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Students on Campus for Summer Orientation

Incoming students from as far away as London, England, were on campus July 21 and 22 for Summer Orientation Days. Members of the MBU Class of 2021 had the opportunity to register for classes, visit residence hall rooms, and participate in a roommate mingle. Pictures below are from the VWIL Facebook page and the Admissions Instagram...

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Join MBU for the 2017 Virginia Private Colleges Week

Next week, July 24–29, Mary Baldwin will join 23 other colleges around the commonwealth in hosting prospective students for Virginia Private Colleges Week, hosted each year by the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV). Students will tour the Staunton campus and attend information sessions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs. University officials will also address some common myths about the cost of a private college education. “Visiting campuses in person is one of the most important steps in the college search process,” said Robert Lambeth, CICV president. “I encourage parents to explore which college will be the...

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MBU Earns Certification from Virginia Values Veterans

On behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) for the Commonwealth of Virginia has certified Mary Baldwin University as a V3-certified educator through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program. As of June 1, Mary Baldwin University is the first four-year institution in Virginia to hold the distinction of being a V3-certified educator. “As a V3-certified educator, MBU is showing its commitment to our service men and women by way of making their educational experience more conducive to their transitional needs,” said Greg Anderson, assistant director of admissions and MBU’s point person for the V3 program. “The training, implementation of best practices, and commitment to military and veteran student success will help to foster an atmosphere that is both safe and goal-oriented for all of our heroes.” V3 representatives will work with MBU to provide free training for faculty and staff on veteran cultural competency; assist with improving the enrollment and graduation rates of military and veteran students; and facilitate the employment of military-related graduates by connecting them to V3-certified companies. This effort connects with the mission of the V3 program: to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s veterans and to help employers connect with these personnel assets to maximize the productivity of their...

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MBU to Discontinue Soccer Program

Originally distributed to the media May 17, 2017 Mary Baldwin University Athletics announced today that it would discontinue its NCAA Division III soccer program, starting in the 2017–18 academic year. The decision comes as a result of declining interest in the sport, and after athletics officials determined that there would not be enough players on the fall roster to field a team. Seeing potential, MBU had hired a new coach last year with the hope of reviving the program. “This was not an easy decision, but one we made with much deliberation and care,” said Lynda Alanko, interim director of athletics. “Mary Baldwin Athletics is committed to providing the best sports programs, but ultimately, we believe this decision was in the best interests of both student athletes and MBU Athletics.” Making the decision to eliminate the soccer program at this time will give the USA South Athletic Conference and non-conference teams time to adjust, Alanko said. MBU has seen success on several of its teams in recent years, particularly in running. Cross Country has perennial standouts, most notably two-time All-American Sophia Stone ’15, who was twice among the top finishers at the NCAA national championship during her time at Mary Baldwin. The university also introduced track and field as a spring sport this year, and saw more student athletes compete there than on any other team. In addition to...

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  • Mary Baldwin University Student Earns Alpha Sigma Lambda Scholarship
    on June 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    The scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis to 12 qualifying students across the country, this year the scholarships totaled $36,000 and the students were each awarded $3,000 each. […]

  • Ariel Award
    on June 16, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Mary Baldwin University student Tyler Dale was awarded the Ariel Award which recognizes outstanding program service and leadership to the Shakespeare and Performance program. […]

  • Andrew Gurr Award for Outstanding Thesis
    on June 16, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Mary Baldwin University student earned the Andrew Gurr Award for her outstanding thesis. […]

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