MBC alumnae connect in the mountains of VA


There were 4 of us with MBC connections attended a conference last week (Oct. 21-24, 2013) at Shrine Mont, an Episcopal conference center in the mountains of VA, and were delighted to run into each other! From left to right we are CAROLYN “STUFFY” WEEKLEY ’67; the Rev. Dr. Ben Smith, retired Episcopal priest who taught English at Mary Baldwin from 1960 to 1980 and served both as department and division chair for part of that time; HELEN ATKESON Phillips ’48; and ANGIER “ANGIE” BROCK ’69. Ben and Helen knew each other as teenagers. Stuffy and Angie (who was an English major) were in the first MBC program at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University, in the summer of 1967, of which Dr. Smith was the founding program director. His late wife, Lilly Simrill, entered MBC in 1950, left to marry Ben, and later returned, graduating in the 1970s. She and their 3 oldest children accompanied the 1967 Oxford group. Ben now lives in Baltimore, Helen in Williamsburg, and Stuffy and Angie in Yorktown VA. Submitted by Angier Brock ’69
Angela Cline is office manager for the Mary Baldwin College Office of Alumnae/i and Parent Relations and Advisor to the STARS (STudent Alumnae/i Relations Society).

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