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President's Letter 

Many people work hard to make Mary Bald- 
win College successful. One very committed 
group is those who serve on the Board of 
Trustees. The board meets three times a year 
and has an Executive Committee meeting 
each summer. Trustees take time out of their 
busy schedules to travel from Texas, Georgia, 
Louisiana, Delaware, Colorado, Washington 
state, New York, Oklahoma, North Carolina, 
South Carolina, West Virginia, Washington, 
DC, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The geo- 
graphic spread illustrates the breadth of Mary 
Baldwin's influence across the 
country and the importance the 
college places on bringing 
together persons who reflect a 
national spectrum of views and a 
wealth of experience. The 
trustees help guide the college 
and assist in planning for the 
future. In turn, the college keeps 
them up to date on our activities 
and recommendations for 
change. Together the path into 
the future is forged. 

The trustee meeting of the first week of 
February 2000 illustrates the engagement of 
our trustees in the present and the potential 
future of our college. To open the meeting, a 
nationally known expert in student affairs 
and trends. Dr. Thomas Goodale from the 
The College of William and Mary School of 
Education, addressed the group, giving the 
trustees insights into young people's lives and 
what they bring to the college experience 
today. Our society changes, and people who 
are products of that society change likewise. 
We at MBC must always be current in the 
needs, aspirations, and expectations of our 
student body. 

Following Goodale 's address, the trustees 
were introduced to a new planning project, 
the development of Shakespeare studies on 
campus. We heard about the five-year strate- 
gic plan for Staunton and the creation of a 
Shenandoah Shakespeare Blackfriars Theater 
on Market Street, adjacent to which will be a 
new municipal parking facility. MBC faculty 
in theater, literature, art, history, and music 
are currently working on a draft curriculum 
for master's level work in Shakespeare studies 
(see page 4 of this issue). This is a most excit- 
ing and promising cooperative 
project among the city of 
Staunton, Shenandoah Shake- 
speare, and MBC. The trustees 
recognized that this project 
could provide tremendous 
scholarship opportunities for 
students and faculty, as well as 
high quality Shakespeare pro- 
ductions right in our own back 

Finally, the trustees heard 
about our technology advances 
and our needs for the future as we all grapple 
with the demands of the computer age. Facul- 
ty presented new ways of working with 
technology in the classroom and experiences 
with using technology in research, as well as 
the results of our latest experiments with dis- 
tance learning with adult students. 

As always, Mary Baldwin must keep 
advancing. All of the matters discussed at the 
trustees' meeting benefit from the experience 
and geographic diversity of our trustees. Peo- 
ple might think we are isolated in Staunton. 
Thanks in large part to our devoted and hard- 
working trustees, we are not. Our sphere of 
influence is wide and continues to widen. 

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4 Much Ado About Something 

by Charles Culbertson '86 ADP 

8 Sunday with the World at War 

by Dr. James D. Lott, Dean of the College 

18 First Lady of Public Television 
Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 

by Sarah O'Connor 

20 Going West 

by Dr. Susan Blair Green, 

Associate Professor of English/Adult Degree Program 

departments 1 


Campus News j 


Faculty & Staff Highlights 


Alumnae News 


Class Notes 


Chapters in Action 



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During the month of February, the usual calm of the Mary Baldwin cam- 
pus was disturbed by reports of threats and harassment aimed at lesbian 
students and some of their friends and supporters. While the threatening 
behaviors were clearly the extreme actions of a very few, the college rallied 
in a number of ways to say collectively that this is unacceptable behavior 
at Mary Baldwin College. A candlelight vigil on the evening of February 
23 was attended by over 400 people. Several students spoke and the 
Anointed Voices of Praise led the group in songs, including the MBC 
school song. These remarks were delivered by President Cynthia H.Tyson 
at the rally: 

All of us are distressed by recent events of threats and acts of vio- 
lence on our campus. So, I thank the organizers of our gathering 
tonight. You are good young women, and I appreciate you. 

Tonight we make a positive stand in a public way. 

We care about our college and every student here. 

We reject violent acts. 

We are repulsed by threats and the fear that results from them. 

We know that when one is harmed, all are harmed. 

We will not tolerate harassment. 

We cannot accept rumor and innuendo. 

We seek facts and truth in cooperation with those who are in charge 
of finding them. 

We draw together as a community that respects each person and 
lives with a code of honor and integrity. 

We embrace yet again the ideals and values stated in our code of 

We will not be fragmented by those who wish harm and do harm. 

Ephesians, chapter 6, verses 13-14: 

" all that your duty requires, and hold your ground. Stand fast 

with truth as the belt around your waist, justice as your breastplate." 

Spring "2000 • The Mary Baldmn College Magazine 

Francis Collins: 
Humphreys Lecturer, 
Gene Hunter 

On March 26, internationally recog- 
nized genetic researcher Dr. Francis S. 
Collins addressed a standing-room- 
only crowd at Mary Baldwin College 
with a lecture titled "Medical and 
Societal Consequences of the Human Genome Project." 

As head of the National Human Genetics Research Insti- 
tute at the National Institutes of Health, Collins is leading what 
has been referred to as "the most audacious endeavor undertak- 
en in biology — discovering the complete genetic instructions 
for a human being." 

According to U.S. News and World Report, "This revolution 
will bring changes no less sweeping than those wrought by the 
microchip in the 1990s. As with information technology, imag- 
inations and business energies will be fixed on biotech 
breakthroughs that promise to unfold in the 21st century. The 
consumer will keenly feel the effects: simple blood tests, for 
instance, that reveal one's risk of developing cancer or 
Alzheimer's, or custom-made drugs that work without side 

Already well known for his work at the University of 
Michigan in discovering the genes for several diseases, Collins 
was hired by the NIH in 1993 to head the genome project. Since 
his hiring, the project has accelerated as NIH researchers have 
raced to finish the sequencing and publish the results before pri- 
vate interests could file patents. Most recently, Collins has been 
exploring avenues for collaboration between the NIH and pri- 
vate interests. 

Francis Collins is a Staunton native, the son of Professor 
Emeritus of Theatre Fletcher Collins Jr. He earned his bachelor 
of science degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia, 
his M. Phil, and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale Univer- 
sity, and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School 
of Medicine at Chapel Hill. He has received five honorary doc- 
torates, lectured around the world, and been honored with 
countless awards. 

Carpenter Endowment 

At a time when national surveys of college students reveal a 
growing interest in spiritual growth even among students who 
have no religious affiliation, Mary Baldwin College announced 
the creation of a $1.75 million endowment to support religious 
life at the college. 

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation has 
provided $1 ,500,000 in endowment to support the college chap- 
lain, the Carpenter Quest Program, and the Preparation for 
Ministry Program. Other support brings total funds and com- 

campus news 

mitments to $1,750,000. 

TTie Carpenter Preparation for Ministry Program was estab- 
lished in 1988 through a grant from the Carpenter Foundation. 
The Carpenter Foundation is an independent foundation whose 
main interests include the arts, education, theological educa- 
tion, and health. 

The Ministry Program was originally limited to students 
who intend to enter the professional ministry. It supported the 
establishment of a minor in ministry as well as such activities 
as student internships and guest speakers. Through the years, 
the Ministry Program has expanded to include the Quest pro- 
gram. Begun in 1996, Quest is a holistic program that helps 
students integrate religious commitment, intellectual develop- 
ment, and service. Quest provides two years of spiritual 
direction, academic course work, and enrichment activities 
that support individual efforts to make sense of life, learning, 
and faith. 

The permanent funding from the Carpenter Foundation 
will allow the Ministry Program to continue to meet the needs 
of students as they grow in understanding their own faith tradi- 
tions in an increasingly diverse society. 

$266,000 Grant Helps 

MBC "Connect" with Students 

A $226,000 grant from the New York-based Teagle Founda- 
tion has enabled MBC to establish "The Connections 
Initiative." This initiative will help the college expand its 
focus on student success. 

Over the next two and a half years, the Teagle grant will 
fund significant improvements in undeclared advising, selection 
of majors, networking with alumnae, and communication with 
parents. Many of these improvements will involve web-based 
communication tools. 

"We are really excited about the new programs this fund- 
ing will allow us to implement," said Marsha Mays, dean for 
student success initiatives and director of the Connections 
Initiative. "At Mary Baldwin, we work to provide the best 
possible education for our students. That means we also work 
hard to create the optimum overall college experience." 

The Connections Initiative will develop a new program 
called Freshman and Sophomore Transition (FAST) Teams. 
The teams will be created to provide students with personal- 
ized academic advising and student services. Improved 
departmental web sites will provide guidance in the selection 
of a major. 

