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News at MBC 07/24/14

MBC Opens College of Health Sciences

MBC Opens College of Health Sciences

OT, PT Students Start Class in State-of-the-Art Facility 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. All 70 students started the day having breakfast with MBC President Pamela Fox and other MBC administrators inside the building’s spacious atrium. Throughout the daylong orientation,... [Full Story]

Murphy Deming Opening in Pictures

Murphy Deming Opening in Pictures

Starting from sunrise over the nearby Blue Ridge mountains, photographer Woods Pierce captured the hustle and bustle of the opening day at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. ... [Full Story]

MLitt/MFA Founder Honored with Globe Theatre’s Top Award

MLitt/MFA Founder Honored with Globe Theatre’s Top Award

Ralph Alan Cohen, Mary Baldwin College’s Virginia Worth Gonder professor of Shakespeare and Performance and director of mission for Staunton’s American Shakespeare Center (ASC), recently became the first American to receive the prestigious Sam Wanamaker Award from the London-based Globe theater. “Like Sam [Wanamaker], Ralph passionately believes in making Shakespeare accessible to as wide an audience as possible,” said Patrick Spottiswoode, director of education at the Globe, when introducing Cohen at... [Full Story]

College Names New Vice President for Enrollment Management

College Names New Vice President for Enrollment Management

Mary Baldwin College has hired a new vice president for enrollment management to oversee admissions across the institution, including the Residential College for Women; non-residential adults and online students; and the graduate programs in education, health sciences, and Shakespeare and Performance. Lois Hicks Williams, who comes to MBC from Catawba College in North Carolina, will begin her new role on the MBC campus in Staunton in early August. MBC officials are eager... [Full Story]

Online Day of Giving Raises $74,000

Online Day of Giving Raises $74,000

Mary Baldwin College’s one-day social media fundraiser 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, awards academic scholarships, and enriches student life. The Day to Lead the Way on May 13 reached thousands of friends of the college via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and included hourly incentives and giveaways such as tickets to the... [Full Story]