Author: Erica Haynes

Mary Baldwin’s College of Education Offers Reduced Tuition Rates

Mary Baldwin University is now offering a reduced tuition rate for students interested in enrolling in a pre-set course sequence in either special education or higher education. Special education remains one of the perennial critical shortage areas in teaching. Mary Baldwin’s master of education (MEd) concentration affords certified, general education teachers the opportunity to add an endorsement in special education to their license. The 11-course sequence can be completed in 15 months. Additionally, the 12-course higher education track for the MEd is designed for those interested in working in student affairs, enrollment management, academic administration, technical education, or other fields that provide opportunities to adult learners, and can be completed in 18 months. “The two programs we are offering are designed to attract students who want to pursue a graduate degree at a highly competitive rate and with an aggressive timeline toward completion,” said Dean of the College of Education and Associate Professor of Education Rachel Potter. Courses vary in format — some are completely online, some meet in-person a few times a semester with coursework online (hybrid), and others meet on a regular basis. No matter the situation, students and their advisors work together to best meet the students’ needs. “Both of these programs offer online coursework as well as practical experience through quality fieldwork and internships,” Potter said. Note: The special education track for the MEd, unlike Mary Baldwin’s master...

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Mary Baldwin Reaches Annual Fund Goal

This year Mary Baldwin University set an ambitious goal for its annual day of giving known as Day to Lead the Way April 11–12. Donors joined together to support Mary Baldwin’s annual fund and met the goal of $175,000 in honor of MBU’s 175th anniversary. The success of Day to Lead the Way was a sign of even more good things to come. Thanks to generous alumni and other donors, MBU met its 175th Anniversary Annual Fund goal of $2.1 million for the 2016–17 fiscal year, which ended June 30. As the annual fund effort was nearing the finish...

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MBU Welcomes New Director of Alumni Engagement

When Clare Eakin was 17 years old she dreamed of working at Mary Baldwin. Her family had just moved to Staunton, and she hoped one day she would find a place at the school on the hill. Years later her dream is now a reality as she was recently named MBU’s new Director of Alumni Engagement. Eakin earned her bachelor’s degree from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom, with a double major in education and theology. After graduation, she worked in various related fields including as an elementary school teacher and at a library. Eakin is no stranger to higher education. Her two most recent posts prior to joining MBU were as Director of Stewardship and Donor Engagement at the University of Virginia, and as Assistant Director of Donor Stewardship at James Madison University, respectively. Mary Baldwin’s Vice President for University Advancement, Brooke Herndon, expressed her excitement for Eakin joining the team. “She has a passion for working with people and has a great deal of experience in the areas of volunteer management and fundraising,” Herndon said. “I am happy that we can help fulfill her dream of coming to Mary Baldwin.”  ...

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Mary Baldwin Student Earns Nation-Wide Scholarship

Mary Margaret Isbell can multi-task quite well: whether it’s being a mom, employee, or volunteer, the Mary Baldwin University Baldwin Online and Adult student does a little bit of everything, all the time. Recently her scholastic talents came to the forefront when she earned a national Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) scholarship for 2017—18. An honor society that celebrates the scholarly talents and leadership of adult students, ASL awards national scholarships on a yearly basis to 12 qualifying students across the country. This year the scholarships totaled $36,000 and the student awardees each received $3,000. Award recipients had to achieve...

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MBU History Degree Ranks 19th in Affordability

Mary Baldwin University’s history department recently ranked 19th on in the category of affordable online history degrees in 2017. Affordable Colleges rank schools across the nation in affordability in an effort to aid students in choosing a smart economical institution to attend. Classes for history majors at MBU are offered both fully online and in the classroom. MBU also helps students’ fast-track their path to a history degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (six courses) from the Virginia Community Colleges System. Both Baldwin Online and Adult students and undergraduate residential college students write a senior thesis for the major, and the department offers numerous unique internship opportunities including placements at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, the Museum of American Frontier Culture, and the Stonewall Jackson House. History majors are also given the opportunity to experience the Virginia Program at Oxford. For six weeks, six different colleges and universities invite their students to thrive, live, and learn together in the exciting, historic town of Oxford, England. To see more information about Mary Baldwin’s history department...

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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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