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December 2014

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Wheelock Named Top Institution for Education Community Service

President Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll named Wheelock College its Presidential Award Winner in Education.

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Funding Received from Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation

The Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation has funded two programs at Wheelock College that make great strides in improving the lives of children and families in the greater Boston area.

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Wheelock Community Works Toward Social Justice

In a letter to the Wheelock community, President Jenkins-Scott commends students, faculty, and staff for working toward addressing racial injustice in the wake of events in Ferguson, MO, and around the country.

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Wheelock Community Meets to Address Ferguson, Staten Island Incidents

In a letter to the Wheelock community, President Jackie Jenkins-Scott notes that administrators, faculty, and students held a town meeting to discuss the racially charged events in Ferguson, MO.

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November 2014

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Dr. Adrian Haugabrook Joins Spark Board

Spark, a national nonprofit youth mentoring program, recently appointed Dr. Adrian K. Haugabrook to its National Board of Directors.

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President Jackie Jenkins-Scott Named a BBJ 'Woman of Influence'

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott is being recognized by the Boston Business Journal with its prestigious Women of Influence award for “visionary leaders who are helping to shape Boston's economic future.”

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Robinson Named to Boston School Committee

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Wheelock alum Jeri Robinson '71/'78MS to the Boston School Committee.

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Astronaut Celebrates Scholars and Science

Astronaut Col. Douglas Wheelock visited Wheelock College for several exciting events to celebrate science, education and social justice, including the Passion for Action Leadership Award Reception.

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Wheelock Students Visit Purdue University Graduate School

Five Wheelock undergraduate students were chosen to take part in the prestigious Purdue University Multicultural/Historically Black Institution (HBI) Visitation Program.

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TRUCE Celebrates 20 Years

The national advocacy group Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's Entertainment celebrates its 20th Anniversary with an advocacy event and celebration at Wheelock College.

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Wheelock Celebrates Scholars

Wheelock College celebrated 17 Passion for Action Scholars at the 2014 Passion for Action Leadership Award Reception, featuring a keynote address by Col. Douglas Wheelock.

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October 2014

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Honoring Mayor Tom Menino

Wheelock College, the City of Boston, and all who work to improve the lives of children and families lost a tremendous ally and partner in Mayor Thomas Menino.

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Dr. Gail Dines Premieres New Documentary

“Pornland: How the Porn Industry Has Hijacked Our Sexuality” takes an unflinching look at today's porn industry.

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Clowning for Socio-Political Change

Wheelock launched a new course that marries the act of clowning with the College's mission to improve the lives of children and families.

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Wheelock Expands Multicultural Resources

Wheelock College has a longstanding institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion work, embracing the inherent positive value in living and working in diverse environments.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Foundation Funds Mattapan Partnership

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) Foundation awarded a one-year, $50,000 grant in support of the Mattapan Integrative Care Partnership (MICP).

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No Veteran Need Be Left Behind

The Wheelock College Center of Excellence for Military Children and Families will host a roundtable discussion October 16.

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Wheelock @ El Mundo's Hispanic Heritage Breakfast

To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month, representatives from Wheelock College attended El Mundo's annual Hispanic Heritage Breakfast.

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September 2014

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Wheelock President Joins Climate Leadership Summit

Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott, along with faculty and staff representatives, will support the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership in Boston.

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Dean's List for Spring 2014

The Scholastic Review Board released the list of students who made the Spring 2014 Dean's List for their academic achievement.

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New Peace Corps Master's International Partnership

The Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Master’s International program in partnership with Wheelock College.

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Aspire Announces Education Innovation Funding

Aspire Institute Announces $640,000 in Education Innovation Funding to advance knowledge and solutions in response to social and educational challenges.

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August 2014

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NEASC Evaluation Call for Comments

The public is invited to submit comments as part of Wheelock College's comprehensive accreditation evaluation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

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President's Message on Ferguson, Missouri

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott addresses the Wheelock community in this letter about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Resources for Children Affected by Violence

Witnessing the Boston Marathon attacks, seeing news images of the scene, or even hearing about the deaths could cause some children to be worried and confused. Parents, teachers, and counselors need to be prepared to talk to them about it.

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International Health Advisory

With the recent news of the Ebola Virus in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, Wheelock College and the College's Emergency Response team has been keeping aware of the situation.

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Wheelock Furthering Community Learning and Collaboration

Wheelock announced $33,000 in funding from the McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation and People's United Community Foundation to bolster high-impact community programs in Boston.

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Wheelock Welcomes Eula Biss as 2014 Convocation Speaker

Wheelock College formally opened its doors for the academic year with a Convocation Ceremony featuring an address by Eula Biss, author of Notes From No Man's Land.

