Wheelock Kicks off Anniversary Celebration

September 10, 2012

Wheelock College kicks off its 125th anniversary celebration on Sept. 11, launching a dazzling new anniversary website and hosting Convocation 2012, the first in a yearlong series of exciting events showcasing Wheelock and its mission to improve the lives of children and families around the world.

The new website—found at 125.wheelock.edu—features a detailed timeline chronicling the College's growth and change, an extensive multimedia gallery highlighting 125 years of Wheelock memories, and a calendar listing all of the upcoming special celebration events. The website includes Wheelock Stories, a collection of short stories and touching memories from the people who make Wheelock such a special place. Prepare to be inspired and consider submitting your own Wheelock story!

Wheelock 125 logoAs part of the 125th Celebration, the College will also unveil new signage across the campus featuring the new Wheelock 125th Anniversary logo and iconic quotes and images representing the span of Wheelock's history of inspiring a world of good. The new logo will be featured on all communication materials throughout the year. Wheelock's Facebook page has also been redesigned to include the new logo and to incorporate the look and feel of the anniversary website.

Wheelock will be holding a variety of events throughout the 2012-2013 academic year in celebration of this important milestone starting with the 2012 Convocation Ceremony, featuring a thought-provoking address and discussion about justice by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton, authors of the best-selling book and Wheelock summer reading assignment, Picking Cotton.

Upcoming 125th anniversary events will include alumni luncheons, a night at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and much more. A highlight of the year will be Wheelock's first-ever International Conference on June 19-22, 2013 where Wheelock will gather national and international educators, practitioners, researchers, philanthropists, students, and policy leaders to explore pressing issues affecting children, youth, and families in education, health, and human rights across the globe.

Be sure to check the 125th Anniversary website often to share the excitement.

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