An electronic mail-based constituency communica- 
tions system is being developed to link parents and 
alumnae/i with the college. Finally, an Alumnae/i Informa- 
tion Center will be established on an interactive, secure 
web site to improve alumnae/i communication with the col- 
lege and increase career networking contacts between 
alumnae/i and current students. 

campus news continued on page 14 

liiiii;.' :iO(|() • The Mary lialdwin Collr^gc Miigaziiii^ 


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by Charles Culbertson '86 ADP 

t's a pop culture reality: today's sensation is 
tomorrow's blank stare. 

There exists, however, one very notable 
exception. At 400+ years old, William 
Shakespeare could win an academy award 
for best screenplay. Just look at Shakespeare 
ill Love or William Shakespeare's Romeo and 
Juliet. Just look at the May 2000 release of A 
Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Just look at Shenandoah Shakespeare 

Now headquartered in Staunton, this 
growing organization brings the genius of 
Shakespeare to arts centers, colleges, uni- 
versities, high-schools, theaters, and 
festivals all over the nation. Two companies 
of traveling actors perform under the condi- 
tions for which Shakespeare's plays were 
originally designed — on a stage without 
sets, surrounded by the audience, with each 
actor assuming several roles. 

Moving into new territory, Shenan- 
doah Shakespeare is looking to further the 
Bard's 400-year winning streak in a collabo- 
ration with one of the organization's earliest 
friends and supporters - Mary Baldwin Col- 

"Mary Baldwin was the first college to 
have SSE perform," said Executive Director 
Ralph Cohen. "We now perform at more 
than 350 universities and colleges all over 
the country, but MBC was the first, and has 
had us there every year since then. It's only 
natural we should turn to them with this 
new project." 

The new project, as both Cohen and 
MBC officials are quick to point out, is just 
in the planning stages. Still, efforts are offi- 
cially under way to create a master's 
program at Mary Baldwin with Shake- 
speare, his works and his time, as the 
central educational element. And with the 
Shakespeare company building a replica of 
the original Blackfriars Theater in historic 
downtown Staunton just a couple of blocks 
from the college, expectations and enthusi- 
asm are running high. 

"As we envision it, the program would 
focus on Shakespeare on his own terms," 
Cohen said. "We would try to learn from 
what people of that time knew, rather than 
impose on them our own sense of chrono- 
logical superiority. I like to say that 

Shakespeare never got up in the morning 
and wished he had a light board or a sound 
system. He simply got up happy he had the 
Globe and the Blackfriars and tried to write 
his plays for those spaces. 

"If we ignore the limited resources he 
had," Cohen continued, "then we're likely 
to miss a lot of what's there." 

Cohen pointed out that the study of 
Shakespeare on his own terms is about more 
than just theater. It's about business, as well. 
Cohen said Shakespeare and his company 
made a great deal of money in a free market 
economy not unlike today's government- 
free, no-holds-barred Internet. Cohen said 
students in the proposed master's program 
will be able to examine what those long-ago 
entrepreneurs were doing and relate it to 
what we're doing today. 

But would a master's program centering 
on Shakespeare have limited applications 
and payoffs in the real world? How many 
employers, for example, would look at a 
resume, cluck their tongues and say, "Sorry, 
but you don't have a grasp of 16th century 
language. We can't use you."? 

Well, the average employer probably 
wouldn't ask that question, but Cohen 
points out that people seeking careers in 
English, history, literature, and - of course - 
theater can benefit enormously from this 
kind of master's degree. Why? Again, it goes 
back to the popular invincibility of the 

"Shakespeare's bigger than ever," 
Cohen said. "There's an entire Shakespeare 
industry out there that's simply exploding 
with opportunities, and that industry is 
looking for qualified people. They need 
people who understand how Shakespeare's 
verse worked, how the language worked, 
and how the staging worked. And that's just 
in the realm of theater." 

In addition, Cohen said, there's not a 
high school in the country that doesn't 
require some level of Sheakespearean study. 
A prospective English or literature teacher 
who can say in an interview, "I'm an expert 
in Shakespeare's language, and 1 can make 
it come alive," will have an enormous 
advantage over the candidate with a simple 
English degree. 

The same, he said, could hold true for 


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historians teaching the EUzabethan period. 

But one of the most exciting aspects 
of the proposed program is the foreign 
study component. Cohen, who over the 
years has estabUshed close educational ties 
in London with the modern-day Globe, 
said participants in the new program 
would have an opportunity to work in 
London at the descendant of Shake- 
speare's great theater. 

When approached with the idea of a 
cooperative master's program between 
Shenandoah Shakespeare and MBC, Mary 
Baldwin president Cynthia H. Tyson was 
quick to see the potential. 

"We have before us a unique opportu- 
nity, one to be grasped, developed, and 
celebrated," said Tyson, a native of Eng- 
land. "Shenandoah Shakespeare, the city 
of Staunton, and Mary Baldwin College 
are poised for new levels of cooperation 
and success." 

Having blessed the union, Tyson 
turned over to her faculty the details of 
helping get the program up and running. 
Bringing the master's degree to life are a 
number of Mary Baldwin professors who 

Mary Baldwin College 

also double as actors and directors. From the 
theater department, Terry Southerington 
and Virginia Francisco; from the English 
department, Frank Southerington; from 
art, Marlena Hobson; from music, Lise 
Keiter; and from history, Mary Hill Cole. 
"Of course, everything is still in the 
very early stages," said Terry Southering- 
ton. "At this point, we're in the process of 
trying to determine all the elements — 
what will eventually be offered, who will 
provide it, and where it will be provided. 
Needless to say, though, we're excited 
about the possibilities. 

"This kind of program gives both Mary 
Baldwin and Shenandoah Shakespeare a 
whole new dimension," she continued. "As 
far as we know, it will be the only program 
of its kind in the country." 

Southerington said she foresees the 
program attracting a wide range of stu- 
dents, from recent theater graduates 
moving directly into a graduate program, 
to working adults looking to advance 
careers or embark on new careers. The 
master's, she said, could pave the way for 
teachers, actors, directors, or theater man- 
agers. Classes will most likely be 
held in both Mary Baldwin's 
Fletcher Collins Theater and 
Shenandoah Shakespeare's new 
Blackfriars Theater at 10 Market 
St. in downtown Staunton. 

Program planners hope that 
the first classes can be offered by 
fall 2001. 

As of this moment there is no 
official name for the new program. 
The Master's Master's is a possibil- 
ity, but not a likely one. A 
Master's from the Bard of Educa- 
tion is another — also unlikely — 

But, as someone vaguely famil- 
iar once said, "What's in a name? 
That which we call a rose, by any 
other name would smell as sweet." 

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Staunton's Own Blackfriars Theater 

It's a city most noted as the 
birthplace of Woodrow Wil- 
son, as the Shenandoah 
Valley's most important Con- 
federate stronghold during 
the Civil War, as a repository 
of what is believed to be the 
largest collection of unspoiled 
Victorian architecture in the 
Commonwealth of Virginia. 

But now, Staunton may 
also become known as Amer- 
ica's premier destination for 
lovers of Shakespeare. 

Shakespeare? Here? 

Yes. By 2003, construc- 
tion will have been 
completed on two extraordi- 
nary venues — one, a replica 
of the Blackfriars indoor play- 
house in London and, two, a 
replica of Shakespeare's 
famous outdoor Globe The- 
ater. These structures will be 
dedicated to the performance 
and study of Shakespeare's 
plays and the plays of his con- 

Shenandoah Shake- 
speare, supported by the city 
of Staunton and countless 
friends and patrons, is cur- 
rently in the process of 
creating the Blackfriars. An 
old insurance building at 10 
Market St., just two blocks 

from Mary Baldwin College, 
has been demolished, and 
construction is under way on 
a replica of the Elizabethan 
playhouse where Shake- 
speare's plays were first 
performed indoors. 

The project, which is 
scheduled for completion by 
spring 2001, is expected to 
cost $2.7 million. This play- 
house will not only serve as a 
performance venue, but as the 
headquarters for the Shenan- 
doah Shakespeare Educational 
Center. In addition to back- 
stage tours, theater camps, 
teacher workshops, research 
seminars, and acting classes, 
the center will also provide a 
key educational element in an 
MBC master's degree focusing 
on the life, language, and art of 
William Shakespeare. 

Construction of the 
New Globe Theater com- 
prises phase two of 
Shenandoah Shakespeare's 
master plan. London's sec- 
ond Globe Theater was built 
in 1613 after a fire destroyed 
the original 1599 structure. 
Staunton's New Globe will 
feature 1,500 seats and will 
complement the Blackfriars 

ILLUSTRATIONS, TOP: Artist's rendering 
of the Blackfriars Theater's exterior. 

