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News at MBC 04/26/15

Community Gathers to Celebrate Health Sciences Success

Community Gathers to Celebrate Health Sciences Success

It was just three years ago that Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox stood with Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46 on a snow-covered hill in Fishersville, looked at the view below toward the hospital and health care clinics and beyond toward mountains, and imagined a time — in the not-so-distant future — when the institution would become an integral part of the community’s health care landscape. Since that moment, Smith’s generous lead gift of $15 million has brought to the college several... [Full Story]

Day to Lead the Way Tops Previous Fundraising Effort

Day to Lead the Way Tops Previous Fundraising Effort

Droves of Mary Baldwin College alumni and friends logged on to show their support during the college’s second annual 24-hour giving blitz, A Day to Lead the Way, April 22. An online event that promoted engagement and participation across MBC’s social media channels with the goal of encouraging new and increased gifts, the day was an indisputable success, topping last year’s total by more than $52,000.  More than 655 gifts came... [Full Story]

Trustees Name MDCHS Wing for President Fox

Trustees Name MDCHS Wing for President Fox

On the eve of the dedication ceremony for the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences (MDCHS) last week, the Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees surprised President Pamela Fox by proclaiming that the teaching and instructional wing at the new Fishersville facility will bear her name. Jane Miller ’76, chairwoman of the Board, made the announcement at a dinner April 16 in the MDCHS atrium. “There is a person whose contributions to... [Full Story]

SGA Installation and VWIL Awards Parade Honor Students

SGA Installation and VWIL Awards Parade Honor Students

At Student Government Association (SGA) Installation on April 7, the college recognized student leaders and those scholars who stand out for their leadership, academic record, and commitment to MBC’s values. The President’s Award is given to one student who demonstrates a commitment to academics, campus and community service, exceptional leadership qualities, and dedication to diversity. Such a student exhibits honor and integrity in her actions and a spirit of adventure. She is committed... [Full Story]

Alum Awards Honor Distinguished Service and Achievements

Alum Awards Honor Distinguished Service and Achievements

The annual alumni awards presentation during Reunion Weekend followed Mary Baldwin College President Pamela Fox’s remarks about the momentum and future plans of the college on Saturday morning. Alumni gathered to congratulate four 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 have made outstanding contributions to the college, their churches,... [Full Story]

Academic Achievement in the Spotlight with 10th Capstone Festival

Academic Achievement in the Spotlight with 10th Capstone Festival

Mary Baldwin College will laud student research May 7 with its 10th annual Capstone Festival, which will give outstanding seniors an opportunity to present their scholarly and artistic works to the wider campus and the public. Nominated by members of the faculty, students participating in the Capstone Festival represent many disciplines and share their research or creative work through poster presentations, presentations with multimedia support, delivered papers, and multimedia presentations. Students... [Full Story]

Washington DC Litigator to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

Washington DC Litigator to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony

Danielle Spinelli ’85 is slated to be the guest speaker at Mary Baldwin’s Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) initiation ceremony during Commencement weekend. A partner at WilmerHale — a leading international law firm in Washington DC — Spinelli is an experienced litigator and appellate advocate whose practice focuses on representing clients in the United States Supreme Court, in the federal and state appellate courts, and in trial-level matters involving complex legal... [Full Story]

Faculty Achievements

Faculty Achievements

Maria Craig, assistant professor of chemistry Presented posters with co-authors Celine Brooks, Sophia Stone, and Kaela Kelly, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston. Karl Zachary, associate professor of chemistry, was also a co-author on Kaela Kelly's presentation. Sarah Kennedy, professor of English Participated in a panel, "Murder in another Time and Place," Virginia Festival of the Book, March. Her second novel, City of Ladies, was chosen... [Full Story]

Reunion 2015 in Pictures

Reunion 2015 in Pictures

Hundreds of Mary Baldwin alumni returned for delicious dinners, speed networking, to honor classmates, participate in an invigorating run at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, an afternoon of wine and design, and more memory making during Reunion 2015.                   ... [Full Story]

Students Instrumental to ‘Festive Convergence’ of Ideas

Students Instrumental to ‘Festive Convergence’ of Ideas

Making good things happen pretty much sums up the driving force behind a three-day festival sponsored by the City of Staunton, the Augusta County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, and several local development organizations. And a group of Mary Baldwin College students will be working hard to make sure good things happen at the event. Junior Betsey Suchanic is leading the MBC intern effort to provide major support for Innovate... [Full Story]

Honors Convocation Celebrates Student Scholarship

Honors Convocation Celebrates Student Scholarship

Students, faculty, staff, and friends of Mary Baldwin College gathered inside Francis Auditorium on March 26 for Honors Convocation, a ceremony to recognize student academic achievement. Awards presented included: Student Class Marshals Jennifer Jin ’15 Sophia Stone ’15 Alexandra Ellmauer, alternate Emma Reger ’16 Elizabeth Suchanic ’16 Raven Showalter, alternate Sharanya Rao ’17 Brooke Wiles ’17 Sammantha Grzb, alternate Martha Garcia-Cervantes ’18 Carlyssa Lebeauf ’18 Madison Payne, alternate Layla Teears, alternate Phi Beta Kappa Membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest and most presti­gious... [Full Story]