Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

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.

BE THE
DIFFERENCE

Give opportunity. Support the Wheaton Fund.

Call 800-896-3145 (option 2) or visit wheatoncollege.edu/giving.

Multiply possibility.

James Eberhart ’03James Eberhart ’03 

  • Mathematics teacher, Miss Hall’s School, Pittsfield, Mass.
  • Tanglewood/Boston Symphony Orchestra residential assistant
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Counts on education:

“Wheaton gave me my first chance to stand in front of a classroom as a teaching assistant while I was a student. That led to many other teaching opportunities, including with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria, at boarding schools in Maine and Rhode Island, at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, and to my current school. The college gave me the chance to see the world and my place in it; the confidence to go after the jobs that I want; and the skills and experience to get those positions.”

Adds value:

“As a teacher I have the honor of making a difference in the world every day. The difference I make is in helping to inspire the generations to come and, especially, to help my students discover what they are passionate about and how they can make a positive difference in their world—whether that is within their family, themselves, their community or the entire world.”

Knows support equals success:

“Wheaton has made me the person that I am today and has helped to define and expand my sense of self. As a third-generation Wheatie, I know the importance of keeping the college strong for the success of current and future students. That’s why I contribute to the Wheaton Fund.”

BE THE
DIFFERENCE

Give opportunity. Support the Wheaton Fund.

Call 800-896-3145 (option 2) or visit wheatoncollege.edu/giving

Take charge of the future

Paige Scott ’93Paige Scott ’93

  • Managing director, head of North American asset management, at Sheffield Haworth
  • Board member, 100 Women in Hedge Funds
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Leads the way: “Sheffield Haworth is a global financial services executive search firm, and I’m a ‘head hunter.’ I was based in the Boston office, which I opened for the company five years ago. Last summer I moved to San Francisco to open our West Coast office. After graduating from Wheaton in 1993 (not a great job market at that time), I and three other Wheaties drove cross-country from Boston to California to ‘seek our fortunes.’ After a short stint at a law firm, I landed in executive recruiting in 1994 and stayed with it. Wheaton prepared me to be adventurous and inquisitive.” [Read more...]

Fuel the future.

Raheleh FoFolkerts-3lkerts ’95

  • Director of marketing at Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Broomfield, Colo.
  • Women of Wind Energy member
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Supplies vision: “I work for a great renewable energy company defining and executing marketing and communication strategies, from branding to client engagement efforts—all to ensure business growth for the company. Our department also project manages various proposal submissions. I really enjoy the breadth of scope and level of influence our department has.”

Uses resources: “The education and open-minded atmosphere I experienced at Wheaton provided me with a foundation that allowed me to be very flexible and adaptable in my career choices. I have worked in a variety of industries, including a vet clinic, a major news firm, a teachers association, a police department, and now a renewable energy company. My English degree benefits me today, as my department is responsible for most of the content produced on the website, in press releases, on proposals, and in marketing collateral.”

Generates support: “I contribute to the Wheaton Fund because it’s important to ensure the same quality of learning and liberal arts experience for everyone who attends. Think back to your days at Wheaton—the professors, the classes, the activities and the friends, and how they influenced and made you who you are today. Don’t you want to help others experience the same?”

Support Wheaton

Call 800-896-3145 (option 2) or visit wheatoncollege.edu/giving