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December 2015

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Wheelock Ranked Among 5 Top Colleges for Value

MONEY Magazine chose Wheelock College as one of five liberal arts colleges that deliver top value to students in terms of future earnings.

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November 2015

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Mattahunt Community Center Expands Haitian Parent Engagement Project

The Mattahunt Wheelock Partnership is expanding its cross-sector collaborative partnership for Haitian parent engagement to provide Haitian parents with the tools and the resources needed to become effective, vocal advocates for their children in Mattapan.

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How to Promote Healthy Play During the Holidays and Beyond

A new guide from Dr. Diane Levin and TRUCE helps parents and relatives choose toys that promote healthy play this holiday season and beyond.

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Women's Cross Country Champions

The Wheelock College women's cross country team took home the 2015 New England Collegiate Conference Championship.

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Wheelock Family Theatre Names Linda Chin Executive Director

Wheelock College is pleased to announce that Linda Chin has joined Wheelock Family Theatre as Executive Director.

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October 2015

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2015 Passion for Action Leadership Award

Wheelock to celebrate Born This Way Foundation and Shining Hope for Communities at the 2015 Passion for Action Leadership Award Dinner

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Aspire Institute Welcomes Peg Sprague as Interim Executive Director

The Aspire Institute at Wheelock College is pleased to welcome Peg Sprague as Interim Executive Director as of October 13, 2015

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Grow Your Intergenerational Relationships

Wheelock's Earl Center will host Bridges Together Inc and the Mass Council on Aging on Oct. 23 to offer a free workshop for educators, administrators, community centers, and businesses to learn how to plan intergenerational programs.

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Doc Studio Hosts Bilingual Educators

At the next Open Studio event on Oct. 28, 2015, Cambridge Public School kindergarten teachers from the Amigos School share their first experiences using documentation in their bilingual Spanish/English classrooms.

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New Partnership Promotes Diversity

To help the financial services sector and corporate community implement successful diversity initiatives, the New York City financial services marketing firm of Mad and Wall is partnering with William H. "Smitty" Smith, Ed. D., founding director of the National Center for Race Amity at Wheelock.

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Wheelock Welcomes Harvard Professor Dr. Eleanor Duckworth

On Monday, October 26th, Wheelock will be hosting Dr. Eleanor Duckworth, Research Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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September 2015

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Wheelock Professor Releases Lullabies, Spirituals and Folk Songs From Around the World

Dr. Leland Owen Clarke, associate professor of Education & Music, has produced a moving, insightful, triumphant collection of over 40 songs from around the world.

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Wheelock Earns 10-Year NEASC Reaccreditation

Wheelock College received its full 10-year reaccreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), affirming the College's high-quality programs and academic standards.

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Wheelock Hosts Hawkins Exhibit and Conference

Wheelock College is hosting the exhibit "Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins" from Oct. 1-Nov. 14, and held an all-day Hawkins conference for educators on Oct. 3.

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Center for Scholarship and Research Speaker Series Announced

The Center for Scholarship and Research announced its Fall 2015 Speaker Series, featuring free talks by scholars from Wheelock and beyond.

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Linda Banks-Santilli on Becoming an Elementary School Teacher

Linda Banks-Santilli '85, Interim Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs, published an article in Time magazine on becoming an elementary school teacher.

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In Honor of Gwen Morgan

Wheelock mourns the passing of Gwen Morgan, a long-time respected member of the Wheelock community and a national leader in early education and childcare.

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Wheelock Explores Belonging and Identity in America with Convocation

Wheelock formally opened its doors for the academic year on September 1 with a Convocation Ceremony featuring Matthew Salesses.

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August 2015

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Wheelock Professor Tackles Challenging Topic In New Novel

Lynne Reeves Griffin, R.N., M.Ed., Wheelock College adjunct professor of family studies, tackles a difficult topic in a novel for publication in November.

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July 2015

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Undergraduate Admissions Leadership News

Undergraduate Admissions welcomes new leadership team members and announced promotions.

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Wheelock Launches President’s Council

The newly formed President's Council will function in an advisory capacity, meeting twice per year to explore an important issue facing the College and to propose ideas and solutions.

