Dr. Brenda Bryant battled cancer off and on for some time. Prior to her death, Dr. Brenda Bryant served as the Mary Baldwin College Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Life and as Dean of Students. Dr. Bryant directed the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership since its founding in 1995. As director of the program, her responsibilities included planning, policy making, and assessment. She was particularly noted for her compassion, interest in the development and success of every cadet, and her physical fitness.
As all of us know, she loved VWIL–VWIL was her life. During the past eighteen years she worked with us, she never failed to make sure that VWIL was always at the forefront of all her concerns.Three weeks prior to her passing, she asked General Bissell to please not make a big scene about her departure.
She left a tremendous mark on everybody that had anything to do with her. She was quiet, solemn and very private about her own life and what she was doing. It has been very difficult for all of us to carry on and keep our promise to her. The Corps had the great privilege of getting to know her and her views and thoughts on the Corps. She loved VWIL to the bitter end. Thus, VWIL is honoring her by hosting the “Brenda Bryant Memorial 5k Run/Walk.” This event will be held on March 29, 2014 at 8:00 am at Gypsy Hill Park.
All proceeds will go to support the Brenda Bryant VWIL Scholarship fund which is just $5,000 away from endowment.
March 29, 2014 @ 8 am
Gypsy Hill Park.
Thanks to everyone who came out. We raised over $1,100 for the Brenda Bryant VWIL Scholarship Fund!!
For further details and preregistration, use the attached registration form. For additional information or questions, contact the VWIL office, (540) 887-7042.
Virtual 5k- For Supporters Around the World
Not able to make it to MBC on March 29?
Just want to buy a shirt to show your support?
If you answered yes to either of those questions then you may be interested in registering for the virtual run. With this unique opportunity you can participate in the 5k even if you are not in Staunton on March 29th, or you can wear the shirt in support of VWIL, breast cancer awareness, and Dr. Brenda Bryant’s legacy. Just complete the registration form below and mail it along with your check to the VWIL office.