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First Year Experience

Welcome to Mary Baldwin College and congratulations! You are making the move from high school to college and we are delighted you have chosen to come to 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.

We are delighted to answer any questions you may have. Write us at


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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
2014 Opening Remarks
Orientation activities for the Class of 2018 included welcoming speeches from President Fox, professors, alumni, and upperclass students. Read their inspiring words.