Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Diversity at work

Career Services hosted “Diversified Workplace” in November, a panel discussion in which alums shared their perspectives on diversity and multiculturalism in the workplace. Participants included Valerie Tobia ’07, integrated behavioral health clinician at Family Health Center; Christina Lambert ’10, success coach at Bunker Hill Community College; Marlon Ramdehal ’03, associate director of programming at Year Up; Leykia “Kia” Brill ’06, associate provost of diversity at UMass-Amherst; and Amanda Nelson ’07, a pastor at Faith Lutheran Church.



Picture-perfect sunset

Peacock Pond sunset

The unforgettable sunset after a February snow storm had all in awe. (Photo by Michael Parrella ’19)

A broader perspective on psychology

perspective on psychology 2Peony Fhagen, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Psychology Department, has been teaching multicultural psychology at Wheaton for 11 years and runs the Self Development Lab. She currently is working on a multicultural psychology textbook to fill a void in the field and improve the information available to students. She discusses her work in a recent video interview, part of a series highlighting the teaching and scholarship of Wheaton faculty. View it on the WheatonCollegeMA YouTube channel.


Revamped Chase reopens

The newly renovated Chase Dining Hall reopened in August 2015 with a new look and new menu offering made-to-order sandwiches and stations for cooked-to-order meals, and dedicated serving areas for students who have food allergies. The renovation and changes are part of an overall program to enhance campus dining with more choices and improved quality.