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Visiting Professor of Trauma-Informed Social Work

Wheelock welcomes Linda T. (Lynn) Sanford, who specializes in helping victims of sexual assault and children whose parents were deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

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July 2014

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New Funding Expands Student Learning Opportunities

Wheelock announced an increase in grant and scholarship funding that will aid current and future students in improving lives of children and families around the world.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Receives $100,000 Grant

The Massachusetts Cultural Council awarded Wheelock College a $100,000 Capital Grant for improvements to the Wheelock Family Theatre.

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Mattapan Integrative Care Partnership Funded

Mattapan Community Health Center and Wheelock College to be among the collaborative partners.

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June 2014

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Wheelock@Worcester MSW Program Moves to New Campus

Wheelock@Worcester, Wheelock’s thriving off-campus Master of Social Work program, has moved to the campus of Anna Maria College.

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Wheelock Dean's List Spring 2014

The Scholastic Review Board publicly acknowledged all the students on the Spring 2014 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement.

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Emerging Scholars Program

Associate Professor Dr. Detris Honora Adelabu was named director of the new Emerging Scholars Program at Wheelock College.

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May 2014

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Hope Haslam Straughan Honored

Wheelock Associate Dean Hope Haslam Straughan was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club in honor of her contributions to the Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study.

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2014 Earl Innovation Award Winners

Wheelock College announced the winners of the prestigious Sylvia Earl Innovation Award, which is designed to inspire and support creative work, ideas, and programs that use technology to enhance the Wheelock experience for our community.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Wins Bridge Award

The Wheelock Family Theatre received the Bridge Award from the Oscar Micheaux Family Theater at the National Center for Afro American Artists for its leadership in access and inclusion and dedication to improving the lives of urban youth and families.

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Graduate Commencement Day

The members of Wheelock's Graduate Class of 2014 celebrated Commencement on May 16, hearing several calls to continue living Wheelock's mission of improving the lives of children and families.

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Undergraduate Commencement Day

The 217 members of Wheelock College's Class of 2014—the College's largest-ever graduating class—celebrated Commencement with a ceremony that included singing, inspiring speeches, and a rousing spoken word performance.

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Wheelock Students Sing National Anthem at Fenway Park

five Wheelock College students sang the National Anthem at the Red Sox v. Cincinnati Reds game as part of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF) Chorus.

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Wheelock Students Accepted to Summer Research Opportunity Programs

Four Wheelock students were accepted to the Summer Research Opportunity Program, which prepares students for admissions and success in graduate school by providing intensive one-on-one academic research experiences.

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April 2014

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Commencement 2014 Honorees

Wheelock College will recognize three honorary degree recipients, talented leaders who embody the spirit of the undergraduate and graduate Commencement theme of "Innovation. Access. Opportunity:" Howard K. Koh, David C. Banks, and Mary Tiseo.

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March 2014

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Weaver Wins Peabody Award

Andrea J. Fonte Weaver, Founder and Executive Director of Bridges Together Inc., received Wheelock's 2014 Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Award.

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Summer Study at Wheelock 2014

Wheelock is offering several of its undergraduate courses online this summer. Get ahead in your studies or fulfill requirements without traveling to campus!

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Aspire Institute Launches Innovative Web App

The Wheelock College Aspire Institute launched a first-of-its-kind mobile-accessible web app focused on family-friendly activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Wheelock Trustee Honored

Leverett Wing, well-known political leader, community activist and member of the Wheelock College Board of Trustees, will be honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus.

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Summer Reading Book Announced

"Notes from No Man’s Land: American Essays," a collection of beautifully crafted creative non-fiction essays by Eula Biss, will be Wheelock College’s 2014 summer reading book.

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Focus on Wheelock Study Abroad

Wheelock has pledged to join the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade.

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February 2014

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Wheelock Students Advocate for Financial Aid

On Monday February 24th, Wheelock College participated in AICUM's annual Student Financial Aid Day at the State House.

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Wheelock Student Competes at Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge 2014 Pageant

Wheelock student Orbelina Erazo will compete at the Miss Boston/Cambridge Pageant on Sunday, February 16, 2014.

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Wheelock Teacher Support Initiative Wins Grant

The Wheelock College Aspire Institute received an $800,000 three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to launch a comprehensive new teacher support initiative to be piloted in Boston.

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January 2014

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International Roles for Wheelock VP

Dr. Joan V. Gallos, Wheelock vice president for academic affairs, has accepted opportunities in Athens and Copenhagen to further Wheelock’s mission globally.

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Half-Year Program Set for Jan. 28

This year's Half-Year theme is "Deconstructing the Modern Family," focusing on adoption and the foster care system. Our Keynote Speaker is noted child welfare expert Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao.

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New Graduate Program: Teach and Learn in Greece

Licensed teachers can gain valuable teaching experience and earn a master's degree while having an adventure in the seat of learning: Athens, Greece.

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