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On the cover 

Katsuko Kiho and Keiko Kikuoka from Doshisha Women's 
College in Kyoto, Japan, model their traditional dress. These 
two young women and 29 others were participants in a 
summer program of studying the English language and 
American civilization at Mary Baldwin. See page 2. 

Table of Contents 

1 We did it! $1 million challenge successfully met by 
June 30 

2 The campus has become "a summer place" 
by Jennifer Strother 

5 Mary Baldwin's most prestigious academic award 

by Frank R. Southerington 
7 One Russell Scholar speaks her piece 

by Jann Malone 
9 Looking back from five years out 

by Nancy Morison Ambler 
11 "Gen-Lock", "sync", "pedestal", "VTR" — what? 

by William F. Vartorella 

14 Dean Dorothy Mulberry — an appreciation 
by Robert H. Lafleur 

15 Between Ham and Jam 
1 9 News from the classes 

29 Charitable remainder trusts 

moRy BQLDUjin 

EDITOR: Virginia Munce 

Charles Clemmer 
Bob Llewellyn 
Jann Malone 
Dennis Sutton 
Jennifer Strother 


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Postmaster: Send form 3579 to Mary Baldwin College, Box 1500, 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 

We did it! 

$1 million challenge successfully met by June 30! 

At a news conference on July 2, 
President Virginia L. Lester an- 
nounced that ttie College had met its 
$1 million challenge and exceeded it 
by raising an additional $100,000. 

On June 18 the donor had 
offered to match any funds pledged 
by the deadline above the $1 million 
mark, so the results of the donor's 
challenge have totaled $2.2 million. 

The challenge had been issued 
in February by a donor wishing to 
remain anonymous. One million was 
received as an outright cash gift on 
March 31, and with the addition of the 
$2.2 raised by the challenge, a grand 
total of $3.3 million has been added to 
the College's endowment. 

"The magnificent generosity of 
many people has created an air of 
confidence at the College as we look 
ahead to the difficult decade pre- 
dicted for independent higher educa- 
tion in the '80s," said Dr. Lester, at the 
news conference. "It is a tribute to 
their belief in Mary Baldwin College 
that we have been able to double our 
endowment in one year's time. It is 
especially appropriate to have the one 
gift which took us over the top come 
from a Staunton resident." 

New and increased scholarships 
and new endowed programs have 
been a direct result of the original 
donor's generosity and the outstand- 
ing response to the challenge. Listed 
below are the named scholarships 
and programs which will enrich the 
College's academic life and its stu- 
dent body. 

• New scholarships 

Ann McFadden Lawson Scholarship 

Mr. & Mrs. William C. Pancake Scholar- 
ship Fund 

Marcellene Roberts Snorf Scholarship 

The W. W. Sproul Scholarship Fund 

Rebecca Holcomb Dickinson Memorial 

• Current endowed scholarships 
increased by new gifts. 

The Wilhelmina Eskridge Beard 

The May H. Overbey Scholarship Fund 

The Hugh B. Sproul Scholarship 

Melissa E. Patrick Scholarship Fund 

The Warren W. Hobble Fund 

The Eva Y. Jones Scholarship Fund 

The Mary Patsel Brown Scholarship 

Grace Sutherland Herscher Scholar- 
ship Fund 

• New endowed programs 

The Belton K. Johnson Program in 

The Fishburn Program in Communica- 

The Mildred E. Taylor Program in 

Bertie Wilson Murphy Chair in 
Business Management 

President Lester smiles as she chalks in the $1 million goal on the campaign thermometer" 

The campus has become "a summer place" 

By Jennifer Strother 

"It was just a delightful experi- 
ence! The girls fit in beautifully with 
our family," said Mrs. Kenneth Frank. 
Mrs. Frank and her husband were one 
of the many families to open their 
homes to 31 Japanese college stu- 
dents from Doshisha Women's Col- 
lege in Kyoto, Japan, who visited 
Mary Baldwin College this summer. 
Their visit was arranged through the 
College and University Partnership 

During their three-week campus 
program and one -week stay in area 
homes, Americans and Japanese 
became so attached that it was 
difficult to say goodbye. "We cried the 
night before they left," said Mrs. Mixon 
Darracott. "We thought the crying was 
over that night, but it happened all 
over again as we said our goodbyes 
the next morning." 

The young women made friends 
wherever they went in the community. 
Dressed in shorts and T-shirts most of 
the time during Staunton's hot August 
weather, they put on their brightly 
patterned summer kimonos only 
once — for a talent show of American 
and Japanese art forms. Balanced 
against classical guitar selections and 
whimsical puppet demonstrations 
were the Japanese presentations of 
the traditional tea ceremony, folk 
songs and dances. 

Director of the program was Dr. 
Charlotte Hogsett, professor of 
French, who designed a schedule 
which concentrated on study of the 
English language and American civili- 
zation. All the students could speak at 
least some English when they arrived; 
and, by the time they left, they were 
able to converse with ease. Games, 
square dancing, learning American 
songs, trips to Monticello and Wil- 
liamsburg were activities which gave 
them a sense of this country's heri- 
tage. The most important experience, 
however, was the one week "home- 
stay" with an American family. 

Yayoi Morita and Masako Hemmi 
spent their homestay with Allen and 
Caroline Hensley. Mrs. Hensley is a 
member of the Admissions Office 

Both Yayoi and Masako agreed 

that when friends and family in Japan 
ask what America is like, the first 
thing they'd think of would be the 
people. "American people are so 
frank, kind and thoughtful," said 
Masako. "I felt at home when I arrived 
in Staunton," Yayoi added. "The 
mountains," she explained, speaking 
of the Blue Ridge, "are much like the 
mountains near Kyoto. Only rounder." 

Though much of Japanese life is 
similar to our western habits, the 
students did find some differences. 
"Music is much happier here," ac- 
cording to Masako. And because 
American music covers a wider range 
of tastes, neither had been exposed 
to country or folk music before. 

Not all of the differences pleased 
Masako and Yayoi. They were quick 
to point out that American food is "too 
sweet." Nor could they believe the 

volume Americans eat. "I am afraid I 
am getting fat," said Yayoi. 

They were also surprised by the 
wide open spaces around the Staun- 
ton area. Kyoto is much larger than 
Staunton, so they were impressed 
with the countryside that surrounded 

Yayoi would like to teach English 
and American literature on the high 
school level after graduation from 
Doshisha; Masako hopes to teach at 
the junior high level. Competition for 
jobs in Japan is very keen, though, as 
is the competition to get into college. 
Rigorous and thorough entrance 
exams make it necessary for 
Japanese students who hope to go to 
college to devote much of their own 
time to studying during the school 
year. Even summer vacation is spent 
doing outside study. 

Kuniko Sawada serves in the traditional tea ceremony. 

Both said a happy marriage and 
family life were also important to them. 
Yayoi's marriage will be arranged by 
her parents. Since she is the youngest 
and has no brothers, she will remain 
close to home after marriage in order 
to care for her parents as they grow 
older. This is agreeable to her since 
she is an "old-fashioned girl." 

Though Masako and Yayoi were 
pleased with America, some aspects 
of life in the U.S. saddened them. Old 
people in Japan are much respected 
and revered. In this country the two 
felt that the elderly are often ne- 
glected. Also, the high divorce rate 
disturbed them. "Divorce is rare in 
Japan," explained Masako. 

fvlasako and Yayoi enjoyed all the 
trips and tours arranged for them, but 
both seemed to treasure the time 
spent on the Mary Baldwin campus 
the most. "I never dreamed I would be 
around such beautiful buildings," 
Yayoi said of the architecture. 

Not only was MBC's campus the 
scene of an exchange of cultures 
between Japan and the United States, 
but there was a mixing of ideas 
between the younger generation and 
the retired segment of the population 
For the first time, Mary Baldwin joined 
over 300 colleges and universities in 
Elderhostel, a program for citizens 
over 60 years of age. Since education 
never stops, according to the 36 
participants, the College offered two 
one-week sessions that featured edu- 
cational as well as social stimulation. 
Seminars on the presidency of 
Woodrow Wilson, energy, and math 
art were conducted by MBC faculty 
members who enjoyed the program 
as much as the Elderhostelers. 

Paul Scher, an Elderhostel vet- 
eran from New Hyde Park, New York, 
described the program as "a won- 
derful leveling expenence." His wife, 
Sylvia, explained, "When you're in 

Eriko Futakuchi and Ruriko Kodama along with Professor Kenichi Takemura and Dean 
Akna Ishida. left to rigtit. discuss ttieir American culture program witti Dr.Ctiarlotte Hogsett. 

Elderhiostel participants Norman Reltman of Lake Worth, Fla. and Sylvia and Paul 
Scher, New Hyde Park. N.Y. pause between classes. 

college, you're in awe of the profes- 
sors. In Elderhostel, you don't feel that 
way; you feel more like an equal." 
Ph.D.'s, high school graduates, people 
from different backgrounds and parts 
of the country gather at Elderhostel 
sessions, each having as much to 
offer as anyone else on a particular 

Another participant, Norman 
Reitman of Lake Worth, Florida, said 
of the program, "You discover your- 
self." He is also a veteran of El- 
derhostel, with Mary Baldwin being 
his fourth such experience. He said 
Elderhostel helps him to find out new 
things about himself, as well as other 
people and topics. "It gives me an 
opportunity to look backward . . . 
and forward." 

Though the Elderhosteling tradi- 
tion is only in its first year at Mary 
Baldwin, George McCune, director of 
the program at the College, has 
announced plans to host another 
session next summer. 

Another program in its first year at 
MBC was Project Upward Bound. A 
federally funded project, it is designed 
to assist economically disadvantaged 
tenth and eleventh graders to com- 
plete high school and enroll in col- 
lege. The program's summer compo- 
nent housed 40 of these highly 
motivated students on the campus 
while they attended classes for six 
weeks. Not many high school stu- 
dents are willing to give up their 
summer vacation for more school, but 
each of these young people made the 
sacrifices necessary to participate in 
the program. Not only did they give 
up leisure time, but also many had to 
forego summer employment — not to 
mention the welcome break from 
school work that summer usually 

Four of the students took on a 
special project in addition to their 
Upward Bound activities and obliga- 
tions. This quartet of industrious 
young people reopened the college 
snack bar for the other summer 

The Pub, which they liked to say 
stood for Project Upward Bound, 
opened its doors for evening business 
after hours of preparation by Greg 
Dean, Elaine Acker, Eric Fountain, 
and Cynthia Melon. The four were 

Eric Fountain, Cynthia Moton, Elaine Acker and Greg Dean attended six weel<s of classes 
as part of tiie Upward Bound Program. 

responsible for planning menus, set- 
ting prices, preparing food, keeping 
trac(< of the money and anything else 
that popped up unexpectedly. Only 
one of the students had any prior food 
service experience, but together they 
successfully tackled a project that 
would have proven challenging to 

Each of these Upward Bound 
students has aspirations for college 
and a career. Elaine Acker and Greg 
Dean hope to study veterinary sci- 
ence after completing high school. 
Cynthia Moton is interested in pursu- 
ing a musical career; Eric Fountain 
thinks that some people-oriented field 
might be right for him. He's consider- 
ing becoming a probation officer. 

Though it was hoped that Project 
Upward Bound would be a continuing 
program at Mary Baldwin, it has met 
an unfortunate fate. With the federal 
government under pressure to reduce 
spending, the national Upward Bound 
project, like all federally funded proj- 
ects, has recently come under close 
scrutiny. It has been determined that 
the area sen/ed by Mary Baldwin is 
less needy of such a program than 
other sections of the country, and the 
MBC segment is thus to be eliminated 
after only one year of operation. The 
feelings of the four snack bar workers 
about this are representative of all the 
high schoolers in Upward Bound. "We 
had this golden opportunity," said 
Cynthia, "and a lot of other kids 
wanted to join." Her co-worker, Elaine, 
said, "I feel privileged for having been 
in Upward Bound." All four are 
obviously disappointed that they will 
be the only group to take part in 
Upward Bound at Mary Baldwin. 

Not all the programs on campus 
this summer were new. The College 
has been hosting the Governor's 
School for the Gifted since its incep- 
tion in 1973. Designed to afford 

intellectual experiences to the gifted, 
the Governor's School at Mary 
Baldwin provided activities for 139 
eager young participants. Dr. Ben 
Smith, director, coordinated events of 
both an academic and social nature 
for an often neglected portion of 
Virginia's high school population — the 
gifted student. 

Mrs. Isabelle Rucker who served 
as director of special programs for the 
gifted in Virginia from 1973 until last 
fall, has fond memories of Governor's 
School at Mary Baldwin. At an ad- 
dress to this year's group, Mrs. 
Rucker wore a batik skirt made for her 
last year by the gifted students 
attending MBC. The skirt was signed 
near the hem by each student and 
staff member involved in the 1979 

Though Mrs. Rucker is now re- 
tired, she continues to take an interest 
in gifted students. "I am honored," 
she opened her address in Francis 
Auditorium, "to be associated with you 
and the others that have gone before 
you." She challenged each young 
person in the audience by saying, 
"With such a gift goes responsibility." 
It is especially important to keep 
learning since man's body of knowl- 
edge doubles every eight years. She 
pointed out that one-fourth of the 
present seventh graders will be in- 
volved in pursuits not known to man 

Also geared toward talented and 
motivated high schoolers is SaPI, or 
the Special Summer Science Pro- 
gram. Dr. James Patrick, director of 
the program calls SsP! "son of Gover- 
nor's School." Because of Mary 
Baldwin's experiences and successes 
with the state program for the gifted, 
the College was able to develop its 
own unique design to give instruction 
in the sciences. 

The three-week experience owes 
part of its uniqueness to its high 
intensity. Participants earned one full 
college credit in the short period of 
time. Also, the course work gave 
students "hands-on" experience, as 
SaP! classes steered away from con- 
ventional lecture methods in order to 
stress learning through the use of 
specialized equipment and in actual 
working situations. 

For Jenna Perkins and Michelle 
Scarlino, two of the students enrolled 
in the session, SsP! served as a 
stepping stone to college work and 
future fields of study. Through a 
computer course, Michelle received 
enough practical experience to de- 
termine that computer science is a 
likely career option for her. Jenna 
appreciated the opportunity to tackle 
more challenging course work which 
she said ". . . lets us express our- 

Since SaP! is a residential pro- 
gram, Phil Baldinger, another partici- 
pant, called it "a good learning 
experience", both academically and 
socially. With ten states represented in 
this summer's program population, 
Phil enjoyed the chance to meet 
people from various backgrounds. 

This was SaPI's fourth year of 
operation, and for the first time 
courses outside the realm of science 
and mathematics took their place 
in the curriculum. In addition to 
studies in areas such^as ecology, 
horticulture, and chemistry, courses in 
business and economics were added 
to the academic choices. Their suc- 
cess this summer may influence the 
inclusion of even wider options in the 

As the College sees it, increased 
use of campus facilities is a way of 
avoiding wastefulness of MBC re- 
sources. But more importantly, the 
summer of 1980 avoided the waste of 
resources outside the College 
community — from youth to the older 
generation; from U.S. citizens to 
friends from the Orient; from college 
students to college hopefuls. There's 
no doubt about it — "summer break" at 
Mary Baldwin College is taking on a 
whole new meaning. 

Jennifer Strotlier, a resident of Har- 
risonburg, Va., is a graduate of 
Radford University wliere slie majored 
in communications. 

Mary Baldwin's most prestigious 
academic award 

By Frank R. Southerington 

Would you care to name the 
rising senior who best combines the 
qualities of academic ability, inde- 
pendent thought, personal motivation, 
and campus leadership? That is the 
task eacti year of a faculty committee 
named by the Dean to select the 
Russell Scholar. You can test the 
committee's success by a visit to the 
library: the results of twenty-seven 
years of senior scholarship, bound in 
uniform dark red covers, show that the 
college's commitment to academic 
excellence had not been idly made. 
And as you read this, the twenty- 
eighth Russell Scholar is preparing a 
new thesis for the collection. 

The Margarett Kable Russell 
Award was established by the Board 
of Trustees and the Alumnae Associa- 
tion to honor the memory of a 
distinguished alumna, the first woman 
to become a member of the Executive 
Board of the Board of Trustees. 

Margarett Kable Russell (1882- 
1951) graduated from Mary Baldwin 
Seminary in 1902, with high honors in 
the Seminary's University Course. Her 
father, a West Virginian, was the 
founder of Staunton Military Academy, 
and in 1905 she married Colonel 
Thomas Halbert Russell, then a 
teacher at the Academy, and sub- 
sequently its president from 1920 until 
his death in 1933. As a member of the 
Board of Trustees, Colonel Russell 
was a leader in the development of 
the College from Seminary to two-year 
college in 1916, and from two-year to 
four-year college in 1923. Margarett 
Kable Russell was an actively en- 
gaged partner in the affairs of the 
Military Academy and the College. 

Mary Baldwin College had lag- 
ged behind other women's colleges in 
appointing women trustees, but in 
1933 President L. Wilson Jarman 
suggested that the Board request the 
Synod of Virginia to appoint a member 
from the alumnae, "thus recognizing 
the value of their contribution to the 
College, and bringing Mary Baldwin 
somewhat in line with the common 
practice of many colleges for 
women,"' Margarett Kable Russell 
was appointed to the position held by 

her husband until his death. She had 
been President of the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation from 1926-32, was to serve 
again in 1940-42, and on her comple- 
tion of that term would be designated 
honorary President for life. In the same 
year as her election to the Board, 
1933, Mary Baldwin was selected 
by the New York Southern Society as 
the first women's college to present 
Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, 
and two years later Margarett Kable 
Russell was the recipient of this honor. 
Throughout her career she was active 
in the Alumnae Association, and took 
a keen interest in current students, 
entertaining carolers in her home at 
Christmas, or welcoming students to 
her much-loved garden in warmer 
seasons. The Russell Award was 
established as a tribute to her con- 
tinued interest, and to her personal 
emphasis on the value of scholarship. 

From the beginning, the recipi- 
ents of the award have been encour- 
aged to follow their own interests, 
irrespective of their major field. An 
early memo in the files of the Dean of 
the College suggests that the award 
be given "each year to some member 
of the junior or senior class who has 
demonstrated on the campus her 
promise of realizing the personal, 
academic, and social ideals which 

Mrs. Russell held, " and the endow- 
ment provides for a stipend of $400 
in support of the Russell Scholar's 
project. That project may be a practi- 
cal contribution to scientific knowl- 
edge, as is the case for 1980-81 ; the 
pursuit of an interest hitherto un- 
explored, as was the case with Lucile 
McMichael Fairctiild, who pursued an 
interest in astronomy, an area into 
which she had never ventured before: 
or a literary, historical, philosophical or 
artistic study. The completed projects, 
all but three of which are shelved in 
the Grafton library, are impressive in 
their range and, often, in their treat- 
ment of complex material. 

