Senior Class Gift

The Class of 2014 is supporting the Cynthia Longfellow Teaching Recognition Award for their Senior Class Gift. This prestigious award is given annually at Commencement to a non-tenured faculty member to acknowledge and honor distinguished teaching and the promise of continued excellence in teaching at Wheelock College. Recipients are faculty members who inspire academic excellence in students and who create strong connections to students through teaching, mentoring and advising. The award honors the memory of the late Cynthia Longfellow, a Wheelock Faculty member in Human Development who was known as a superb teacher and a great supporter, friend and advisor to our students.

Gifts will be made in memory of Dr. Joeritta de Almeida, an assistant professor of education at Wheelock College who recently passed away.

"Joeritta's spirit was palpable. She gave away her love, goodness, and light to everyone equally, refusing to believe that there were people who may not be worthy of it." - Linda Banks-Santilli '85, Associate Professor, Elementary Education

To read more about Joeritta's life and passions, click here.

To learn more about the Senior Class Gift, check out the information below.

Here are a few suggested gift levels; but remember every gift counts:

  • $20.14 - Make a gift in honor of the Class of 2014.
  • $12.50 - Make a gift in honor of Wheelock College's 125th anniversary.
  • $5.00 - Participation counts even more than the amount of your gift!

By giving back to Wheelock College, and specifically to the Longfellow Teaching Award in memory of Joeritta, the Senior Class is honoring an amazing woman who loved Wheelock College, and we are helping to ensure that future generations of Wheelock students receive the same education we did.

Gift Recognition:

  • $1 or more - Recognition in the 2013-2014 Annual Report of Giving in the fall/winter Wheelock College alumni magazine and listing on the Senior Class Gift Honor Roll web page.
  • $12.50 or more - Above, plus special recognition on the Senior Class Gift Honor Roll web page.

All non-seniors who give as part of the Senior Class Gift will be recognized in the 2013-2014 Annual Report of Giving in the fall/winter Wheelock College alumni magazine.

Make Your Gift Today:

You can give right now with a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express by clicking here and donating online. Please make sure to include "Senior Class Gift" in the comments section.

OR, cash or checks can be mailed to:

Development Office
Senior Class Gift
Wheelock College
200 The Riverway
Boston, MA 02215

For more information, please contact Geoff Whaley in the Development Office at or 617-879-2011.

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