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Summer 2015 — Vol. 28 No. 2

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A Moment to Celebrate
Only three and a half years after announcing that it would launch a new health sciences program, Mary Baldwin dedicates a new campus and new programs and celebrates a successful year of outreach and education.
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See a video of the dedication ceremony >>

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Mary Baldwin University
Members of the Board of Trustees unanimously vote to change the name of the institution. It’s a rare — but not unprecedented — move and an opportunity to honor Mary Baldwin’s spirit of innovation.
Rare Books to Benefit Shakespeare Program
Friends of the college Elizabeth and John Lipscomb donate three rare compilations by the 17th-century playwright and poet Ben Jonson.
Creativity and Ingenuity
The photo and printmaking studio has found a new home inside the old Staunton Military Academy kitchen, thanks in large part to one enterprising professor.
From the Lab to the Vineyard
As winemaker at Barren Ridge Vineyards, Jessica Gatewood ’00 combines her background in biology, chemistry, and psychology and an appetite for experimentation into a non-traditional scientific career.
Class Acts
Find classmates in Class Columns, check in with one outstanding alumna, and read what inspires our donors and volunteers.


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Online Extras

Murphy Deming Dedication

See the April ceremony to dedicate a new campus and new programs.

From the Lab to the Vineyard

Alumna Jessica Gatewood gives a behind-the-scenes look at the art and science of winemaking.

Spotlight on Alumnae Connections 


Martha Fowler ’69 writes on the Class Acts Forum about a regular meeting of alumnae in the North Carolina Triad area: “The current group of 15 spans over 50 years of graduation dates from 1953 to 2006. We’d love to have more join us.” Front row (l to r): ALTHEA HALL ’93ANITA SAFFELS Lawson ’64JANE TUCKER Mitchell ’53Kim LAMBE Masich ’79. Back row (l to r): MARY JANE CONGER ’73GINGER TIMBES Ewing ’66EMILY TYLER ’63BETTY LOU PIGG ’64, and MARTHA FOWLER ’69. A different image erroneously appeared with this caption on page 41 of the print version of Boldly Baldwin.

Editor’s Note:

Thomas and Kristin Dahl were among the donors whose generosity was crucial to making the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences building a reality. Their support helped to fund two key spaces: the Harry A. and Nancy Payne Dahl and Family Flagpole Plaza, and the Dahl Family Conference Room. We sincerely apologize for inadvertently omitting their names from the list of donors on page 23 of this issue of Boldly Baldwin


Clarification: Katherine Early “Kay” Dougherty ’65 was a student at Mary Baldwin College at the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy Jr., not Martin Luther King Jr.