BOTTOM: cut-away view of the Blackfriars 
Theater's interior. 

Spring 2000 • Th(; .Mary (ialdwin Oilli'gc Magaziiiit 

"Your boys going to the movies?" Mrs. 
Stanley asked. She sat on a sofa 
beside Jason and Evan's mother. Mr. 
Stanley sat across the room from the 
two women, and the boys' father 
stood in front of the window. Each of 
the adults held a glass of red wine, and 
because the afternoon was dark and a 
floor lamp had been turned on, Jason 
could imagine that they were putting 
on a play. 

"They go every Sunday in the 
winter if they've gone to church," 
their mother said. "And if something 
decent's on. It's The Song of 

Mrs. Stanley looked pleased. 
She said that she heard that was a 
wonderful movie. She had read a 
review of it in her Diocesan newslet- 
ter, and the reviewer said that every 
Catholic should see it. "And Protes- 
tants too, I'm sure," she added. Jason 
looked across the table at Evan, who 
was drawing cards one at a time from 
the stack in front of him. 

Mrs. Stanley said it was too bad 
they didn't make more movies like 
The Song of Bemadette, uplifting sto- 
ries that could take your mind off your 
troubles. She said that with all her 
worries she didn't want to pay money 
to see something on the screen that 

depressed or frightened her more than 
she already was. She asked if they had 
seen the story about the woman who 
had been given $25.00 to sit through 
some horror movie at midnight by 
herself No one had seen the story, 
but Mrs. Stanley said that there was- 
n't enough money to pay her to do 
something like that. She said that 
her own life was scary enough. 

"Are you gonna' play or not?" 
Evan asked. 

Jason put his six of spades on the 
six of diamonds. 

"Thanks a lot!" Evan said. He 
began drawing cards again. With 
each one he sighed elaborately before 
finding a place for it in his hand. 
Jason knew that his brother probably 
had a spade or a six and was trying to 
build up his hand and get all the good 
cards. They had never been able to 
agree on whether that was strategy or 
cheating, but Jason felt now that it 
wasn't worth an argument, especially 
since they were only filling up time 
before they left. 

Mr. Stanley finished his wine 
and smacked his lips to show every- 
one how much he had liked it. He 
sat in a low easy chair just outside the 
circle of light, and the smoke from 
his cigar was like a pale shadow 

around his head. Mrs. Stanley, sud- 
denly lapsed into silence, sipped her 
wine as though she didn't know she 
was doing it. 

"The Stanleys didn't hear from 
Don this week," the boys' mother said 
to their father. She seemed to be 
explaining Mrs. Stanley to him. 

"I know. Ben told me," their 
father said. He stood with his back to 
the window, smoking a cigarette. "It's 
probably the mails. There's a whole 
ocean they've gotta come across." 

"Ben says the same thing," Mrs. 
Stanley said. "He says I shouldn't 
worry, the mails being what they are." 
She shrugged her shoulders, and Jason 
was afraid she was going to cry. He 
wondered what the rest of them 
would do then. 

But Mr. Stanley said, "He's still 
in England, so there's no danger. He's 
not in any danger there. Not so long 
as he can remember which side of the 
road to stay on." 

"It's no joke," Mrs. Stanley said. 
"He can be sent over any day. He as 
much as said so in his last letter, as 
much as they would let him say." She 
lowered her voice as if confiding in 
the boys' mother, but Jason could 
hear her clearly. "They've been train- 
ing hard, ever since they got there. 


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His battalion is supposed to shoot 
tanks, destroy them. Don has been 
put in charge of the whole thing." 

"Just the crew," Mr. Stanley 
sajd. He shifted his cigar from one 
siae of his mouth to the other. "A 
five-man crew, not the battalion. 
They're in charge of a 37'mm. anti- 
tank gun, and Don is the leader of 
the crew. But it's just five men, not a 

Jason tried to picture a 37-mm. 
antitank gun, but he couldn't imag- 
ine the size or shape. It would have 
to be very large to require five men 
to hold it, he thought, and to be able 
to harm a tank. He had seen a movie 
in which the Americans burned up a 
tank with a flamethrower, but that 
was apparently something different 
from an antitank gun. 

"Well, that's wonderful," the 
boy's mother said to Mr. Stanley. "1 
know you're proud of him. I know 
he'll be all right." 

"We can be thankful it's Ger- 
many he's going to," Mr. Stanley 
said, looking at his wife. "When the 
Japs capture them, they don't last 
long. They don't feed them any- 
thing, except just a little rice. And 
they don't follow any rules. They'd as 
soon tear out their tongues as look at 

"Oh, Ben!" their mother 
protested. Jason and Evan had both 
stopped playing cards, and they sat 
sideways to each other, facing the 
adults and listening. 

"He says that all the time," Mrs. 
Stanley said. "How lucky we are 
Don's not in the Pacific." She drew 
herself forward into the light, hold- 
ing her glass so carefully that the 
wine in it barely trembled. "The way 
he talks you'd think there was noth- 
ing to worry about. You'd think Don 
was on a picnic." 

"Picnic!" Mr. Stanley said. "Did 
I say picnic?" 

"You said we're lucky he's in 
Germany," his wife said. "You say it 
all the time, like there's nothing to 
worry about." 

"You think I don't worry?" Mr. 
Stanley asked. "You think I don't 
know he might get killed?" 

Jason couldn't tell who it was 

Mr. Stanley was talking to. 

"Hey, come on," the boys' 
father said. "It's not as bad as you 
two are making it. Don's still in Eng- 
land. He's a long way from 

"Martha, you just be thankful 
your two boys are too young," Mrs. 
Stanley said. She talked as if Jason 
and Evan weren't there. 

"She can't understand it's not 
just us," Mr. Stanley said. "It's the 
whole world. The whole world's at 

"You just be thankful," Mrs. 
Stanley said. "By the time they're 
old enough, it'll all be over, one way 
or another." 

Their mother looked at them 
for a moment as if she couldn't see 
them, and her face through the 
vague smoke seemed to lose its 
shape. It was just for a moment, 
though, and then she was looking at 
them clearly, the way she always did 
before she told them something. 

"If you're going to get to the 
movie on time," she said, "you'd bet- 
ter go now. And go the long way. I 
don't like you near those tracks." 

As they stood up, Evan and 
Jason both nodded their heads in 
agreement. The shortcut led them 
by the railroad tracks and across a 
trestle which spanned the deep gully 
between their house and the center 
of town, and although they saved a 
quarter mile and the trestle had a 
wooden walkway attached to it, no 
one liked being caught there when a 
train went by. Because of the war, 
the trains had started coming 
through at erratic times. The long 
way was only a mile, and there were 
sidewalks: even when they had to 
cross the gully, they did it on a con- 
crete walkway protected by a waist 
high concrete barrier and connected 
firmly to a bridge over which cars 
passed slowly and at a safe distance. 
They had also learned by experience 
that if they went the long way, they 
often were given a ride by parents of 
their friends. 

They put on their raincoats and 
stood in the front hall while their 
father gave them money for the 
movie and for one treat and told 

them to be careful walking. Jason 
watched the other three adults 
through the living room door, and 
they looked up at the same time, like 
people who had heard a signal. 

"Bye now," Mrs. Stanley said. 
"Enjoy the movie." 

"Bye," Mr. Stanley said. 

"Don't dawdle on the way 
home," their mother said. 

There was a cold wind which 
rattled the holly bushes back and 
forth against the porch railings, and 
Jason hunched his shoulders forward 
to meet it. He was glad to be out of 
the house; he knew that Mrs. Stan- 
ley would continue to talk about the 
war and about her son and that no 
one would be able to say anything to 
make her feel any better. 

The theater was only half full, 
and most of the other kids were there 
with their parents, so it was less 
chaotic than on Saturday mornings. 
When the lights dimmed, there was 
only whispering, and as soon as the 
screen was lighted up, everyone was 
quiet. On Saturdays they showed a 
serial and a cartoon before the fea- 
ture, which was always a western or a 
comedy with someone like Abbott 
and Costello. On Sundays they usu- 
ally only had a newsreel and some 
scenes from future attractions which 
were supposed to make you want to 
come see the complete movie. Then, 
instead of a real cartoon, there were 
little figures of popcorn boxes and 
soda cups which danced and sang a 
jingle about visiting the concession 
stand before the feature started. Fol- 
lowing that, after a minute or two of 
darkness, the movie for the day 
would begin. 

