The Mary Baldwin College Advisory Board of Visitors (ABV) is a vital part of the college community, offering expertise and guidance to current students.
What is the ABV?
The ABV is comprised of alumnae/i and friends of the college who have been invited by the president to serve on the board. Members provide a variety of services to MBC, including promoting the college’s mission and priorities, assisting with and planning special events, and facilitating a personal development and leadership mentoring program called the Sophomore Mentoring Advisory Resource Team (SMART), where members mentor participating students one-on-one to help them further develop their career interests and goals.
Notable Events, 2012–13
Couture Fashion Show
In support of its mission for SMART, the ABV hosted a couture career fashion show in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall in February 2013. ABV sophomore mentees as well as student volunteers modeled stylish business attire and gave advice for dressing professionally in the work place. Lord & Taylor department stores provided clothing and accessories with the help of the company’s managers Suzannah Meyers Zachos ’97 and Torski Dobson-Arnold ’99, as well as regional human resources director, Crystal Jackson. For more photos of the fashion show, visit the online gallery.
Members of the ABV volunteer to help students prepare for an annual showcase of exceptional senior projects known as the Capstone Festival. This year, the festival will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013. See the college events calendar for more details.