Cupola Connect May 30, 2012
  Monthly News Highlights
  Commencement 2012 > Commencement 2012: The Faces You’ll See and the Places They’ll Go
Mary Baldwin’s most recent graduating class included our first international PEG student to serve as Student Government Association president, a 17-year-old headed to medical school, several first-generation college students, and an adult student battling chronic fatigue syndrome. Read about these outstanding grads and more members of the Class of 2012.

In the News

Community mural taking shape on Commerce Avenue — The News Virginian

With distinction — The News Leader

Mother and son graduating the same day, at Mary Baldwin and U.Va. — Richmond Times-Dispatch

This Mother’s Day, show a little caring — Delmarva Now

Commencement 2012

Mary Baldwin celebrated Commencement 2012 with 393 graduates — a new record for the college. Catch a glimpse of many of them on their big day in our Commencement photo gallery, and check out our Flickr photostream for even more pictures from the momentous weekend.

  Cool Building > Architectural Firm Selected to Design College of Health Sciences
Mary Baldwin College has selected Wisconsin-based architectural firm Kahler Slater to design its new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences — a state-of-the-art facility to be built by 2014.
  Summer Study > From Physics to Film: Research Fellows Named for Summer 2012
A student-faculty collaborative project in physics and one in film that get underway in June will officially launch Mary Baldwin College’s Summer Research Fellows program — marking the first on-campus summer research funded exclusively by the college.
  Patricia Hunt > Former Chaplain Funds Student Mission Work
A new scholarship established by former Mary Baldwin College chaplain Pat Hunt will help students find their calling on mission trips stateside and abroad. The Sara Forrest Thompson Hunt Mission Fund is designed to provide financial aid to students interested in traveling with religious organizations that perform outreach and service.
  MBC Connect
  Campus in spring

  • With just a month left in the fiscal year (remember that all-important June 30, 2012 date), your gift matters right now for Mary Baldwin to reach its fundraising goals. You can contribute securely online at or send your contribution to Mary Baldwin College, Office of Institutional Advancement, P.O. Box 1500, Staunton, VA 22402.
  • ROAD TRIP, ANYONE? One of the new ways to reconnect with MBC this summer is by visiting campus for (free!) public performances by students at the Heifetz International Music Institute. Concerts will be held each Monday and Wednesday from July 1 to August 10 in Francis Auditorium. Tickets for the institute’s Celebrity Series concerts on Thursday nights at Blackfriars Playhouse start at just $10.
  • TRAVEL LIGHT: When you plan your trip to Staunton this summer, consider staying at an establishment with MBC perks. Eve Carter ’74 offers a 10% discount for MBC alums and for parents of current students at The Inn at Old Virginia and 2009 graduate Shae Armstrong, director of sales at Comfort Inn & Suites, shares with Mary Baldwin alumnae/i a 15% discount (or a 6th night free with a 5-night stay).
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