To emphasize the student's inde- 
pendence in her work, the stipend of 
$400 has, since 1972, been awarded 
independently of any assessment of 
financial need. As Dean Marjorie 
Chambers wrote at the time, "All 
expenses for the project she under- 
takes will have to come out of this, but 
it will be hers to spend as she 
wishes. "2 But perhaps the most in- 
teresting changes in the procedure by 
which the scholarship is awarded 
were those approved by the faculty in 
December, 1976.3 Hitherto, the stu- 
dent appears to have been selected 
rather informally from the most prom- 
ising members of the rising senior 
class. In practice this seems to have 
worked fairly well, if one is to judge by 
the quality of the projects themselves, 
but a student who would be notified of 
the award in May had only limited time 

in which to develop a project for the 
following year. Under more recent 
procedures, the top 10 per cent of the 
rising senior class is invited to submit 
proposals in the spring. These pro- 
posals are screened by a committee 
consisting of faculty members in 
areas related to the various proposals, 
but not including the project advisors. 
The criteria by which the committee is 
charged to make its selection are high 
academic achievement, enrichment of 
the college community, and the ap- 
propriateness of the proposals — the 
extent to which the proposal forms an 
exciting concept, but one which 
remains within the student's grasp 
and can be performed within the time 
available to her. 

There are some clear advantages 
to this procedure. The student has 
much of the spring of her junior year 
in which to consider and explore the 
feasibility of her project, if necessary 
seeking faculty advice; 10 per cent of 
the class is encouraged to undertake 
a substantial scholarly project; and, 
once the final selection has been 
made, the remaining candidates are 
encouraged to continue their project 
as part of their regular senior year 
curriculum, usually in the form of 
Directed Inquiries. The campus is 
thus enriched by a wider diversity of 
scholarly activity. This year, for exam- 
ple, in addition to the work of the 
successful candidate, Glenda 
Whitaker, the other projects submitted 
included the following topics: a pre- 
sentational program on art therapy for 
use in secondary schools; a study of 
fairy mythology; the influence of indi- 
vidual and situational factors on an 
employee's work behavior; the 
influence of media coverage of the 
Vietnam War; the progress of the 
Equal Rights Amendment in the Vir- 
ginia legislature; and the development 
of a computer program for teaching 
electroencephalogram principles 
necessary for reading tracings. With 
such diversity, it is not always easy for 
the committee members to reach a 
decision, especially in fields remote 
from their own expertise; for this 
reason, the clarity and precision of the 
student's written proposal is often a 
decisive factor. As has always been 
the case, the committee's recommen- 
dation is subject to approval by a 
faculty vote, and the award is publicly 
announced at Commencement. 

How does a student select her 
topic? Laura Marie Clausen, Russell 
Scholar for 1955-56, found hers in a 
way that must have pleased her 
instructors. Her thesis begins: 

At a meeting of a class in the 
history of western philosophy, 
we were greatly involved in a 
discussion of the doctrines of 
Thomas Hobbes, when the 
professor addressed me, 
saying: "Since you are a 
mathematics major, what do 
you have to say for or against 
Hobbes's statement that the 
numbers are merely arbitrary 
marks or names which man has 
made up to aid him in dis- 
tinguishing between things? 
Would a mathematician agree 
with Hobbes, or would he say 
that numbers are real and 
independent entities?" 

Somewhat ashamed at first 
at not being able to answer his 
guestion, I gave a very in- 
adeguate reply. Upon leaving 
the class, the question kept 
bothering me. Certainly if I 
expected to say that I had 
earned a B.A. in mathematics, 
I should be able to give some 
kind of reply to the question. 
Realizing that I had been 
allotted time to work on a 
special project, the thought 
occurred to me that this would 
be a perfect opportunity to 
investigate the matter. 
The thesis then embarks on a study of 
the development of individual num- 
bers, the evolution of a complex 
number system, and a quite sophisti- 
cated consideration of the philosophy 
of number. 

Quite different in content, but as 
sophisticated in its approach, was the 
work done by Jennifer Caroline 
l\/!cHugh, who studied the "Effects of 
Mercury on Developing Tissue" in 
1 970-71 . Her thesis is a report of 
mercury on the larvae of Drosophila 
Melanogaster, a species of fruit fly. 
The motivation behind her study is 
clearly stated: 

. . . mercury has been detected 
in large quantities in the en- 
vironment and in organisms. 
It has become evident that 
mercury compounds present a 
substantial hazard to all life 
. . . this study was directed at 

determining more information 
about the possible sites and 
modes of action of mercury. 

There follow detailed accounts of the 
feeding and development of 
Drosophila exposed to mercury, and a 
consideration of the mechanisms 
through which mercury inhibits de- 
velopment or encourages mutation. 

Elizabeth Jeffress Felton, 
1978-79, chose a topic of more local 
urgency, the factors affecting attri- 
tion and retention of students at MBC, 
a type of study which, as she wisely 
notes, "should be conducted periodi- 
cally to serve as a continuing evalua- 
tion of the college's ability to retain its 
students." It is probable that this 
report contained few total surprises, 
but the depth of the survey and the 
thoughtfulness of the analysis are 
impressive. It is also heartening to see 
that some of the individual recom- 
mendations, for example, the greater 
use of directed study and externships 
to overcome the natural limitations of a 
small college, have been im- 

Perhaps the most beautiful of the 
Russell Scholar projects bound in the 
library is "Sequels in Forest Succes- 
sion," a thesis written by Lois Lundie 
Spence in 1967-68. Her work is 
essentially a descriptive study of 
growth and regrowth patterns in a 
representative area of Augusta County, 
and the discussion is actually quite 
short; but it is enriched with some 
beautiful photography illustrating her 
thesis. As if to further demonstrate that 
photography can also be an art, Jann 
Malone devoted 1971-72 to a project 
in photography. Even more unusual 
were the series of wall-hangings 
completed in 1968-69 by Ann Howell 
Truster. The collage designs were 
representational translations of the 
symbols and objects characteristic of 
the natural sciences, and celebrated 
the opening of the Pearce Science 
Center. Appropriately, the arts and the 
sciences met. What better demon- 
stration could there be of the spirit 
behind the most prestigious of our 
academic awards? 


1. The History of Mary Baldwin College, 
pp. 418-19. 

2. Dean's files, memo dated May 18, 

3. Dean's files: faculty minutes. 


Mary Ann Taylor 
Margaret Neel Query 

Laura Marie Clausen 

Lydia Daniel Woods 

Margaret Ann Clarke 

Corraleigh Ann Singletary 
Linda Louise Davis 

Otey Helm Hayward 

Carolyn Elizabeth Stover 
Martha Damaris Singletary 

Margaret Kermeen Cole 
Margaret Anne Gunter 

Karen Ann Cowsert 

Ann Boatwright Humphrey 
Lois Lundie Spence 
Ann Howell Trusler 
Elaine Bishop Rabe 
Jennifer Caroline McHugh 

Jann Lawson Malone 
Margarita Lee Partridge 

Caroline Margaret Price 
Pamela Temple Shell 

Lucile McMichael Fairchild 
Claudia LaVergne Woody 

Letia Mullins McDaniel 

Elizabeth Jeffress Felton 
Nancy Woods Muse 
Glenda Kay Whitaker 


"The Contemporary Amencan Concept of 

the Church." 

"Number, Numbers, and the Complex 

Number System." 

"The State Church of Scotland, 


"A Study of Soren Kierkegaard and his 

Influence on Contemporary Religious 


"Musical Compositions." 

"A Report on the Use of Silica Gel in 

Certain Organic Reactions in which Water 

IS Formed." 

"Aesculus Hippocastum, A Partial 

Chemical Analysis." 

"From Song to Art Song." 

"The Treatment of Death in Fifteenth 

Century Literature." 

"The Nature of Satan in Paradise Lost." 

"The Gullah Negroes, their Language, 

Lore, and Music." 

"A Layman Approaches the Question of 


"The Battle of Britain." 

"Sequels in Forest Succession." 


"Behavior Modification." 

"Effects of Mercury on Developing 



"Las Amantes En Las Novelas 

Contemporaneas De Galdos." 

"Christianity and Humanism." 

"Teaching Mentally Retarded and 

Emotionally Disturbed Children 

Through Music." 

"Readings in Astronomy." 

"Peer Choice as it Relates to Women's 

Assertiveness and Compulsivity." 

"Studies On the Development of an 

Anti-Tumor Antibody for Use in the Clinical 

Management of Murine Osteosacoma." 

"A Quantitative Analysis of Factors 

Affecting Attrition and Retention of 

Students at Mary Baldwin College." 

"A Study of the Work of Ludwig 

Wittgenstein, a 20th Century Viennese 


"The Effects of Cryopreservation on 

the Human Lymphocyte's Capacity to 

Produce Leukocyte Inhibitory Factor." 

One Russell Scholar 
speaks her piece 

By Jann Malone 

"I'm in the darkroom" was the 
message usually tacked on my door 
or propped up on my carrel in the 
library during my senior year. 

That is, until the day I returned 
from the darkroom to find someone 
had scribbled underneath: "Or just in 
the dark?" 

Looking back on it, I think I spent 
most of my senior year in the dark, 
usually — but not always — in the sci- 
ence building's darkroom. The rest of 
the time (when I wasn't in class) I was 
wandering around taking pictures and 
trying to catch enough "right 
moments" to make my Russell Scholar 
project worthwhile 

Frank R. Southehngton, professor of English, joined the faculty in 1968. He 
graduated from the University College in London with a B.A., received his B.Litt. 
from Magdalen College, Oxford, and his D. Phil, from Oxford. He is the author of 
Hardy's Vision of Man and other books and articles on Hardy. Dr. Southerington 
enjoys acting and directing in the College and area threater. He was the 1979-80 
Chairman of the Honor Scholars Committee. 

Jann Malone 

I chose to investigate photogra- 
phy because I didn't know much 
about it and wanted to learn, because 
I'd just traded my Instamatic for a 
35mm camera and because I didn't 
want to write another research paper. 

You see, I was a math major who 
liked math, but who liked journalism 
even more. I'd spent the summer 
between my junior and senior years 
as an intern at The Richmond Times- 
Dispatch. I knew I wanted to work for 
a newspaper; knowing something 
about photography would help me in 
my career. 

But there was more to it than that: 
I couldn't paint: I couldn't draw: I 
couldn't even sketch anything more 

complicated than stick figures. I was 
looking for another way besides 
words to express what I saw. Pho- 
tography was the answer. 

The mechanics of my Russell 
Scholar project worked much like any 
independent study, once I convinced 
Dr. Desportes in the art department to 
take me and my project on ("A math 
major???"). I worked with Dr. De- 
sportes on composition; a local pho- 
tographer taught me how to develop 
film and print pictures. After shooting 
what must have been thousands of 
photos, I ended up with enough good 
ones for a one-man show and with 
some confidence behind a camera. 

The project gave me much more, 
however. It was a good experience. 

working on my own, with no learning 
deadlines except the ones I imposed 
on myself. It was a chance to try my 
hand at something new to me, 
something very different from the 
math proofs, historical conflicts and 
philosophical puzzles I was accus- 
tomed to. It was a chance to develop 
not only a marketable skill but also a 
new way to express myself. It was a 
chance to leave something behind at 
Mary Baldwin. 

As I got out into the real world, I 
realized that my experience as a 
Russell Scholar still was an influence. 
On the most basic level, I use my 
camera in the course of my work at 
Commonwealth to illustrate the stories 
I write. 

"/ think the shot of the woman in the airport is the nest tiling I've ever done.' 

There are other examples: My 
Russell Scholar project was, in a way, 
the culmination of my liberal arts 
education, an education that's been 
useful — no, essential — in my work. 

My city editor at The Times- 
Dispatch used to tell me often that my 
liberal arts education was one of my 
strongest assets. It gave me the 
broad background that made it easy 
to become an instant expert on any 
number of subjects, something good 
reporters have to be able to do every 

A liberal arts degree may not be 
instantly marketable, but it can be a 
great asset in many fields. When I tell 
people that I majored in math, they 
tend to look at me like I have 
electric-pink hair and a carrot nose. 
But, in the context of a liberal arts 
education, majoring in math makes as 
much sense for me as majoring in 
English, political science or anything 

Recently I've edited stories that 
dealt with antiques, mountain climb- 
ing, sports medicine, bingo, home 
renovations, jogging and Georgia 
O'Keefe. I had to feel comfortable 
working with all of them; I think the 
broad sweep of my education is the 
reason why I was comfortable. 

In college I was exposed to a 
variety of facts, opinions and 
philosophies. I learned about many 
things. I learned how to think and how 
to analyze problems. I ended up with 
a better understanding of my world. 

But I learned something else 
that's more important than everything 
else: how to keep on learning. And I 
do it every day. 

Jane Abbott Malone '43, was elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha 
Theta and graduated with honors. She 
was editor of Campus Comments 
during her sophomore and junior 

Currently, she is editor of Com- 
monwealth, the magazine of Virginia, 
a statewide, general interest publica- 
tion. Prior to joining the magazine's 
staff as associate editor in February 
1979, she was a reporter and editor 
for The Richmond Times-Dispatch 
and The Atlanta Journal. 

She is married to Mike Steele, 
assistant city editor of The Times- 
Dispatch, and lives in Richmond. 

By Nancy Morison Ambler 

New personalities, different 
locales, changing lifestyles — how 
does Mary Baldwin prepare its stu- 
dents to meet these and other post- 
graduation challenges'^ More 
specifically, how did their experiences 
at MBC ready members of the Class 
of 75 to play leading roles in a world 
theatre where, scarcely a decade 
ago, a relatively small number of 
women were rehearsing these parts? 

Undoubtedly, few occasions pro- 
vide a better forum for provoking an 
awareness of such issues and pro- 
viding answers to them than a class 
reunion. Amid the nostalgia and joy of 
renewing friendships there is the 
opportunity to appraise one's college 
expenence as a whole — and the way 
it relates to one's current situation and 
forward-looking plans. 

How, then, did members of the 
Class of '75 who attended their 
Reunion in May view the impact of 
Mary Baldwin on what they're doing 
now? And how do they view the 
college's many changes in the short 
while since their graduation'?' 

"The sentiment overruling all 
others I experienced during Alumnae 
Homecoming Weekend'?'" asks 
Suzanne Higgins, reunion chair- 
woman for the Class of '75 and my 
college roommate for three years. 
"Envy," she finally replies. "Envy of 
the young women now so obviously 
pursuing their own college experience 
with as much enjoyment as intensity. 
But more importantly, envy because, 
compared to their counterparts in the 
Class of 1975. Mary Baldwin students 
now have the advantage of a 
broadened curriculum answerable not 
only to the needs of liberally educated 
women, but to the demands of a 
competitive professional marketplace. 
And," she continues, "envy of the 
current students who have an ex- 
panded range of successful and 
visible women to serve as role models 
in making career and lifestyle 

Now an attorney employed as a 
general counsel with the Interstate 
Commerce Commission in Washing- 
ton, D.C., and active in the Washing- 
ton Metro MBC Alumnae chapter, 
Suzanne stresses that her envy does 
not stem from the fact that her own 
MBC experience was "so lacking in 

Looking back 
from five 
years out 

the features of the campus " she now 
admires. She, too, discovered excel- 
lent "role models and motivators" at 
Mary Baldwin. Indeed, she is con- 
vinced that her desire for an ad- 
vanced degree and for a profession 
intensified during her years at the 
college, where, she says, "the cohe- 
sive community of faculty and stu- 
dents provided an appreciative and 
supportive audience for my achieve- 

Cathy Redd is another member of 
the Class of '75 who credits Mary 
Baldwin with helping to give her the 
impetus to attend a professional 
school following graduation. "MBC 
gave me the self-confidence I needed 
to apply to law school," she says. 
Now an attorney advisor with the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers in Thelma, 
Kentucky, Cathy found role models 
among the women faculty and stu- 
dents at the college. "I realized that I 
could achieve the same sort of 
professional goals they are achiev- 
ing," she explains. And so, armed 
with self-confidence as well as en- 
couragement from her professors — 
both women and men — she made her 
decision to attend law school at the 
University of Kentucky. 

After five years as a second 
grade teacher, first in Virginia Beach 
and now in Roanoke. Bobbie Garden 
Hawkins continues to "draw everyday 
on what (she) learned at Mary 
Baldwin." With an infectious en- 
thusiasm, she goes on to explain: "1 
came out of Mary Baldwin knowing 
what I wanted to do with my life. I 
wanted to teach. And Mary Baldwin 
prepared me very well to do that." A 
degree in psychology, a series of 
"excellent" education methods 
courses, in-class teaching 
expenence — these are the specific 
components of her MBC background 
on which Bobbie relies daily. 

"My psychology courses, as well 
as first-hand experience at DeJarnette 
and Western State Hospitals, have 
helped me in classroom disciplinary 
situations and in the diagnosis of 
children with emotional and learning 
disabilities — diagnoses I've made 
each year I've taught," says Bobbie. 

But how did she go from a 
psychology major to a classroom 
teacher? "Beginning in our sopho- 
more year at MBC. those of us 
interested in teaching were plugged 

into local schools as teachers' aides. 
The classroom experience was there 
right from the start, and this experi- 
ence was invaluable," Bobbie de- 
clares. "The differing level of self- 
confidence between first-year 
teachers starting with teaching expe- 
rience and those starting with none is 
highly apparent to me." 

"Mary Baldwin students now have 
the advantage of a broadened 
curriculum answerable not only to the 
needs of liberally educated women, 
but to the demands of a competitive 
professional marketplace." 

It is well known that a number of 
factors — chief among them nation- 
wide declining enrollments due to the 
end of the baby boom — yearly force 
scores of professional teachers from 
their jobs. Despite the statistics, Mary 
Baldwin maintains an outstanding 
record of placing graduates in teach- 
ing positions. Says Bobbie: "Dr. Irving 
(Dr. Mary Irving, professor of educa- 
tion) exercises extreme care in plac- 
ing MBC students in local 
classrooms — in matching individual 
students and the teachers they'll work 
with — and in helping to find them the 
best possible jobs after graduation." 

Susan Heiner Steadman, an ac- 
count executive with a Richmond 
advertising/public relations agency, 
says this about her Mary Baldwin 
experience: "MBC gave me the 
confidence to realize that I can do 
whatever I want to do. The size of the 
college, and the individual attention I 
received from professors who knew 
me, cared about me, and believed in 
me — these contributed to the self- 
confidence I gained at Mary Baldwin." 

Susan is also convinced that the 
very nature of a liberal arts education 
contributes to the level of self- 
confidence she achieved at MBC. 
"I'm thrilled that I had the opportunity 
to sample a variety of subjects," she 
says, "and i doubt if I'll ever be able to 
enroll in such a diversity of courses 
again. I think it's part of the 
confidence-building — you're aware of 
more subjects and therefore you have 
the self-confidence to discuss them 
with many different kinds of people." 

Bobbie Carden agrees. She says, 
"I believe increasingly in a small 
liberal arts college for women. In such 
a situation, there is the opportunity to 
grow and expand not only your mind, 
but the kinds of things you do. 
Because of Mary Baldwin's size and 
the sort of place it is, you can be tops 
there. Whatever "tops" is for you, you 
can achieve it at MBC, I never would 
have ventured into student govern- 
ment at a larger college," admits 
Bobbie, 1974-75 president of Mary 
Baldwin's Student Government Asso- 
ciation, and an MBC Admissions 
Assistant for Southwestern Virginia. 
"But at MBC, I felt as though I had the 
chance to grow into a true individual 
. . . and this is important." 

Susan Steadman spent a 
semester of her junior year at the 
University of London with another 
college's program. "I came back 
thoroughly appreciating Mary Baldwin 
as a women's college, and realizing 
that my first two years at MBC were, 
academically, equal or superior to the 
education the other students in the 
program were receiving. I'm very 
proud of the academic knowledge I 
gained at Mary Baldwin," she says. 

"The size of the college, and the 
individual attention I received from 
professors who knew me, cared 
about me, and believed In me — these 
contributed to the self confidence 
I gained at Ivlary Baldwin." 

