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May 2016

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Wheelock 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

The Wheelock Class of 2016 celebrated Commencement today under sunny skies with a morning ceremony for undergraduates and an afternoon ceremony for graduate students.

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Associate Justice Sotomayor Visits Wheelock

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Wheelock May 7 for two events jointly organized by the College and IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción.

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April 2016

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Wheelock Hosts 400 Middle and High Schoolers at Youth Symposium

Wheelock's 2016 Youth Symposium brought together 400 Boston Public High School students to discuss the politics of race, gender, and equity.

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2016 Summer Courses and PDIs

Registration is now open for Wheelock's Summer 2016 undergraduate and graduate courses and professional development institutes. Get ahead in your studies or career—or just learn something new!

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Wheelock Student and Financial Analyst Launches Tutoring Program

Beth Segers, a student in Wheelock's STEM Education online master's degree program, has launched an afterschool program that offers free math tutoring and a free meal to Boston area students.

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March 2016

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Adrienne Kisner Honored by PEN New England

Wheelock's Spiritual Life Coordinator Adrienne Kisner received the Susan P. Bloom Children's Book Discovery Award from PEN New England for her young adult book "Dear Rachel Maddow."

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Mary Naumec Wins 2016 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Award

Mary Naumec '99MS was honored with Wheelock's highest alumni award for her lifetime of work assisting children with medical needs and their families.

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Commencement 2016 Honorees

On May 20, Wheelock will bestow honorary degrees on three Massachusetts leaders who have dedicated their lives to the service of others: Reverend Liz Walker, Dr. Lisa Wong, and Ms. Ellen Parker.

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Wheelock College Names David J. Chard Its 14th President

David J. Chard, Ph.D., Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University, has been selected as the 14th President of Wheelock College.

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U.S. News Lauds Wheelock for Internships

U.S. News & World Report ranked Wheelock College among the nation's top 10 colleges for student participation in internships, noting that 100% of Wheelock students gain field experience before graduating.

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Prof. Levine Publishes Second Children's Book

Dr. Sara Levine, Wheelock assistant professor of life science, has published a charming new science book for children titled "Tooth by Tooth: Comparing Fangs, Tusks and Chompers."

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Lessons in Mindfulness

Wheelock Social Work Professor Deborah Lisansky Beck explains how social workers benefit from mindfulness practices in a recent article published by The New Social Worker.

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Former Wheelock Official Named Colby-Sawyer College President

Susan D. Stuebner, Ed.D., who was special assistant for retention at Wheelock College from 1999-2000, has been named the ninth­­­­ president of Colby-Sawyer College.

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Grad Student Profiles Inspiring Athlete

Wheelock Graduate Student Julie Markarian has published a moving account of the journey of Vasu Sojitra, a man who lost his leg as a child and became a competitive skier and advocate for adaptive sports.

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Supporting Military Children through School Transitions

The Military Child Education Coalition will offer a free professional development institute April 4-5 focused on the social and emotional implications of transition for military-connected students.

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February 2016

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Scholarship for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers

Wheelock College has expanded its global outreach and strengthened its partnership with the Peace Corps by launching the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

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Tribute to Dean Emeritus Dr. Kathleen Kirk Bishop

Wheelock mourns the loss of Kathleen Kirk Bishop, Dean Emeritus and former Professor of Social Work, who passed away Feb. 11 following a long illness.

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Wheelock President Honored for Commitment to Diversity

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott was selected as a recipient of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s Giving Back Award for Presidents and Chancellors.

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January 2016

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Wheelock Partners with Parents Helping Parents

Wheelock's collaboration with Parents Helping Parents (PHP) will create new opportunities for Wheelock students and faculty while providing PHP with tools to improve its programs and broaden its connection to the social work community.

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