The newsreel showed the war, 
as usual. First, there were some men 
marching to band music, and the 
voice said that they were on maneu- 
vers somewhere in the United States 
but would soon be on their way to 
fight Hitler or Tojo. Several of the 
soldiers waved and smiled as they 
walked by on the screen, and they 
appeared to walk faster than most 
people. Then there was a picture of 
a tank, but the film became very 
grainy, and Jason could tell that the 
tank was not in the United States. It 

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rolled across a field and down into a 
ditch, and then its gun pointed up 
out of the ditch like a needle, and 
the whole thing churned up the side 
and onto the flat ground. Instead of 
tires, it had what looked like gigantic 
bicycle sprocket chains going around 
on lots of tiny wheels. Most amazing 
of all was that the chain and wheels 
all seemed to be turning in a direc- 
tion opposite from the one in which 
the tank was moving. 

There were three other stories 
— one was about some men sitting 
at a desk with microphones crowded 
in front of them, a second was about 
funny people who competed with 
each other singing like chickens, and 
the last was about some girls in a 
beauty contest. The announcer 
emphasized that they were all work- 
ers in a factory, and there was a 
picture of them in coveralls working 
on a big engine. Then there was a 
picture of them in bathing suits with 
ribbons sewn diagonally across their 
chests to identify who was who. 
Everyone in the theater laughed and 

"Woo, woo!" Evan said out 
loud. Jason thought his brother had 
said it to him, but when he looked, 
Evan was smiling at the screen as if 
he were alone and no one could see 

For some reason, there were no 
scenes from coming attractions. 
During the advertisement, Jason 
wondered how the wheels of the 
tank could go in one direction and 
the tank in another. He decided that 
they had been designed that way to 
fool the Japs and Germans. It was 

Though Mrs. Stanley's account 
had predisposed him not to like the 
movie, Jason found after only a few 
minutes that he was enjoying it. At 
first it bothered him that the person 
playing the little girl was really a 
woman, but then he decided that she 
would probably be a grown-up later 
in the story, so he should try to 
believe she was a child early on. 
Also, at the start she merely seemed 
strange, like someone who had wan- 
dered in from somewhere and didn't 

know what was going on, but then 
the Virgin Mary appeared to her and 
the girl's odd looks and behavior 
made sense. 

Because no one else in the 
movie could see the Virgin, most 
thought the girl was crazy. Her 
teacher, a very strict nun, made her 
put on a dunce's cap and sit in front 
of the class while the other students 
laughed at her. But some people, all 
of whom seemed poor and ready to 
believe anything, thought that she 
was sane and her visions were real. 
Every time the girl went to the cave 
where the Virgin appeared to her, 
more and more people followed her, 
even though they couldn't see the 
miracle itself. The audience knew 
that the visions were real because 
whenever the girl looked as though 
she were seeing something holy, a 
shaft of light fell across her face. 
Jason decided that by the end of the 
story, even the important skeptics 
would realize the truth, but the fact 
that the girl had to keep trying to 
convince people showed that noth- 
ing could be counted on to take care 
of itself. 

Just as the movie had gone on 
long enough to seem real to the audi- 
ence, Bemadette, the girl, at the 
request of the Virgin, began digging 
in the ground for water. When she 
found nothing but mud, she started 
putting it into her mouth and trying 
to swallow it. It was easy to see that 
this caused even the people who had 
believed her before to doubt her, 
because they all looked surprised and 
disgusted. Before Jason could decide 
what he thought, though, the images 
began flickering and jumping. 

Suddenly the screen was cut 
across from one side to the other by 
a dark orange line. Beneath it 
appeared what should have been on 
top: the figures from the waist up of 
all the people looking down at 
Bemadette. Above them and above 
the orange line was Bemadette, her 
hands and mouth smeared with mud, 
looking down through the earth 
beneath her to the heads of the peo- 
ple. But the peoples' feet and lower 
legs stayed beside her, separated from 

and catapulted above the bodies they 
belonged to. As soon as the line 
established itself, with Bemadette 
and the people split apart from each 
other in the wrong place, the images 
stopped moving. 

"The projector's stopped," Evan 
said. He turned in his seat to look 
back at the eye-like hole through 
which the light appeared, narrow 
and intense. 

But for Jason what was impor- 
tant was what was in front of him, 
and, because he didn't turn around, 
he saw the faces of Bemadette and 
her followers, inexpressive and sto- 
ical as photographs, waver slightly, as 
something not in the movie began to 
spread around them like spilled liq- 
uid. As he watched, the faces were 
eaten away and the screen was empty 
even before the light which illumi- 
nated it was snapped off. 

"It melted the film," Evan told 
him, but Jason didn't understand. 
"The heat of the projector light, it 
just melted the film away," Evan 

When the house lights came 
on, people began laughing and talk- 
ing, but the sounds they made were 
strange to Jason. He felt the adults 
were trying to reassure the children 
by telling them lies. The walls of the 
theater, green in the dim light, were 
blotched with darker green stains 
which narrowed and bulged from top 
to bottom without any pattern 
except what you made them have: 
like clouds, except that they would 
never change. 

"I want to go home," Jason said. 


"I want to go home." 

"But we didn't see it all yet. 
They have to fix the projector." 

"I don't care. I don't want to 
see it. I want to go home." 

"Don't you like the movie? 
Don't you want to see what hap- 

Jason stood up and moved 
down the row of empty seats. Only 
at the end, just before the aisle, was 
there anyone sitting: a large woman 
who pushed herself up on the arms of 
her seat to let him pass. When, try- 
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.Spriti!.; iUUU • Tlif .Mary lisldwin CnWfff- \hiffmi\c 

faculty & staff highlights 


Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian stud- 
ies, attended a conference on Asia and 
tlie Media in Sydney, Australia, on liis 
way liome after completing his year as 
visiting professor of English at Doshisha 
Women's College in Kyoto, Japan. Two 
chapters written by Dr. Metraux will 
appear in an Oxford University Press 
book on the Soka Gakkai: "Soka Gakkai 
and Politics" and "The Soka Gakkai in 
SE Asia." 

Robert Reich, assistant professor of 
communications, had his paper "Pres- 
ence and Television: The Role of Screen 
Size" published in Human Communica- 
tions Research. The research explores 
the parasocial relationship viewers devel- 
op with on-screen characters and 

VWIL Director Brenda Bryant spoke to 
the Virginia Regional meeting of the 
American Association for University 
Women on the subject of women and 
leadership. Bryant also spoke at the 
Henrico (VA) County annual awards 
luncheon on the topic of learning in the 
new millennium and to the Men's Club 
of the First Presbyterian Church about 

Todd Ristau, adjunct assistant professor 
theatre, directed the production of Way 
of tlie World, a restoration comedy, at 
the Live Arts Theatre Training Ensemble 
in Charlottesville, VA. Ristau has been 
asked to direct their next production. 

Judy Klein, professor of economics, pre- 
; sented a paper titled "Controlling 
Gunfire, Inventory and Expectations with 
the Exponentially Weighted Moving Aver- 
age" at the annual History of Science 
. Society meeting in Pittsburgh. 

' " ■■ iGrotjohn, assistant professor of 
ipresented his paper "'Formal 
|ce' 'meets the 'Ethnopoetic': 
|?0vs;;'The RedshiftingWeb'" at 
" ""'':pf;Louisville in February 

Celeste Rhodes, executive director of 
PEG, and Marcell McDougali, director of 
PEG, attended the 46th Annual Conven- 
tion for the National Association for 
Gifted Children in Albuquerque, NM, 
where they made four presentations. 
Rhodes presented "Grovrth for Gifted 
Females: A Model Family and Family 
Model" and "Female Radical Accelerants: 
Counseling Strategies for a Residential 
College Program." McDougali presented 
"Selected a Few Remarkable Girls: PEG'S 
Admission Process" and "PEG: An Early 
College Opportunity for Gifted Females." 
Rhodes also attended and presented a 
paper at the Virginia Association for the 
Gifted at their state convention in Rich- 
mond. The title of her presentation was 
"Hitting the Wall: Counseling Strategies 
for Radical Accelerants." 

Ken Keller, professor of history, 
appeared on the public television pro- 
gram "Living in Virginia" on March 5. The 
program highlighted the history of the Val- 
ley Turnpike - a subject Keller has been 
studying as the topic for a scholarly 

John Wells, professor of sociology, pre- 
sented his paper "Images of Men in 
Recent Academy Award Winning Rims" at 
the Popular Culture Association meeting 
in New Orleans, LA. 

