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News at MBC 04/16/14

Honors Convocation Celebrates Academic Success

Honors Convocation Celebrates Academic Success

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Mary Baldwin College gathered inside Francis Auditorium last week for Honors Convocation, a ceremony to recognize student academic achievement. Awards presented included: Adult Degree Program Loyalty Fund Scholarships The Adult Degree Program (ADP) Loyalty Fund Scholarships are funded through donations from ADP faculty, staff, graduates, friends, family, and present students through donations to the college’s annual fund. To be eligible, applicants must be students in good standing... [Full Story]

Students’ Love of Singing Culminates in Spring Choral Concert

Students’ Love of Singing Culminates in Spring Choral Concert

The MBC Spring Choral Concert — featuring the Mary Baldwin College Choir, as well as Bella Voce and Baldwin Charm, the music department’s two a cappella ensembles — took place Tuesday night in First Presbyterian Church. “Singing has always been a major part of my life,” said Kaitlin Evans ’17, “and the opportunity to be a part of this choir helps me break out of my quiet shell, and I absolutely love... [Full Story]

VWIL Cadets Take 2014 Honors

VWIL Cadets Take 2014 Honors

The following students in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) have earned awards — at the Staunton Military Academy (SMA) Reunion Weekend and Spring Awards event — for the 2013–14 academic year. Congratulations to these deserving cadets. Henry Scholarship Honoring SMA: A $2,500 scholarship given to a rising senior who demonstrates excellence in academics and leadership in the VWIL Corps. Carolyn Denny Henry SMA Legacy Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship for a rising... [Full Story]

Students Inducted into Criminal Justice Honor Society

Students Inducted into Criminal Justice Honor Society

Last week, the Nu Sigma Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national Criminal Justice Honor Society, inducted 10 new members and two honorary faculty members, Dan Stuhlsatz and John Wells, during its second induction ceremony. Inductees were Gabriella Perry, Paige Reed, Todd Mattox Raven Jackson (not pictured), Melanie Vargas, Maria Neff, Dominique Munn (not pictured), Caitlin Novak, Kayla Cable, and Jaelynn Bennett. They joined chapter officers KaWanda Temple, president; Krystal Jones, vice president; Charity... [Full Story]

Reunion Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements and Service

Reunion Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements and Service

One of the most anticipated events during Reunion Weekend is the annual awards presentation. This year’s event followed MBC President Pamela Fox’s remarks about the momentum and future plans of the college on Saturday morning. Alumnae/i from all classes gathered to congratulate award recipients. Emily Smith Medallion Named in honor of distinguished MBC alumna Emily McKelden Smith, this award was created by the MBC Board of Trustees to recognize alumnae/i who... [Full Story]

Alum Speaks to 2014 Lambda Pi Eta Initiates

Alum Speaks to 2014 Lambda Pi Eta Initiates

MBC alum Crystal Nosal '00, third from left, spoke to new initiates to Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication honor society. Members in the shot are (l-r) Lyndsey Aldred, Carolina Giraldo, Julia Bridgen and Kristina Lee, chapter president. Nosal serves as the senior public information officer for the Alexandria Police Department. (Professor Bruce Dorries, far left, requested the frame job.)... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

School of Science Louise Freeman, associate professor of psychology Invited to be a Proposal Review Panelist for the Neural Systems Cluster of the National Science Foundation Division of Integrative Organismal Systems; the panel will meet April 7–9 in Washington, D.C. Accepted as Instructor in Residence for the inaugural Young Adult Literature Conference and Symposium to be held June 2–6 at Louisiana State University. She will teach a five-day course for middle and high... [Full Story]

Courage is Everywhere

Courage is Everywhere

Associate Professor of Sociology Dan Stuhlsatz presents the third in a series of faculty essays about Mary Baldwin’s 2013–14 theme, Courage. The writings, which appear in The Cupola Now this semester, are intended to deepen understanding of the theme throughout the campus community. The four contributing faculty members represent each School of Excellence. Stuhlsatz's research includes work on educational attainment, race, religion, and environmental issues. His areas of interest include social movements, environmental sociology,... [Full Story]