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News at MBC 05/24/15

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 Program for the Exceptionally Gifted — reminded the soon-to-be graduates... [Full Story]

Commencement 2015 Award Winners

Commencement 2015 Award Winners

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award: Bethany Zaiman Recognizing unselfish service, noble character, and spiritual qualities. The student also receives the accompanying Mary Keith Fitzroy Award. In all of her interactions and roles at Mary Baldwin College, Zaiman demonstrates respect for all people and values the diverse perspectives of others. The anthropology/sociology major enthusiastically revived the anthropology club, and she has both found personal enrichment and enriched the campus community with leadership roles... [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]

Honoring MBC’s Commitment to Inclusivity at Commencement

Honoring MBC’s Commitment to Inclusivity at Commencement

Commencement at Mary Baldwin College in recent years has become an avenue to celebrate tradition that honors the school’s diversity. In recent years, the institution has added military ceremonies to recognize the inclusion of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership and Ajani, to honor those who have shown a commitment to diversity. This year, the college held a lavender graduation May 8 in an overflowing Miller Chapel, joining the ranks... [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]

Eight Things You Should Know about Commencement 2015

Eight Things You Should Know about Commencement 2015

Mary Baldwin College will hold its 173rd Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. May 17 on the Barbara Kares Page Terrace. The keynote speaker is Christian Peele ’05, director of stewardship and development at The Riverside Church in New York City. In the event of bad weather, the ceremony will be moved to 10:30 a.m. at Expoland in Fishersville. Here are 8 things you should know about the big event:   This year, 362 students... [Full Story]