Cupola Connect April 30, 2012
  Monthly News Highlights
  Bertie Murphy Deming Smith > MBC Honors Donor, Reveals Name of New College of Health Sciences
At a special ceremony held at the future site of MBC’s new graduate programs, the college recognized Bertie Murphy Deming Smith ’46 for her $15 million lead contribution. The new venture will bear the name The Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in her honor.

 

In the News

The 20 Best Small Towns in America — Smithsonian

Mary Baldwin College Unveils Donor, School Name — The News Virginian

Mary Baldwin wins 2012 USA South sportsmanship trophy — USA South

15-year-old finds challenges … in college — Oakridger.com

Reunion Flickr

Reunion 2012 in Pictures
Check out the MBC Flickr site for several albums from the festivities, including the dinners, punch crawl, bazaar, cookouts, and more.

  Mary Beth and Gordon Smyth > MBC Announces $1 Million Endowment
The newly created H. Gordon and Mary Beth Reed Smyth Chair in Business Administration builds on the strong tradition of student-faculty collaborative work at Mary Baldwin. Mary Beth Smyth ’47 was on campus in April to present Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joseph Sprangel with the inaugural appointment.
 
  Reunion > Reunion Awards Recognize Service, Success
One of the most anticipated events during Reunion Weekend is the annual awards presentation. From an IBM executive to a former American Red Cross administrator to a devoted classroom teacher, this year's recipients capture and demonstrate bold Baldwin spirit.
 
  Abigail Disney > Commencement Speaker is a Role Model for Grads
Scholar, philanthropist, award-winning filmmaker, and mother of four Abigail Disney will deliver the keynote address at MBC’s 170th Commencement on May 20. After years of living and learning the service ethos at Mary Baldwin College, many 2012 graduates are likely to glimpse their futures when they hear about Disney's life and work.
 
   
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> TAKE ACTION THIS MONTH …
  • GIVE IN THE MOMENT: With the announcement of new graduate programs in the health sciences, the completion of the first phase of renovations to the Pearce Science Center, and the upcoming arrival of the Heifetz International Music Institute on campus, the momentum at Mary Baldwin College is palpable. Your gifts fuel that momentum. Be part of our innovation and our celebration by making your contribution to the Baldwin Fund by June 30.
  • REUNION RECAP: After those of you who celebrated Reunion this month take a peek at the event slideshow (see link at right), check your email inbox for the college’s Reunion survey. Your ratings and suggestions will help us continually improve that important event.
  • ROAD TRIP, ANYONE? One of the new ways to reconnect with MBC this summer is by visiting campus for (free!) public performances by students at the Heifetz International Music Institute. Concerts will be held each Monday and Wednesday from July 1 to August 10 in Francis Auditorium. Tickets for the institute’s Celebrity Series concerts on Thursday nights at Blackfriars Playhouse start at just $10.
       
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