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December 2013

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Lobel Named to Sustainability Post

Wheelock Assistant Professor of Biology Lisa Lobel was appointed director of the Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability for the Environment.

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Santander Agreement Formalized

Wheelock College and Santander Bank, N.A. formalized its first agreement with a three-year commitment to be implemented through its Santander Universities division.

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Wheelock Working with Mayor-Elect Walsh

Boston's Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh named Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Professor William Rodriguez to Transition Committee Working Groups.

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Jennifer Carr Rice Appointment

Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Carr Rice as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations.

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Giving Tuesday Comes to Wheelock

Wheelock students were featured in a live, national podcast in support of Giving Tuesday. Separately, the College focused Giving Tuesday attention on the Mattahunt Community Center.

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November 2013

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Dr. Levin Wins Edgar Klugman Award

Wheelock College Professor of Early Childhood Education Diane Levin received the 2013 Edgar Klugman Award at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference.

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Passion for Action Leadership Award

Year Up and its founder, Gerald Chertavian, were presented with Wheelock's 2013 Passion for Action Leadership Award to honor their work in closing the Opportunity Divide for thousands of young adults across the US.

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Dr. Levine Book Earns Rave Review

A new picture book from Wheelock Life Science Prof. Sara Levine that teaches children about evolution—titled "Bone by Bone"—is a finalist for the 2014 Cook Prize (STEM award).

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Advocates for Children Award

Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and Wheelock first year student Zach Kerr were honored by Massachusetts Advocates for Children's Annual Celebration.

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Students Selected for Grad Visit Program

Five Wheelock students were selected to participate in the Purdue University Multicultural/Historically Black Institution (HBI) Visitation Program.

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Dr. Faszewski Honored by Elms College

Elms College honored Prof. Ellen Faszewski with its 2013 Sr. Margaret James McGrath Distinguished Alumni Award.

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October 2013

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Scholarship Opportunity for Nonprofit Leaders

As part of its commitment to strengthening nonprofit sector leadership, Wheelock is offering a 25% tuition scholarship to nonprofit employees who enroll in its accelerated Nonprofit Leadership master's degree program.

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Wheelock Celebrates City Year Partnership

Wheelock College set a goal to have at least 50 City Year alumni enrolled at the College by fall 2015 in undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Visiting Scholar Fatou Sarr Presentation

Wheelock College’s Center for Intentional Programs and Partnerships hosted a discussion led by Intentional Visiting Scholar Dr. Fatou Sarr from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal.

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New Book: A Cultural History of Jewish Dress

Wheelock College Professor Eric Silverman has authored "A Cultural History of Jewish Dress," the first comprehensive look at how Jews have been distinguished by their appearance from Ancient Israel to today.

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Activist Malala Yousafzai Honored

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott presented Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani woman who survived a Taliban assassination attempt, with a bronze bust of President Kennedy from the JFK Library Foundation.

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Wheelock Coming Out Week

In celebration of National Coming Out Week, Pride@Wheelock is hosting a variety of educational and fun events related to civil rights, pride, and identity.

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Professor Attends White House Briefing

Prof. Nicole Dubus was invited to attend the White House briefing entitled, "Addressing the Social Determinants of Health in a New Era: The Role of Social Work Education."

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September 2013

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Wheelock Dean's List Spring 2013

The Scholastic Review Board publicly acknowledged all the students on the Spring 2013 Dean's List for their outstanding academic achievement.

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Convocation 2013 Featured Author Julie Otsuka

Wheelock College continues its unwavering commitment to social justice through its selection of lauded author Julie Otsuka as the 2013 Convocation keynote speaker.

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Environmental Studies Major Launched

Wheelock College furthered its commitment to innovation and leadership in environmental education through the launch of an undergraduate Environmental Studies Major.

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Wheelock Creates Pathway to Law School

Capable, motivated Wheelock students will be guaranteed admission to Suffolk Law School through an innovative partnership announced by the two colleges.

