for a private real estate developer in San Jose, Calif. I spent five critical years learning about every element of the real estate development process. In 2012, Google had an opening in their real estate department, where I could focus on my passion with an extraordinary company. Wheaton provided a great foundation for the critical-thinking skills I use daily. Thanks to professors who encouraged me to creatively seek solutions beyond the obvious, I confidently confront problems in a way no textbook could ever teach.

Helps others find their place:

When I was at Wheaton, I received a scholarship that helped fund a summer internship. That internship profoundly changed my life because it was my first introduction to my career in real estate. I want to pass along to students the same powerful gift that I was given—the opportunity to discover their passion and pursue it.

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