Jim Gilman, professor of religion and phi- 
losophy, has been invited to present his 
paper "Miracles and the New Physics" at 
the prestigious Gifford Bequest - Interna- 
tional Conference on Science and 
National Theology in Aberdeen, Scotland. 
He will be attending the conference May 
26-28, 2000. 


Susan Blair Green and Pamela Mur- 
ray were listed incorrectly in the 
winter issue of Columns. Dr. Green 
is an associate professor of English 
and Dr. Murray is a full professor. 

Terry Southerlngton '72, professor of the- 
atre, has agreed to return as costumer for 
the 2000 summer season at the Ashlawn- 
Highland Summer Festival. She will be 
costuming Don Giovani, OI<lahoma!, and Die 

Terrie Conrad has joined the Institutional 
Advancement staff as the new director of the 
Annual Fund. Conrad is a graduate of Ran- 
dolph-Macon Woman's College and was 
previously in the College Relations Office of 
Hampden-Sydney College. 

Lynn Tuggle Gilllland '80, is the new execu- 
tive director of alumnae activities (see profile 
in the alumnae section of this magazine). She 
was Phi Beta Kappa at MBC and has an MBA 
from UNC-Chapel Hill. 

The medieval music drama Daniel and tiie 
Lions was performed on March 3 and 4 at Trin- 
ity Episcopal Church, Staunton, VA, to honor 
Dr. Fletcher Collins Jr., professor emeritus of 
theatre. Dr. Collins supplied the practical (i.e., 
performable) edition of Daniel and ttie Lions 
for this production. Joining in the tribute to Dr. 
Collins were MBC Choir Director Curtis Nolley 
in the role of King Darius, MBC alumna Custer 
LaRue Haws '74 in the role of the queen, and 
Professor of Religion and Philosophy Jim 
Gilman in the role of courtier/soldier. 


Ann Alexander '67, associate professor of history for 
the Adult Degree Program, was named the recipient of 
the Mellon Award by the Virginia Historical Society. 
Alexander was recognized for her project on fictional 
representations of the reconstruction era. 

Curtis Nolley, choir director, was named Augusta 
County's Teacher of the Year. In addition to his duties 
as the choir director at Mary Baldwin, Nolley teaches 
kindergarten students at Clymore Elementary School 
in Fort Defiance and directs the choir at the Harrison- 
burg First Church of the Brethren. He also directs a 
folk music ensemble and recently appeared as King 
Darius in the ShenanArts production of Daniel and the 
Lions. Nolley's name will be considered for Virginia 
Teacher of the Year. 

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Sunday... continued from page 11 

ing to step out, he almost fell into her, she 
said, "Watch yourself, little boy." 

He didn't look back until he was on 
the sidewalk outside the glass doors. The 
ticket seller was not in her cubicle, and 
the only person he saw was the girl behind 
the concession stand. She was chewing 
gum, and, though she looked at him, she 
seemed to see him only as a part of every- 
thing else. When Evan didn't appear at 
the inner door on the other side of the 
lobby, Jason started for home. 

There was a tiny cold drizzle, more 
like mist than rain, and although it was 
uncomfortable, the reason he took the 
shortcut was not to get home quicker. It 
was that he would not have known what 
to say to anyone who offered him a ride: 
the shortcut had the advantage of avoid- 
ing the sidewalks and streets. After he cut 
across the vacant lot at the end of the 
block, he could walk down the alley to the 
field at the edge of town. Once across the 
field, it was a simple case of following the 
railroad tracks home. 

He had decided that Evan was not 
going to follow him, so he didn't look 
back, and as he walked, he tried not to 
think of the people in the movie. But he 
kept seeing them, split apart, brought to a 
standstill, then devoured by something 
which wasn't there when it had finished 
with them. He began to shake his head, as 
if he could release himself physically from 
the image, but the more he did that, the 
more vivid the image became, tight and 
immovable like something that was 
becoming part of him. When he suddenly 
realized that he could not think of himself 
without thinking of the image, he began 
to run. 

The railroad tracks rested on a 
slightly raised bed of gravel, at the foot of 
which was a worn path wide enough for 
one person. Because he was running, Jason 
stayed on the path: walking on the tracks 
themselves required one to pay attention 
and therefore move more slowly. The mist 
grew heavier so that Jason could distin- 
guish separate drops against his face, and 
he found himself running in and out of 
patches of smoke-like fog. 

By the time he reached the trestle, 
he had to stop to rest. He half sat, half 
leaned on one of the large boulders which 
jutted out of the ground just before the 
drop into the gully. The fog was so thick 
around the legs of the trestle that Ja.son 
couldn't see to the bottom. Even the view 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

across the gully to the other side was 
obscured at moments as the fog rose up, 
then settled before it thinned and blew 

Jason knew without trying to do it 
that he could not walk across to the other 
side. If he tried it, he would fall: his foot 
would slip, or, more likely, a train would 
come careening from the far side and 
catch him in the middle of the bridge, 
shaking him, no matter how tightly he 
held on, until he was torn loose and sent 
plummeting down through the mist to the 
bottom. But neither could he bring him- 
self to go back the way he had come, to 
return to the theater or to walk home the 
long way. The effort it would take to do 
that was beyond him. 

He pushed back against the rock, 
away from the tracks and from the train 
which he had decided would be no more 
than seconds — at the most, minutes — 
away. For a few moments, he managed to 
see himself as someone else, and he imag- 
ined the turning wheels of the train and 
wondered if they could suck him under 
from this distance and chop him apart. 
He held his breath for as long as he 
could, but when he let it out, the feel of 
it leaving his body told him clearly who 
and where he was, and he knew that 
whatever was going to happen was going 
to happen to him. He breathed deeply, 
holding the air in his lungs before forcing 
it out in a rush, then quickly inhaling 
again, and he only began to cry when he 
realized that he had no idea what form 
anything might take or how he could get 
ready for it. He tried not to make any 
sound, but he could not keep his body 
from shaking so that it hit the rock 
behind him again and again. 

When he heard his name, he 
thought it was something inside himself 
trying to comfort him, but then he realized 
that he was being called from somewhere 
else. Because the sound his name made 
was his father's voice, he called out, 
"Father! Father!" Then he saw him, walk- 
ing across the trestle. Despite the ghostly 
effect of the fog, the figure in it was real: 
Jason recognized the green stockmg cap 
and the red and white lumberman's jack- 
et. One of his father's hands was in his 
pocket, and the other one held a cigarette, 
which he raised to his mouth and lowered, 
raised and lowered, almost as if he were 
timing him.self. 

As he watched his father come 

towards him, Jason stopped crying, but he 
started again when he felt himself being 
hugged. This time the crying was so differ- 
ent firom before that it was like doing 
something else. 

"What's the matter?" his father said. 
"Didn't you like the movie T' 

Jason couldn't say what had fright- 
ened him. His father's physical presence 
— his body beneath the rough wet wool of 
his jacket — caused him not to be able to 
summon the images or the fear, even 
when he tried. 

"Everything stopped," he said. He 
spoke sideways against his father's chest, 
and he knew that he had not explained 
anything. "I don't know," he said. 

His father continued to hold him, 
then tightened his grasp slightly before 
letting go. He stepped across the graveled 
bed and knelt down by the tracks as if he 
were going to pray, but instead he put his 
ear to the rail and shut his eyes for a mo- 
ment. Then he stood up. 

"We can cross now," he said. "It's 
OK. Nothing's coming." 

They started then across the trestle 
walkway. His father went first and Jason 
followed behind. 

"Evan called us," his father said. "He 
called from the movie. He was worried, 
but your mother and I — we knew every- 
thing was all right." 

"I was scared," Jason said. "I was 
really scared." 

"I know, but you scared yourself," his 
father said. His voice ahead of Jason was 
strong and confident. "Everything was OK 
all along. There was never anything to be 
scared of, really." 

Jason, for the first time in his life, 
wasn't sure he believed what his father 
told him, but he couldn't think how to 
answer. During the walk which led them 
across the gully and home, he tried sever- 
al times to come back to his father's words 
and consider them. He couldn't make 
them fit what had happened, though, and 
he even began having trouble remember- 
ing exactly what they were. 

What seemed to matter finally was 
the picture, the solid images he knew were 
real: his father's broad back like a checker- 
board, damp in the fog and almost 
steaming, his right hand holding firmly to 
the railing, but his black church shoes 
stepping as carelessly along the slatted 
wooden walkway as if there had not been 
a sixty-foot drop beneath. 