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June 2015

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Interim Academic Leadership Team Announced

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott announced the appointment of the Academic Leadership Team that will lead Wheelock College during the 2015-16 academic year as the College prepares to transition to a new president.

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Military Counseling Certificate Graduates

Wheelock College graduated its first class of Military Counseling Certificate students this spring.

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Wheelock to Explore Belonging and Identity in America with Convocation Ceremony

Wheelock College will formally open its doors for the 2015-2016 academic year on September 1 with a Convocation Ceremony featuring an address by Matthew Salesses, author of the novel The Hundred-Year Flood.

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Wheelock Receives $60,000 in Foundation Funding

The funds from the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation are designated for student scholarships and community learning and collaboration programs.

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Wheelock Dean's List Fall 2015

Wheelock College is please to announce the students who made the Fall 2015 Dean's List.

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Dean Malone-Fenner Celebrates African American Military Heritage

On Saturday, May 16th, Dean Shirley Malone-Fenner delivered the keynote address at the 12th Annual African American Military Heritage Celebration.

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May 2015

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Americanah Named 2015 Summer Reading Book

Wheelock's community summer reading selection, distributed to all incoming students, will be Americanah, a novel by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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Gail Dines Profiled for Her Life's Work against Porn Culture

The profile on DatingAdvice.com described Prof. Gail Dines as the "World’s Top Anti-pornography Advocate" and described her lifelong fight to stop injustices against women and girls.

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Commencement Ceremonies 2015

Wheelock College on May 15th held its traditional Commencement programs—a morning ceremony for undergraduates and an afternoon ceremony for graduate students.

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Wheelock Graduates Providing Lasting, Effective Access to Sexual Education

The PLEASE Project, started by five Master of Social Work students at Wheelock College, is creating the first reliable, sex-positive sex education curriculum for homeless adolescents in Massachusetts.

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Student Research Conference 2015

Wheelock's inaugural Student Research Conference highlighted a broad array of student learning and scholarship.

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April 2015

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Dr. Gail Dines Ignites Anti-Porn Public Health Movement with TEDx Talk

Acclaimed speaker, scholar, and author Dr. Gail Dines, chair of American Studies, spoke to a packed house at TEDxNavesink 2015: Accelerators.

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President Jackie Jenkins-Scott to Conclude Presidency in June of 2016

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott announced that she will conclude her Presidency of Wheelock in June of 2016.

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Fredericks Named Singapore Executive Director

Wheelock named Beth C. Fredericks as Executive Director of the College's programs in Singapore, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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Wheelock Commencement May 15 to Honor Leading Social Justice Advocates

Wheelock College will award honorary degrees to three influential social justice advocates who exemplify the undergraduate and graduate Commencement theme "Advancing Social Justice and Education around the World."

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Chris Hoeh ’94MS Receives the Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Award

At the Spring Alumni Symposium, Chris Hoeh ’94MS received the Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Award for his commitment to education and diversity.

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March 2015

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Leading Sustainability Student Initiatives

Ryan Antolick, a junior at Wheelock College, is deeply committed to sustainability.

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Watertown Native Serves as 2015 Policy Fellow

Ryan Renzella works as a semester-long Policy Fellow at the Massachusetts State House

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Brockton Native Serves as 2015 Policy Fellow

Marisela Milian works as a semester-long Policy Fellow at the Massachusetts State House

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A Young and Determined Dorchester Entrepreneur and Unwavering Advocate for Youth

Dejon Rice, from Dorchester, MA, graduated from Wheelock College in December of 2015

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Shaping Grief Awareness with Adya Lindo

Adya Lindo, a Wheelock College Master of Social Work student, is on a quest to start a chapter of Actively Moving Forward

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Newton Resident Serves as 2015 Policy Fellow

Alanna Schonfeld works as a semester-long Policy Fellow at the Massachusetts State House

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Wheelock to Host Healthcare Symposium

Professionals from education, social work, healthcare, and administration will gather at Wheelock for a one-day symposium May 25th to explore methods to better integrate healthcare delivery across professions.

