First Year Experience

Welcome to Mary Baldwin College and congratulations! Whether you’re making the move from high school to college or transferring from another institution, we are delighted you have chosen MBC. As First Year Directors, our role is to make sure you have the tools to be successful at the start of your college career and beyond. We take your success personally and want you to feel at home, to know your way around, and to make the best possible transition to college life.

The Gladys Guide provides information about your transition to Mary Baldwin and walks you through the important steps to complete before you move in, such as testing your email address, completing financial aid applications, and submitting your health record form.

We are happy to answer your questions at


Gladys and Lisa Gladys and Carey
Lisa Wells
Student Life Director of FYE
Chief Student Affairs Officer
Kable House
Carey Usher
Faculty Director of FYE
Associate Professor of Sociology
Associate Dean of the College
Carpenter Academic, Rm 106
Meet Dr. Usher