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Sherry Petry Reed ’82 dives into underwater career, lands in Hall of Fame
Sherry Petry Reed '82 BelizeIt’s 1982. A group of Wheaton students gather with their “Tropical Ecology” professor on an island beach in Belize. Sherry Petry Reed is there on the end, in the red shirt, plopped down in the sand. They all smile. The camera captures the moment.

Looking at that photograph, she could never have guessed that she had just posed for a snapshot of her future.

But that was, indeed, the case for Reed, who is a research specialist/dive safety officer at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Fla. She is also the vice president of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, after becoming the first female scientific diving safety officer to be inducted into the organization in 2002.

The biology major traces her career and accomplishments right back to that Belize trip and her journey through Wheaton. [Read more...]

Nancy Pearlstine Conger ’67

  • Nancy Pearlstine Conger '67Go Beyond campaign co-chair
  • President, Red Hook Management LLC


Why I want to help prepare for the future.

“I truly believe that a liberal arts education is the best preparation for thriving in an ever-changing world. Wheaton taught me how to think, not what to do. It has enabled me to adapt to a world that is a far cry from the 1960s. I feel it is important for students today to have that experience.

I enjoy my service on the Board of Trustees, and I feel that I can make a difference.”

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Reunion Weekend


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Alumnae/i board candidates

After extensive research, the nominating committee has selected the following candidates for the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors. Elections will be held at Homecoming on September 24. In accordance with the bylaws of the Alumnae/i Association, additional nominations may be made for positions other than alumna/alumnus trustee. Nominations must be submitted in writing at least two weeks before Homecoming. Nominations should include relevant information about the candidate, written consent from the nominee, along with at least 30 signatures from alumnae/i representing no fewer than three classes. [Read more...]