Reunion Schedule

The Schedule for this special Quartoseptcentennial Homecoming will be posted as soon as it is available.  

 

Look at what we did last year:

Reunion 2016 celebrates the Grafton Society members and alumni from 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and 2011.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Special events for the Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961

9:30-11:15
a.m.
Check in for the Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961
Tyson Terrace (#45 on campus map)
Rain Location: William G. Pannill Student Center Pub (#28 on campus map)
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.
Noon-2:30 p.m.

Luncheon and Tour for the Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Transportation will be provided. Meet in the parking lot of the President’s House at 11:40 a.m. (#36 on campus map).
Catch up with friends and classmates over lunch and tour Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences with a special presentation by Dr.Drew Gogian, RN to BSN Program Director.

4 p.m.

4 p.m. Tea for the Classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, and 1961 Hosted by the Alumnae/i Association Board of Directors
Fletcher Collins Theatre (#12 on campus map)
Enjoy an afternoon tea and entertainment by members of Sweet Wag Shakespeare, Mary Baldwin’s Shakespeare and Performance Master of Fine Arts company.

Friday, April 22, 2016

 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Check-In for All Classes
Student Activities Center Clubroom (#42 on campus map)
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.

 10 a.m.

History of Mary Baldwin College
Presented by Rick Potter, assistant professor of history
Miller Chapel (#26 on campus map)
As we approach our 175th year, enjoy a look back at Mary Baldwin’s past, and learn some little-known facts.

 Noon-2 p.m.

Grafton Society Luncheon and Induction Ceremony for the Class of 1966
Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Colonnade Ballroom
24 S. Market Street
The Grafton Society is Mary Baldwin’s exclusive club for alumnae who graduated 50 or more years ago. This Reunion year, we will induct members of the Class of 1966.

 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) Scholarship Ceremony and Parade
Physical Activities Center (#31 on campus map)
Rain Location: Indoors at Physical Activities Center
Guest Speaker: MBC President Emerita Cynthia H. Tyson, who founded and charted a successful path for VWIL.

 5:30-7 p.m.

Wine Tasting Reception and Conversation with Faculty
Student Activities Center (#42 on campus map)
Reconnect with current professors and faculty emeriti during a festive evening.

7-10 p.m.

VWIL’s 20th Anniversary Military Ball
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall (#19 on campus map)
Celebrate at a black-tie event with current cadets, alumnae, families, and honored guests who courageously contributed during VWIL’s foundational years. Dance to live music, savor refreshments, and enjoy a video presentation of the corps’ 20 years of excellence.

7:30 p.m.

Heifetz on Tour “Spring in the Valley” Concert
James D. Francis Auditorium (#14 on campus map)
Join the Heifetz International Music Institute for their spring round of Heifetz on Tour, a concert showcase for the talented alumni of the Institute’s renowned summer program for exceptionally gifted young string musicians, which takes place every summer on the Mary Baldwin campus. Proceeds from the concert benefit Heifetz’s Shenandoah Scholarship Campaign, an effort to bring outstanding musicians from around the world to Staunton.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

 8-9 a.m.

Brenda Bryant 5K Memorial Run/Walk
Brenda Bryant Fitness Trail at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
[Shuttle service leaves from Alumnae House at 7–7:30 a.m. (#3 on campus map)]
Enjoy an early morning run/walk with your classmates and friends as we remember the late vice president and dean. Registration proceeds will benefit the Brenda Bryant VWIL Scholarship Fund. T-shirt included.

8 a.m. – Noon

Check-In for All Classes
Student Activities Center Clubroom (#42 on campus map)
Pick up your registration packet containing up-to-date information about Reunion weekend.

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Bloody Mary Reception
Barbara Kares Page Terrace (#27 on campus map)
Rain Location: Martha S. Grafton Library (#15 on campus map)
We are bringing back one of your favorite Reunion events.

10:45 a.m. – Noon

Outstanding Alumnae/i Awards Celebration and President’s Address
James D. Francis Auditorium (#14 on campus map)
President Fox will share updates and the college will recognize outstanding alumnae.

Congratulations to our 2016 Alumnae Awardees

Emily Smith Medallion:  Nancy Payne Dahl ’56

Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award:  Anne Ponder Boyd ’61

Service to Community Award: Sara Frances Ferrell Shay ’40

Career Achievement Award: M. Elizabeth “Betty” Swope ’66

Service to Community of Faith Award:  Eleanor Gubbins Moore ’76

12:15 – 2 p.m.

Reunion Lunch and Class Pictures
Page Terrace (#27 on campus map)
Rain Location: Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall (#19 on campus map)
Relax with classmates, friends, and family on Page Terrace and listen to great live music. Don’t forget to join in the class picture, too.

 2-3 p.m.

Residence Hall Open House
Meet on the front porch of Spencer Residence Hall (#41 on campus map)
An opportunity to visit some of the buildings you once called home.

2-4 p.m.

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences Open House
Murphy Deming campus, Fishersville
Our state-of-the-art health sciences building will be open for self-guided tours.

2-3:30 p.m.

Class of 2006 Career Panel and Networking Mixer
Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement (#47 on campus map)
Members of the Class of 2006 will discuss their career paths with MBC students. Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity to catch up with classmates, as well as learn about the pursuits of current MBC students.

2-4 p.m.

Hospitality Room Open House
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall Nuthouse (#19 on campus map)
Attendees from all classes are welcome to catch up with old friends and make new connections.

2-4 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of the Mary Baldwin Archives Open House
Reigner Room, Martha S. Grafton Library (#15 on campus map)
Drop in to take a look at some of the most interesting items in the Mary Baldwin College collection.

5-6 p.m.

President’s Cocktail Reception
President’s House (#36 on campus map)
Rain Location: Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, East (#19 on campus map)
Dr. Fox and Mr. Layman invite you to their campus home for refreshments and conversation.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinner
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, West (#19 on campus map)
Don’t miss the highlight of the weekend, where you gather with all Reunion attendees for an elegant meal and wonderful companionship. Please note that you will be seated with your classmates for this event.

Sunday, April 24, 2016
10:30-11 a.m.

Chapel and Memorial Service
Flora McElwee Miller Chapel (#26 on campus map)
Service conducted by The Reverend Katherine Low, assistant professor of religion and college chaplain.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brunch
Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall (#19 on campus map)
Close the weekend together and share addresses and email information so you can keep in touch.