Cathy Redd points to the quality 
of Mary Baldwin's academic program 
as well as to the support and 
accessibility of its faculty. "At the 
University of Kentucky, the faculty 
simply was not readily available to 
you. And students I knew there who 
had attended larger undergraduate 
institutions were unable to meet with 
their professors at those colleges 
when they wanted to . . . and when 
they needed to. At MBC, the faculty 
was always accessible and ready to 
help you." 

Cathy and Susan individually ar- 
ticulate another aspect of the Mary 
Baldwin experience: the close 
friendships made possible in part by 
the college's size and sense of 

community. "Being back brought me 
a lot of good memories of people — 
students as well as faculty and 
administration," Cathy says. "You'll 
never find the sort of closeness you 
find at MBC at larger universities. You 
feel competition, but not a closeness." 

"The trust bestowed on me and the 
opportunity to live within a community 
of honor means a great deal to me." 

"The closeness of the Mary 
Baldwin community also provides the 
opportunity for there to exist an 
environment oi honor," says Bobbie 
Hawkins. "MBC is perhaps the only 
place in your entire life where there 
will be such a high degree of trust and 
honor. The trust bestowed on me and 
the opportunity to live within a com- 
munity of honor means a great deal to 

, Each woman remembered MBC 
especially as a place where students 
can become aware of their potential 
as women. Says Suzanne Higgins, 
"The college seemed amply con- 
cerned that the Class of 1975 receive 
exposure to women, particularly MBC 
alumnae, who had excelled as pro- 
fessionals, artists, educators, and 
community activists. I recall with 
appreciation programs designed to 
expose students to such female role 
models. I recall also that student 
participation in such resource pro- 
grams was limited. My introduction to 
the Mary Baldwin of 1980 gave me 
cause to believe that such career 
motivation programs would be re- 
ceived with heightened enthusiasm." 

"I found it very exciting to be 
back at Mary Baldwin during the 
reunion," says Bobbie Carden. "I was 
pleased to see how the College has 
broadened its coursework in the areas 
of communication and business ad- 
ministration. And I'm especially glad 
to find that the education department 
has been expanded to include a 
certification in the teaching of stu- 
dents with special learning disabili- 

"I am encouraged by Mary 
Baldwin's expanded curriculum," 
agrees Suzanne Higgins. "The col- 
lege obviously has reconciled the 
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"Gen-lock", "sync", "pedestal", "VTR"—what? 

By William F. Vartorella 

"The pen and the writing-desk furnish 
forth as naturally the retirement of 
Woman as of Man." 

From Woman In the Nineteenth 
Century (1845) 

With these resounding words, 
feminist Margaret Fuller contemplated 
the literary equality of labors and 
reputation which she emphatically 
believed to be the destiny of women. 
As the first female member of Horace 
Greeley's New York Daily-Tribune 
staff, she boldly demonstrated that a 
woman's place could also be the 
editorial offices of the nation's most 
prestigious newspaper. 

At Mary Baldwin College, a new 
program in Mass Communications 
promises to follow Margaret Fuller's 
example, with the writing-desk only a 
prelude to the "New Technology" of 
the mass media. One hundred and 
forty years after Fuller became editor 
of the The Dial, the communications 
faculty at MBC is striving to channel 
new inroads into the traditionally 
male-dominated craft of print and 
broadcast journalism. And with 
marked success. 

After nearly a year's planning, a 
television studio modeled after that 
found in small commercial stations 
formally has commenced operation as 
a production facility for classroom 
projects. Students no longer have to 
confine their creative journalistic tal- 
ents to a single printed medium. 
Rather, women interested in careers 
in broadcasting, public relations, or 
advertising now can apply themselves 
to mastering the visual medium of 

Located in McFarland Center on 
the first floor of the library, the studio 
occupies space once held by the 
language laboratory. Its large outer 
area can accommodate a medium- 
sized set, a full television crew, and a 
jungle of portable lights, cameras, and 
miscellaneous cables. To the rear, two 
glass-enclosed partitions separate 
"talent" from the producers and di- 
rectors in "sub-control." Here, a bat- 
tery of skilled technicians can coordi- 
nate the activities of "on-air per- 
sonalities" and crew through a system 
of intercoms and video monitors. In 

sub-control, would-be professionals 
are confronted with a menagerie of 
tape decks, tuners, video tape 
recorders, patch panels, digital 
timers, and a six-place video 

Learning the fundamentals of 
composition and television proce- 
dures is only one aspect of the 
challenge facing students. A new 
vocabulary must be mastered. 
"Gen-lock," "sync," "pedestal," 

A student cues ttie turntable to bring the music "under" during production. 


"target," "\ATR," "above-the-line," 
"eye," and "video blaek" are exam- 
ples of the thousands of terms and 
concepts confronting the fledgling 
professionals. This barrage of infor- 
mation is complicated further by the 
pressure-cooker atmosphere of dead- 
lines. In order to simulate real-world 
conditions, the new studio will be run 
as if it were an "on-air" commercial 
operation. Ronald W. Feeback, di- 
rector of audio-visual services and a 
professional studio engineer, has re- 
vamped the course entitled, "Tele- 
communications: New Directions" to 
serve as such a model. 

"We intend to create a profes- 
sional atmosphere complete with the 
pressures inherent in network televi- 
sion," Feeback explained. "This isn't a 
textbook course as such. Hands-on 
experience is a necessary requisite 
for women seeking entry-level 
positions in the media. Television is a 
cut-throat, brutal business," he con- 
tinued. "The best preparation we can 
give these women is a strong dose of 
reality. Not everyone is cut out to 
become a Barbara Walters." 

With job opportunities in produc- 
tion opening for women, Feeback 
attempts to engender an appreciation 
of the art of creating a polished 
program — as well as its frustrations. 
Although WMBC's equipment is far 
from "state-of-the-art," it is sufficient to 
allow students to work through the 
various stages of producing a half- 
hour news show or an hour-long 
documentary. These include pre- 
production planning (policy statement, 
budget, cast, script), set design and 
construction, crew training, shooting 
the "seg" (segment), editing the 
dailies" or "rushes" (raw videotape), 
and post-production evaluation. Since 
the video switcher has a special 
effects generator, students interested 
in producing complicated advertising 
or public relations "spots" or "pro- 
mos" (promotional material) can sign 
up for studio time for supervised 

"Our new studio has a multitude 
of applications for women interested 
in virtually any phase of mass com- 
munications," Feeback said. "While 
the advertising and public relations 
applications are apparent, we can 
also train students interested in radio 
using our adaptable audio console." 
The intent is to involve students 

quickly in the technical aspects of 
multimedia productions. 

"After days of planning, shooting, 
and editing just to get a couple of 
minutes of quality videotape, most will 
become 'true believers,' " he said. 

Students are not the only "true 
believers" to emerge from experience 
with the new studio. For the past year, 
an ad hoc faculty committee com- 
prised of Professors James McAllister, 
Robbins Gates, Frank Southerington, 
Robert Lafleur, and myself has 
worked with both Feeback and former 
Dean Dorothy Mulberry in an effort to 
define the direction of the new Mass 
Communications major. 

The assumption that a working 
studio could be built with a meager 
capital outlay was predicated upon 
the premise that studio engineer 
Feeback could adapt used equipment 
to the College's needs. He had built 
studios out of resurrected gear prior to 
joining Mary Baldwin. I , who am a 
novice at "laying a control track" for a 
videotaped program, approached the 
problem with all the technological 
insights of a character from Candide. 
Regardless of any misgivings we had, 
it seemed feasible that a studio could 
be built by September 1 , 1980. 

Staunton Video came to the 
College's assistance with a gift of two 
expensive Craig videotape recorders 
and a selection of compatible video- 
tapes. Lee Hartman, Jr. & Sons in 
Roanoke donated a re-serviced Gates 
turntable for the audio console. These 
gifts, combined with the discovery of 
a pair of "mint" black-and-white 
cameras and a color-compatible 
switcher for sale in Connecticut, be- 
came the core of the studio. 

On those days when cabin/ 
studio fever reigned supreme, the two 
of us embarked on reconnaisance 
missions for potential bargains. Two 
days were dedicated to hauling 
equipment racks and gear from a 
government surplus depot in 
Richmond, Va. Once in place, such 
bargains had to be cleaned, waxed, 
reassembled or adapted for studio 
use. Since the new program could not 
afford to purchase expensive, custom 
consoles for the audio and video 
components, we were forced to de- 
sign a sub-control constructed from 
composition board counter tops, pine 
lumber, and simulated wood paneling. 

One of the most trying chores 
proved to be the installation of nearly 
a mile of cables, connectors, and 
spare circuits for the growing facility. 
After measuring and cutting the wires, 
each had to be tagged for indentifica- 
tion and then braided together in 
bundles. These had to be "snaked" 
through exposed conduit channels, 
partitions, and consoles to match up 
with the rack-mounted apparatus. 
Once in place each had to be 
double-checked, logged on the back 
of an appropriate envelope (alias, 
"master engineering chart"), and sol- 
dered to a terminal. The switcher 
(used to transfer images from camera 
one or two to a program mode) was 
the most cantankerous of the elec- 
tronic gear. Two afternoons were 
spent de-bugging that alone. 

For a frantic six weeks, our lives 
were consumed with building the 


studio, "retrofitting" equipment, and 
checking the system. As construction 
proceeded, the switcher took on the 
guise of a many-tentacled octopus 
which had somehow blundered into 
an audio warehouse. Each black or 
gray "arm" had secured a 
stranglehold on some important patch 
panel or tape deck. Sometimes its 
magical lifeblood of electronic im- 
pulses oozed all the way to the 
cameras to give them life. Sometimes. 

In the end, however, the project 
had to succeed. After nearly 700 man 
hours in the studio, it was time to 
"shake down" the creation piece by 
piece. With studio lights heating up a 
mock set, Feeback brought up 
cameras, videotape machines, and 
audio right on cue. That indescribable 
feeling of being only one step re- 
moved from the networks made it all 
seem worthwhile. 

The upshot is that Mary Baldwin 
College now has a modest television 
studio for the training of its students. It 
is not a television station broadcasting 
to the community or the nation. Nor 
does It intend to become one. For 
students intent upon gaining technical 
hands-on experience or opportunities 
to test their talents before the cam- 
era's unrelenting gaze, it serves a 
necessary purpose. 

This is not to imply that the Mass 
Communications Program is limited in 
scope. Far from it. During the first year 
a formal mass media major existed at 
MBC, students participated in 32 
extemships in the tri-state area. Their 
assignments ranged from newspaper 
staff writers to apprentice television 
producers. Twenty-nine students 
"crewed" for WVPT (Public Television) 
in Harrisonburg, Va., during the sta- 
tion's Pledge Week. Another 17 

Going in for a close-up during an interview in a "tall<. stiow" format 

women earned Federal Communica- 
tions Commission licenses, enabling 
several to secure on-the-air radio 
experience in the Staunton market. 
The staff of Campus Comments won 
three awards in statewide intercol- 
legiate newspaper competition as well 
as a coveted "All-American" rating 
from the Associated Collegiate Press 

On the academic frontier, the 
faculty approved the new Mass 
Communications major with concen- 
trations in four areas. These include 
news-editorial (journalism), 
advertising-public relations, interna- 
tional communications, and broad- 
casting. Despite the obvious career 
orientation, the major is committed 
firmly to an interdisciplinary, liberal 
arts approach. Communications 
majors enroll in art, history, English, 
business, science, and language 
courses to ensure perspective on the 
rapidly changing world scene. If news 
properly presented is the indepth 
reporting of change, Mary Baldwin 
women will be able to keep abreast of 
developments on the frontiers of 

Opportunities for career ad- 
vancement for women in the mass 
media are expanding. Yet the compe- 
tition during the 1980s will be intense. 
Recent studies have underscored the 
media's need for graduates possess- 
ing a broad liberal arts education 
combined with job experience and a 
familiarity with the "New Technology." 
The new Mass Communications Pro- 
gram at Mary Baldwin College 
stresses each of these factors. The 
1980s portend exciting careers for 
future alumnae in communications. At 
the risk of trifling with Margaret Fuller's 
peerless prose. Mary Baldwin gradu- 
ates in the 1980s may be "sea 
captains or network television execu- 
tives, if you will." 

William F. Vartorella, assistant profes- 
sor of communications, received tiis 
B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University 
and tiis M.S. and Pfi.D. from Ohio 
University. He has previously taught 
communications, worked for the San- 
dusky Register, and been a director of 
public relations. In 1975 he was 
named as "Outstanding Graduate 
Student" at Ohio University's School of 


Dean Dorothy Mulberry — an appreciation 

By Robert H. Lafleur 

Dorothy Mulberry resigned from 
the position of Dean of the College 
effective June 30, 1980. She had 
been appointed Acting Academic 
Dean in the summer of 1975. In 
traditional Mary Baldwin terms, 
defined by the Grafton tenure, five 
years is a short time. But in current 
educational administration, five years 
is an era. What were the charac- 
teristics of the Mulberry Era? 

Devotion to the liberal arts in a 
positive and practical context has 
characterized the Dean's entire 
career. She received her education as 
an undergraduate (on scholarship) at 
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and 
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She 
worked in secretarial and travel 
offices. She studied at the University 
of North Carolina, at Middlebury, at 
Kansas, at Santiago de Compostela, 
at the International University of 
Menendezy Pelayo, and at the 
University of Madrid (on a Spanish 
government scholarship). She taught 
at Wellesley, at Kansas, at her alma 
mater, and joined the Spanish de- 
partment at Mary Baldwin in the 
autumn of 1958. 

Excellence and thoroughness 
charactehzed her administrative work 
from the start, measured uniquely by 
the role she played in initiating the 
academic year in Madrid. Through the 
Spanish connection, she enriched the 
lives of a generation of students and 
ennched the life of the community at 
Mary Baldwin by introducing us to 
sucin exemplary figures of Iberian 
cultural life as Enrique Lafuente Ferrari 
and Julian Marias. 

Professionally, she has also been 
an active member of the Modern 
Languages Association, the American 
Association of Teachers of Spanish, a 
founding member of the Lambda of 
Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, 
and a leader in college committees 
concerning faculty status, women's 
status, and the Challenge of the '70's. 
While Dean, she took particular inter- 
est in the American Association of 
Deans, and the National Identification 
Program for the Advancement of 
Women in Higher Education Adminis- 

Her chief academic accomplish- 
ment has been, doubtless, to partici- 
pate in a series of dramatic changes 
in our community. The texture and 
direction of the presidency has 
changed during Dorothy Mulberry's 
years. The role, structure, and 
activities of the Board of Trustees 
have changed. The College has been 
challenged by change in population 
base, finances, student needs, and 
consultants' recommendations. 

Major new directions have been 
chosen in faculty development and 
governance. Dean Mulberry has, in 
particular, given great impetus to 
democratic participation, committee 
activities, and efficient administration 
through the utilization of the commit- 
tee of coordinators of the College's 
academic divisions. She has worked 
with curriculum, committee structure, 
enrollment patterning, the faculty load 
calendar, and representation to the 
Trustees. She has worked to hire and 
promote extraordinary faculty. She 
has recognized the needs of diverse 
students, ranging from academically 
troubled traditional undergraduates to 
new and non-traditional adult learners, 
and students of exceptional excel- 
lence in honors programs. Throughout 

she has ably balanced real politics 
and real ideals, personalism and 
professionalism. Most vitally, she has 
given comfort and example to the 
faculty and entire community in re- 
taining tradition while fostering requi- 
site innovations: emphasis on women, 
careers, business management, 
communications, adult learning, and 
even new links to constituencies of the 

Throughout, Dorothy Mulberry 
has retained that characteristic unit of 
reserve and generosity of things, time, 
and points of view. She practices 
privacy and concern for others. She 
has had both conviction and courage 
about her definitions of self and role. 
She has listened, given attention to 
detail, acted fairly and democratically, 
and she has been devoted to aca- 
demic standards and the College's 
traditional mission, yet stunningly 
flexible about program and personnel. 

Each of us who has had the 
opportunity to work closely with her 
has uniquely personal memories of 
her style and convictions: that de- 
lightful smile of recognition, the prof- 
fered samples of good food, the 
phone calls exploring directions 
carefully and thoughtfully, the loyal 
and undemanding attention at college 
events, the taste of Spain, the late 
night lights in the office. 

Ultimately, an institution commit- 
ted to higher education, defined so 
broadly and forged over so many 
generations, must rely for its sense of 
continuity of mission, purpose, and 
meaning on particular persons as 
much as on abstract statements of 
definition or day-to-day developments. 
Dean Mulberry is such a person and 
all the people and values she linked 
are better and richer for her years of 

Associate Professor of History Roben 
Lafleur received his A.B. from 
Dartmoutti College and his A.M. from 
Harvard University. Lafleur joined the 
faculty in 1963. His specialty is 
Renaissance history, but his many 
interests include ethnic cooking, col- 
lecting classical records, and leading 
book discussion groups at the Staun- 
ton Public Library. 


Between Ham and Jam 

Dear Alumnae: 

Two years ago I undertook the 
office of president of the Alunnnae 
Association. The ensuing term has 
been as rewarding as it has been 
challenging. During that time your 
Board has been actively involved in 
the areas of promoting, selling, and 
printing a second edition of our 
alumnae cookbook, "From Ham to 
Jam"; reevaluating our association 
from an organizational viewpoint; in- 
creasing awc .'^ness and opening 
channels of com.munication among 
the various constituencies of the 
college; revitalizing faculty-alumnae 
ties; enhancing student-alumnae rela- 
tions. The list joes on . 

There has been a great deal of 
personal pride in working with the 
quality of dedicated individuals who 
have served on your Board of Direc- 
tors. Board responsibilities are in- 
creasing and so are the efforts of its 
members. Support is there, giving 
strength and direction. What/s 
needed is participation from all Mary 
Baldwin alumnae — a unified effort. 

As I leave office, I want to 
encourage you to make some kind of 
commitment to Mary Baldwin. Re- 
member no choice is, in itself, a 
choice. Participate, whether it be in 
the area of chapter activities; en- 
couraging prospective students; 
helping with phonothons; serving on 
boards or committees, or the all- 
important aspect of annual giving. We 
definitely need your help in selling the 
5,000 second edition copies of our 
cookbook and urge you to submit 
names for our recently established 
"pool" from which we will be selecting 
nominees for our Alumnae Board, for 
the Alumnae Trustee, and the Emily 
Smith Medallion. These then, are 
some of your choices. 

Thank you for the opportunity to 
work with so many of you and I 
sincerely appreciate your efforts on 
behalf of Mary Baldwin. 


/^^X/i^oo.A' J-AjuL^yr^-ti,*^ y<ax^<V/» /*«_> 

Barbara Freeman RagsdaJe 67 
Immediate Past President of the 
Alumnae Association 

50th an.iiversary endowment fund initiated 

The Class of 1 930 has taken a 
significant step to help finance Mary 
Baldwin College's future. At its 50th 
reunion in May, 16 members of the 
class contributed over $1 ,100 as a 
special 50th Anniversary Endowment 
Fund. Its basic purpose was to 
challe ^ge succeeding classes to 
comr,emorate their 50th anniversaries 
by £ similar effort. Thus, each year the 
college would receive the income 
from tMs special fund. 

Mary Baldwin College is ex- 
tremely proud of this undertaking. The 
Class of 1930 ongmally had 35 

members of whom 18 graduated. 
Fourteen graduates and two non- 
graduates contributed to the fund — a 
most commendable showing. 