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August 2013

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Wheelock to Pilot Smart Cards

Wheelock College will be one of the first colleges in the U.S. to distribute the Santander Universities Smart Cards, enabling students, faculty and staff to access buildings, use school services, and for the first time, link directly to a Sovereign Bank account.

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Beyond Remote-Controlled Childhood

In her new book, Wheelock Prof. Diane Levin writes that teachers need to understand how screen time and media culture are affecting children and families and to find effective ways to promote children's healthy development in today's media-saturated environment.

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Prof. Zoll Featured in Globe Magazine

A new school year can jolt students and parents, says Wheelock Faculty member Susan Zoll, in an article in the Boston Globe Magazine.

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July 2013

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Wheelock CFO Honored

Anne Marie Martorana, Wheelock Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as a finalist in their CFO of the Year Award.

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June 2013

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2013 Global Challenges and Opportunities Conference

Wheelock College brought together 500 educators, human rights activists, philanthropists, and world leaders from across the social justice spectrum for the College's inaugural international conference.

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Cherie Blair Speaks at Wheelock Conference

Human rights activist Cherie Blair told attendees at Wheelock's inaugural International Conference that nonprofit groups need to work together to solve the world's most intractable problems.

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International Conference Kicks Off with Cultural Arts Festival

Wheelock College launched its inaugural International Conference today with a free family arts festival featuring drummers, theater performances, and a photo exhibit.

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May 2013

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Annual Community Dialogue 2013

Wheelock College today hosted its eighth Annual Community Dialogue on Early Education and Care. This year's event, titled "Raising Our Voices: The Power of Advocacy," focused on the need for universal pre-kindergarten.

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Landmark Partnership to Support Military Families

Wheelock College sponsored a first-of-its-kind partnership of national, state, and local agencies, organizations, and institutions to support the more than 25,000 military connected children in the Bay State.

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Wheelock Announces Endowed Professorship

Wheelock College announced the creation of its first endowed professorship: the Sylvia and James Earl Professor of Technology and Learning.

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Gordon Marshall Award Winners

Dr. Eric Silverman and Dr. Lenette Azzi-Lessing were named the 2013 recipients of Wheelock's Gordon Marshall Award.

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Barbara Rosenquest Receives Ladd Award

Dr. Barbara Rosenquest, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, received the 2013 Edward H. Ladd Award for Academic Excellence and Service.

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Jenne Powers Receives Cynthia Longfellow Award

Wheelock College named Dr. Jenne Powers, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Director of the Writing Center, as winner of the prestigious Cynthia Longfellow Award.

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2013 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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Commencement 2013 Ceremonies

Wheelock College held Commencement Ceremonies celebrating the College's 125th anniversary, awarding honorary degrees to three influential advocates: Mark K. Shriver, Hubert E. Jones, and Thekla R. Shackelford.

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Heather Vogel Gives Graduate Student Commencement Speech

Heather Vogel, who is graduating from Wheelock College with a Master's in Social Work and a certificate in Organizational Leadership, delivered the student speech at Wheelock's commencement ceremony on May 17, 2013.

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Oginga Walters Gives Undergraduate Student Commencement Speech

Oginga Walters, a a double major in Human Development Focused in Psychology and Elementary Education, with a minor in History, delivered the 2013 student speech at Wheelock’s commencement ceremony on May 17, 2013.

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Dr. Mitchell S. Sakofs Named Wheelock Dean

Dr. Mitchell S. Sakofs has been named Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Programs at Wheelock College, effective August 1, 2013.

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Earl Center for Learning and Innovation Dedication

Wheelock College hosted a grand opening of the Activities East addition, featuring the dedication of the building's new Earl Center for Learning and Innovation.

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Summer Research Opportunity Programs

Ivan Jackson, Katrin Reeder, and Guillermo Caballero were accepted to the Summer Research Opportunity Program, which provides intensive one-on-one academic research experiences.

