Cupola Connect November 17, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   Liz Shupe > Energetic Alumna Serves MBC in New Role
The college community extends a warm welcome to Liz Jennings Shupe ’70 in her new position as director of Alumnae/i and Parent Relations. Heartfelt appreciation and encouragement accompanied Jennifer Brillhart Kibler ’91 as she departed from her post after six years of service to MBC.
  In the News

Alumna Lisa Garst Named Woman of Achievement Award Winner — City of Salem, VA

Liberian Guest Speaker Discusses Peace and Reconciliation after Civil War — WMRA (NPR)

A Tale of Two Hopefuls — The News Virginian

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  VWIL posting colors > Ceremony Spotlights Commitment to Vets, Military Families
The college hosted a Veterans Day ceremony at its Roanoke regional center November 10 to honor veterans and highlight a greater mission at MBC: help service personnel-turned-students make the sometimes difficult adjustment to civilian life.
 
  Pumpkins
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Halloween MBC-Style
In what has become a cherished tradition at Mary Baldwin, dozens of carved pumpkins were displayed on the eve of Halloween in front of the President’s House to reveal an inspiring message.
 
  Sophia Stone > Stone Heads to NCAA Cross Country Championship
A mile pace of 5:57 propelled MBC sophomore Sophia Stone to a win at the NCAA South/Southeast Regional meet this weekend and earned her a spot in the National Championship in Wisconsin on November 19.
 
   
  MBC Connect
  Students

> TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH …
  • PRESERVE STUDENT AID: As Congress considers possible cuts to higher education and Virginia’s governor drafts a budget for the next two years, Mary Baldwin’s Vice President for Public Relations Crista Cabe explains how the college community can help preserve financial aid for students.
  • LOOK FOR A LETTER: A small gift is on its way to your mailbox along with a gentle reminder to remember the Mary Baldwin College Annual Fund during your holiday giving this year. Each dollar raised enables MBC to provide the transformational education that we wish for every student.
  • PUT ON YOUR PARTY SHOES: Invitations will be sent soon to entice you to join fellow alumnae/i and staff at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia, for a holiday gathering on December 20. Festivities will begin at 6 p.m. in the hotel’s Rotunda and will feature a performance by students and faculty from the Heifetz International Music Institute. More holiday events will be announced this month.
  VWIL in Roanoke Parade

> CORPS GETS ONLINE ACCOLADES:
The Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership impressed audiences in several appearances honoring military veterans this month:
  • Roanoke resident Tom Price shared a photo on MBC’s Facebook page of the corps in formation during the Roanoke Veteran’s Day Parade Nov. 5, writing, "I would again like to thank your band and marching unit for gracing us with an outstanding performance. They stole the show again this year, in my opinion!"
  • The color guard paid tribute to MBC students and grads who are veterans at the Roanoke Higher Education Center during a ceremony on Nov. 10. Attendee Lisa Garst ’88 commented via Facebook, "It was a privilege seeing these young women in action today. They are a credit to Mary Baldwin College and I am proud to have met them!"
  • A photo gallery by The News Leader features several snapshots of the unit participating in the Staunton parade on Nov. 12.
       
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