Special thanks and congratula- 
tions to reunion chairwoman Evelyn 
Baker Arey and endowment fund 
chairwoman Mary Hebbard Parmelee. 

The College hopes not only to 
see this effort become a tradition, but 
also to initiate the same program with 
the 25th reunion classes. 

These special anniversary en- 
dowment funds are separate and 
distinct from regular annual giving. 

Spring and summer 
alumnae events 

March 11, 1980— Danville, Va. 

Susan Thompson Hoffman '64, 
president-elect of the Mary Baldwin 
Alumnae Association, and husband, 
Dr. Allan A. Hoffman, were hosts to a 
group of 17 high school students and 
several parents at their home. Director 
of Admissions Clair Carter '76, pre- 
sented the admissions slide show and 
then was joined by several current 
MBC students and Dr. James B. 
Patrick, professor of chemistry, in an 
informal discussion of life at Mary 
Baldwin. Current students were 
Elizabeth Turner '83, newly elected 
president of the sophomore class, 
Danville, Va.; and her parents. Mr. 
and Mrs. James M Turner; Mary Lynn 
Tuggle '80. president of the SGA and 
a Bassett. Va., native; Dana Flanders 
'82, New Orleans, La.; Elizabeth Wyatt 
'83, Danville, Va.; Joy Breed '82, 
Gainesville, Ga.; and Beth Abercrom- 
bie '80, Danville. Va. 

Alumnae in attendance included 
Anne Graves Foster '76, who recently 
accepted the position of admissions 
area representative tor the Danville 
area; Meg Ivy Crews '74 and Lee 
Johnston Foster '75, both of South 
Boston, Va.; and Nancy Wilson 
Jackson '70, Danville, Va. Also pres- 
ent was Sylvia Baldwin Moffett '76, 
director of alumnae activities. 

March 29, 1980— Farmville, Va. 

The Southside Virginia Alumnae 
Chapter held its annual spring meet- 
ing at the home of Patty Tipton Pugh 
'55. The program involved the annual 
election of officers, a discussion of the 
future direction of the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation, and current news from the 
College. Twelve alumnae were in 
attendance for the luncheon and 

Mildred Bagley Garden '30 
stepped down as chairwoman, having 
led the chapter for a number of suc- 
cessful years. Co-chainA/omen for the 
coming year are Lila Hanbury Gates 
'66 and Patty Pugh. The chapter sent 
memorial gifts to Mary Baldwin in 
honor of two devoted members of the 
Southside Chapter, now deceased; 
Margaret Russell Eggleston '20 and 
Elsie Jackson Loving '11. 


April 9, 1980 — Roanoke, Va. 

May 23, 1980 — Sullivan's Island, S.C. June 10, 1980— Houston, Texas 

Sarah Belle Eason Parrott 73, 
MBC admissions area coordinator for 
Southwest Virginia, and husband John 
C. Parrott, II, hosted a reception for 
prospective students and alumnae at 
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John C. 
Parrott, Sr. Seventeen alumnae and 
16 prospective students, along with 
two current MBC students, Dana 
Flanders '82, New Orleans, La., and 
Linda Martin '83, Roanoke, Va., were 
present for the reception and informa- 
tion session which followed. 

Representatives from the College 
were Director of Admissions Clair 
Carter '76, Professor of Chemistry 
James B. Patrick, and Sylvia Baldwin 
Moffett 76, director of alumnae ac- 
tivities. Two admissions alumnae pro- 
gram area workers, Mrs. Parrott and 
Bobbie Carden Hawkins '75 (who has 
recently accepted a position of area 
representative for the Roanoke-Salem 
area) were present, along with four 
Alumnae Board members. 

Although discussion for the pro- 
spective students centered around 
college life at Mary Baldwin and the 
new programs offered, the alumnae 
had enthusiastic comments about 
future chapter activities for the 
Roanoke area. 

May 11, 1980 — Washington, D.C. 

The Metro Alumnae Chapter of 
Northern Virginia and Washington, 
D.C, had the unique opportunity to 
attend a private viewing of "Costumes 
from the Arab World" with guest 
curator 5/760^/ /Ameen '69. The 
exhibit, one of the most extensive 
displays in the country involving Arab 
culture, opened at the Renwick Gal- 
lery of the National Collection of Fine 
Arts, Smithsonian Institution, on May 
2, and ran through July 27. 

Sheryl Ameen and colleague, 
Nabilia Cronfel, a Rice University 
alumna, created the exhibit in order to 
"project a favorable image of the Arab 
World". Ameen, a Houston native, is a 
granddaughter of Lebanese immi- 
grants. Both Ameen and Cronfel 
obtained sponsors for the project with 
the idea that folk art has a broad- 
based appeal. The ornate exhibit has 
previously been at the Sewell Gallery 
of Art at f^ice University in Houston 
and the Nelson Gallery in Kansas City. 

Seventeen members of the Class 
of 1978 scheduled a special reunion 
at the beach house of Lisa IHoefer's 
parents in late May. Says Susan 
Jones of the gathering, "The weather 
was gorgeous and everyone looked 
great. We never stopped talking and 
there was a contingent of former 
W & L men to party with!" 

Present were: Tricia Bullock, 
Washington, D.C; Elizabeth Evins, 
Susan Jones, Claire McCants, Kate 
Taylor, and Lisa Hoefer, of Atlanta, 
Ga.; Betsy Mil^eil, Cathy Gazala, Kate 
Fowll<es, Bootie Holmes, Elisabeth 
Truett Greenbaum, Cappy Paul, and 
Kathy Bedford, all from Richmond, 
Va.; Lally Lacy and Lisa King of 
Charlottesville, Va.; and Peggy Green 
and Kathy Ballew, Charlotte, N.C 

President Virginia L. Lester was 
the honor guest at a reception hosted 
by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C Ryan 
{Emily Dethloff '63) at their home. Dr. 
Lester spoke to more than 20 alum- 
nae, spouses, parents, and friends of 
the College, focusing on the attain- 
ment of the matching challenge grant. 
Such positive news sparked renewed 
enthusiasm among individuals who all 
shared a common bond with Mary 

Dr. Lester was in Houston for a 
week-long conference with the Coun- 
cil for the Advancement of Small 
Colleges, on which she holds a 
position on the board of directors. 

Alumnae Association sponsors senior dinner 

Leigh Yates '74, first vice- 
president-elect for annual giving, wel- 
comed the members of the Class of 
1980 to the Mary Baldwin Alumnae 
Association with an enthusiastic ad- 
dress to the class at the annual dinner 
hosted by the Alumnae Association. 
Members of the Class of '80 signed 
the Senior Gift Society parchment, 
signifying their 25 year pledge, joining 
the Classes of 1978 and 1979 in a 
common trust program which has the 
potential of bringing to Mary Baldwin 
$300,000 at the 25th reunion of the 
Class of 1980. 

Senior Gift Society Chairperson 
Susan Walker '80, Bethesda, Md., 
looks on as Amy Lawrence, Senior 
Class President from Tyler, Texas, 
signs her name. Other members of 
the Senior Gift Society Committee 
pictured are: Beth Abercrombie, Dan- 
ville, Va.; Amy Adkins, Richmond, Va.; 
Mary Lynn Tuggle, Bassett, Va., 
former President of the SGA; and 
Trudy Martin, Metairie, La. The 
Alumnae Association hosts this 
annual reception and dinner as its 
official welcome to the senior class. 


New Alumnae Board 
assumed post July 1 

Alumnae Association Board of Directors 1980-81 


Susan Thompson Hoffman '64, 
Danville, Va., fook office as president 
of the Mary Baldwin Alunnnae Asso- 
ciation on July 1, 1980. 

She is actively involved in many 
local and state organizations and 
now, as president of tfie Association, 
sfie will direct tfie activities of alumnae 
tfirougfiout the nation and in 29 
foreign countries. 

In Danville Susan Hoffman is on 
the board of directors of the Industrial 
Development Authority of Danville, the 
Danville YWCA (first vice-president), 
the National Tobacco — Textile 
Museum, the Danville Museum of Fine 
Arts and History Guild, the Danville 
Historical Society, the Art League, the 
Ladies' Benevolent Society (presi- 
dent-elect), and the Auxiliary to the 
Danville-Pittsylvania Academy of 

Before her marriage to Dr. Allan 
A, Hoffman and her move to Danville 
in 1978. she was administrator of the 
Council of the Environment for the 
Commonwealth of Virginia. Relative to 
this position she was a contributing 
author to and editor of a number of 
publications in the environmental field 
and held various leadership positions 
in the National Association of En- 
vironmental Professionals. 

Listed is the roster of all 
officers and members who will be 
directing and actively participating in 
Alumnae Association activities for 



862 Main Street. Danville, Virginia 24541 

First Vice President 

7 Farmington Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 


Vice President for Admissions 

413 Fairmont Avenue, Winchester, Virginia 


Vice President for Annual Giving 

106 North Allen Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 


Vice President for Chapter Activities 

2143 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N£., 

Atlanta. Georgia 30307 

Vice President lor Continuing Education 

32 York Court, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 

Recording Secretary 

Kendall Grove, Eastville. Virginia 23347 
SYLVIA BALDWIN MOFFETT (1976), ex officio. 

Director of Alumnae Activities 

Route 2. Box 245 

Staunton. Virginia 24401 


6420 Vanderbilt, Dallas, Texas 75214 

1849 Wycliff Drive, Orlando. Florida 32803 


8 Broad Run Raod 
Manakin-Sabot. Virginia 23103 


2740 Rettig Road. Richmond. Virginia 23225 

1088 Park Avenue. Apt. 10-B 

New York, New York 10028 

757 Oenoke Ridge 

New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 



342 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 


407 milow Oak Drive, S.W. 

Roanoke, Virginia 24014 

609 Friar Tuck Road 

Winston-Salem. North Carolina 27104 

HK Ranch. Placedo. Texas 77977 

529 Park Heights Circle. Tyler, Texas 75701 

6335 Ridgeway Road 

Richmond. Virginia 23226 

2609V2 Atlantic Avenue. Savannah, Georgia 




Lakewood Lodge, Ouaker Ridge Road, 

Croton-on-Hudson. New York 10520 

480 Elizabeth Lake Drive, Hampton, Virginia 


23 Crescent Drive. Staunton. Virginia 24401 

2702 Wycliffe Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 


2404 Barracks Road, No. 3 

Charlottesville, Virginia 22901 

5405 Montgomery Street 

Springfield, Virginia 22151 

5402 Ditchley Road, Richmond, Virginia 


775 Virginia Avenue, Salem, Virginia 24153 

4345 Gadwall Place 
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 

Box 392. Bassett. Virginia 24055 

540 Harrow Road. Richmond, Virginia 23225 

New quarters for the Alumnae Office 

Fitting people into space is a 
perennial problem as needs change. 
The alumnae and development staffs 
had been feeling the lack of space for 
their burgeoning records for some 
time, so this summer saw their reloca- 
tion to Riddle House. The Adult 
Degree Program then moved into the 
former Alumnae House. 

Alumnae records are now located 
on the first floor of Riddle near the 

directors office for greater ease in 
keeping track of the more than 8,000 
alumnae. Spacious rooms upstairs 
accommodate the six members of the 
development office staff. 

Both buildings will use the lounge 
of the old Alumnae House for meet- 
ings and social gatherings. All the 
furniture collected for the opening of 
the lounge in 1973 remains in place 
so alumnae will continue to feel that it 
is their "home" on campus. 


Reunion reminder for 
1981 Homecoming 

According to the new reunion 
schedule, twelve classes are due to 
gather on the cannpus for Alumnae 
Homecoming Weekend, May 15-17, 

Three cluster reunions are 
scheduled— '60, '61 , '62—40, '41 , 
'42—35, '36, '37. The milestone 50th, 
25th, and 10th reunions will be 
celebrated by the classes of 1931 , 
1956, and 1971. 

Reunion chairwomen are well on 
their way to making plans for the big 
weekend in May. They are; 

1931 Elizabeth Crawford Engle. 
Winchester, Virginia 

1935 Margaret Lunsford Jones, 
Monterey, Virginia 

1936 Katherine Dyer Dudley, 
Waynesboro, Virginia 

1937 Jean Hoi li day, 

Charlottesville, Virginia 

1940 Dorothy (Polly) Baughan Moore, 
Staunton, Virginia 

1941 Wary /-/endeAson McCauley, 
Versailles, Kentucky 

1942 Leslie Syron, 
Raleigh, North Carolina 

1956 Ann Ritchie Robertson, 
Augusta, Georgia 

1960 Betty Eng/e Stoddard, 
Raleigh, North Carolina 
Sara Armstrong Bingley 
Richmond, Virginia 

1961 Mary Cloud Hamilton 
Hollingshead, Atlanta, Georgia 

1962 Jo lA//i/tt/e Thornton, 
Charlton Heights, West 

1971 S/7/r/ey Frey Morris, 
Richmond, Virginia 
Linda Winner Seville, 
Nokesville, Virginia 

Continued from page 10 
liberal arts with the career oriented 
growth of its students. The concepts 
of a broadly defined academic pro- 
gram and marketability of professional 
skills seem to be on very productive 
speaking terms at MBC," she says. 

Mary Baldwin in 1975 had other 
directions in which important growth 
was to take place. Comments Susan 
Steadman: "I was so dissatisfied with 
the 'social scene' at MBC during my 
sophomore year (1972-73) that I was 
determined to leave. There were 
occasional weekend activities, but 
those token functions were neither 
on-going nor continuous. With few 
exceptions, weekend activities simply 
did not exist at Mary Baldwin then. 
Now, the college schedules many 
more activities for students who wish 
to remain there on weekends." 

Now also — to the applause of 
hundreds of MBC alumnae — the 
career counseling and placement 
network is expanding. As Suzanne 
Higgins explains, "In 1975, neither a 
strong recruitment network, career 
resource program, nor job bank was 
in place at Mary Baldwin. My reunion 
provided me with the assurance that 
MBC/s establishing its own career 
network. In fact, I consider the valu- 
able service Mary Baldwin alumnae 
can provide to be that of perfecting an 

'old girl' network. What Mary Baldwin 
alumnae hear in conversation on 
campus is Mary Baldwin's commit- 
ment to producing graduates whom 
we would be anxious to hire as our 
associates and proud to have as our 

As this article goes to press, I am 
delighted to report that I have had the 
opportunity to hire as my associate 
Barbara Strong, MBC '79. Upon pre- 
senting Barbara as the candidate I 
wished as my assistant project direc- 
tor at my firm, an international plan- 
ning organization headquartered in 
New York City, I was asked by the 
senior vice president if I had reviewed 
writing samples she had submitted. I 
replied that I had carefully reviewed 
the writing samples of other appli- 
cants, but in Barbara's case believed 
this to be unnecessary. "Barbara 
graduated cum laude from Mary 
Baldwin," I told him, "and I know very 
well what this says about her writing 
abilities." He smiled and said, "I know 
you graduated from Mary Baldwin, 
and I know how you feel about the 
college. Hire her!" (As a footnote, it is 
only fair to note that one of the 
reasons he was most impressed with 
Barbara was her major at MBC, one of 
the major subjects developed in 
conjunction with the college's ex- 
panded curriculum: arts management. 

The project on which we'll work 
together: the second year of a na- 
tional advocacy program for the arts 
in education. Clearly, Barbara's major 
helps to make her the best qualified 
candidate for the position.) 

I personally give Mary Baldwin 
full credit for providing me with the 
skills — both academic and 
professional — I needed to prepare a 
solid resume and quickly secure a 
position in the field of my choice — 
editing/public relations. In the class- 
room I was guided and encouraged 
by articulate, perceptive, and caring 
professors. As editor-in-chief of Cam- 
pus Comments, I acquired first-hand 
experience in writing and editing 
copy, and layout and production. 
Several important externships gave 
me additional field experience prior to 
graduation: a stint with the Richmond 
Times-Dispatch, one with the New 
York public relations office of Interna- 
tional Paper Company, and a month 
of free time during my senior year 
which I chose to spend acquiring 
further editing skills at a Norfolk 
magazine. I daily am aware of the 
debt 1 owe Mary Baldwin for helping 
propel mei into my career. 

Being on campus during the 
reunion brought a flood of memories 
rushing at me. I spoke with most of my 
classmates that weekend and all 
expressed satisfaction about one or 
more aspects of change that has 
come to MBC since 1975. 

One thing about Mary Baldwin, it 
appears, never will change. The sheer 
beauty of the place. Those white 
pillars and freshly painted yellow 
bricks — that emerald hillside — and the 
mauve ridges that encircle the town. 
Living in and revisiting such gorgeous 
surroundings makes it difficult — 
perhaps impossible — to leave without 
feeling positive about oneself and 
one's abilities. 

Nancy Ambler 75 is currently project 
director and public relations coor- 
dinator for the Academy for Educa- 
tional Development, an international 
planning firm headquanered in New 
York City. She is a member of the 
Alumnae Association Board of Direc- 
tors and is a director of the New York 
Alumnae Chapter. Nancy and her 
husband, Steven Bedford, an archi- 
tectural historian, live in the gatehouse 
of a Hudson River estate. 

News from the classes 


MARGARET ST. CLAIR Moore, 16, writes 
from Bluefield. W Va., that she would like to 
hear from others in her class or anyone from the 
Seminary era Margaret was taken suddenly 
and seriously ill on Thanksgiving night with heart 
failure and is now recovering from that illness, 

MARY BUCKNER Ragland, 16, lives in 
Richmond. Va , and has three grown children, 
eleven grandchildren, and seven great- 


GERTRUDE BROWN Chaffee of Washington. 
D C , recently celebrated her 53rd wedding 

FRANCES GOTTEN Davis of Kansas City, 
Mo., writes of her daughter, DONNA DAVIS 
Browne (MBC 48), Donna has three children, all 
of whom Frances is very proud. 

From Virginia Beach, Va , MARY ELLEN 
BOWEN Sadler writes that her grandson. Al 
Midgett, graduated from Ferrum College in 

EDWYNNE HEREFORD travels whenever 
she can: to Florida in the fall and Cabo San 
Lucan, Baja in the winter Edv^nne lives in 
Albuquerque. N M 

At the time FRANCES HARRIS Weaver 
wrote, she was planning a tnp to Ireland. 
Frances lives in Victona, Va. 

JANICE WILMETH Rorke lives in West 
Harwich, Mass.. where she is near her daughter 
and her family Janice has four grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren 

LUCY DENTON Claxton, Binghamton, N Y . 
has three grandchildren in college. 

From Grundy, Va . ELIZABETH 
RICHARDSON Bane writes that her children are 
living in Roanoke She and Gene had a nice trip 
to Toronto. Canada, this year to attend the 
General Chapter. Order of Eastern Star 

FRANCES BALLENGER Graham, Purcellville. 
Va,, has three daughters and 1 1 grandchildren, 

RUTH NAFF of Newport News, Va,, writes 
that her sister. DOROTHY, (Class of 29) is with 
her now, Ruth is having fun singing in the 
Peninsula Choral Society, 


—Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

MIRIAM HUGHES Williams continues to live 
in Annandale. Va., where they en|oy being near 
their daughter, Lynn (MBC '67) and her family. 
Granddaughter Beth is three 


joying retirement, spending winters in Farmville, 
Va.. and summers in Edinburg 


RHEA KINCAID Hayward lives in Cranbury, 
N J , where she is busy with the Federated 
Women's Clubs as District Chairman of State 
Special Projects She is also currently involved 
in fund raising for Autistic Children's Center for 
Developmental Disabilities. Rhea has two sons 
and four grandchildren. 


