Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Outstanding in his field

Mike Gibbons ’15 signs with New York Mets

Gibbons-MikeMike Gibbons’s earliest baseball memories are like those of many kids: He played catch for hours in his yard; imitated batting stances and pitching motions of his favorite players; and pursued the sport in Little League and high school at the encouragement of his parents, who had both played college sports.

But not every kid gets to live the dream of playing for a Major League Baseball team. He will. In the fall, Gibbons signed on with a major league team—the New York Mets. [Read more...]

Replay: Fall in review

Men’s cross country

Dylan Cooper ’17

Dylan Cooper ’17

Conner Bourgoin ’16

Conner Bourgoin ’16

Conner Bourgoin ’16 and Dylan Cooper ’17 each appeared on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference list. Wheaton finished fourth at the conference championship, its best placement in NEWMAC Championship races since 2004. [Read more...]

Exploring climate change

Point guard jumps at opportunity to research in Siberia

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15 (Photo by Chris Linder)

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15 (Photo by Chris Linder)

Senior McKenzie “Kenzie” Kuhn ’15, an environmental science major, jumps at opportunities to learn outside the classroom. This summer doing so landed her in Siberia, Russia, where she participated in the Polaris Project as a student researcher, exploring the effects of methane gas, an essential greenhouse gas that is contributing to our globe’s warming climate.

“Wheaton’s environmental science program has done a great job of introducing me to multiple scientific disciplines from field geology in Death Valley to instrumental chemistry in the Wheaton laboratories,” said Kuhn, a point guard on the women’s basketball team. “After spending a month in Siberia, I came away from the experience with a new appreciation for the Arctic landscape and a passion for the environmental fieldwork that accompanies it.” [Read more...]

Tennis skills, coursework serve student well

Chan Lawrence ’15Ever since Lawrence Chan ’15 could hold a racquet on his own, he has used tennis as a means to achieve personal development and success in all the areas of his life.

“Tennis has taught me sacrifice, teamwork, communication, time management, honesty, diligence, work ethic and how to overcome adversity,” he said. “These traits have subconsciously shaped how I function in society.”

A psychology major, Chan drew upon these qualities this summer during his internship at the Rhode Island Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. He worked as a research assistant, helping with a study on the effectiveness of a drinking intervention program in decreasing the risk of sexual assault. His daily duties included scheduling participants for the study, transcribing the sessions and conducting exit interviews with the participants. [Read more...]