Stay Ever Ahead with news and updates on the Campaign for Mary Baldwin College.

4_23_15_dtl Day to Lead the Way Tops Previous Fundraising Effort
Droves of Mary Baldwin College alumni and friends logged on to show their support during the college’s second annual 24-hour giving blitz, A Day to Lead the Way, April 22.
4_15_mdchs Celebrate Health Sciences
SuccessThose who gathered April 17 for a formal dedication ceremony at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences marked the program’s first year with an inaugural class of 70 physical therapy and occupational therapy students, marveled in a beautiful and state-of-the-art flagship building, recognized critical support from donors and community partners, and celebrated an exciting new chapter in the history of Mary Baldwin College.
4_23_15_foxwing Trustees Name MDCHS Wing for President Fox
On the eve of the dedication ceremony for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences last week, the Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees surprised President Pamela Fox by proclaiming that the teaching and instructional wing at the new Fishersville facility will bear her name.
Everahead_lizmarcell New Faces in Institutional Advancement
Several new team members have joined the college’s fundraising office.
Everahead_science A Banner Year for Student Research
Whether on campus or off, students in math and science are finding rewarding opportunities for research.
Everahead_CollegeofEducation MBC Launches College of Education
The new model elevates a longstanding academic strength into a flagship program and consolidates management of financial resources, deployment of faculty and staff, and development of curriculum for one of MBC’s most popular disciplines. Rachel Potter, longtime educator and administrator, has been chosen as dean of the new college.
Everahead_mdchsopen MBC Opens College of Health Sciences
Just two and a half years after announcing that it would pursue graduate programs in health sciences, Mary Baldwin College on June 16 welcomed its charter class of occupational and physical therapy students to the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at a brand-new satellite campus in Fishersville.
MBC_STARS_thankyou_DTL_2014 Online Day of Giving Raises $74,000
On May 13, Mary Baldwin College’s one-day social media fundraiser — a Day to Lead the Way — engaged 541 donors and raised $74,000 for the Baldwin Fund, which helps retain outstanding faculty and advisors, supports maintenance of MBC’s historic campus and regional centers, provides for academic scholarships, and enriches student life.
drew_strong New Faculty Join Growing Programs
The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences added three new faculty members.
DONE-12-01AM-DaytoLead MBC Launches Day to Lead the Way to Inspire Giving
With the goal of encouraging gifts from a wide array of donors, Mary Baldwin will kick off A Day to Lead the Way on May 13 — a 24-hour social media fundraiser.
alumnae_housecolor Alumnae House Restoration Begins
As part of the Ever Ahead campaign, the college is seeking construction bids for a phased renovation plan for the Alumnae House, and work should begin within a few months. Before kicking off the full-scale renovation, Baber Enterprises completed preliminary roof repairs in February.
MDCHS logo MBC to Develop Nursing Program
Thanks to a sponsorship from Augusta Health, MBC is set to begin development of a bachelor of science in nursing degree completion program that will help registered nurses at Augusta Health and throughout the region to meet increasingly rigorous educational requirements.
MDCHS_exterior main entrance Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Takes Shape
The latest addition to Mary Baldwin College, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS), has come a long way since its initial conception in October 2011. Today, a clearly defined entity of MBC stands in Fishersville, rapidly approaching completion.
Analisse Vasquez Soto_mural 5_cropped Spencer Center Empowers Students to Experience and Change the World
From leading diverse service projects to studying abroad, the Samuel and Ava Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement offers students opportunities for personal growth, outfitting them with the tools to make a difference in our communities. The Spencer Center opened in 2007 and fundraising efforts through Ever Ahead: The Campaign for Mary Baldwin College are building the endowment.
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Pearce Renovation Infuses Students with Strengthened Purpose and Pride
The first phase of renovations in Pearce Science Center — completed in winter 2011 — relocated faculty offices adjacent to labs on the first floor and made possible equipment updates and other enhancements that benefit students in and out of the classroom.
Sherri_MylottVT81074_20123977_crop College Names New Fundraising Chief
After a nationwide search, Mary Baldwin College has tapped Sherri Givens Mylott as its new Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
thank-you-screen-shot1 MBC Closes 2013 Fundraising Effort on a High Note
Mary Baldwin College ended the fiscal year exceeding its $1.65 million goal for the 2013 Baldwin Fund, the institution’s annual fundraising effort and part of its larger fundraising initiative, Ever Ahead: The Campaign for Mary Baldwin College. The MBC Office of Institutional Advancement raised nearly  $1.7 million through June 30.
Summer Research Program Hosting Five Projects, Six Student Fellows
This summer, six MBC students will spend two months delving into complex research through the Summer Research Fellows Program.
Devoted Alumna Establishes Business Scholarship
Susan Nolan Palmer ’67 not only found she had a skill set she could share with MBC students through guest lecutures, but she also decided to create a scholarship to encourage and support those studying business.
Young Leaders Earn Recognition through Scholarship
Two exemplary students thank scholarship donor Margaret Wren de St. Aubin ’81 for giving back and promoting leadership among young women.
Murphy Deming Laying the Groundwork for Student Success
Medical Facilities of America visited campus, highlighting not only an important fundraising opportunity for Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, but also an ongoing effort to establish vital clinical rotations for students who will enter the new graduate programs in 2014.
Carpenter Foundation Gives $2 Million for Pearce Renovation
This significant contribution from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation will fund a common area on the third floor of Pearce Science Center and propel additional fundraising for the building’s multi-million-dollar renovation.
Oct. 18 Events Signal MDCHS Construction and Campaign Launch
Mary Baldwin College will celebrate on October 18 the building of its new Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences with an afternoon groundbreaking ceremony and the launch of the public phase of the largest fundraising campaign in the college’s history with evening gala. View highlights from the Groundbreaking and the full video on YouTube.
Paying it Forward
Time and again, Bertie Murphy Deming Smith has made generous gifts to hep the college thrive and to invest in future generations of confident, compassionate changemakers. Her most recent gift of $15 million is the largest in Mary Baldwin History, and markes the beginning of a new college of heath sciences.