After learning about the Chocolate Passport Project, Priscilla (Penny) Wightman ’74 was inspired to donate three boxes of books and resources about chocolate and sustainability to the St. Lawrence University Libraries.
“A liberal arts education encourages the integration of imagination, theory, and practice to take students to places they never dreamed they would go,” said Penny.
A Hartwick College Professor Emeritus in Accounting, Penny utilized the texts during her own experience developing and teaching a first-year seminar and financial accounting course, “$Chocolate$.” Her innovative approach to education was recognized in 2011 when she received AICPA’s Bea Sanders award for Innovation in Teaching at the Introductory Level.
A resident of the Town of Milford, New York she and her husband, Dave Wightman'73, manage 200+ acres of sustainable timberland.
Highlights of the collection include:
- Chocolate on trial : slavery, politics, and the ethics of business / Lowell J. Satre
- Chocolate in Mesoamerica : a cultural history of cacao / edited by Cameron L. McNeil ; foreword by Diane Z. Chase and Arlen F. Chase
- Built on chocolate : the story of the Hershey Chocolate Company / by James D. McMahon, Jr
- Chocolate wars : the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers / Deborah Cadbury
- Cadbury's purple reign : the story behind chocolate's best-loved brand / John Bradley
- Milton Hershey School / James D. McMahon, Jr
- Nestlé : 125 years, 1886-1991 / Jean Heer ; [translation, B.J. Benson with Constance Devanthéry-Lewis]
- Slavery in the chocolate industry : children in cocoa production, cocoa production in Cote D'ivoire, international cocoa initiative, cocoa protocol / Books LLC
- The Baker Chocolate Company : a sweet history / Anthony Sammarco
- Chocolate fortunes : the battle for the hearts, minds, and wallets of China's consumers / Lawrence L. Allen ; foreword by Ángel Cabrera
- Cocoa and chocolate : their history from plantation to consumer / Arthur W. Knapp