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Black History Month Celebrated at MBG 

Black History Month started with the joyful sound of the Third Annual Gospel Extrava- 
ganza, which was held on Feb. 5 at First Presbyterian Church. The performance featured 
Mary Baldwin's Annointed Voices of Praise, a student-directed, traveling music ministry 
whose purpose is to promote spiritual growth while fostering an appreciation of tradition- 
al and contemporary gospel music. Joining the Annointed Voices of Praise were gospel 
groups from Liberty and Shenandoah Universities, Lisa Wynn from Virginia State Uni- 
versity, the Booker T. Memorial Choir, and By His Grace Praise Team. The Rev. J. 
Rayfield Vines Jr., pastor of Hungary Road Baptist Church in Richmond and the father of 
MBC student Niani Vines, served as the master of ceremonies. 

On Feb. 10, Mary Baldwin students were treated to the "Sassy Sounds of Julie Hall" 
in a jazz coffee house held in Hunt Lounge. Ms. Hall, 
a jazz singer from Washington, DC, is an established 
performing vocalist in the Washington, DC, and Bal- 
timore metropolitan areas. She has opened for such 
well-known artists as Whitney Huston. 

On Feb. 14, Dr. Gladys Marie Fry presented the 
lecture "From the African Loom to the American 
Quilt." Fry is an English professor at the University of 
Maryland, where she teaches American folklore and 
African-American autobiography. 

Feb. 16 saw the return of the popular Annual 
Soul Food Banquet. The theme this year was "It's a 
Family Affair," and The Woodson Brothers, a local 
group, made a special musical guest appearance. Once 
again, students and Staunton community members 
participated in this much anticipated annual event. 

A poetry reading introducing "Libations," MBC's 
first African-American literary publication, was held 
on Feb. 17. 

Mary Baldwin's first African-American acting 
troupe made their debut on Feb. 24 with excerpts from 
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When 
the Rainbow Isn't Enuf, by Ntozake Shange, and The 
Colored Museum, by George C. Wolfe 

The Third Annual Harlem Renaissance Ball was 
held on Feb. 26. The theme for this year's ball was 
"The Joint is Jumpin'." The James Madison University 
Jazz Band provided the dance music from the Harlem 
Renaissance era. Semi-formal dress reflecting the era 
was suggested, and a prize was awarded for the best- 
dressed couple. 

Finally, on Feb. 28 Mary Baldwin proudly hosted 
the African-American Youth Oratorical Contest. The 
participants were area sixth-, seventh-, eighth-, and 
ninth-graders who showcased their forensic skills by 
interpreting African-American writers. Each contest- 
ant presented a four- to six-minute oration. This 
contest was sponsored by the African American Orien- 
Mt'on to College classes. 

The ninth annual 
Candlelight March 
for Peace and Jus- 
tice on January 17 
was the unofficial 
kickoff to Black 
History Month. The 
march coincided 
with Martin Luther 
King Day and was 
sponsored by the 
Staunton Chapter of 
the NAACP, Mary 
Baldwin College's 
Office of African 
American Affairs 
and Multicultural 
Understanding, and 
the MBC Depart- 
ment of Philosophy 
and Religion. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldftin College Magazine 

Religious Freedom 
Subject of 
Staley Lecture 

This year's Staley lec- 
turer, Dr. Charles C. 
Haynes, presented 
"Living with our 
Deepest Differences: 
Religious Liberty in 
21st Century Ameri- 
ca" on Tuesday, 
February 15 in Hunt Lounge. 

Haynes is recognized as a leading 
authority on religious liberty issues in 
public education. Currently a senior 
scholar at The Freedom Forum First 
Amendment Center at Vanderbilt 
University in Nashville, TN, he was 
formerly the executive director of the 
First Liberty Institute at George Mason 
University in Fairfax, VA. He present- 
ly serves on the Board of Directors of 
the Character Education Partnership. 

The author of the weekly col- 
umn "Finding Common Ground," 
Haynes was one of the principal 
organizers and drafters of "Religious 
Liberty, Public Education, and the 
Future of American Democracy: A 
Statement of Principles," which was 
sponsored by 24 major educational 
and religious organizations. Haynes 
also co-chaired the coalitions that 
produced a series of consensus guide- 
lines on "Religion in the Public 
School Curriculum," "Religious Hol- 
idays in the Public Schools," and 
"The Equal Access Act." He is the 
author of Religion in American Histo- 
ry: What to Teach and How and 
Finding Common Ground: A First 
Amendment Guide to Religion and Pub- 
lic Education. He co-authored Taking 
Religion Seriously Across the Curricu- 
lum and Living With Our Deepest 
Differences: Religious Liberty in a Plu- 
ralistic Society, a social studies 

Haynes holds a master's degree 
in religion and education from Har- 
vard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in 
rheological studies from Emory Uni- 
versity. He formerly taught world 
religions at Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege and social studies in both public 

Spring 2000 • The .Mary lialdwin C()lli!(.'r' Maj,'a/,jnc 

and private secondary schools. 

Established in 1967, the Staley 
Lectures are funded through the gen- 
erosity of the Thomas F. Staley 
Foundation in order to bring distin- 
guished religious scholars to MBC 
annually to speak on current issues in 
the field of religion. 

Twenty- one Students 
Win Nomination to 
MBC Chapter of 
Omicron Delta Kappa 

Twenty-one students (12 seniors and 
nine juniors), one faculty member, 
and one alumna were initiated into 
Mary Baldwin's circle of Omicron 
Delta Kappa. 

In 1976, Mary Baldwin College 
became the first women's college in 
the United States to be granted a cir- 
cle of the national leadership society 
Omicron Delta Kappa. Membership 
in ODK requires five qualifications: 
exemplary character, responsible com- 
munity and college leadership and 
service, superior scholarship, genuine 
fellowship, and devotion to democrat- 
ic principles. Juniors and seniors who 
rank in the upper 35 percent of their 
class are eligible, as well as faculty, 
administrators, and alumnae who 
have shown outstanding service and 
achieved high distinction in their 


Omicron Delta Kappa Initiates 


Erin Collins of Midlothian, VA 
Mindy Cousins of South Heights, PA 
Stacey Cummings of Chandler, AZ 
Merissa Fiddyment of Elk Grove, CA 
Tracy Grygotis of Hartwood, VA 
Mary-Katherine Huston of Ooltewah, TN 
Gettys Kobiashvili of The Woodlands, TX 
Amy Mitchell of Madison Heights, VA 
Krista Morris of Covington, VA 
Christy Riggs of Martinsville, VA 
Kerri Shiflett of RuckersviUe, VA 
Blythe Slinkard of Colonial Heights, VA 


Aviva Dove-Vcibahn of Charlottesville, VA 

Abigail Foley of Birmingham, MI 

Wendy Foscus of Woodbridge, VA 
Stacy Horn of Lake Jackson, TX 
Elizabeth Kiser of Oceanside, CA 
Janeen Pettus of Landover, MD 
Elizabeth Plewes of Alexandria, VA 
Rachel Shoaf of Searcy, AR 
Erika Wendt of Stephens City, VA 


Dr. Celeste Rhodes, executive director, PEG, 

and associate professor of education 


Martha R. Gates '78, assistant director of pub- 
lications, MBC 

Rita Dove Presents 
MBC Scholarship 

Former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer 
Prize-winner Rita Dove came to cam- 
pus on January 22 to present the two 
Rita Dove Frontrunner Scholarships for 
Minority Students at the second annu- 
al Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 
awards brunch. 

"It's so rare to have the chance to 
give a gift like this to someone and 
actually get to see the person you're 
helping and talk with them," she com- 
mented. Of course, a trip to Mary 
Baldwin is a double blessing for Dove, 
whose daughter Aviva is among the 
gifted students she sees. 

This year's winners of the Rita 
Dove Frontrunner Scholarships were 
Elizabeth Grace Hill, a freshman from 
Anchorage, AK, and Cambria Watson, 
a sophomore from Silver Spring, MD. 
Cambria Watson won the award last 
year as well. 

photo, from left: Elizabeth Grace Hill, Rita 
Dove, and Cambria Watson. Elizabeth and 
Cambria were the recipients of the Rita 
Dove Frontrunner Scholarships. 

Cadet Sparks Interest in Old Academy 

By Danielle Boykin 

staff writer, Daily News Leader 

When luliana Petre, a junior Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership 
cadet, walked around areas of the 
Mary Baldwin campus, she became 
curious about the letters "SMA" 
printed on buildings and the school's 

The letters were reminders of the 
cadets who once learned and lived at 
the Staunton Military Academy. Ms. 
Petre 's initiative to rediscover the his- 
tory of the SMA has led to a growing 
relationship between VWIL cadets 
and academy alumni. 

