Cupola Connect May 16, 2011
  Monthly News Highlights
   PEG > Project to Highlight Success of Early College
For a quarter century, Mary Baldwin College's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted has provided bright young women the chance to excel academically and make a difference in the world at an early age. A new project will help document their incredible success.
  In the News

Revamped program resonates with students – Virginia Business

Mother's Day has roots in Philadelphia – Lebanon (PA) Daily News

The Cultural Arts for Excellence center mixes notes and notebooks – The Roanoke Times

Sri Lankan styles shake up Strathmore – The Montgomery County (MD) Gazette

  Shirley Fulton > Commencement 2011: Judge Represents Power of 'Firsts'
As the first African-American woman to serve as Superior Court judge in Mecklenburg County the Hon. Shirley Fulton began to challenge preconceptions and set a precedent for courtroom professionalism. When she steps on the podium as Mary Baldwin College's 169th Commencement speaker May 22, Fulton will address a graduating class brimming with firsts.
 
  Pearce Groundbreaking > Groundbreaking Celebrates Success and Potential in Science
For those who know science at Mary Baldwin College, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the renovation of Pearce Science Center heralded the start of a project that promises to elevate an already exceptional program.
 
  Laura Kleiner > Student Announces General Assembly Bid
After Commencement on Sunday, Laura Kleiner hopes to leave Mary Baldwin College with a political science degree and a path directly to Richmond.
   
  MBC Connect
  Commencement > COMMENCEMENT COVERAGE ONLINE: MBC's 169th Commencement is less than a week away. Even you can't make it to Staunton to participate, find details on the Commencement homepage and be sure to follow our coverage on MBC News. Soon after the ceremony, we will post the keynote address, pictures, award winners, and more!
  Thank you > RECEIVING AND GIVING: Commencement is the perfect time to remember all that Mary Baldwin College helped develop in you. As you continue on a lifelong journey to become your best self, remember that the college needs your help to continue providing those opportunities for today's students. Make your gift to benefit this year's Annual Fund by June 27 online at www.mbc.edu/giving or 1-800-MBC-4ALL.
  Summer Session > SCHOOL'S IN FOR SUMMER: Register by May 20 to participate in summer study at Mary Baldwin. You can choose from among a wide variety of classes to earn credit toward a degree, teacher licensure, recertification, or just for fun! Call the Adult Degree Program office at 540-887-7003 to sign up.
  Philadelphia event > CITY OF 'SISTERLY' LOVE: Philadelphia-area alumnae/i were the latest to host an event celebrating MBC's four Schools of Excellence. President Pamela Fox greeted graduates and parents at the gathering — graciously organized by a group led by Sue McDowell Whitlock '67. The traveling tour is set to stop in Northern Virginia, Dallas, and New York City during summer and fall 2011.
  Ice squirrel > MAGAZINE MAILING: The next issue of The Mary Baldwin College Magazine is not far from your mailbox. In a few weeks, the publication will bring you in-depth information about the renovation of Pearce Science Center, a moving profile about a unique student from Rwanda, along with news and class notes. Don't forget to continue to share your news with your class secretary or at Baldwin Connect or alumnae@mbc.edu.
  Family Weekend > FAMILY FUN: Save the date for Family Weekend October 7–9, 2011. The annual event welcomes families and friends to campus to enjoy a theatre performance, shop downtown, watch a VWIL parade, and partake in a "backyard" barbecue — MBC style.
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