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Calvin Conyers Honored for Making a Difference

On Saturday, March 21st, Calvin Conyers, acting director of Undergraduate Admissions, was honored with the “People Making a Difference in Our Community” Award.

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Wheelock College Trustee Honors Her Daughter's Legacy with Foundation to Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

Eliane Markoff, Wheelock College Trustee, was inspired to found Art in Giving LLC by a painting of three flowers on a sunny day that her daughter Rachel created.

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One More Reason to Hire a Veteran

Jerome McKoy, employed at Wheelock College Dining Services by Sodexo, is a United States Army Veteran and was deeply committed to his work at Wheelock during the blizzards.

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Campus MovieFest Comes to COF

Campus MovieFest, the world’s largest student film festival, is coming to Wheelock and the other Colleges of the Fenway as part of its 15th annual world tour.

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Mav Pardee Receives 2015 Gwen Morgan Award

Mav Pardee, program manager for the Children’s Investment Fund has been named by the Massachusetts Association for the Education of Young Children (MassAEYC) as its 2015 recipient of the Gwen Morgan Emergent Leader Award.

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New Graduate Degree Program: Teach and Learn in China

Wheelock has launched a new program for licensed teachers that allows you to combine advanced course work with the opportunity of a lifetime to live and work in China.

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Student Financial Aid Day 2015

Wheelock College had a strong presence at the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM) Student Financial Aid Day at the Massachusetts State House.

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February 2015

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Earl Innovation Day 2015

Wheelock hosted the first Earl Innovation Day on March 5, 2015. Participants discovered new ways to think about higher education and all that is new and changing in the higher education landscape.

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Wheelock Named 2015 CASE District 1 Excellence Award Winner

Wheelock College was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the Bronze award winner in the Best Practices in Communications and Marketing category.

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Wheelock Hosts Summit to Further South Africa Partnership

The trans-global partnership aims to increase capacity for high-quality early child development services in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.

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Prof. Dines Leads "Fifty Shades of Grey" International Boycott Effort

Dr. Gail Dines, American Studies Chair, is at the forefront of the movement to stop eroticized violence against women by urging a boycott of the film "Fifty Shades of Grey."

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Fall 2014 Dean's List

The Scholastic Review Board released the names of student's on Wheelock's Fall 2014 Dean's list.

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Dr. Sharp Receives 2015 Alonso Award

The Group Foundation for Advancing Mental Health will honor Dr. William Sharp with its 2015 Alonso Award for Excellence in Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy.

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January 2015

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Prof. Beck Earns NASW-MA Honor

The National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter will honor Wheelock Professor and Newton, MA native Deborah Lisansky Beck with its "Greatest Contribution to Social Work Education" award.

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Half Year 2015 Program Canceled

This year's Half Year Program has been canceled due to the blizzard forecast.

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Military Counseling Certificate Offered

Wheelock will offer a certificate program to prepare Post-Baccalaureate graduates to establish relationships with veterans and their family members in a culturally sensitive manner. Classes begin Feb. 3.

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State Grant for Early College Program

The Aspire Institute, in collaboration with Salem State University and Boston International Newcomers Academy, received funding from Massachusetts for an early college high school program.

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Stand Up, Speak Out Website Launched

Wheelock student Rachel Copans launched a new website designed to raise awareness about bullying and to provide support and encouragement for children.

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2015 Marjorie Wolf Memorial Grant

Each year, the Wheelock College Alumni Association Endowment Fund provides grants to help alumni develop and/or complete a clearly defined project or idea that relates to Wheelock’s mission to improve the lives of children and families. The Alumni Association is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Marjorie Wolf Memorial Grants.

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The 2014 Edgar Klugman Award Goes to the City of Cambridge

The Edgar Klugman Award, honors those who have distinguished themselves in the fields of research, policy and practice, service, scholarship, and leadership. In December, Klugman presented the 2014 Edgar Klugman Award to the City of Cambridge for the work of its Healthy Parks & Playgrounds Task Force.

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Call for Nominations for the Alumni Association Board

A committee will be forming this month to consider nominations for board positions for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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