Cupola Now April 6, 2012

  Bertie Murphy Deming Smith > MBC Reveals Donor, Name of new College of Health Sciences
Officials on Thursday honored Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46, whose $15 million contribution has made possible the pursuit of three new graduate-level programs in health sciences. The college also took the opportunity to thank the Augusta County Board of Supervisors, who approved a $500,000 public investment in the project.

  Faculty Achievements > Faculty Achievements
The latest faculty accomplishments from the School of Education, Health, and Social Work.

  Science Slueths > Students Connect with Young Science Sleuths
About 35 local fourth and fifth graders recently gathered in Hunt Dining Hall to investigate the wonders of the natural world with help from MBC students at the second annual Girl Scout Science Sleuth Day.

   Preparing the bird site > Creating a Habitat
Work is in progress on a bird and butterfly habitat near the Pannill Center that will soon include a bubbling water feature and native plants. The nature project is made possible by a $1,000 donation from the Augusta Bird Club.

MBC in the News
  News Virginian > Mary Baldwin College unveils donor, school name
Bertie Murphy Deming Smith, 86, who now lives in Alexandria, La., gave Mary Baldwin $15 million — the largest gift in the college’s history — to go toward the three graduate-level programs that the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences will house.

  NBC 29 > Mary Baldwin College Anonymous Donor Revealed
The anonymous donor who is helping Mary Baldwin College built a health-sciences campus has finally been revealed.
  News Leader > MBC booster gives $15M for new health sciences program
It was the largest donation in Mary Baldwin College history, and its giver’s name was secret until Thursday.
  Augusta Free Press > MBC honors donor, reveals name of new College of Health Sciences
"It is absolutely certain that Mary Baldwin would not be the vibrant and growing master’s level university it is today without Mrs. Smith’s continued leadership and generosity through the years," said MBC President Pamela Fox. "I have tremendously valued her wisdom, her advice, and her personal support. She is a truly remarkable woman and tremendous role model."
  WHSV > Mary Baldwin College to Expand in Fishersville
One local college’s expansion means more jobs and more money for the Valley.
Featured Event

  Alumnae Bazaar > April 13
How Bizarre
Reunion is a time for alumnae to return to the rolling hills of the MBC campus to rediscover the spirit of Mary Baldwin and reunite with classmates. But you don't have to be an alumna to enjoy shopping at HOW BIZARRE TWO: ALUMNAE/I ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. The bazaar includes a surprising and varied selection of products made/marketed by MBC alums. 6–8 p.m., Nuthouse and Art Gallery, located in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall.


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