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December 2006

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Wheelock Selects William Rawn Associates for Expansion Project

Wheelock College has announced that William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., of Boston, has been selected to design its new 65,000-square-foot, mixed-use building. This project will include a new Campus Center, a new dining hall along with a new student residence.

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Wheelock College Selected as a College of Distinction

Wheelock College has been chosen by the independent committee of high school and college admissions professionals for inclusion in the inaugural edition of the College of Distinction guidebook. Wheelock is one of fewer than 300 chosen for this honor.

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November 2006

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Colleges of the Fenway Marks 10 Years of Innovative Collaboration

Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of six colleges in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by honoring the commitment member institutions have made to provide a combined 10,000 undergraduate students with the enhanced academic programs, cutting-edge technology, and increased social and networking opportunities that each could not offer individually

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October 2006

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Wheelock Instructor Awarded Prestigious Science Award

Karen Worth, instructor in the School of Education and Child Life at Wheelock College, has been awarded the Le Prix puRkwa in Paris.

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ATLAS Lecture Series Sponsored by Wheelock

Crisis. Marginalized. Endangered. These terms are used with increasing regularity to describe the plight of young Black males in the education system.

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Safe Passage Founder at Wheelock as Part of Visiting Scholars Series

Hanley Denning, a Wheelock alumna and the founder of Safe Passage in Guatemala, will visit Wheelock October 10 -15 as part of the college’s Visiting Scholars Program.

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Gwen Morgan Honored by NARA

Gwen Morgan, senior fellow for Child Care Policy at Wheelock College, was one of two individuals honored by the National Association for Regulatory Administration (NARA) at its 30th Anniversary celebration on October 10 at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel.

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Broadway Rocker Adam Pascal to Visit Wheelock

Adam Pascal is an American actor, best known for his Tony nominated performance as Roger Davis in the original cast of the musical RENT, on Broadway. He is also known for originating the role of Radames in Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA. His performance in Rent earned him a Tony nomination, a Theater World award, and an Obie Award.

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CIELI Expands Singapore Courses

Wheelock College’s Center for International Education, Leadership, and Innovation (CIELI) will offer a new Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Educational Studies and Leadership Program in Singapore. This Bachelor’s degree program is being offered in collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and RTRC Asia Pte Ltd.

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September 2006

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First Visiting Scholar of 2006-07 Series Announced

Dr. Shu Min Chen, Professor of Early Childhood from the National Pingtung University of Education, Pingtung, TW, Republic of China, will be the first Visiting Scholar at Wheelock.

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July 2006

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Century Bancorp

The Board of Directors of Century Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ:CNBKA), today announced Jackie Jenkins-Scott, president of Wheelock College, was elected to the Century Bancorp Board of Directors and the Century Bank and Trust Company Board of Directors on July 11, 2006.

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Global Expansion

Students from the National Hsin Chu University of Education (NHCUE) and National Tai Tung University (NTTU) made their first visit to Wheelock in July as part of the new student/faculty exchange program.

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Student/Faculty Exchange Program with Taiwan

Wheelock College has a new student/faculty exchange program with two universities in Taiwan – National Taitung University and National Hsinchu University of Education.

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Student Applicants Sought for Expanding Jumpstart Program

The Jumpstart program at Wheelock will be growing from 45 Corps members this year to 80 Corps members next year! This expansion will result in a 50 percent increase of the children in our four Partner Preschools benefiting directly from one-to-one relationships with caring college students!

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June 2006

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Making Room for All Families

On Wednesday, June 14, Wheelock College will join government officials and noted experts in early childhood education to celebrate the Massachusetts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Early Childhood Initiative from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cambridge City Hall.

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2006 WHEEL Award, Recipients Peter, Paul and Mary!

WFT established the WHEEL Award in 2002 to recognize individuals who share the Theatre’s commitment to children and families and whose work embodies the Theatre’s belief that the arts can transform lives.

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May 2006

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Jenkins-Scott Serves as Commencement Speaker for Cape Cod Community College

President Schatzberg, Board of Trustees, members of the faculty, distinguished guests: To the staff members and all who helped in preparing this special day and ceremony, thank you very much! It is indeed a distinct honor and pleasure to be with you this evening.

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Jack B. Williams Delivers Wheelock College Commencement Speech

Congratulations! I'm honored to be here. I'm fascinated by your enthusiasm and potential. As a reporter, I've spent a lifetime watching people. At commencements it's fun to study your faces and try to pick who of you will achieve the most. If the past is repeated, then there are a number of you who have been operating below the radar and over the next several years will separate yourselves from the pack. Who are these people with all this potential? I think it's you - if you have the right plan. That's what I want to talk about today.

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National Foster Care Art Exhibit

In celebration of May as National Foster Care Month, actress Victoria Rowell will host the, “Passion Tour Art Series,” a collection of found-object pieces - at Wheelock College on May 17.

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March 2006

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Student Service LEARNING TO HEAL in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland today, there remain deep and complex problems left from the 30-year civil war, or the Troubles, as the war is called by nearly everyone who lived through it. Relatively peaceful since 1998, the country is still recovering from long years of violence and is experiencing continuing division. Yet, as a fragile peace developed during the last decade, educators and social workers began to address the attitudes and circumstances underlying the sectarian conflict. Early childhood educators, with the help of faculty at Queen’s University, are now implementing an anti-bias curriculum in the schools, one which is designed to inhibit and perhaps reverse religious and ethnic polarization.

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