EVELYN WOOD Chatham and her husband 
have sold their business and home in North 
Carolina and have moved back to "our old 
Kentucky home" (Campbellsville). "We're nght 
back where we started in 1935, with family and 
old friends " 

BETTY HARRISON Roberts writes from Falls 
Church, Va,, that they are "up to our ears" in 

1 935-fleur?/on; May 15-17. 1981 

LOUISE MARTIN Nagel and her husband of 
Pensacola, Fla spent last Christmas in 
Bethlehem and Jerusalem, They also toured 
Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and Greece. 
Louise boasts of seven granddaughters and 
one grandson 

JANE BARNES Ruffin, Wilmette, III,, enjoys 
being a grandmother and says that Toronto is 
usually their vacation spot. 

JESSIE BEAR Agnor lives in Atlanta, Ga., 
during Emory University's school term and in 
Lexington, Va., dunng the summer and at 

1 936— fleun/on May 15-17. 1981 

NANCY WALLACE Henderson wrote warmly 
concerning HARRIET JAYNE Smith who died 
on January 23, 1980 "Hattie was a rare spirit 
who had hosts of friends, one of the most 
beloved members of our class, and one who will 
be remembered for the |oy she brought to so 
many through her loving friendship. Her loyalty 
to her college friends and to the college was 
life-long, and one of her proudest moments was 
seeing her daughter, JAYNE ANN SMITH, 
graduate from Mary Baldwin with the Class of 
1978. She will be missed more than words can 

Hattie was active in numerous community 
affairs and served as president of the Wilkes- 
Barre (Pa) General Hospital Women's Auxiliary, 
She also served on the Board of Trustees of the 
Hentage House; she was a member of Grace 
Episcopal Church, and was past president of 
the women's executive board of the church. 

SUSAN HARRIS Hamilton, Scottsville, Va , 
spent eight weeks in the hospital last winter with 
a broken shoulder, wrist, and elbow after 
slipping on some steps. 

1 937— fleur7/on. May 15-17, 1981 

EDYTHE ALPHIN Moseley continues to live in 
Blacksburg. Va.. since the death of her 
husband July 31 , 1979 following a bout with 

In Charlottesville, Va , JEAN HOLLIDAY is 
planning for her retirement in the fall of 1981 

DOROTHY SPRUCE Schick, Livermore, 
Calif., who lost her oldest daughter, Diane, five 
years ago, writes that she has a darling 
granddaughter named Jennifer. Dorothy stays 
active in the Eastern Star, 

ELIZABETH THOMAS Kirtley lives in Staun- 
ton, Va., where her oldest son is assistant 
manager of the local Dr. Pepper Bottling 
Company: younger son teaches at the Virginia 
School for the Deaf and Blind. 

ROBERTA VANCE Homer is enjoying a busy 
retirement in North Falmouth, Mass, Her two 
grandsons live a short drive away, and she sees 
them often 

MARGARET CHILDREY Penzold has en- 
joyed living in Yorktown, Va , since her hus- 
band s retirement from the Marine Corps, All five 
daughters are married. 

JANE SMITH, Alexandria, Va , has retired 
after 37 years with the National Archives, having 
served as director of the Civil Archives Division 
since 1971, The author of a number of articles 
on frontier and settlement history, Jane hopes to 
devote more time to research and writing in her 


LELIA HUYETT White recently had a trip to 
Greece and Egypt Lelia lives in Perry. NY,, and 
has two grandchildren 

MAY McCALL is enjoying retirement after 23 
years as head of the children's department of 
the Savannah (Ga.) Public Library May is 
actively involved in a variety of volunteer 
community services. 


Smith writes that her husband is retired and 
they enjoy traveling Their son, Clayton, is an 
intern at a Newport News hospital: son, Robert, 
IS in marketing research. 

NINA GRIFFITH O'Malley lives in San Diego, 
Calif., where her retired husband is doing 
independent auditing. Their daughter is at the 
University of Nevada. 

MARY ANNE WILSON Gibbs of St Albans, 
W Va . keeps busy with church activities and 
five grandchildren. Her husband is retired, but 
does odd jobs and makes clocks. 

MYRTLE FOY Hennis, Mt Airy, N. C, writes 
that her daughter, Pam, was marned last 
November Myrtle finds it hard to believe that 
their oldest granddaughter will graduate from 
high school soon. 


JANE HOLMAN Edwards of Barrington, III., 
has seven grandchildren; her father-in-law is 
102 years old and her mother-in-law is 91 — so 
they feel challenged to keep up! 

From Columbia, S, C, ANNIE LEE MOORE 
Walker writes that she lost her husband to 
cancer in October of 1979. Her daughter, 
BETSY WALKER Gate '66 has moved into a 
new home and has three children; daughter 
ANNE MOORE WALKER Milliken '68 has three 
sons. Daughter Sarah lives at home and 
teaches at Heathwood Episcopal School. 

BETTY BOYD Caskey sends greetings from 
Honolulu, Hawaii. She is still working for the U.S. 
Government as Executive Director of the 
Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board. Betty 
says, "My present plans are to retire at the end 
of the year in order to do some more traveling 
and pursue other interests that, 'til now, I've not 
had the time for." 


—Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

JEAN BAUM Mair of Northampton, Mass., 
has become an archivist at Smith College 
Museum of Art. Her husband died in 1978 while 
still Dean of the Faculty at Smith College. Jean 
has a son in Idaho and a daughter in 

Ganahl and SALLY CHENEY Walker traveled 
through England by car in May. They live in San 
Antonio, Texas, and have two children in Dallas, 
and one in Oregon. 

THELMA RIDDLE Golightly lives in Jackson- 
ville, Fla., and is teaching speech and drama at 
Florida Junior College. Her daughter, Ann, 
graduated from the University of Florida in 
physical therapy. 

GLADYS WALKER Jacobs, Baltimore, Md., is 
a guidance counselor, a member of the 
Maryland State Advisory Council for Career 
Education, and is on the board of the Maryland 
Congress of Parents and Teachers. 


—Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

MALVINE PAXTON Graham lives in Pulaski, 
Va., and has seven grandchildren. 

MARY HENDERSON McCauley of Versailles, 
Ky., recently had a trip to Greece and a visit 
with her daughter in Sardinia. 

VIRGINIA CHARLES Lyie, Churchville, Va., 
teaches 7th grade reading at Brownsburg 
Intermediate School in Rockbridge County, and 
is working on a master's degree in education. 

MARJORIE HUDSON Salmon lives in New 
Canaan, Conn., and has two grandchildren. 
Two of their children are married and live 
nearby; the third son is in graduate school in 
New Mexico. 

1 SA2— Reunion: May 15-17.1981 

GLADA MOSES Beard and her husband of 
Summit, N.J., travel a great deal now that he 
has retired from International General Electric. 
Their daughter, Barbara, lives nearby in 
Montclair, N. J., and Betsy and her husband live 
in Dayton, Ohio. 

BETTY BAILEY Hall is busy as an elder in the 
First Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. 
Betty enjoys her three grandchildren, playing 
golf, and occasional trips. 

ANNE HAYES Brewer writes from 
Greensboro, N. C, that all three sons are 
married and live in Greensboro. 

MARGARET BEAN Yeakle is teaching 2nd 
grade in Winchester, Va., and loves it. Margaret 
has three grandchildren. 


MARJORIE CARTER Lacy lives in Waco, 
Texas. Her daughter, Helen, was married last 

GLORIA PARADIES Rothmayer and Alan 
love living in the Northern Virginia town of 
McLean. Their grandsons are eight-year-old 

ADA BUTLER Arthur, Middletown, Conn., is 
working at Wesleyan in the art department. She 
finds her volunteer service in the local hospital 
emergency room very rewarding. 

From Colorado Springs, Colo., HARRIETT 
HARRINGTON Connally writes that she is still 
teaching English and Latin at the Air Academy 
High School — "trying to keep Don (retired these 
71/2 years) in the style to which he's become 
accustomed!" All their daughters have "flown 
the coop"; one in Maryland, one in California, 
and one in Spain. 



SALLY McCULLOUGH Futch, Galveston, ' 
Texas, enjoyed seeing old friends at MBC at her 
35th reunion and hopes to get back for another 
visit soon. 

LAURA McMANAWAY Andrews of Auburn, 
Wash., and her husband led a tour to Greece, 
Egypt, Israel, and Oberammergau in late 


From Richmond, Va., we learn that JANE 
ELLEN SCOTT Wilson is working as a person- 
nel supervisor with the local welfare depart- 
ments. Her daughter, Judy, has three 
daughters; Christopher has two children; Martha 
IS at home; and Peter is a junior draftsman with 
an architectural firm. Jane's mother is still active 
at 89 and can "still argue politics and anything 
else with anybody!" 

JEANNE BRITT Purdom, Mendham, N.J., is 
chairman of TWIG (a hospital group), serves on 
the Session of her church, and is boutique 
chairman of Designer Show House. Jeanne's 
husband is with DuPont, and her children are 
John and William. Their biggest "news" is their 
granddaughter in Cincinnati — their first! Son Bill 
has had illustrations in Tinne and Sports 
Illustrated magazines. 

JEAN GRIFFITH Mitchell is living in Frankfort, 
Ky., where she keeps busy as a Red Cross 
hospital volunteer and with church activities. 
Her husband is a C.P.A., and they have three 
grown sons, Mark, Craig, and Scott. 

MELISSA TURNER Lutken, Jackson, Miss., 
has five children and seven grandsons. Donald 
IS president of Mississippi Power and Light. 
They stay very busy and enjoy traveling. 

KATHERINE McCANTS DuBose, Columbia, 
S.C, has three sons and a daughter, all in 
college, three graduating. 

From Charlottesville, Va., BETTY OTT 
Smallwood writes that her daughter, KATHY 
SMALLWOOD MacDonald (MBC '75), has 
graduated from U.Va. Medical School and has a 
residency in internal medicine at the University 
of Alabama. Kathy's husband is with a law firm 
in Birmingham. 

SARAH LEE CABELL Pavey served as the 
chairperson of the conference of the Texas 
Women's Association for Symphony Orchestras 
held in Dallas. Texas, in April. 



Staunton, Va., lost her husband in May. Her 
daughter, Ann, is now in graduate school at 
UCLA, having graduated from U.Va. in 1978. 
Son, Tom, is planning to enter U.Va. in the fall of 

LYNNE McNEW Smart lives in Pine Bluff, 
Ark., and has nine grandchildren who all live in 
Pine Bluff. 

ANN MARTIN Brodie lives on the water and 
enjoys sailing in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Their children 
are Edith, Steven, and Susan. Ann's husband, 
Scott, grows orchids and has a vineyard. 

JOANN MYERS Thompson loves living in 
Annapolis, Md., and wants to see any 1944- 
1947 MBC alumnae in her area. 


From Little Rock, Ark., "BABE" BELLIN- 
GRATH Jones writes that their home on the Gulf 
was totally destroyed by hurricane Frederic, but 
they are hoping to rebuild. 

JANEY MARTIN Bloom lives in Birmingham, 
Ala., and has three daughters (all career 
women), and a son in law school. Janey is 
teaching aerobic dance at the YMCA — two 
classes a day! 

phis, Tenn., has a daughter (Ruth Elinor) who 
works for Senator Howard Baker in Washington, 
D.C., and a son (Pope, III) who works for NBC 
News in New York on the election staff. 

HELEN ATKESON Phillips has moved to 
Williamsburg, Va., and would love to hear from 
alumnae in the area. 

MARTHA ROSS Amos, High Point, N.C., has 
three granddaughters. CAROLYN AMOS Cook 
(MBC '73) is mother of Avery and Kakie. Son, 
Bob, is the father of Katharine. Carolyn is now 
living in Greensboro, but will be soon moving to 
High Point. 

"MAGGIE" CLARKE Kirk and her husband 
have enjoyed settling down in Dunedin, Fla., 
where he is rector of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd. Their middle son graduated from 
Duke University magna cum laude in May and 
is working under a National Science Foundation 
grant; son Frank is in college. Maggie stays 


busy with church activities, choir, and commu- 
nity services. Their oldest son married this past 


AILEEN JUDD Vreeland, Oxford. Md . has 
one son (just out ot the Navy); one daughter 
who IS married; one son and a daughter in the 
Air Force, and one son at home in high school. 

MERCER PENDLETON Watt. Thomasville. 
Ga.. writes that her daughter. MERCER (MBC 
75), is now married and son Steve will soon get 
his Ph.D. in chemistry at Emory University in 

BETTY FUGATE Moore, Norfolk. Va . says 
that son, Lee-Smith. is now married and sons 
Dickson and Mason are at U Va, 

After 1 7 years as minister of First Presbyterian 
Church in Wilson, N.C , the husband of 
MARGARET NEWMAN Avent has accepted a 
call to the Jamestown (N C ) Presbyterian 
Church. For the first time since their marriage, 
they have bought their own home instead of 
living in "The Manse" Both of their daughters 
are married. 

From Cocoa. Fla . JULIA JOHNSTON Belton 
writes that her son. Tom, was recently married; 
son, Dick, has received MA. degree in theater 
arts; son. Harry, Is a senior at L.SLI, In Baton 

DOWNING recently met at the Houston 
airport— their first visit in 33 years — and they 
recognized each other! Cynthia lives In El Paso, 

JEAN FARROW is principal at Larchmont 
School in Norfolk, Va,, and has recently 
attended the National Elementary Principals 
Convention in Miami Beach, Fla, 


In Boones Mill, Va , BETSY WHITE Richards 
is busy with volunteer work with the Franklin 
Memorial Hospital Her husband is a teacher in 
the Roanoke city schools, and they have three 
children, Stephen, Larry, and Susan, 

ADRIANE HEIM Lyman, Bernardsville, N,J , 
lists as her volunteer activities Readings for the 
Blind, the Visiting Nurse Association, and the 
Somerset Hills Symphony Her husband. Van, is 
a marketing manager with Englehard Minerals 
and Chemicals. Adnane and Van recently went 
on a cruise in the Aegean Islands with a group 
from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 

All MBC graduates who are interested in an 
MBA degree at the University of Maryland 
should get in touch with MARY NORTON 
Waldron who is now the assistant director of 
graduate studies for the College of Business 
and Management there. Mary lives in 
Hyattsville, Md. 

EMMA MARTIN Hubbard, Richmond, Va., has 
a daughter. Sally, who is a student at Mary 
Baldwin and loves it. 

JEAN DE VORE Calhoun is an election clerk 
with the Washington County Commissioners 
and lives in Hagerstown, Md. Her husband is a 
wholesale lumber salesman, and they have 
been traveling a bit during the past few years 
now that their four children are grown 


protecting freedoms 

"One person can make a differ- 
ence in anything." 

Since this is Fran Hafer Chiles' 
['55] belief, she became involved in 
politics and is now serving as Repub- 
lican National Committeewoman. "I 
felt like so many evil forces are 
attacking our country," she said. "Our 
way of life" and "our freedoms" are 
being threatened. Government regu- 
lations are increasing all the time. For 
example there is "increasing taxation 
without representation." Surveys show 
that most people are against busing. 
Nonetheless, there is widespread 

In schools the philosophy at 
every level has become "humanism," 
according to Fran. This philosophy 
teaches that no right or wrong exists. 
Instead, everything depends upon the 
situation. On the contrary, however, 
Fran said the Constitution and the 
Declaration of Independence were 
based on the Bible. 

Fran sees many institutions and 
beliefs under attack. She got into 
politics because she did not see "any 
other way to preserve what we have." 

In 1976 Fran worked in a Reagan 
campaign in Texas. While working in 
this campaign, she saw that the 

counties were not organized. Thus, 
she worked to organize the precincts. 
When a person shows interest as a 
volunteer they will get promoted, said 
Fran. Thus she was appointed vice 
chairwoman of the Tarrant County 
Republican Party. 

Because of her work in organiz- 
ing the precincts, she said she saw 
many good results. One was the 
changing of the mayor of the county. 

When asked to run for National 
Committeewoman, Fran said she first 
discussed the position with her hus- 
band. She would do it only if he was 
100 percent behind her. He ap- 
proved. So she said she worked hard 
and got elected for the nonpaying job 
of chairwoman. State Sen. Betty An- 
dujar. former chairwoman, had de- 
cided not to rerun because of in- 
creased demands on her time. 

According to Fran, one woman 
and one man from each state serve 
on the National Committee. The com- 
mittee is "a policy setting committee." 
Some of the committee's duties in- 
clude fund-raising, conducting cam- 
paigns for candidates, and party 

Fran attended Mary Baldwin in 
1952. Then she transferred to Michi- 
gan State University where she 
graduated with a business degree in 
hotel and restaurant management. 
She worked for 18 years in food 
service administration in private clubs. 
She now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Fran Chiles '55 and husband Eddie attend GOP state convention in Houston. 



From San Antonio, Texas, ANNE 
SCHUCHARD Hebdon writes tliat they "left our 
big hiouse for a garden house — without a lawn 
mower". They now have three grandchildren. 

STUART MOSELEY Ellis and Inman recently 
had a marvelous trip around the world! They 
visited France, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and 
New Zealand. Inman is in the exporting 
business, and they live in Mobile, Ala. 

MARTHA McMULLAN Aasen, Westport, 
Conn., IS still at the U.N. as Chief of Public 
Inquiries, Department of Public Information. She 
recently spent some time in China as a member 
of the Delegation of National Leaders. Her 
daughter, Susan, is a senior at St. Lawrence; 
David is a graduate student in International 
Relations; and Larry Is still executive director of 
the Better Vision Institute in New Yorl<. 

DOROTHY SMITH Purse writes from El Paso, 
Texas, that her three daughters have graduated 
from college. Mary and Paula are married, and 
Louise is working in Dallas. Bill is president of 
the State National Plaza Corporation. 

MARY LUTZ Grantham writes from Roswell, 
N.M., that this has been a year of 
graduations — daughter Deanne from Stanford 
and her twin brother, Ned, from Harvard. 

LORRAINE WELLER Dalby, Wayne, Penn., is 
still teaching in Radnor. Her son is in NROTC at 
Cornell; her daughter is in medical school; and 
her husband is retired. 

From Richmond, Va., MARTY FRIERSON 
Hallett writes that her daughter, Kathy, gradu- 
ated from Longwood and is teaching in the 
Colonial Beach schools. Daughter, Patty, is in 
pharmacology research at MCV and daughter, 
Mary Jane, is a junior at Longwood. 

MARILYN WALSETH Gano, Wilmington, Del., 
sent news of her sons — one was planning to be 
married, one graduating from graduate school, 
one from undergraduate school, and one from 
high school. 


Ark., is a reporter for the Courier Index and is 
also secretary at the Presbyterian Church. Her 
husband, Ed, owns and operates the Marianna 
Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and has a band 
which plays for dances, wedding receptions, 
and private parties all over Arkansas on 
weekends. Their oldest son, Larry, received his 
Ph.D. from Vanderbilt and is employed as a 
research chemist. Their second son, Pat, 
received his degree in mechanical engineering 
from the University of Arkansas. Both sons are 
married. Their daughter, Janet, is majoring in 
computer science at the University of Arkansas. 

From Gloucester, Va., PATSY DeHARDIT 
Hicks writes that her son, John, visited PAT 
CASEY Del Rose in Dallas, Texas, at Easter 
time and had a great visit. Daughter PATTI 
graduated from MBC in May; Bob is a second 
year student at U.Va.; John will enter U.Va. in 
September; Paula is in high school. 

