11 Notable alumni of
Wells College

Wells College is 2815th in the world, 945th in North America, and 897th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 11 notable alumni from Wells College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Frances Cleveland

    Frances Cleveland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1947 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frances Clara Cleveland Preston was first lady of the United States from 1886 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897 as the wife of President Grover Cleveland. Becoming first lady at age 21, she remains the youngest wife of a sitting president.

  2. Kati Marton

    Kati Marton
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    journalistwriter
    Biography

    Kati Marton is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books.

  3. Faith Whittlesey

    Faith Whittlesey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2018 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Faith Amy Ryan Whittlesey was a Pennsylvania Republican politician and White House Senior Staff member notable for her effort to communicate Ronald Reagan's entire policy agenda to U.S. opinion leaders and for bringing together for the first time in the Reagan White House evangelical, Catholic, and other conservative religious groups who opposed legalized abortion and were concerned about moral and cultural decline and the break-up of the family. These groups became a significant component of the Reagan coalition as they grew more politically self-conscious in the 1980s. She organized the White House Central American Outreach Group at the direction of Chief of Staff James Baker to provide information about Reagan's anti-communist policies in the region and was an active supporter of Reagan's defense buildup and the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).

  4. Emma Lampert Cooper

    Emma Lampert Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1920 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Emma Lampert Cooper was a painter from Rochester, New York, described as "a painter of exceptional ability". She studied in Rochester, New York; New York City under William Merritt Chase, Paris at the Académie Delécluse and in the Netherlands under Hein Kever. Cooper won awards at several World's Expositions, taught art and was an art director. She met her husband, Colin Campbell Cooper in the Netherlands and the two traveled, painted and exhibited their works together.

  5. Mary Beckerle

    Mary Beckerle
    Occupations
    biologistresearcher
    Biography

    Mary C. Beckerle is an American cell biologist who studies cancer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah School of Medicine. At Huntsman Cancer Institute, she serves as the CEO and also as Associate Vice President for Cancer Affairs at the University of Utah. Beckerle’s research helped to define a novel molecular pathway for cell motility, and more recently, she has begun research into Ewing’s sarcoma, a pediatric bone cancer. Beckerle’s lab made a ground breaking discovery in regards to Ewing’s Sarcoma in relation to the EWS/FLI protein. Her lab discovered EWS/FLI to disrupt the internal cellular skeleton, which decreases the ability of cells to adhere to their proper environment. This can help explain the metastasis of tumors in patients suffering from Ewing’s sarcoma.

  6. Helen Barolini

    Helen Barolini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-.. (age 97)
    Occupations
    writernovelistessayist
    Biography

    Helen Barolini is an American writer, editor, and translator. As a second-generation Italian American, Barolini often writes on issues of Italian-American identity. Among her notable works are Umbertina (1979), a novel which tells the story of four generations of women in one Italian-American family; and an anthology, The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women (1985), which called attention to an emerging, and previously unnoticed, class of writers.

  7. Charlotte Porter

    Charlotte Porter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1942 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    poetjournalisttranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Charlotte Endymion Porter was an American poet, translator, and literary critic and the cofounder and coeditor of the journal Poet Lore. As the editor or coeditor of editions of the complete works of William Shakespeare, Robert Browning, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and as a translator of major writers from around the world for Poet Lore, she was influential in shaping the American literary taste of her day.

  8. Helena Zachos

    Helena Zachos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1951 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    lecturer
    Biography

    Mary Helena Zachos was an American college professor and elocutionist, who was on the faculty at Cooper Union from 1897 to 1939.

  9. Elsa Rehmann

    Elsa Rehmann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1946 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Elsa Rehmann was an American landscape architect best known for her pioneering ecological approach to garden design. She and Edith A. Roberts promoted seeking inspiration in plant communities, which Rehmann considered to be the basis for design criteria and translated them into artistic composition.

  10. Milicent Hathaway

    Milicent Hathaway
    Years
    1898-1974 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    nutritionist
    Biography

    Milicent Louise Hathaway was an American nutritionist and physiological chemist best known for her research on human metabolism. She taught for several colleges from 1930 to 1966 and worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the postwar period.

  11. Florence R. Curtis

    Florence R. Curtis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1944 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    librarian
    Biography

    Florence Rising Curtis was a library educator, chiefly known for her work as director of Hampton Institute Library School beginning in 1925. Curtis was born September 30, 1873 in Ogdensburg, New York. Her father was General Newton Martin Curtis and her mother was Emeline Clark Curtis. Curtis died October 6, 1944, in Richmond, Virginia. Curtis was known as a champion of education and training for Asian and African American library students through her work overseas and with the Hampton Institute Library School.