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Special Edition:   Commencement Weekend
May 17–18
  Commencement 2013 pretty pic
  Stories
   Beth Macy > Acclaimed Writer Looks to Inspire Grads
Roanoke-based author and journalist Beth Macy will deliver the keynote at MBC’s 172nd Commencement.
  Astrid Salarda > Faces in the Crowd
There are many paths to a college degree. Meet a few soon-to-be graduates who will celebrate years of hard work and dedication Sunday.
  Schedule at a Glance

A full schedule of the weekend’s events can be found online.

  Saturday, May 17
  sword > Commissioning Ceremony
Witness Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership cadets receive their commissions in the U.S. Armed Forces.
10 a.m., Barbara Kares Page Terrace. Rain Location: James D. Francis Auditorium.
  ajani > Ajani
A moving rite of passage celebrating the achievements of inductees who have supported a multicultural campus community. The speakers this year will be Sherry Ann Streete ’05 and Yvette Parham ’14.
12:30 p.m., Rose Terrace Lawn. Rain Location: Dance Studio, Physical Activities Center (PAC).
  change of command > Change of Command Review
Salute the achievements of Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership graduates as they pass the torch to next year’s seniors.
2 p.m., Parade Ground at the PAC. Rain Location: PAC.
  Thank you

> Thank-You Reception Dinner
New to this year’s Commencement Weekend lineup, this event gives seniors a chance to honor their professors.
5:30 p.m., Cannon Hill, President’s House. Rain location: Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall.
  Sunday, May 18
  Grad > Mary Baldwin College’s 172nd Commencement Ceremony
Keynote Speaker Beth Macy.
10 a.m., Barbara Kares Page Terrace. Rain Location: 10:30 a.m., Expoland.
 
Who's Walking

Figures are subject to last-minute changes.
 
Sally James Graduates by the Numbers
> Residential College for Women 134
  including:
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted              (7)
Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership      (13)
 
> Adult Degree Program 131
> Graduate Teacher Education Programs
(includes Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education)
86
  > Graduate Programs in Shakespeare and Performance
(includes Master of Letters and Master of Fine Arts)
25
   
TOTAL (Graduates)

376
 

For more information, including directions, historical notes, and an instructional video on proper robing for the ceremony visit MBC’s Commencement website.

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