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Reunion Schedule

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Reunion 2015 celebrates the Grafton Society members and alumni from 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010.  Mary Baldwin will honor the 50th Reunion Class of 1965 with events on April 9, and all Classes will come together for many activities April 10-12.

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

Special Events for the Classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965

9:30–11:15 a.m. Check-In for the Classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, and 1965
Tyson Terrace
Rain Location: William G. Pannill Student Center Pub
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Luncheon for the Classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960
President’s House
Catch up with friends and classmates over lunch.
2–4 p.m. Staunton Trolley Tour
(Space Limited)
Meet at the Parking Lot of the President’s House
You will be transported by trolley throughout the Queen City.
6–9 p.m. Dutch Treat Dinner for the Classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960
Emilio’s Italian Restaurant
23 E. Beverley Street
Reminisce and reconnect with your classmates and friends during a delicious meal.
6 p.m. Induction Dinner for the Class of 1965
Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Colonnade Ballroom
24 S. Market Street
Celebrate a special evening with your classmates and friends, receive your Grafton Society Medallion, and have your class picture taken.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

8 a.m.–5 p.m. Check-In for All Classes
Student Activities Center Clubroom
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.
10 a.m. MBC’s History during the 1960s
Presented by Rick Potter, professor of history
Miller Chapel
Enjoy a look back at Mary Baldwin’s past, and learn some little-known facts.
Noon–2 p.m. Grafton Society Luncheon
Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Colonnade Ballroom
24 S. Market Street
The Grafton Society is Mary Baldwin’s exclusive club for alumnae who graduated 50 or more years ago. This Reunion year, we welcome members of the Class of 1965.
 4–5 p.m. Virginia Institute for Leadership (VWIL) Parade
Physical Activities Center
Rain Location: indoors at Physical Activities Center
5:30–7 p.m. Wine Tasting Reception with Faculty
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Reconnect with current professors and faculty emeriti during a festive evening.
7 p.m. Class of 1965 Dutch Treat Dinner
Emilio’s Italian Restaurant
23 E. Beverley Street
 7–10 p.m. Military Ball
Student Activities Center
Current VWIL cadets, alumnae, family, and honored guests gather for this formal black tie event. Dance to live music, savor refreshments, and hear a guest speaker.

SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015

 8–9 a.m. Brenda Bryant 5K Memorial Run/Walk
Brenda Bryant Fitness Trail at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
[Shuttle service leaves from Alumnae House at 7–7:30 a.m.]
Enjoy an early morning run/walk with your classmates and friends as we remember the late vice president and dean. Registration proceeds will support the Brenda Bryant VWIL Scholarship.
8 a.m.–Noon Check-In for All Classes
Student Activities Center Clubroom
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.
10:30 a.m.–Noon Outstanding Alumnae Awards Celebration and President’s Address
James D. Francis Auditorium (#14 on campus map)
President Fox will share updates, and the college will recognize outstanding alumnae.

AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED

  • Emily Smith Medallion
    • Sara Armstrong “Sally” Bingley ’60
  • Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award
    • Elizabeth Jennings “Liz” Shupe ’70
  • Service to Community of Faith Award
    • Charlotte Tyson Mewborn ’65
  • Career Achievement Award
    • Julie Mays Cannell ’70
12:30–2 p.m. Lunch
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Relax with classmates, friends, and family in the dining hall.

SELECT FROM A VARIETY OF EVENTS SATURDAY AFTERNOON:

 2 p.m. Campus Walking Tour
Meet on the front porch of the Administration Building
Take in all of Mary Baldwin’s charms as you walk the campus.
2 p.m. Self-Guided Tour of Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Meet in the parking lot of the President’s House at 1:40 p.m.
Shuttle will leave at 1:45 p.m. and return at 3:30 p.m.
2 p.m. Much Ado About Nothing
Blackfriars Playhouse
10 S. Market Street (Pre-show music begins at 1:30 p.m.)
2–3 p.m. Speed Networking Event
Carpenter Academic Hall
Lend your professional experience in this networking session where students will spend five minutes meeting with each alumna/us. Contact Kim Hutto, director of alumnae/i engagement, at khutto@mbc.edu to participate.
2–3:45 p.m. Staunton Trolley Tour
Meet at the Staunton Visitors Center at 1:45 p.m.
32 S. New Street
You will be transported by trolley throughout the Queen City. Please call Staunton Guided Tours at 540-208-1741 to make your reservation.
2–4 p.m. Hospitality Room for All Classes
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall CrossTalk Room 
2–4 p.m. Wine and Design
Deming Fine Arts Center, second floor
Create your own work of art while enjoying a glass of wine with friends. All art supplies provided. Minimum of 10 participants or this event will be cancelled, with a full refund of the event registration fee.
4 p.m. Class Pictures
Steps of the President’s House
5–6 p.m. President’s Cocktail Reception
President’s House
Rain Location: Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, East
6–6:30 p.m. Parade of Classes
From the President’s House to Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Meet in front of the President’s House, and show your class spirit while processing to Hunt Dining Hall.
6:30–8:30 p.m. Reunion Dinner
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, West
Don’t miss the highlight of the weekend, where you gather with all Reunion Classes for an elegant meal and wonderful companionship.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

 10:30–11 a.m. Chapel and Memorial Service
Flora McElwee Miller Chapel
Service conducted by the Rev. Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplain.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Brunch
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall
Close the weekend together, and share addresses and email information so you can keep in touch.
3 p.m. Sunday Recital
James D. Francis Auditorium
Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music featuring the duo Terra Voce (Elizabeth Brightbill, flute, and Andrew Gabbert, cello), joined by pianist Lise Keiter, professor of music.
For questions, please contact the Alumnae/i Office at 800.763.7359.