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News at MBC 04/24/14

MBC Launches A Day to Lead the Way to Inspire Giving

MBC Launches A Day to Lead the Way to Inspire Giving

With the goal of encouraging gifts from a wide array of donors, Mary Baldwin will kick off A Day to Lead the Way on May 13. During this 24-hour online event alumnae/i, friends, and supporters will have the opportunity to make a gift, inspiring and supporting the students of Mary Baldwin College on their journey to becoming confident, compassionate changemakers. “We’re rallying our community on this day to show our students that Squirrels everywhere are truly invested in their success,” said Sherri... [Full Story]

Student Leaders Honored at SGA Installation Ceremony

Student Leaders Honored at SGA Installation Ceremony

At Student Government Association (SGA) Installation April 8, 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 to... [Full Story]

College Remembers Familiar, Friendly Groundskeeper

College Remembers Familiar, Friendly Groundskeeper

Last May when Timothy Ray “Burt” Kennedy was recognized for 35 years of service at Mary Baldwin College, colleagues gathered inside Hunt Dining Hall gave a standing ovation in honor of the quiet, friendly man who was often seen working to keep the campus beautiful. Known as the gentle giant on the MBC grounds crew, Kennedy, 58, passed away April 14. By many accounts, Kennedy added a kind presence around campus and... [Full Story]

Celebrating 116 Years of Service

Celebrating 116 Years of Service

Friends gathered earlier this month to celebrate four members of the Mary Baldwin College community who are retiring this year after a combined 116 years of service. Karen Dorgan, professor of education, will retire after 20 years as a faculty member in the Richmond regional center. She has worked as an advisor and taught in the Adult Degree Program (ADP), the Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure program, and the Graduate Teacher Education program.... [Full Story]

Psych Students Inducted into Psi Chi

Psych Students Inducted into Psi Chi

The Mary Baldwin College chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, inducted 18 new members in an evening candle-lighting ceremony on April 1. Dylan Grey ’07, pictured below, gave a rousing induction address, encouraging the new inductees to become "superheroes." New members include Kimberly Armeni, Delorise Boateng, Autumn Bussavanno, Jaylnn Edwards, Alessandra Gonzalez-Rivera, Marie Jarrell, Joan Johnson, Amy Levandusky, Tory Maupin, Erin O'Hara, Mia Phaire, Avery Prince, Hilary Therit, Jade... [Full Story]

Chaplain to Participate in Interfaith Seminar

Chaplain to Participate in Interfaith Seminar

Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and chaplain of Mary Baldwin College, has been selected from a nationwide pool of nominees to participate in a faculty seminar on the teaching of interfaith understanding. The seminar is offered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC), with support from the Henry Luce Foundation. Twenty-five faculty members will participate in the five-day Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar that will take... [Full Story]

Reunion Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements and Service

Reunion Awards Honor Outstanding Achievements and Service

One of the most anticipated events during Reunion Weekend is the annual awards presentation. This year’s event followed MBC President Pamela Fox’s remarks about the momentum and future plans of the college on Saturday morning. Alumnae/i from all classes gathered to congratulate 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... [Full Story]