NANCY MCMILLAN Gray lives in Hampton, 
Va.. and writes that her husband, John, began 
his 15th year when the Virginia General 
Assembly convened in January, Daughter 

Courtney is attending VPI; Lindsay is at 
Hampton High; and David is at Hampton Roads 

MARGARET McLAUGHLIN Grove is a decent 
■ at the University of Virginia Bayly Art Museum in 
Charlottesville, Va. 

JANE WOODRUFF Lucas lives in Charlotte, 
N.C. Her daughter Cam graduated from UNC- 
Chapel Hill in 1979 and worked at the University 
of London; son Bob is attending Duke; and son 
Dan is at Appalachian S.U. in Boone. 

JEAN McCANN Whitesell writes from 
Montgomery, Ala., that she has been a realtor 
for the past four years. Her husband is an 

From Sparks, Md., DUFFIE McBRYDE Gray 
writes that her daughter, Mary Gilchrist, gradu- 
ated from William and Mary in 1974 and is a 
CPA in the Attorney General's office in Mary- 
land. Her son, Richard, graduated from Georgia 
Tech and is a mechanical engineer with Brown 
and Root in Houston. 


MARY JO SHILLING Shannon, Roanoke, Va., 
has a son (Harry) in law school at U.Va., 
daughter Kathy is at JMU, and son John is at 

LAURA HAYS Holmes of Mobile, Ala., has 
two sons at the University of Alabama and one 
son at St. Paul's Episcopal School. 

JOAN JOHN Grine, Del Mar, Calif., is a 
painter who has had some shows and is selling 
some of her work. Her two children are through 
college and are working. Joan's husband is a 


MUSSER WATKINS Warren, Bristol, Va., is 
busy with wedding plans for daughter Merle. 

LEE YEAKLEY Gardner and her husband are 
thrilled to be grandparents for the first time! 
Lee's daughter, Cynthia, is mother of Kyle John 
Hendrickson, born January 24, 1980. Their 
daughter Debbie is a student at the University of 
Washington and Brian is a senior in high school. 

CONNIE HEADAPOHL Pikaart and family are 
enjoying living in Athens, Ohio, a small town 
with many opportunities. Connie has five 


PAGE SMITH Hartley, Flourtown, Pa., is 
teacher/naturalist at the Academy of Natural 
Sciences, and her husband is vice president of 
the trust department of American Bank. Their 
children are Kimball, Grey, and Chip. They are 
planning a trip to Scotland this fall for three 
weeks as a 25th wedding anniversary trip. 

MARY HORNBARGER Mustoe lives in 
Covington, Va., where she is a senior govern- 
ment teacher and coordinator of the Gifted 
Program with the Covington City School Board. 
Her husband is supervisor of traffic and 
scheduling at Westvaco, and their children are 
attending Harvard. 

GWEN COOPER Wamsley, Richmond, Va., is 
a teacher and English department chairman for 
Chesterfield County; her husband is a self- 

employed writer. Robin is a graduate of William 
and Mary, employed by General Medical 
Corporation; Cooper is attending William and 

1 QSS— Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

VIRGINIA HUNT Roberts writes from South 
Boston, Va., that her husband and four sons are 
doing fine; their oldest will enter Hampden- 
Sydney this fall. 

PATRICIA BOWIE Davis of Harlingen, Texas, 
had a great visit with BETTY BOYER Bullock in 
June. Pat wrote, "Best husband of the year 
goes to Dick for wheeling me over cobblestones 
in Florence, Switzerland, and Paris last July". 
(Pat had a "bum" knee due to a fall on a wet 
floor during a storm.) 

From Southport, Conn., PATTY PARKE Gi- 
bian writes that her son, Tom Schneider, is in 
the Foreign Service School at Georgetown, 
spending a year abroad. Patty is traveling a lot 
with Paul and doing aerobic dancing, playing 
lots of tennis and paddle ball. 

CYNTHIA HUTCHESON Broadbrldge, North- 
brook, III., writes that her oldest son has 
graduated from Duke and her second son is 
attending Southern Methodist University. 

FAYE DUKE Lewis of Sardis, Miss., is doing a 
lot of substitute teaching for North Delta School. 
She has a son in 8th grade who is very 
sports-minded and an honor student. 


ELIZABETH ROBSON Cooney of Sarasota, 
Fla., has left teaching and is now director of a 
large child care center. Her husband, Dick, is 
an attorney for the Sarasota County School 
Board and also has a private practice. 

In Staunton, Va., JUDY GALLUP Armstrong 
stays busy as a realtor. Her daughter is 
interested in skiing, running cross country, and 
plays several musical instruments. 

JANICE GREGORY Belcher, Seaford, Del., 
keeps busy with her family, two dogs, a cat, and 
a goldfish. Oldest son Greg is at VPI; Vance at 
the University of Delaware; Julie enters college 
in September; son Dyke is in high school. 
Husband Warren is with Dupont. 


LOUISA JONES Painter moved to Richmond, 
Va., in November, 1979, and is teaching fourth 
grade at A.M. Davis Elementary School. Bill is 
an associate pastor at the Bon Air Presbyterian 

ANN FRY Grant lives in San Angelo, Texas. 
Her children, Neil and Tina, are interested in 
swimming, showing horses, and skiing. 

ANN SINGLETARY Bass and her husband 
have been in Turkey since June 1979, but are 
looking fonward to returning home very soon. 

1 QSO— Reunion: May 15-17, 1981 

ANN BALLARD Van Eman is still living in 
Houston, Texas. The Van Emans have two 
daughters, Allison and Laura. They travel a 


good deal throughout the South and Southwest 
and were recently planning a trip to Florida 

From Darien, Conn . HELAINE (Bobo) 
HOBBY McKenney writes that her husband, 
Charles, is still with a patent law firm in New 
York, They have a daughter attending Taft 
School and two sons at home. Bobo is involved 
with local activities in Darien. 

JAN DENNIS Clayton lives in Fredericksburg, 
Texas, on a 50-acre Arabian horse farm with her 
attorney husband and three children. Jan owns 
a design firm which does custom stall decora- 
tions and horse attire. Her husband has a game 
park for breeding exotics — Axis deer, Iranian 
red sheep. They also have ducks and chickens! 


—Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

CAROL WORNOIVI Sorensen and her hus- 
band are in Guam (where America's day 
begins!!") on their last year of duty. Dick has 
recently become a captain in US Navy. They 
are hoping to be on the East Coast come fall. 

ANNE BALDWIN, Sherman Oaks, Calif , is 
owner and designer of a Christian Chmaware 
company, "Bread of Life Chmaware", also owns 
a second business, "Baldwin and Associates 
Income Development". 

BOBBIE JEAN REID Bailey lives in Birmin- 
gham, Ala., and has three children; Laura, 
Russell, and Reid 

EMILY REEVES Sloan lives in Wilmington, 
N.C , and has three sons, the oldest of which 
will be attending Davidson College in the fall. 


—Reunion: May 15-17, 1981 

KAY BRONSTAD Hughes will be moving from 
the Republic of Panama to Florida this summer. 
Her husband is in the service and they have 
four children 

SALLY HELTZEL Pearsall, Mobile, Ala , is a 
Deacon in her church and gave a vocal recital 
in April She has recently started a role in Noel 
Coward s "Hay Fever" Sally has two daughters. 

HELEN RASBERRY Benton writes from 
Helena, Ark., that her oldest son is at Vanderbilt; 
her second son and daughter are in high 

From Richmond, Va , SHIRLEY FILE Robbins 
writes that she will graduate from the MCV 
School of Nursing in May of 1981 

secretary for her Ijrother and his law partner in 
Indianapolis, Ind,, and is also active in the 
Junior League Her husband is assistant 
professor and research scientist at the Indiana 
University Medical Center 

PEGGY SAUNDERS Hayes of Hampton, Va , 
writes that son, Kelly, is attending VPI in 
Blacksburg, son Brett is in high school and 
served as head page in the past session of the 
Virginia General Assembly. 


ANNA KATE REID Hipp, Greenville, S C, and 
her plane placed 1 1th among the 39 entires of 
the Air Classic 

KEENE ROADMAN Martin will be moving in 
July from San Antonio, Texas, to Ankara, Turkey. 

Her husband will be commander of a medical 
clinic there 

JUDY THOMPSON Hatcher writes from 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that their boys (Beau, 
Stuart, and Ben) are growing up! Though they 
love their Canadian life, they migrate to the 
States two or three times a year, 

JULIA POND Brady and her family are 
planning to move from Fairview Park, Ohio, to 
Westlake, Ohio, this summer. Their children are 
Patnck and Christine 

SHEARER TROXELL Luck, Ashland, Va , 
writes that LYNN BUTTS Preston visited her 
from Colorado in April, and they |oined BECKY 
CANADAY Merchant from Lexington to 
revisit Hill Top, Rose Terrace, etc. at MBC. 

From Silver Spring, Md., PAGE PUTNAM 
Miller writes that she received a Ph.D. in 
American History from the University of Mary- 
land in May 

SUSAN SALE Luck, Severna Park, Md., is still 
teaching piano, chairing the Junior League drug 
program, and keeping up with her two 

NANCY ELY Wright writes from Roswell, New 
Mexico, that she is working as a part-time 
secretary Her husband. Denny, is director of 
elementary instruction for the Roswell Schools. 
Their boys. Brian and John are involved in 
baseball, basketball. Scouts, etc. 

MINTA McDIARMID Nixon was recently 
elected to the vestry in her churcti in Martinez, 

LANE WRIGHT Cochrane is now living in San 
Jose. Calif., where Jim is a salesman with Digital 
Equipment Corporation, Their children are Jay 
and Julia 

IRENE MATHIAS Kaufman is an elementary 
school principal in Waynesboro, Va., and enjoys 
having MBC student teachers working with her 
staff. Irene stays quite busy as vice president of 
the WPS E. Credit Union; secretary of the 
Central Virginia Chapter of Credit Unions, a 
member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; 
treasurer of the Augusta County Republican 
Women's Club; Wayne District Republican 
Chairman; and is secretary of the Augusta 
County Republican Committee. 



The U S-M.C has transferred Michael and 
CAROLYN CLEMMER McCulley 'back home " 
to Cherry Point, N, C. Carolyn is working as a 
paralegal for a law firm in New Bern and loves 
It! They have two children. 

MARTHA MURCHISON Boyd and Rich are 
living in New Bern, N C , just two blocks from 
SENAH BUCHANAN Seagle and her family! 
Senah was a member of the search committee 
that called Rich as minister of the First 
Presbyterian Church in New Bern. 

From Portsmouth, Va , ALICE FARRIOR 
Butler writes that she is now a Girl Scout leader. 

PRISCILLA PORTER, Denver, Colo., says her 
return to school as a law student at the 
University of Denver has coordinated one family 
activity — that of doing homework with son Porter 
and daughter Melanie! 

SARA LOU ZACHRY Bowling lives in 
LaFayette, Ala,, where her husband Is a 
pharmacist and owner of a local drug store. 
They have three children, William, Sara, and 

DOROTHY lAFRATE Rudy is presently 
teaching Spanish at St. Andrew's High School in 
Boca Raton, Fla. Dorothy has two sons, 
Jonathan and Michael, 

ANNE HILLIARD SMITH Edwards, Tarrytown, 
N Y , is working as a social worker in a skilled 
nursing facility. Her husband is a free-lance 
Russian language translator and they have two 

Also in Boca Raton, Fla., is SUZANNE 
HUNTER Gilbert who works in an insurance 
agency. Suzanne has two sons, Chns and 

CHARLOTTE FOLK lives in Athens, Ga,, and 
is head of the cataloguing department at the 
University of Georgia libraries. Charlotte plays 
tennis as much as possible. 

In Sacramento, Calif., KATHLEEN 
McCONAHAY Lewis is president of Lawyers' 
Wives of Sacramento County for 1980-81. 
Husband Darrel is a judge in Sacramento 
County Son Jeffrey is three years old. 

LUCY MASSIE Graham, Ft Lauderdale, Fla,, 
is retired and looking forward to skiing in St, 
Moritz next winter, David is a partner in a law 
firm in Ft. Lauderdale 

Bill and ELEANOR CHEW Winnard are 
happily settled in Michigan City, Ind,, a small 
city on the shore of Lake Michigan. Their lives 
have changed since becoming the adoptive 
parents of Enka. who joins them on frequent 
camping and biking tnps Bill and Eleanor play 
tennis all year in the local leagues. 

ADELIA HAIGLER Turner lives in 
Montgomery. Ala., where she works for the 
Signe Publishing Company. Her husband is an 
attorney and they have two children. Delia stays 
busy with Junior League, Cursillo movement of 
the Episcopal Church, Bible School, the Ameri- 
can Cancer Society, and the Secretariat Dio- 
cese of Alabama. 

From Long Hanborough. Oxon. England, 
SALLIE THORNTON Thomas wntes that she is 
half-way through an MS degree from Vanderbilt 
in Human Development Counseling. She and 
William (age 10). "a super kid", are considenng 
a move back to America — "after six years, it's a 
big step" 

SARA ROUSE lives in New York City and is a 
grant writer for Covenant House, a child care 

In Annapolis, Md . SUE HOOK Riley is a 
claims negotiator for Nationwide Insurance. Her 
husband is retired and they have two children. 
Chad and Sarah Sue is completing her final 
year of an extension course from Sewanee 
"The course is called Theology Education by 
Extension and is designed to encourage lay 
leadership with the premise that the future of the 
Christian Church lies with the laity." 

ANN MEBANE Levine stays busy in 
Morgantown. W Va . through a number of 
volunteer activities She is a Girl Scout leader, 
coordinator of religious education at local 
Unitarian Fellowship, and a volunteer with the 
local services for the aging agency. Her 
husband is professor of sociology at West 


Virginia University and they have two children, 
Cynthia and Melissa, 

live on a lake in Tallahassee, Fla., where they 
waterski when the weather permits. John 
dabbles in real estate and consulting when he 
is not teaching at the Florida State University 
School of Business. John and Ellen have three 

PAULA STEPHENS Lambert and her hus- 
band have just recently built a new home in 
Dallas, Texas. Besides being a realtor, Paula is 
active in the Junior League, Historic Preserva- 
tion, and the Art Museum and Opera. 

SUSAN BROWNE Webb lives in Clearwater, 
Fla., and is director of a pre-school and teacher 
of two, three, and four-year olds. 

JULIE GEVEDON lives in Miami Beach, Fla., 
and is a buyer for Jordan Marsh Department 


After having been a Montessori teacher for 
ten years, SUSAN LYLES Randall is now a 
free-lance photographer and potter in Miami, 
Fla. Susan is married to a film director and they 
have two daughters, Eliza and Suzanna. 

ANNE HUNTER LARUS Roe loves living in 
St. Paul, Minn. She is a researcher on a 
"Mother/ Infant Grant" at the University of 
Minnesota, and continues her interest and 
involvement in the area of chemical depen- 
dency. Her children, Dorsey and Gavin, are 
sports lovers and the family recently returned 
home following their fourth Boundary Waters 
canoe trip. 

DIANNE KEARNEY Scott recently helped 
organize the Shepherd's Center in Spartanburg, 
S.C, an interdenominational program for older 
adults. Dianne's husband is a physician, and 
their children are Stephen, Katherine, and 

In Lewisburg, W. Va., BETSEY GALLAGHER 
Satterfield is tackling the job of chairman tor the 
Homes and Garden Tour in 1981. Betsey's 
husband is co-owner of an independent insur- 
ance agency and a real estate business. Their 
children are Polly and Elizabeth. 

ASHLIN SWETNAM Bray is involved with the 
Junior League of Wilmington (Dela.); is chair- 
man of allocations, vice chairman of Green 
Show (fund raising) for Christ Church, Her 
husband is a senior consultant with Dupont, and 
they have three children. In addition to her other 
activities, Ashlin is book reviewing for a 
Wilmington newspaper. 

MARY GHENAULT Deaton is a homemaker in 
Garner. N.C., and her husband is a personnel 
analyst for the State of North Carolina. Their son, 
Eric Douglas, is four years old. 


In Winchester, Va., CHERYL DINWIDDIE 
Andre keeps busy with tennis, bridge and two 
sons. Cheryl is a volunteer in their school and is 
kept running by their soccer schedules. 

In Houston, Texas, ROSA McLAUGHLIN 
Carrington is happily involved with the activities 
of her four daughters. MARGARET McNEESE 
Schuessler is their pediatrician. 

NANCY JEFFRIES Obenschain recently 
moved into a new home and discovered 
CAROLINE CAUBLE Haverkamp right around 
the corner! Nancy and her family live in Atlanta, 

SUSAN PALMER, Raleigh, N.C., is hoping to 
complete her Ph.D. by the end of this year and 
is involved in intramural activities and campus 

Nashville, Tenn., is home to MARGARET 
ALLEN Palmer and her family. Margaret keeps 
busy with her two children, plus some volunteer 
work and tennis. She recently saw ANNE 
COOKE while skiing in Aspen. 

ELIZABETH PREDDY is living in Evanston, 
III., and working as Chicago district manager for 

ANNE COOKE is busy working with the 
Aspen, Colo,, Chamber of Commerce, real 
estate, skiing, and ballet. 

LUCIA HARRISON Jaycocks in Mt. Pleasant, 
S.C, has two children and she says her house 
is full of activity. Ned is headmaster of 
Charleston Day School and Lucia is on the 
board of the South Carolina Historical Society. 
When there's time, she does some vegetable 
and flower gardening. 

SALLIE CHELLIS Schisler has accepted a 
job as director of public relations for Shawnee 
State Community College in Portsmouth, Ohio. 
Dick has been elected Portsmouth city solicitor. 

SANDRA PRESEREN Lewis is teaching fifth 
grade in Virginia Beach, Va.. and is working on 
her master's degree in education. 

NANCY FALKENBERG is presently working 
for a computer company in Atlanta. Ga. 

BETTY PERUSE Bundy is living with her 
children. Pam and Rich, in Baton Rouge. La., 
and planning to go to graduate school at LSU. 

LEN CLARY McCall, Greenville, S.C, has 
three daughters. Clary. Leigh, and Kacey. Le'n 
is P.T.A. president-elect, chairman, public 
affairs committee of the Junior League, teaches 
Sunday School, plays lots of tennis and runs. 


MARY WALKER Volk is living in Richmond 
where her husband is an opthalmologist. Mary 
works part-time at MCV in the department of 

KATHY AURE writes from Ft. Worth, Texas, 
that she and her husband. Jack Marks, still work 
together and stay very busy. Kathy's trial 
schedule keeps her "on the road" and in court 
almost every week. 

LUCY SMITH Fink and her husband have 
built their own log home near Albany. N.Y., and 
like living closer to their families in New York 

CONNIE GREEN Roy and her family have 
recently moved into their new home in 
Winston-Salem, N.C Connie stays busy with 
volunteer work and raising their two girls, 
Katharine and Taylor. 

DEBORAH DEMME-Pratt owns her own 
business in Wilmington, N.C. Her son, Brice, is 
six. She was re-married two years ago to Jack 

BETTY CARICO Peek and her family live in 
Downers Grove. III., where she is finding that life 
is never dull with Richard and Elizabeth. Betty is 
involved in several church groups, the Junior 
Woman's Club, and the Newcomers Club. 

PATRICIA HEDDEN, Monroe, N.C, recently 
was elected chairman of the executive commit- 
tee and advisory council for the Southern 
Interscholastic Press Association, She has 
earned an M.Ed, in secondary education. 

