Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

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WF Nick Parson 08Nick Parson ’08

  • Communications coordinator, 
  • Colorado Rockies (Major League Baseball)
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Plays important role:

“Primarily, I am a liaison between the outside world and our players, coaches and front-office personnel both in season and during the off-season. Additionally, I conduct research on the club that we publish in daily as well as annual formats for various internal and external purposes. I do a tremendous amount of work with the members of the media both at home and on the road, making sure that they have what they need from us in order to do their job well.” [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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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

Help improve the future

Aria Grillo ’05Aria Grillo ’05

  • Associate director of development, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Junior board member and mentor, Tuesday’s Children
  • Wheaton Fund supporter

Makes a difference:

“Through our work we raise more than $3 million annually to fund research toward finding a cure for muscle disease and ALS. I also lead MDA’s nationwide disability awareness program, in which I educate students about assistance and acceptance, and treating everyone as equals, regardless of physical differences.”

Values the source of success:

“I have always been passionate about health-related causes from my time at Wheaton doing my practicum under Professor Grace Baron. Wheaton helped me understand who I am. The college has been an incredible pillar of support in my life—far beyond the four years I spent there—and is one of the main sources of my current success.”

Contributes to longevity:

“Wheaton is an incredibly special place; it is our legacy. We need to support Wheaton just as it supported us. Big or small, every donation makes a difference by enhancing the educational experience of current students and helping to ensure the longevity of the college for generations to come.”

Support Wheaton

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