Cupola Now May 30, 2011

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  Community Service Honor Roll > MBC Earns National Honor for Service Record
Just as colleges across the nation are honoring graduates this Commencement season, the President of the United States is recognizing institutions of higher learning for their commitment to community service. This year, Mary Baldwin College is being recognized with distinction.
   Food Bank volunteers > Small Grant, Big Results for Local Hunger Projects
Five hundred dollars doesn't sound like much in the world of non-profit grants, but a group at MBC is stretching every penny of a recent award from Youth Serve America and Sodexo Foundation to combat hunger in our area.
  Sue Marion > Art Instructor is Ready for Retirement
"I have a passion for art and teaching. When you have a job you're passionate about, it stops being a job and just becomes the fun thing you do every day."
  Smiling Graduate > Commencement 2011: Graduates Encouraged to 'Hold Your Flames High'
The end of the 2010–11 academic year — as did years of hard work — drew to a picturesque close Sunday as the college celebrated its 169th Commencement.
  Lee Cochran > Commencement 2011: Community Activist, Model Student Receive Top Honors
Part of a longstanding annual tradition, two individuals were recognized during Commencement for their service, character, and spiritual qualities. Recipients of the 2011 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards are graduate Ada Sue Myers and Staunton leader Lee Stuart Cochran.
  Dr Fox and Tommy Campbell > Thanks for a Job Well Done
MBC honored employees with a total of 270 years of experience Tuesday at the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast in Hunt West. For pictures from the event and to find out who's celebrating five, 10, 15, 25 or 30 years of service, visit the college's Facebook page.
  MBC in the News
    > The sights, sounds, and incredible stories of this year's Commencement ceremony captured the attention of several local news outlets.

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  Hannah Dubit > Mary Baldwin PEG graduate prepares to study in Israel
Only 17, Hannah Dubit will graduate with a degree in international relations. But she isn't stopping there. After Sunday's commencement, she will move on to Israel to study for a master's degree in counterterrorism and homeland security.
  Huntress > MBC grad compiles report on city's greenhouse gases
Darcie Huntress worked September through May to hunt down and log data about the energy used by Staunton's government and private operations in Staunton since 2008, and she turned in her findings to the city earlier this month.
  Capstone > Mary Baldwin College students exhibit Capstone projects
The yearlong projects are required of all Mary Baldwin seniors, and the college's annual Capstone Festival allows them to share their work with the community.
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