From Adelphi, Md.. JANE STARKE Sims 
writes that she returned to teach in the Howard 
County school system for this past year. 

SHARON MILLER Midland lives in Sun- 
nymead. Calif., where they have just moved into 
a new home. She and her husband are both 
enjoying their work in chemistry at the University 
of California at Riverside. 

LYNDA OVERCASH Fritz and her husband 
have recently built a home on a small farm in 
Richmond. Ky., and are busy finishing the 
inside themselves. Lynda says she "never 
wants to see another paintbrush or piece of 

CAMMY MARTIN Bryan lives in Nashville. 
Tenn.. where she is a decent at the Hermitage 
part-time and a full-time mother to Alethea and 
Little Charlie. Husband Chariie is now assistant 
editor of the Andrew Jackson Papers at the 



student at T. C Williams Law School. University 
of Richmond (Va.). She spent the summer 
studying law in Cambridge, England. 

In Tampa, Fla . KAY CULBREATH Young is 
now working in the corporate and international 
departments of First National Banks of Florida. 
"Quite a change from teaching and equally as 

MARSHALL LIPSCOMB Foster, Columbia. 
S.C, finds her time divided among home, 
church, and volunteer work with the Council on 
Child Abuse and Neglect. Her husband is busy 
in a family mining company and they have two 
daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth. 

Brooks and SUSAN SWAFFORD Sheldon 
coordinated an exhibition of impressionist 
paintings (from the Hammer collection) in 
Moultrie. Ga.. recently — the first time the 
collection has been shown outside a metropoli- 
tan area. Susan and Brooks have two sons. 

Last September JUDY GALLOWAY was 
married to David Totaro and promoted to 
International Marketing Manager for Avon. They 
live in New York City, 

From Holt, Mich., PATRICIA MORRIS Mil- 
bourn writes that she is getting her master's 
degree in learning disabilities from Michigan 
State University. David is the pastor at Holt 
Presbyterian Church, and their two children are 
Michael and Jeffrey. 

ROSA DRIVER Stuart lives in Columbia, S.C, 
and graduated from the University of South 
Carolina Law School in May. Husband Wick is 
an attorney; daughter Sarah is in the sixth 
grade, and daughter Lollie is in second grade. 

ANN ASHLEY Sweeney is teaching French 
part-time at the Samford University in Birmin- 
gham, Ala. Ann has two children. 

ANN TRUSLER Faith and Skip have two sons 
and live in Ridgefield, Conn. Skip is a pilot for 
American Airiines and Ann is active with the 
local historic preservation group. 

JUDY BARNETT Dutterer lives in Washing- 
ton. D.C, and is the mother of Andrew. Judy 
works part-time as a caseworker. 


CORRIE SMITH Sargeant and her husband 
have built a home ten miles outside of 
Carthage, Mo. and are en|oying country life' 
They were able to attend the wedding of ANNE 
McGEORGE in Sheridan, Wyoming, the sum- 
mer of 79 — It was a beautiful outdoor wedding 

FRAN BUHMAN lives in Alexandria, Va , and 
is still negotiating contracts for the Department 
of Interior in Washington 

BETSY NEWMAN Mason is staying very busy 
in Norfolk, Va , where she is selling residential 
real estate Betsy has two daughters. 

JENNIFER MACK Urquhart is living in New 
York City and commuting to North Carolina with 
an office and staff in each location. She is 
Director of Marketing for Pinehurst, Inc 

ANNA DUNSON Pressly lives in Greenville. 
S.C. where she often sees "DEE DEE" 
PIESTER Triplett (of Greenville, also) and 
MARY WESTON Grimball who lives in Colum- 
bia Anna has two daughters. Anna and 
Catherine Her husband, Jenks, is a radiologist 
specializing in angiography. 

From Columbia. S C . LYNN WHITE McLeod 
writes that she is still working in career 
counseling at the University of South Carolina, 
They purchased a home last fall which was 
damaged |ust two days after moving in by a 
tornado! Their children. Clay and Karen, are 
busy and active, 

MAUREEN McWILLIAM Taylor and her family 
have lived in Lexington, Ky,, for five years. 
Children Michael and Emily keep Maureen 

J. WADE writes that after taking a year to 
travel around the world, she is at the White 
House as director of the Presidents Speakers 
Bureau in Washington. D C. 

JANE TOWNES retired from archaeology last 
summer, learned to drive a 16-foot truck in the 
first ten miles west of Williamsburg; moved to 
Shelbyville. Tenn.. started work in the pencil 
printing business; bought a sailboat and a 
house; and has now taken up writing H 

CAROLINE COBB Schooley has been ap- 
pointed dean at Stuart Hall in Staunton. 

VIRGINIA MERCER Enns is a teacher and 
lives in Port Albeini, Canada, Her husband is a 
self-employed fisherman and they have two 
children, Sara and Stephanie 


Jock and PENNY SMITH Hopkins live in 
Crofton. Md,, and have two daughters. Whitney 
and Kendall, Penny teaches aerobic dancing 
and does some running in her spare time, 

VIRGINIA MOSBY Hayles has recently 
moved to Atlanta, Ga. 

JANE IRZYK Mize is enjoying life at the Naval 
Academy in Annapolis. Md,; keeping busy with 
their New Year s Eve baby. Jeffrey Abbott, 

SUSAN DESQUE Berkowitz is living in Half 
Moon Bay. Calif . |ust 25 miles south of San 
Francisco, Susan writes, "You should come out 
and visit— we'll try to arrange an earthquake or 

DIANA LYNNE HARTMAN is director of 
development at Doctors Hospital in Little Rock, 

JULIE MAYS Pedrotti writes from New York 
City that she is beginning work on a three-year 
course of study, leading to the professional 
designation of C.F.A. (Charterized Financial 
Analyst), In her spare time. Julie enjoys tennis, 
running, skiing, and is continuing to explore all 
Manhattan has to offer Julie is a security 
analyst for Lord, Abbett, and Company 


—Reunion: May 15-17. 1981 

LINDA RAWLINGS Baker and her family live 
in Wilmington, N C . where Linda is a teacher. 
Her husband is with United Parcel Service and 
they have two children, 

SALLY CANNON Crumbley of McDonough, 
Ga.. is kept busy with her son, 

ELIZABETH FORE Hunsaker enjoys living in 
Beveriy Hills, Calif , where she works as a 
medical underwriter for Prudential Insurance. 
Her husband, Keith, is a labor relations attorney 
in Los Angeles, 

In Covington. Va.. ELLEN JOHNSON Candler 
is busy keeping up with three sons. David. 
John, and Bill, Pete is an insurance agent 

In Atlanta, Ga . PAM SPEARMAN is quite 
busy working towards a master's in counseling 

JULIE MARSHALL Davis is back teaching 
first grade in Raleigh. N,C , after taking time out 
for the arrival of their little giri in October of 
1979. Her husband, Walter, is busy with his 
architectural firm. 

MARY MURRIN Painter lives in Annandale, 
Va,. and is enpying being in the DC. area 
again, Mary is working part-time as a 
greenhouse manager. 

Living in Yorktown, Va.. LESLIE CADELL 
Bowie writes that she opened the Montessori 
School of Gloucester in the fall of 1979. 

ANN ALLEN recently moved to Alexandria. 
Va,, and was quite startled four months after her 
move to discover that KATHY HENDERSON 
Stein lives only blocks away — they ran into each 
other on the bus going home! 

LLOYD GATHER Dickson, Midlothian. Va , 
writes that David is a community development 
representative with the governor's office. Divi- 
sion of Industrial Development. Their daughter 
is named Amanda, 

CLAUDIA WITHERS Fahrner writes from 
Huntsville. Ala,, that she and Don were blessed 
with a son, Matthew, in May of 1979. He 
weighed only 2 pounds. 5 ounces at birth, but is 
now a healthy and beautiful boy 

In Richmond, Va . MARTHA TYLER Eagle is 
a business office manager at a medical clinic 
Martha is the proud mother of a daughter 

SUSAN POPE Finch moved into her new 
home in Raleigh. N C. )ust three weeks before 
Caroline Elizabeth was born on September 28, 
1979, She says, "I don't know how we would 
have managed without our 'au pair' giri from 
France who is living with us for a year and is 
wonderful help!" Susan is polishing up on her 
French after ten years of not speaking it! 

KITO'BANNON is living in Louisville, Ky.. and 
teaching Spanish at St. Francis High School. 
She travels to Mexico with her advanced 
students. She also enpys skiing in Colorado, 

"LUPY" PARDUE is still working at the United 
Virginia Bank in Richmond. Va. 


JILL BUTLER Pendleton is making plans to 
move from San Francisco. Calif,, to Richmond, 
Va.. in 1981 where John will enter a two year 

rheumathology fellowship at MCV Their little 
giri. Christen Carr. was born in January, 

Bob and MARGARET THRIFT Oates are still 
living in Ft Rucker, Ala., where he is in the 
Army. They have two children. Christopher and 

Larkin and SALLY VIA Matthews are in 
Houston. Texas Sally is a commercial loan 
officer for a local bank 

MARY SUSAN DOBYNS is a systems 
engineer with IBM in Winston-Salem, N,C, 

MARGARET HUNTLEY Moser lives in Char- 
lotte, NC, and has two children, Ben and Rob, 

planning to start a children's clothing business 
soon in Nashville. Tenn, 

In Richmond. Va . MARY TOMPKINS is 
assistant portfolio manager with the Bank of 
Virginia Trust Company, 

MELANIE GAMBLE Walker is enjoying 
Richmond, Va , and their home in the Fan area, 
Melanie is a legal assistant and Rob is a 
reporter for the Times-Dispatch. 

Rock. Ark., and is on the staff of the governor of 
Arkansas involved with environmental and 
energy issues, 

NINA REID Mack and Francis live in 
Swansea, SC, which is near Columbia. Nina is 
still practicing law in Columbia, and Francis is 
an engineer and is now in law school. 

to an attorney and they live in New Orleans. La. 
They have a son named Craig 

are living in Atlanta. Ga,, with their two children. 
Liza and Bingham. She continues to work 
part-time as a bookkeeper and still has her 

JANE RAYSON Young and Geoff moved 
from Barnard. Va . to Chattanooga. Tenn.. in 

VIRGINIA MASTERS Fleishman writes from 
Eden. NC. that her husband. Henry, is settling 
into private practice in surgery in Eden. Their 
daughter. Leonie. is a happy five-year-old, 

Doug and THALIA GOOCH Early live in 
Aiken. SC. where she teaches school and is 
working on a master's, they also show horses. 

In Cattanooga. Tenn . LINDA RABER Jahnig 
is teaching high school Spanish and taking care 
of Morgan Husband David is an environmental 
engineer for TV, A, 

BARBIE PHIPPS Silverman writes that she is 
spending her time trying to keep up with her 
children, Beth and William, 

MOLLY SUTLIFF Lavigna is currently working 
as her husband's dental assistant and recep- 
tionist in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 

BLANCHE WYSOR is living in Highland 
Springs. Va . and is branch head for the County 
of Henrico Public Library and is busy in 
professional associations on national and state 

LIBBY DARWIN Grobmyer is busy keeping 
up with Jack and Andrew, Mark is an attorney in 
Little Rock, Ark, 

OLIVIA WATSON Nelll and her doctor 
husband were married in April and moved to 
New Orleans, La , where Olivia is teaching math 
and science at St George s Episcopal School. 

CONNIE LOWRANCE Beach has been pro- 
moted to director of the Barium Springs (NC.) 

CAROL FORRESTEL is living in Arlington, 
Va., and has left the teaching profession to 
accept a position as a research analyst for 
Potomac Research. 

SUSAN ELLETT, Richmond, Va,, will begin 
her internship in the counseling center at the 
University of Delaware In the fall, the last step 
towards her Ph.D. In counseling psychology. 

LINDA CAROL GRINELS Irby in Richmond, 
Va., Is now with F&M National Bank as a 
financial analyst. Her husband is a senior 
engineer with the State Corporation Commis- 


From Greensboro. N.C., we learn that BAR- 
BARA PHILLIPS Truta has twins— Beth and 
Brian! The twins and Matthew keep Barbara 
quite busy. 

LOUISE TUBBS Boardman, Swampscott, 
Mass.. writes that she is on her way to a 
directorship with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Russ is a 
pilot with Delta Airlines. 

SHARON CALLIHAM TImmerman lives in 
Myrtle Beach, S.C, and is finishing up her work 
on a master's in education from U.S.C. Her son, 
Chris, Is in kindergarten. 

KATHRYN SPENCER Quigley Is in Atlanta, 
Ga., working on a grant In Emory University's 
philosophy department. Kathryn Is also doing 
doctoral work In International Women's Studies 
at Emory. As part of the program, she is 
required to do original research on one or more 
women and she chose Mary Julia Baldwin and 
Miss Fannie Strauss for this research. 

GINGER MUDD Galvez, Baltimore, Md.. has 
joined the communications department 
of McCormick & Co., Inc. as manager of 
employee publications. She will be responsible 
for McCormlck's "People" magazine and other 
Internal publications. 

LEIGHTON TURLEY Isaacs writes from 
Campbell, Calif., that there was an earthquake 
the day after son Andrew Paul was born — "the 
hospital floor rolled like waves on the ocean!" 
Carrie is an active four-year-old. Husband, 
John, Is still with Reeds Carpets. Leighton stays 
busy with the children, but paints whenever she 

STEPHANIE ROSS Is In her sixth year as an 
investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor. 
Stephanie lives in Omaha, Neb. 

SALLIE BRUSH Thalhlmer, Richmond, Va , 
has finished her M.A. in Spanish at the 
University of Richmond. Sallle has two 
daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine. 

From Greensboro, N.C., MARY JANE CON- 
GER writes that she had a marvelous time on a 
two-week tour of the Peoples Republic of China 
during the Christmas holidays. 

CAROL McCHESNEY, Raleigh, N.C , Is 
working as a quality control analyst with the 
State of North Carolina, Human Resources. 
Carol travels throughout North Carolina auditing 
medical assistance cases In the county social 
service offices. 

ELLA JEAN LEWIS is working for Belk in 
Greenville. N.C. 

BERYL BARNES lerardi lives in Garden City, 
N.Y., and works for a Wall Street investment 
firm; her husband Is with Aetna Life and 
Casualty in Manhattan. 

SHERARD HAMILTON Ansley has a part- 
time job as a speech therapist In Bedford, 
Mass. Her husband, Hugh, is an attorney In the 
Air Force, and they have a daughter named 

From Hilton Head Island, S.C, SUSAN 
THORN Marr writes that her husband Is a senior 
vice president of Sea Pines Plantation. They 
have two sons. Susan Is owner/manager of 
Mark Cross and Les Mast de Cartier store at 
Harbour Town. 

SANDY MAY is currently manager of gov- 
ernment relations for Allstate Insurance and was 
recently elected secretary of Women in Gov- 
ernment Relations (a professional association). 

ELYSA MADDOX Montgomery of Amite, La., 
is happy to be living In Louisiana where It Is 
summertime most of the year! Jim Is a 
Presbyterian minister and Elysa Is working in the 
hospital lab, and Nathan keeps them hopping! 

DIANA PHINNEY is still in Roanoke, Va., 
working In advertising and promotions. She 

Researcher, writer, coauthor of travel guide 

outlying area of Ocean City. Also from 
the library, shie said she was able to 
do muchi of her historical research for 
the bool<. 

The book's purpose was "to have 
one source that the tourist can use," 
Peggy said. Prior to the booi<; no 
single guide was available for the 
tourist. Only various brochures and 
pamplets were available. 

"We have attempted to cover 
every important historical attraction, 
recreation amenity, and fun spot. We 
have profiled hundreds of restaurants, 
hotels, motels, and shops," according 
to Monty and Peggy. The tourist can 
use the guide to plan where to eat, 
where to stay and what to see. The 
Strip maps in the book helps the 
tourist economize his time, Peggy 
said. Several maps show in detail 
Streets and what is located on them. 

Peggy was an English major at 
Mary Baldwin. Now she is a full-time 
researcher and writer. Peggy has 
published credits in fiction and poetry. 
Also she has written articles for 
newsletters, publicity and brochures 
on local genealogy of Norfolk and on 
Norfolk and Virginia history. 

As coauthor of a travel guide, 
Margaret Anne Haile 70 describes 
her book as "a progression." 

Peggy is coauthor of The In- 
siders' Guide to Ocean City, Mary- 
land, and the Delmarva Peninsula, 
which was published in June. This 
book is the third in a national series of 
travel guides to popular resort areas 
on the East Coast. 

Peggy helped with some re- 
search and questions for the first of 
the series on Southeastern Virginia. 
She was copy editor for the second 
book on North Carolina. When a 
publishing group went to Ocean City 
about a third possible book, Peggy 
accompanied them. St. Leger "Monty" 
Joynes, coauthor of the first and 
second Insiders' guides, saw "a fertile 
market for a guide book," said Peggy. 
He asked if she would help him write 
the book. She agreed. 

The major contribution Peggy 
made to the book was a history 
section and a section on the outlying 
area of Ocean City. 

Since Peggy works in Virginia 
history and genealogy at the Norfolk 
Public Library, she was already famil- 
iar with some of the history of the 

Monty Joynes and Peggy Haile, coauthors 


traveled to the Bahamas m January 

DEBORAH VERDIER Robinson lives in Lit- 
tleton, Colo,, where she and her husband do a 
lot of skiing. Their daughter is now a year old. 

Bill and ROBYN TIMBERLAKE Ruth are 
enjoying watching Vicki grow in Graham, N,C. 




CUSTER LaRUE is living and working as a 
musician in Baltimore, Md., with a masters 
degree in progress at the Peabody Conserva- 

Mike and JANET WILKINS Scott live in Pine 
Bluff, Ark , and have two daughters, Elizabeth 
and Rachel. Janet is teaching 8th grade 

ELIZABETH SIMONS Ficalora recently had a 
vacation in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, She is 
still with New York Envelope Corporation 

From Glastonbury, Conn , MARY WARREN 
MONTAGUE Pinnell writes that Bucky will be a 
resident at Hartford Hospital with only three 
more years to go' She works in the pre-natal 
testing center there, too 

MEG DWORSHAK Waite, Fairfax, Va . is 
selling real estate in Virginia and Maryland 
Megs husband, Tom, is comptroller for a real 
estate firm in the Distnct 

KATHY BEAMAN Fruechtenicht, her hus- 
band, and two children (Eleanor and Chris) 
recently planned a three-week tour in Germany 
and Austria to visit friends and relatives, Kathy 
and her family live in Jackson, Michigan, 

Ronnie and BETTY DAVIS Cornett have been 
transferred to Roanoke, Va,, as the telephone 
company moved Betty to Roanoke as a 
manager of network planning. Ronnie is a 
computer salesman and his territory is in the 
Roanoke area, too 

From Pensacola, Fla , JULIE TIPPINS Parker 
writes that she has recovered from her spinal 
fusion surgery, and is now keeping busy with 
her son and volunteer work, 

JULIE CRAWFORD Phillips stays busy with 
her daughter and her work as a nurse Her 
husband has graduated from medical school 
and IS starting his residency 

MISSY MALLONEE Buckingham, Richmond, 
Va , IS entering her fourth year of working at 
Brandermill, Missy is now a licensed real estate 
agent in Virginia 

JAMIE HEWELL is in her second year of 
pediatric residency at Charlotte (N.C.) Memorial 

MARTHA DAVIS is enjoying working as a 
commercial lending officer at the First National 
Exchange Bank of Virginia in Roanoke, Va. 

