The Student Alumnae/i Relations Society (STARS), as an organization, has the main goal of the positive promotion of Mary Baldwin University. This goal is accomplished through a variety of activities and events to increase Mary Baldwin University students’ awareness of the Alumnae/i Association.
Mission Statement: The mission of STARS is to enhance the quality of Mary Baldwin University as an institution of higher education and continue tradition, pride, and loyalty by facilitating an active relationship between students and alumnae/i through involvement in programming and activities both on and off campus.
To become a part of STARS you must be recommended (two written recommendations-paper or email) by faculty or staff and approved in an interview process by the current STARS board. For questions contact us at email@example.com or to be considered for membership submit your application now!
STARS sponsors the following for current students:
A fun get-to-know-you bonfire held at the new fire pit near the Pannill Center. Friendships are made with hot chocolate, snacks, and live music on a beautiful fall evening.
This is a special dinner to honor the Sophomore Class, an opportunity to socialize and meet local alumnae/i, and enjoy delicious food served by the STARS. Sunday attire and RSVP is required. The purpose of Sophomore Sitdown is to showcase how sitdown dinners used to be. Eta Beta Pi was a sorority/club/group of young women who worked in the dining hall, serving meals to the student body of Mary Baldwin. They carried large, heavy trays of food from the kitchen to the dining room. Meals were served at large tables, family style. The Eta Betas ate their meals last.
Junior Munchies at Midnight
This year our junior event was Munchies at Midnight! The STARS invited the junior class to join them from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. for snacks and drinks. The juniors were also invited to decorate coffee mugs for themselves as our gift to them.
The unofficial welcome to the Alumnae/i Association has become the time when the class leadership team is announced for the graduating class. The STARS (except for senior STARS) host Spring Fling to honor the graduating class. Each year is a different theme, past themes include — Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Game of Life, Oh the Places You Will Go, May Day, The 80’s, Alice in Wonderland, and Follow the Yellow Brick Road. The theme for 2012 was “Pearls of the Past” Mad Men Style!, 2013 “Queen of Hearts“!, 2014 A Masquerade Affair!, and 2015 The Roaring 20’s-The Great Gladys!
Other STARS activities:
The STARS are also a huge part of the support staff during Family Weekend in October and for Reunion in the spring.
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Advisor: Angela J. Cline, Alumnae/i and Parent Relations, Office Manager