Cupola Connect June 26, 2013
  Monthly News Highlights
  Commencement 2013 > MBC Bids a Fond Farewell to the Class of 2013
Despite a threat of rain, Mary Baldwin College marked its 171st Commencement on campus with a spirited celebration. Virginia Circuit Court Judge and Mary Baldwin alumna Pamela Shell Baskervill '75 delivered the keynote address, "Hearts on Fire."
  Summer Research

Ever Inquisitive

This summer, dynamic  student-faculty collaborative research projects at MBC are supported by the Margaret C. Woodson Foundation as part of what will become a reliable, endowed source of funding for future investigations. The Virginia M. Strickler Research Fund, established in November 2012 as a gift toward Ever Ahead: The Campaign for Mary Baldwin College, is the first endowment to support the Summer Research Fellows program and will begin generating revenue in 2014.

In the News

U.S. Navy sword returned to owner's daughter 70 years after his death — Tallahasee Democrat

All the studious ladies: pros and cons of women's colleges —

Mary Baldwin alumnus offers graduates wisdom from a long career — The News Virginian
  Dickie Bell > General Assembly Honors Late Faculty Member
Mary Baldwin hosted a celebration of the life of the late Professor Emerita of History Patricia H. Menk, during which Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell read a resolution honoring her legacy that he and Del. Steve Landes sponsored.
  Ivy Arbulu > Friends, Students Remember Arbulú
Associate professor of Spanish Ivy Arbulú passed away at age 53 after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. A native of Perú and scholar of Spanish-language literature, Arbulú is remembered for her rigorous academic expectations as well as her rapport with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  Mike Bissell > Bissell Retiring as Commandant of Cadets
Since VWIL's founding in 1995, Brig. Gen. N. Michael Bissell, 74, has seen the organization grow from its beginning as an audacious idea into a premiere leadership program for women. His retirement in June marks a significant transition for the all-female corps of cadets.
  Liz Shupe > Shupe Will Stay Connected in Retirement
After two years at the helm of Mary Baldwin's alumnae/i and parent outreach efforts, Elizabeth "Liz" Jennings Shupe '70 is retiring. Shupe returned to her alma mater in 2011 — she also served as associate dean of students in the 1970s — to work for a short time as a major gifts officer before being named director of the Office of Alumnae/i and Parent Relations. In that role, she oversaw strategic planning, event preparation, budgeting, and constituency outreach. A longtime former member of the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors and an active alumna in many ways, Shupe will stay connected with MBC while she enjoys more time with friends and family, which includes a new grandson.
  MBC Connect
  Thank You
  • GIVE TODAY: A new online giving form makes it easier than ever to contribute to the Baldwin Fund, and there is no time to waste — the fiscal year ends June 30.
  • GET TO THE CORE: All things Apple Day are set to be featured in an upcoming issue of Boldly Baldwin, and we would love to hear from you about this uniquely MBC tradition. How do you celebrate away from campus? How did the event guide you toward service or leadership? How did your class help shape or evolve the tradition? Write Dawn Medley today to share your stories.
  • PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK: Take a little time to check out our cheerful  thank you to all the MBC donors who keep the college moving Ever Ahead.
  Featured Photo
  Boldly Baldwin in Peru
  We asked students and faculty members to take a clear, plexiglass Boldly Baldwin cover frame on their May Term 2013 adventures abroad, and this photo was taken in Ecuador while exploring the Rio Bueno. The class spent the afternoon and evening with a Kichwa family in a remote province. If you would like to participate in our Cover Capture project, contact Dawn Medley.
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