ANNE COLEMAN Knopp is a homemaker 
raising her two sons. Paul and John. Her 
husband is an engineer with Westinghouse. and 
they live in Staunton, Va, 

KATY COLVILLE lives in Radford, Va,, and is 
assistant professor of computer science at 
Radford University. Katy plays tennis and runs 
SIX to eight miles a day!! 

COLBY TAYLOR Stephenson is now presi- 
dent of her church s Primary Organization for 
Children, ages three through twelve, Colby lives 
in Lawrenceville, Ga. 

From Bristol. Va , JERAULD HILL Goodpas- 
ture writes that her husband. Frank, is sales 
manager at Goodpasture Motor Company. 

ANNE FEDDERMAN lives in Alexandria. Va , 
and works for a commercial mortgage banking 
firm in Washington. D C 

From Athens. Ga . SUZI PARKER was 
looking fora/ard to graduation from the Univer- 
sity of Georgia where her mapr was housing 
and urban development 

LEE JOHNSTON Foster lives in South 
Boston. Va.. and keeps busy with her son. 
Johnston, working for Burlington Industries, and 
playing bridge. Her husband. Larry, is now the 
town manager of Halifax. Virginia. 


KATIE CLARKE Hamilton, received her M.Ed 
at Texas Christian University in 1979. is living in 
Atlanta. Ga.. and teaching second grade 

ANNE LEATHERBURY is living in Richmond. 
Va . and working for a local accounting firm 

Living in Providence. R I.. CAROLYN 
MOOMAW Chilton writes that her husband, 
John, has recently accepted a position as 
assistant professor of economics at the Univer- 
sity of Western Ontario 

SHELLY RANDALL Millard and her husband 
recently celebrated their first wedding anniver- 
sary. They love living in Ridgefield. Conn. Shelly 
IS working for a Wall Street brokerage house 

Living in Richmond and enjoying it, SHIRLEY 
McDowell DOUGLASS wntes that she is 
assistant head nurse in oncology at the 
Medical College of Virginia 

PAM HOLLINGS McConnell is living in 
Gainesville. Fla, while attending graduate 
school at the University of Florida to get her 
masters in urban and regional planning. 

ELIZABETH KINCAID is working as a travel 
consultant for Wanderlust Travel in Jacksonville, 

In Staunton. Va . ZOE FEARON is working at 
VS.D.B. as an elementary teacher in the Deaf 
Department Zoe has been certified as an 
interpreter for the deaf. 

HOLLIDAY HARPER writes from Brookline. 
Mass.. that she is now studying for her M.S. at 
Tufts Medical School in Boston. 

JANE MILLER graduated from law school in 
May and was to start work for a law firm in New 
York City shortly after that. 

Richard and SANDRA LORENZO Watkins 
are living in Richmond. Va . where she is a 
paralegal Richard is working on a master's and 
teaching accounting at a local business college. 

LYNN HOWARD Lawrence and Bob are 
enjoying Virginia Beach. Va. Bob is a Navy pilot 
and they spent a fantastic Christmas together in 

JENNIE PEERY Baumann of Brooklandville, 
Md.. writes that Tom is practicing law in 
Baltimore while she is working on her M.F.A. 

LUCILLE CHENERY of Bon Air, Va . com- 
pleted her masters in landscape architecture at 
the University of Virginia this spring. 

ANN MUNGER is looking forward to 
graduating from the school of nursing in 1981. 
though she enpys being in Philadelphia. Pa. 

From San Antonio. Texas. DIANE HEPFORD 
writes that she was looking fonward to graduat- 
ing from St. Mary's in May 

BECKY COWART is currently studying inter- 
national business with the Patterson School of 
Diplomacy and International Commerce in 
Lexington, Kentucky, 

From Atlanta. Ga . DEBORAH THOMPSON 
wrote that she was looking forward to receiving 
a B S.N. from Emory University, June, 1980. 

at the University of Richmond in May 1979 and 
is now employed by Xerox in Richmond. Va 

PAGE BRANTON is living in Kansas City. 
Mo,, and is working in the research and 
development department of the Commerce 
Bank of Kansas City studying trends in banking. 

Chase and THERESA BENTLEY Wolf moved 
to Chicago. III., in October where he is currently 
working in real estate Theresa is also employed 
by a Chicago firm 

LINDSAY BARKSDALE is living in Dayton. 
Ohio, and is working as a sales representative 
for 3 M. 

CARTER LEE Jones is still enjoying her 
position as sales service representative for 
Reynolds Metals in Richmond. Va. 

LAURIE FOLSE Rossman is employed in 
communications at the University of Texas 
Health Center at Tyler 

Bates and STEPHANIE SEATON Estabrooks 
are enjoying immensely the outdoors of the 
Pacific f\Jorthwest! They live in Bremerton, 

EVELYN WELLS Rsher lives in New York 
City where "Fish" works for Celanese Corpora- 
tion Evelyn works for Phillips Auctioneers, 

From Augusta. Ga . LANGHORNE 
AMONETTE Ellis writes that she and Barry will 
be moving to Tacoma, Wash., soon where he 
will begin a five-year residency in ear. nose, and 
throat surgery. 

From Virginia Beach. Va , LESLIE McLEOD 
writes that she is working on her MA. in 
Christian Education at P.S.C.E. in Richmond, 

HELEN HORTON Hunt and Chip are plan- 
ning to move from Chattanooga. Tenn . to 
Greenville. S.C. Chip is planning to work with his 
father's insurance company 

CHESLEY WYNNE Fry is working as an 
operating room nurse in Tyler. Texas. She 
received her B.S from T.C.U in 1977. 

MARY GANNON is working as a C.P.A in 
Dallas. Texas- 

ELIZABETH OWEN of Virginia Beach, Va., is 
working as a marketing representative for 
Armed Depository. Inc. 

BETTY WRIGHT, Haymarket, Va , is working 
as a real estate sales associate with Key 
Properties in Manassas, Va. 


PEGGY WALLER Wilckens has moved to 
San Diego. Calif,, where her husband. John, is 
starting his surgical residency 

working together in Charlotte. N.C. and are 
having a great time. 

SUSAN WALKER Monahan lives in Chicago, 
III . and IS working at R. H Love Galleries. 


selling American art of the 18th and 19th 
centuries. Her husband, Michael, has finished 
his first year of law school. 

McDANIEL is working on an M.S. in materials 
science with the Joint Institute for the Advance- 
ment of Flight Science (division of NASA and 
George Washington University). 

MARY lUSI is living in Charlottesville, Va., and 
teaching French and Spanish in Albemarie 

MELISSA PATRICK writes from Ft. Bliss, 
Texas, that she is the intelligence officer for an 
Air Defense Artillery Battalion. "Perhaps the 
thing I am proudest of since graduating is 
completing Airborne training at Ft. Benning, Ga. 
Making those five parachute jumps and earning 
the wings made the hard work of the previous 
weeks all worthwhile." 

SARA ROBERTS is working in Houston, 
Texas, at Southern National Bank as a market- 
ing assistant. 

SUSAN McKEMY, Reston, Va., received her 
Master of Engineering degree in systems 
engineering from U.Va. on May 18, 1980. 


From Lexington, Ky., SUE LOLLIS writes that 
she is in graduate school at the University of 
Kentucky in the College of Library Science. 

In Richmond, Va., SALLIE McCUTCHEON is 
currently assistant to the fiscal officer of the 
Virginia Senate. 

ANN LAMB is presently conducting genetic 
research at U.Va. Hospital in Chariottesville, Va. 

JAN TWIGG Morse lives in Longview, Texas, 
and is managing a greenhouse for a retail 
nursery. Husband Jay is in pilot training. 

CYNTHIA CARSON Aughtry lives in Colum- 
bia, S.C. and is attending graduate classes at 
the School of Social Work part-time and working 
part-time at the Providence Hospital in medical 
social services. 

From Monroe, Va., LEAH COLEMAN writes 
that she is teaching learning disabled students 
and is working on her M.Ed, in special 
education at Lynchburg College. 

BETTY JOHNSTON is living in Alexandria, 
Va.. and working at Blue Cross /Blue Shield of 

SALLY WAY is a medical technologist at 
Roanoke (Va.) Memorial, and has joined the 
First Presbyterian Church where she sings in the 
choir. Sally is an adult advisor for the Senior 
High Youth Group. 

NANCY CLARK has completed the training 
course at Delta Air Lines' Training School at 
Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport and is 
now a Delta flight attendant assigned to the 
alriine's Atlanta flight attendant base. 

TAMARA FAULCONER Lichford is currently 
operating a computer and doing general office 
duties for her father-in-law who is a wholesale 
distributor for the Lynchburg, Va., area. She and 
Lewis Litchford, III were married in November of 

Born to: 

SUSAN BEENE Franklin '65, a son, Robert 

Jenkins. August 10, 1979. 
GAIL APPERSON Kilman '66, a daughter, 

Alison Elizabeth, September 13, 1979. 
MARGARET JENNINGS Metz '67, a son, 

Robert Joe, Jr., March, 23, 1979 
BETS ROPER Golden '68, a son, Christopher 

Miles, Junes, 1979. 
SHARON GRAY Duncan '68, a son, Michael 

Gray, June 25, 1979. 
TEMPE DANA GRANT Thomas '68, a daughter, 

Tempe Haile, February 27, 1980. 
JANE CARTER Vaughan '69, a son. Carter 

Allen. Apnl 22, 1980. 
SALLY JAMES Laster '69, a daughter, Margaret 

Rawlings, February 13, 1980. 
JENNIFER KING Fitzhugh '69, a son, Benjamin 

King, September 4, 1979. 
SUE NEWMAN Landa '70, a daughter, Emily, 

November 19, 1979. 
MOLLY UPTON Tarr '70, a son, Robert J., Ill, 

April 29, 1979. 
ALICE KERR Gisick '70, a daughter, Kathryn 

Laird, January 5, 1980 
GAIL HALSEY Levlne '70, a son, Benjamin, July 

15, 1979. 
ALICE FRANCISCO Wipfler '70, a son, Michael, 

August 27, 1979. 
LOUISE PARMELEE Sylvester '70, a daughter, 

Kathryn Edgar, July 23, 1979. 
VIRGINIA MERCER Enns '70, a daughter, 

Stephanie, January 19, 1980. 
BONNIE BRACKETT Weaver '71 , a daughter, 

Kristina, April 16, 1979. 
HOLLY MERKEL Daane '71, a son, Christopher, 

January 11, 1980. 
CONNIE GANTT Hart '71 , a daughter, Sarah 

Ashley, October 19, 1979. 
LEAH WALLER Golden '72, a son, John 

Rudolph, January 8, 1980. 
KATHY YOUNG Wetsel '72, a daughter, 

Whitney, February 17, 1980. 
CLATIE HARRIS Campbell '72, a son, Colin 

Michael, Januan/ 27, 1980. 
JILL KIELY McKenzie '72, a son, Thomas 

Locke, December 25, 1979. 
JOAN KIRBY Brawley '73, a son, Francis 

Winslow Roe. II. June 14, 1979. 
MARTHA HILDEBRAND Shenwood '73, a 

daughter, Catherine, January 9, 1980. 
MALISSA HIGH Kilpatrick '74, a son, Paul 

Cameron, February 10, 1980. 
DAPHINE TILLEY Hill '74, a daughter, Gibson 

Lee, April 2, 1980. 
PATRICIA LACY Gray '74, a daughter, Julianna 

Lacy, October 18, 1979, 
ELLEN BOWLER Cox '74, a son, Alan Richard 

Cox. Jr., January 12, 1980. 
MARTHA GOLDEN Foster '74, a son, Bradley, 

Jr., July 19, 1979. 
ELIZABETH EVANS Grainer '75, a daughter, 

Kristin Elizabeth, January 19, 1980. 
ANNE HUNTER PLONK Boone '75, a daughter, 

Sarah Katherine, November 1979. 
SUSAN BURDON Coleman '76, a daughter, 

December 28, 1979. 
CATHERINE GEPHART Shook '77, a son, 

Robert Thayer, August 7, 1979. 
LISA HOWARD Grose '78, a daughter, Anne 

Adina, May 12, 1980. 
MARGARET CARSWELL Richardson '79, a 

son, Scott Durden, May 25, 1979 


DIANE HILLYER '68 to Richard L. Copley, 

March 3, 1979. 
BROOKE HUME '71 to William Beale Pendleton, 

January 19, 1980. 

Anthony Ficalora, September 8, 1979. 

Tuten, February 2, 1980. 
VALERIE SUTTON '76 to Charies Keith Payne, 

February 2, 1980. 
KATIE CLARKE '76 to William Hamilton, Jr., 

December, 1979. 
LESLIE MARFLEET '77 to William Worthington 

Terry, III, April 12, 1980. 
CYNTHIA VAUGHAN '77 to Kenneth Eugene 

Lantz, Jr , October 6, 1979. 
MARY CLARK '77 to Gene McBurney, 

November, 1979. 
MARY IRENE KIER '78 to Roy Ralston Johnson, 

Jr., May 31, 1980. 
CARROLL McCAUSLAND '78 to Walter Amos, 

Jr., April 19, 1980. 
DEBRA WILTON '79 to John D. Kipley, 

December 22, 1979. 

William Hagy, June 1, 1980. 

In Memoriam 

AMANDA PIPES DAVIS '99, February 26, 1980. 

ELEANOR WHITE 06, March 31, 1980. 
PEARL HANGER Bratton 07, March 12, 1980. 
ELIZABETH TIMBERLAKE '10, March 11, 1980. 
DABNEY PAXTON Grant '14, March, 1980. 
MARY PORTER WHITE Bear '18, February 16, 

KATHERINE NELSON Fishburn '20, May 27, 

VIRGINIA NEWBERRY Bowen '26, April 24, 

ELIZABETH ROBERTS Brittain '26, April 15, 

HARRIET JAYNE Smith '36, January 23, 1980. 
MINNA POTTS Thompson '43, December, 

MARY GILMER Brandon '52, December 24, 

ANN McFADDEN Lawson '59, March, 1980. 
BETTY BROCK McGLAMERY Grandstaff '63, 

February 7, 1980. 

May 19, 1980. 

The Reverend John Stuart McMullen, former 
trustee of the College and husband of 
ELIZABETH VINCENT McMullen '36, died April 
18, 1980 in Newport News where he had served 
as the pastor of Hidenwood Presbyterian 
Church since 1968. 





by Dr. Frank R. Pancake, Director of 
Planned Giving 

Two useful tools of estate plan- 
ning are the "annuity trust" and 
"unitrust " Both are types of charitable 
rennainder trusts. Since the two are 
frequently confused, this article will 
explain how each operates. 

In the case of a charitable 
remainder annuity trust, the annual 
income payment must be a fixed 
amount which is at least 5 percent of 
the fair market value of the property 
placed in the trust, measured on the 
date of the gift. In the case of a 
charitable remainder unitrust, the an- 
nual income payment must be an 
amount equal to a fixed percentage 
which is at least 5 percent of the net 
fair market value of the trust assets, 
valued annually. 

The charitable remainder annuity 
trust provides the advantage (or, 
depending upon one's viewpoint, dis- 
advantage) of a fixed return each year 
irrespective of market fluctuations. By 
contrast, the charitable remainder 
unitrust offers some attractiveness in 
the face of inflation, since the income 
paid out is a percentage of the value 
of the trust's assets as of a certain 
date each year. The following exam- 
ples will illustrate. 

Mr. Ralph Johnson, 50, transfers 
$100,000 in securities to a charitable 
remainder unitrust. The trust agree- 
ment provides, irrevocably, that the 
total assets of the trust go to Mary 
Baldwin College upon the death of Mr. 
Johnson. The trust is required to pay 
him annually 5 percent of the fair 
market value of the trust assets as of 
the beginning of each tax year of the 
trust. The government's actuanal ta- 
bles provide that the present value of 
the remainder interest is $37,816, 
Therefore, having made this gift, the 
donor will receive for the year of the 
transfer not only an income return 
(about $5,000 for the first year), but a 
charitable deduction of $37,816. If Mr. 
Johnson's adjusted gross income 
(contribution base) for the year of the 

gift was $100,000, this donor would 
have a $30,000 charitable deduction 
for the year of the gift since gifts of 
appreciated securities may be de- 
ducted only up to 30 percent of such 
income. The remaining $7,816 would 
carry over as a deduction for the 
subsequent year (assuming no other 
charitable giving). 

Thus, the funding of the charita- 
ble remainder trust with cash or 
property can provide considerable tax 
advantages to the donor and can be a 
useful alternative to an outright gift. 
These advantages are likely to be 
even more pronounced where the gift 
property is appreciated in value. 

Mr. James Bartlett, 63, has 
$100,000 worth of securities he pur- 
chased three years ago for $50,000. 
These securities are only yielding an 
average of 5 percent. He has an 
adjusted gross income of $40,000. He 
is anxious to make a gift and provide 
himself with a fixed income for life 
without having to pay any capital 
gains tax on the appreciation of his 

Mr. Bartlett decides to transfer the 
$100,000 into a charitable remainder 
annuity trust which provides that, at 
his death, all assets of the trust pass 
to Mary Baldwin College. The trust 
agreement provides that Mr. Johnson 
will receive $6,000 per year for the 
rest of his life regardless of how the 
assets in the trust fluctuate. In making 
this gift Mr. Bartlett avoids the capital 
gains taxes that he normally would 
have to pay on the $50,000 apprecia- 
tion in the securities. 

In addition, he is entitled to an 
income tax deduction based on the 
charitable remainder interest at the 
time of his gift, just as Mr. Johnson 

was. Mr. Bartlett may deduct as a 
charitable contribution approximately 
49 percent of the net fair market value 
of his gift at age 63. Thus, his total 
deduction would be approximately 
$49,000, according to established 
treasury tables. 

Gifts of appreciated securities 
may be deducted up to 30 percent of 
adjusted gross income, so Mr. Bartlett 
will be allowed $12,000 income tax 
deduction in the year of his gift, and 
the remainder can be deducted in the 
five successive tax years. 

Note that Mr. Bartlett has suc- 
ceeded in accomplishing one of his 
financial objectives by transferring 
lower yield securities that are now 
converted to return him $6,000 per 
year for the rest of his life. 

In each of the above examples 
the donor could specify that the trust 
income be paid to the surviving 
spouse (or others) and the trust 
assets pass to Mary Baldwin at the 
spouse's death. In this case the 
charitable deduction would be less. 

Any person considenng an an- 
nuity trust or unitrust should, of 
course, consult with his or her finan- 
cial advisors and have the trust 
agreement drawn by a qualified attor- 
ney. Mary Baldwin College would be 
pleased to provide further information 
and assistance. 

Note: Portions of tliis matehai tiave been 
taken from: 

(1.) Harman, Wm. J., A Charitable 
Giving Guide for the Professional Advisor, 
l\/lcfvlanis Associates. Inc. 

(2 J Sharpe. Robert F., The Planned 
Giving Idea Book, Thos. Nelson Inc. Pub- 
lishers, New York, 1978 


Dear Dr. Pancake: 

Please send me your 

pamphlet on: 

Estate Planning 

Making Your Will 

Estate Planning for 
Farmers and Ranchers 


Dr. Frank R. Pancake 
Director of Planned Giving 
Mary Baldwin College 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 
Tel. 703-885-081 1 , Ext. 330 





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