Cupola Now May 23, 2012
  Editor's note: The news never stops — not even for Summer Break. Stay in touch with Mary Baldwin comings and goings online anytime at MBC News, delivered periodically throughout the season by The Cupola Now.

  building > MBC Chooses Architects for New Murphy Deming College
Wisconsin-based Kahler Slater brings its experience and sustainability ethos to the college’s health sciences project.

  Pat Hunt > Former Chaplain to Fund Students on a Mission
The Sara Forrest Thompson Hunt Mission Fund will provide financial aid to students interested in traveling with religious organizations that perform outreach and service.

   Bird Club > For the Birds
A bubbling water feature near Pannill Student Center helps beautify the campus and creates a peaceful bird and butterfly habitat, thanks to a partnership between the Augusta Bird Club and MBC.

  Cupola > Faculty Achievements
The final installment of faculty accomplishments for 2011–12.

  Tierra Smith > MBC Celebrates 170th Commencement
The college sees a record-breaking number of graduates and honors its top students.

  Abigail Disney > ‘Embrace Your Inner Princesses’
Read the entire text of Abigail Disney’s keynote address from Commencement.

  Robert Richardson > Thanks for a Job Well Done
This morning, MBC honored employees with a total of 360 years of experience at the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast in Hunt West. For pictures from the event and to find out who’s celebrating five, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 years of service, visit the college’s Facebook page.

MBC in the News

  News Leader > For 48-year-old Mary Baldwin grad, it’s a sense of relief
Of the 393 graduates … surely all felt some degree of the joy and excitement that the graduates before them have felt. It’s unlikely any experienced the level of relief that [Cindy] Good did.
    > Mary Baldwin College celebrates commencement with record class
The beaming smiles of proud graduates and their family and friends had only the dazzling sun to compare with on Sunday.
    > With distinction
Calligrapher’s pen in hand, Lundy Pentz writes. He carefully pens each letter on the document before him — one of the many college diplomas lying on the long table at which he sits

  News Virginian > Disney tells Mary Baldwin grads to honor inner princesses
Life might not be a Cinderella story, but it is a story about princesses and heroes, the grandniece of Walt Disney told the graduating class at Mary Baldwin College.

  WHSV > Mary Baldwin Graduates Will Miss Their Sisters
For the past four years, the women graduating from Mary Baldwin College have been through thick and thin together.
  Richmond Times Dispatch > Mother and son graduating the same day, at Mary Baldwin and U.Va.
"I’m extremely proud of both of them," said Cecil Thompson, his father, her husband. "They each took difficult pathways, and it’s great to see them both arrive."
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