Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Kenneth Babby ’02 now owns the Jacksonville Suns baseball team, in addition to owning the Akron Rubber Ducks, the Double-A franchise of the Cleveland Indians.

Deborah Figart ’81 co-authored Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, February 2015). [Read more...]

Hall of Fame selects Amber James ’04

Amber James ’04, pictured here in the 2004 NCAA Division III track and field championships.

Amber James ’04, pictured here in the 2004 NCAA Division III track and field championships.

Amber James ’04, former women’s track and field team member and the most decorated student-athlete in the history of any Wheaton athletics program, has been selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Hall of Fame. The inaugural class of the ECAC Hall of Fame, presented by Webster Bank, was honored on April 17 at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center in Danbury, Conn.

The 25-person class, which spans the entire 75-year history of the ECAC, recognizes a diverse representation of former student-athletes, coaches, administrators, teams, officials, staff and supporters from across the decades. Honorees for the class were selected for outstanding achievements, service, dedication, commitment, and contributions to the ECAC, championships, sponsored sports, programs and events.

Along with James, other high-profile members of the Hall of Fame inaugural class include former National Football League quarterback and Boston College Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie; University of Connecticut women’s basketball national champion and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member Rebecca Lobo; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Lou Carnesecca; and former ECAC commissioner Asa Bushnell. [Read more...]

Team leaders

James Greenslit ’06 named head coach at Roger Williams University

James Greenslit ’06

James Greenslit ’06

Former Wheaton men’s soccer assistant coach and three-time All-American James Greenslit ’06 has been hired as the head coach of the men’s soccer program at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I.

“We are excited for James as he takes over the program at Roger Williams,” said Wheaton men’s soccer head coach Matt Cushing. “James is one of the great young coaches in our profession who is prepared to sit in the head coaching chair. I can’t wait to see his teams in action.”

Greenslit takes over the Roger Williams men’s soccer program after spending the past three seasons, and five seasons total, at Wheaton. In 2014, Greenslit helped the Lyons to a 17–4–2 overall record and the team’s second straight appearance in the NCAA tournament.

In Greenslit’s five seasons as an assistant coach with Wheaton, the Lyons compiled a 72–27–10 record for a .706 winning percentage. The Lyons captured one New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season championship, one conference tournament championship, made two appearances in the NCAA tournament, and qualified for the NEWMAC playoffs in all five years. [Read more...]

On the menu

Renovations to Chase Dining Hall continued this spring, providing the Wheaton community with the opportunity to temporarily try something new from the fast-food truck parked each day on campus. Students also got a chance to sign ceiling beams that will go up in the renovated space.