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News at MBC 07/07/15

New Health Sciences Major Creates Pathway to Grad Studies, Careers

New Health Sciences Major Creates Pathway to Grad Studies, Careers

Mary Baldwin will roll out a new major in health sciences in fall 2015, strengthening connections between the undergraduate program and the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences as well as creating a clear pathway to graduate studies and professions in rapidly growing health care fields. Students can earn a BA or a BS in the interdisciplinary major, which combines courses in anatomy, psychology, health care administration, statistics, social sciences, and more. In addition to courses that already exist at Mary Baldwin,... [Full Story]

President Fox on Sweet Briar College Remaining Open

President Fox on Sweet Briar College Remaining Open

A note from President Fox: In March when we heard the news of Sweet Briar’s closing, we were deeply saddened, and we offered Sweet Briar students the opportunity to find their new home here at Mary Baldwin College. We were very glad to hear the recent news that Sweet Briar will now remain open. We have contacted all Sweet Briar transfer students to let them know that we will refund their enrollment deposits... [Full Story]

Alum to Graduates: Keep ‘Eyes Wide Open’

Alum to Graduates: Keep ‘Eyes Wide Open’

The threat of rain did not dampen the joy of graduates at Mary Baldwin College’s 173rd Commencement exercises Sunday morning on Page Terrace. In fact, the sun made an appearance during the ceremony, mimicking the joy of hundreds of family members and friends who came to celebrate the Class of 2015. Keynote speaker Christian Peele ’05 — herself familiar with reaching milestones at a young age as an alumna of MBC’s... [Full Story]

Text Changes: MBC Partners with Online Bookstore

Text Changes: MBC Partners with Online Bookstore

Starting in fall 2015, Mary Baldwin College students can shop for textbooks and course materials and place orders anytime, anywhere through a mobile optimized online bookstore and marketplace. The college is announcing a new partnership with Akademos, Inc., a leader in providing affordable textbooks and digital learning tools for schools. “We are confident that Akademos’ online bookstore platform is the right choice to connect Mary Baldwin students with the course materials they... [Full Story]

Faces in the Crowd

Faces in the Crowd

Photographers Lindsey Walters and Patrick Smith captured the spirit of Commencement Weekend in pictures.   ... [Full Story]

Faculty and Staff Honored at Breakfast

Faculty and Staff Honored at Breakfast

More than 40 Mary Baldwin College faculty and staff were honored for their service at the college’s annual employee appreciation breakfast on May 20. Many gathered to recognize the hard work and dedication of those who reached the five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35-year milestones, collectively amounting to 600 years of service. Professor of Philosophy Roderic Owen and Grounds Supervisor Jeff Wagner received standing ovations for their respective... [Full Story]

Retirees Honored for Years of Dedicated Service

Retirees Honored for Years of Dedicated Service

Mary Baldwin College celebrated the retirements of seven faculty and staff members May 14 during a special reception at the President's House. Director of Enrollment Technology for Admissions and Financial Aid Gail Auen came to MBC in 1997 as a network associate for computer information systems. An alumna of both Blue Ridge Community College and MBC, Auen made the beautiful quilts that hung in her office. Kenneth Beals, assistant professor of philosophy... [Full Story]