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Wheelock College Hosts Rescue Scholar

Wheelock College recently hosted Dr. Gadziro Gwekwerere, an International Rescue Scholar and Zimbabwean lecturer in African music and ethnomusicology.

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April 2013

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Wheelock Student to Begin Peace Corps Service

Karissa Hultgren is both nervous and excited about spending the next two years in Mongolia helping primary school teachers in the former communist nation reshape their education system.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Hosts Autism Friendly Performance

Continuing its unwavering commitment to inclusive, community-based theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre hosted its first theatrical production adapted specifically for children with autism and their families.

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Web App Makes STEM Learning Accessible

Wheelock's Aspire Institute launched a first-of-its-kind mobile-accessible web application to engage parents, students and teachers in grades 3, 4, and 5 in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning.

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March 2013

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Wheelock Alum Wins Today Show Contest

Wheelock graduate Kayla Drescher was named the winner of The Today Show's "Magic Mondays" competition by world-renowned magician David Copperfield.

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Former Wheelock Men's Tennis Player Taking His Message on the Tour

In a span of five years, Dash Kramer went from the warm, sandy beaches of Malibu, California to playing tennis at Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts and now in development for a reality show with the Bravo Network.

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Commencement 2013 Honorees

Wheelock will award honorary degrees to three influential advocates during this year's special Commencement celebrating the College's 125th Anniversary: Mark K. Shriver, Hubert E. Jones, and Thekla R. Shackelford.

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Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership Wins Grant

Wheelock College announced the award of $15,000 from the Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation for the development and implementation of college- and career-readiness programs and services at the Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership Community Center.

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Gates Foundation Grant

Wheelock College Aspire Institute was named by the Boston Compact as fiscal sponsor for a $3.25 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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President Jenkins-Scott Recognized for Diversity Initiatives

Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott is a 2013 recipient of the Profiles in Diversity Journal 2013 CEO Leadership in Action Award.

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Wheelock Named a Leading Community Service Institution

Wheelock College was named to President Obama's 2013 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for the College's commitment to community service and civic engagement.

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Wheelock Profs Published in Diversity Journal

Professors Linda Banks-Santilli and Eleonora Villegas-Reimers were published in the January/February 2013 issue of Diversity Journal. Their article, titled: "First-Generation Students and their Struggle to Succeed," looks at the experience of first-generation college students.

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February 2013

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Dwight Datcher Named Director of Athletics

Dwight Datcher was named Director of Athletics at Wheelock College. He will provide direction and oversight for all intercollegiate, intramural and recreational athletics staff, programs, facilities and activities.

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Scholarship Sends Wheelock Student to Teach in Ghana

Wheelock College student Katelyn Coty of Belchertown, MA, was awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship for educational and career development for American students studying oversees.

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Wheelock Strengthens Partnership in Turkey

Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey recently hosted a series of lectures by Wheelock Associate Professor of Special Education Stephanie Cox Suarez as part of a growing partnership between the colleges.

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Recyclemania Comes to Wheelock

Boost your recycling efforts and help Wheelock score points during Recyclemania, an eight-week recycling competition (Feb. 3 through April 5, 2013) among colleges across the U.S.

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January 2013

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Half Year and Founder's Day Celebration

In honor of Wheelock's 125th anniversary, the College combined two of its most beloved events-Half Year Program and Founder's Day-into one daylong celebration around the theme of "Community Service and Civic Engagement."

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Fall 2012 Dean's List

The Scholastic Review Board at Wheelock College would like to publicly acknowledge all students on the Fall 2012 Dean's List. Congratulations on your outstanding academic achievement!

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Catastrophic Weather Events Teach-in

The Colleges of the Fenway Center for Sustainability and the Environment and Wheelock College's Center for Scholarship and Research recently co-sponsored a teach-in focusing on catastrophic weather events.

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Prestigious Internship

Wheelock Communications and American Studies major Ally Harrison will be interning this spring for On Point, the acclaimed National Public Radio daily news show produced by Boston's WBUR station.

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