"They were here first," said Ms. 
Petre, a New York native. "They were 
doing something that we are doing 
now. 1 wanted to let people know that." 

The academy opened in 1 860 and 
closed in 1976. The property was pur- 
chased by MBC for more than $1 

"It was one of the premier mili- 
tary schools in the country, and the 
school attracted students from South 
America, Europe, and the Middle 
East," said Stewart Smith, vice presi- 
dent of the SMA alumni association. 

There are currently 3,500 known 
addresses for alumni in the associa- 
tion's registry. 

VWIL was established in 1995 to 
strengthen the MBC tradition of 
leadership development by requiring 
successful completion of rigorous 
academic, physical education and 
Reserve Officer Training Corps 

In April of 1998, the reconnec- 
tion began with a parade to honor 
the academy alumni and to get them 
back on the campus they once called 
their own. 

"They asked us if they could fly 
our colors during the parade," said 
Smith. "As a result of that, we felt 
that this would be an appropriate 
vay to have our named carried on at 

luliana Petre 

The Hill.'" 

"Our fondest dream was to be 
able to re-establish the school, but we 
find that this was not in the cards," he 
said. "In view of the fact that we aren't 
able to re-establish the school, we 
wanted to keep the traditions alive." 

Smith and other alumni plan to 
do this by providing a $ 1 ,000 scholar- 
ship to a junior VWIL cadet who 
plans to become commissioned into 
the military upon graduation. The 
first scholarship was awarded to Ms. 
Petre in November. 

"I feel honored, and I didn't 
expect it at all," she said. 

Smith said, "It's nice that we are 
welcomed back there and in a small 

way can provide some assistance, and 
we will see how it goes from here." 

The flying of the SMA colors in 
parades and the annual scholarship is 
just the beginning for the relationship 
between the VWIL cadets and SMA 
alumni. A museum to preserve the 
history of the academy and that of 
VWIL is being planned. 

"1 am very pleased that [luliana] 
had the interest and foresight to see 
the links with our history," said Bren- 
da Bryant, director of the VWIL 
program. "It's been a great association 
and they have been very supportive." 

Reprinted with permission of 

the Daily News Leader, Staunton, VA. 

Spring "2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

on h 

The Program for the 
Exceptionahy Gifted Leads the Field 



By Celeste Rhodes 
Executive Director of PEG 

Mary Baldwin's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) is the only early college pro- 
gram in the country that focuses on the needs of gifted females and permits such young 
students to reside on a college campus in a fully supervised residence hall. PEG remains a 
residential program in order to promote the personal development of stu- 
dents to ensure that they are equipped to live independently and empowered 
to become leaders. 

Students are selected for the program based not only on their academic 
giftedness, but also on their serious sense of purpose in living meaningful 
lives and not wasting their talents. PEG students develop leadership skills 
through their serious commitment to academic growth, as well as their inter- 
est in making a difference in the lives of others. 

During their years at MBC, PEG students typically rise to leadership 
positions in academic as well as sports, arts, political, and religious organiza- 
tions. PEG students were instrumental in forming an MBC chapter of 
Amnesty International and creating the SOULS group to support women on campus. 
Moreover, MBC's emphasis on personal attention means that PEG students are naturally 
mentored by the college faculty and prepared for leadership in their academic fields of 
interest. The personal support and nurturing of faculty and staff help PEG students grow 
in a holistic way and begin to develop the inner strength that leadership requires. 

Because PEG is in its 15th year and is a relatively new program at MBC, our PEG 
alumnae are still quite young, ranging from 18 to 29 years old. Most have decided to con- 
tinue their studies in graduate programs across the country. Five years after graduation, 70 
percent of PEG alumnae have gone on to complete advanced degrees in fields such as med- 
icine, law, education, economics, the arts, health, biology, chemistry, psychology, 
accounting, theology, forensic science, gifted education, and library science. Furthermore, 
of the alumnae from the first four graduating classes, 100%, 80%, 71%, and 88%, respec- 
tively, have gone on to complete graduate degrees. 

PEG alumnae who choose employment right after graduation or who are employed 
after they complete advanced degrees are generally moved into leadership and decision- 
making roles early in their careers. Some positions currently held by PEG graduates 
include: University of Virginia senior research specialist in the Department of Pedi- 
atrics/Cardiology, deputy launch director of Atlas Rockets, manager of a large bookstore, 
master electrician for Busch Gardens theatres, staff writer for Science News, statistician, 
director of the Stux Art Gallery in New York City, program coordinator for an adolescent 
group home, adventure tour guide for Roads Less Traveled, public defender in Alaska, and 
laboratory technician for the National Institute of Health. 

In addition, some graduates decide to give back to others through enlisting in one of 
the armed services, through missionary work, or through participating in community serv- 
ice programs such as Teach America. 

Many PEG alumnae have had essays, research articles or original poetry accepted in 
professional publications over the years. Several PEG alumnae have presented their 
research at national and international scientific conferences. 

Despite the youth of PEG alumnae, they are already meeting and exceeding our 
expectations for making meaningful contributions to their communities. By carefully 
developing their talents through faculty mentoring and co-curricular leadership opportu- 
nities, PEG students and graduates become effective leaders with a deep sense of 
commitment to others. 

Rosie Bolen, (MBC, 1990), Ph.D. in biology 
'98 from University of Miami, assistant pro- 
fessor of biology at Wilson College, 
Chambersburg, PA. 

Meredith McGeary Schweitzer, (1988); trans- 
ferred to Lafayette College '90 B.S.; M.D. 
from Southeastern University Medical 
School, married Jason Schweitzer in 1995; 
residency in family medicine at Palmetto 
General Hospital in Miami, FL. 

Kate Burkhardt, Esq (1988), transferred to 
William and Mary '90 B.S.; J.D. from UVA 
Law School 1993; law associate at Rudnicl< 
& Wolfe, Chicago, IL; spent 4 years in the 
Navy JAG Corps in San Francisco and Japan. 

Mary Rebekah Cox Hadfield (MBC, 1992); 

earned a second bachelor's in visual art 
from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, 
1997; married Allen Hadfield in 1998; 
works as a design production associate at 
Folio Design LTD. in Staunton, VA. 

Damaris Chrlstensen, (MBC, 1990); M.A. in 
journalism (science and environmental 
reporting certificate) from New York Univer- 
sity; lives in northern Virginia; works as a 
medical writer for the Medical Tribune wire 

Spring 2000 • Th(f .Mary liaWwin Cfiilcf.;c .Magazine 

First Lady of Public Television 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 

By Sarah O'Connor 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 
knows no fear. She only knows 
what is right. 

In 1958, Virginia had 
begun a campaign of massive 
resistance against school inte- 
gration, closing schools rather 
than integrate. Elizabeth Pfohl 
Campbell's husband Edmund 
came to her to ask what she 
thought about his taking the 
case challenging the constitu- 
tionality of the state's actions. 
"Why are you asking me?" she 
inquired. "You've never asked 
me before what you should do." 

"Because if I take this 
case, it may mean the end of my 
law career." 

"Do what is right," she 
told him without hesitation. He 
took the case, won it and went 
on Co a distinguished law career. 

Ei:::ibeth Pfohl Campbell 

is now 97. "Lives have continu- 
ity, and mine has," she states 
matter-of-factly. Yes, all her life 
she has championed unpopular 
causes, she has fought for what 
she thought was right, she has 
taken leadership when others 
held back. She was the dean at 
Mary Baldwin College during 
the difficult years of the Depres- 
sion. She helped establish the 
first elected school board in 
Arlington, Virginia, in the 
1940s. She founded Washing- 
ton DCs public television 
station, WETA, and has worked 
to make it a success for 42 years 
without once accepting a pay- 
check. And she still goes to 
work every day. A co-worker 
said, "At 97, Elizabeth Camp- 
bell is far from retirement. She 
has too much work to do." 

There was little in Camp- 

bell's background to suggest the 
greatness she would achieve, 
certainly no wealth or privi- 
lege. She grew up in Salem, 
NC, the oldest of six children 
born to a Moravian bishop and 
his music teacher wife. But the 
Moravian message — serve 
God and serve others — took 
root in her, as did the example 
of her father. He had integrity, 
she said, and was always trying 
to do what was right. 

