Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Backstage in spotlight

Colin McNamee ’04 shines behind the scenes

Colin McNamee ’04 Behind every theater production at Wheaton is stagecraft and lighting mastermind Colin McNamee ’04.

The alum, who majored in studio art at Wheaton, graduated more than 10 years ago, but after working in various theaters and venues, he has found his way back on campus as an instructor and technical director.

“After working at a few other institutions—including several academic ones—I find that Wheaton stands out as a kind and generous place. I don’t know of any other place like it,” McNamee said.

As a student, McNamee secured a federal work-study position under former theater manager and technical director Jeffrey Mailhot. “This is where I got most of my technical training, up through graduation,” McNamee said.

In this role, he worked in the shop to build sets like a massive staircase that filled the whole stage for the production Antigone and a two-story house for the play Tartuffe. [Read more...]

Welcome new board members

Meet the new members of the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors (ABD)—highly engaged graduates who have been involved with the college in many ways, from serving as class officers and on committees to attending Reunions and other events:

Shawn Blake ’98

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Reunion 2016

Laughing, dancing, hugging, remembering, celebrating. Yep, another Commencement Reunion Weekend. More than 500 alumnae/i were on campus for the occasion, coming from 32 states and several countries, including Canada and Israel.

Photos by Nicki Pardo and Keith Nordstrom

Getting down to business

Marjorie Rosen Weber ’57 wins accolades for business savvy

Marjorie Rosen Weber ’57It’s not every day that a mayor proclaims a day in one’s honor.

But Marjorie Rosen Weber ’57 experienced that recognition due to her innumerable contributions to her home city of Miami—including helping entrepreneurs build up their fledging businesses.

Also, her decades of work in the financial industry prompted SCORE Miami Dade—a nonprofit dedicated to helping launch small businesses—to honor her at their annual business and leadership awards dinner last fall.

But the awards and accolades do not mean she is reaching her endgame, said Weber, who is 81. “It’s not over. I keep doing what I can. The demand for this type of consulting far exceeds what would be considered a normal 40-hour workweek,” she said. [Read more...]