Elizabeth graduated from 
Salem College. Since she could 
not become a minister in those 
days, she chose to become a 
teacher and earned her master's 
degree from Columbia Univer- 
sity in New York City. She was 
the dean of the Moravian Col- 
lege for Women in Bethlehem, 
PA, then returned to her par- 
ents' home in Winston Salem, 

NC, where Dr. Lewis Jarman 
learned of her from mutual 
friends. In the summer of 
1929, Jarman had just taken 
the job of president of Mary 
Baldwin College in Staunton, 
VA. He asked Pfohl to be the 
dean and organize a student 
government association and 
an honor system. The first 
SGA officers were installed on 
October 23, 1929. In 1930, 
Jarman hired Martha Stack- 
house as Pfohl's assistant. 

The college at that time 
had just dropped the seminary 
and become a four-year college. 
The administration was work- 
ing toward accreditation, trying 
to work out the college's rela- 
tionship with the synod of the 
Presbyterian Church, and trying 
to stay afloat financially. Pfohl 
and Stackhouse searched the 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

mail eagerly every day for new 
applications. "Those were hard 
years," said Campbell. "Both 
Martha and I were new at this. 
We started the student govern- 
ment. We wrote the first 
handbook. ..the Honor Code 
was part of it.... 

1 loved Mary Baldwin. It 
was the happiest time of my life 
up until I married." 

"Both Elizabeth Pfohl and 
Martha Stackhouse were inex- 
perienced and young," reported 
Dr. Patricia Menk in her history 
of Mary Baldwin College, To 
Live in Time, "but enthusiastic 
and very gifted in both adminis- 
trative and interpersonal 
relationships. They became 
good friends and worked closely 
and happily together, h is large- 
ly due to them that Dr. Jarman's 
early administration was not 
marred by much internal dissen- 
sion. ..Elizabeth Pfohl resigned in 
1936, and there followed, in 
rather rapid succession, four 
more deans of students.... They 
were able and admired, but none 
had the lasting impact of Eliza- 
beth Pfohl or Martha 
[Stackhouse] Grafton." 

H.D. Campbell, the dean 
of Washington and Lee and the 
grandson of Rufus Bailey, was 
the chairman of the MBC 
Board of Trustees. At a W & L 
event, Pfohl met the dean's 
son, a red-headed 36-year-old 
widower named Ed Jr. She told 
a friend afterward that she 
thought she had met the man 
she was going to marry. The 
two did marry in 1936 and 
began their life together in 
Arlington, where Ed had been 
living with his widowed moth- 
er and his two children. His law 
office was in Washington, DC. 
In 1941 the family was complet- 
ed with the birth of twin sons, 
Donald and Benjamin. The 
Campbell marriage became a 
powerful alliance that lasted 
until Edmund's death in 1995. 
"They were best friends," said 
their son Ben. "We were never 
bored with each other," 
explained Elizabeth. 

By 1947, Campbell's vision 
and drive had compelled her to 
try to improve the deplorable 

1941 - Elizabeth with her twin boys, Donald and Benjamin Campbell. 

Arlington schools. She and Ed 
worked to get an elected school 
board rather than one appoint- 
ed by the state, and in 1948 
Elizabeth Campbell was elected 
to the new board. In the next 
few years, the board issued 
bonds, built seven new schools, 
hired more teachers, and began 
numerous new school programs, 
including kindergarten and 
county-wide school bus service. 
In 1956, GWETA, The 
Greater Washington Educa- 
tional Television Association, 
was looking for a community 
leader to spearhead their efforts 
to establish the first public tel- 
evision station in metropolitan 
Washington. Campbell's com- 
mitment to education and 
leadership ability made her a 
natural choice. She joined the 
board as vice-chairman in 

1956, then became president in 

1957. She agreed to get 
involved because she realized 
the potential of television as a 
teaching tool. "There is some- 
thing about television that no 
other medium has. There is a 
power within it that is more 
than just what you see and 
hear," she said. 

GWETA's first program, 
"Time for Science," an elemen- 
tary school science program, 
aired on a local commercial 
channel in 1958. Campbell used 
this program to raise financial 
support for educational televi- 
sion. In 1961, WETA/Channel 
26 received its license and went 
on the air with an inaugural 
program that included a taped 

message from President John F. 
Kennedy. In 1964, Elizabeth 
Campbell became the vice-pres- 
ident of community affairs and 
has held that post ever since. 

WETA's programming and 
broadcast capability grew 
quickly. In 1969, "Washington 
Week in Review" premiered. It 
was the first station-produced 
program accepted for national 
distribution by PBS. In 1970, 
WETA FM 90.9 went on the 
air. "The MacNeil/Lehrer 
Report" began broadcasting in 
1976. Innumerable award-win- 
ning programs 
followed, includ- 
ing "Smithsonian 
World" and Ken 
Burns 's "The 

Civil War," and 
WETA has con- 
tinued to expand 
to become the 
major force in 
public broadcast- 
ing that it is 

Campbell has 
been honored in many ways for 
her work. She was named 
"Washingtonian of the Year" by 
Washingtonian Magazine in 
1978. She received the Board of 
Governors Award from the 
National Academy of Televi- 
sion Arts and Sciences, the 
Distinguished Leadership 

Award for Community Service 
from the YWCA, and the Ralph 
Lowell Award for outstanding 
individual contributions to pub- 
lic television from the 

Corporation for Public Broad- 
casting. She was named 
"Distinguished Washingtonian 
of 1997" by the University 
Club of Washington, DC, and 
received the "First Ladies 
Salute to First Women" honor 
from Hillary Rodham Clinton 
and the National First Ladies 
Library Award in 1999. In 
addition, Campbell has been 
awarded four honorary degrees. 
A lesser person might sit 
home and enjoy the knowl- 
edge of a job well done, but 
every morning Elizabeth 
Campbell's secretary picks her 
up and brings her to work. 
Her office is on a main corri- 
dor, where she can keep an 
eye on the comings and goings 
of the station. On a sunny but 
cold day a week after WETA's 
broadcast of a documentary of 
her life, she sat in a French 
restaurant sipping soup. Her 
silver hair was swept back 
from her face and her eyes 
sparkled as a parade of admir- 
ers stopped by the table to 
greet her and compliment her 
on the program. "I love to talk 
to people and have them lis- 
ten to me," she confided. 

1995 - Edmund and Elizabeth Campbell 

How would a woman like 
Campbell want to be remem- 
bered? What advice would she 
give if she were the dean of 
Mary Baldwin College today? 

"I'd like to be remem- 
bered as someone who loved 
and was loved. Live one day 
at a time. Try to make as 
much of yourself as you can. 
Of course, get an education. 
And don't be afraid of life." 
She never was. 

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On our way west this summer, my hus- 
band and I stopped at Graceland, Elvis's 
mansion in Memphis. I admit I had a 
great time at Graceland, surprising 
myself by my excitement at seeing 
Elvis's gold records for "Jail House 
Rock" and other "songs of my youth," as 
my son used to call them. I was also sur- 
prised by how small Graceland seemed 
by today's rock star standards. The all- 
white living room, the Jungle Room 
with its brick waterfall, the handball 
court, all suggested to me a poor boy's 
imagination of wealth and the high life. 
The Memory Garden — marble Jesus 
flanked by praying angels and fenced 
burial plot packed with flower wreaths 
and testimonials ("We love you, Elvis, 
we miss you") — was a rock/gospel ren- 
dition of a religious shrine. Though 
without the crutches sometimes left by 
religious devotees as proof of a saint's 
efficacy, Graceland is a monument to 
the power of belief — Elvis lives, and his 
1999 driver's license is for sale in the 
authorized Graceland visitors' center. 

We saw the crutches later at Santu- 
ario de Chimayo, New Mexico, a 
nineteenth century Spanish church and 
shrine. The Santuario was furnished 
with painted saints and carved santos 
dressed in satin and hung with little silver 
milagros, medals depicting an arm, a 
heart, a woman's breasts, whichever parts 
were to be cured by the holy dirt to which 
pilgrims freely helped themselves in a 
small back room. The dirt rose up in an 
opening in the floor and was miraculous- 
ly replenished each day. My husband and 
I took only a pinch apiece, but others 
filled refrigerator bags to take home to 
those too ill or infirm to make the pil- 
grimage themselves. 

I wasn't expecting the power of 
belief to be the one thing that impressed 

me most about the Southwest, but in the 
long run maybe it was. We certainly 
were awed by the grandeur of the Grand 
Canyon and elated by the rugged beauty 
of the red rock country and canyonlands 
of Utah. But I've read my Tony Hiller- 
man, and the vast Navajo nation he'd 
created for me, the trading posts and 
chapter houses, Dineh radio, Window 
Rock, Chinle, and de Chelly were all 
enhanced for me by the imagined pres- 
ences of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Ghee. 

Life in the Southwest always had to 
be imagined before it could be lived. 
The Grand Ganyon and its mile-deep 
Colorado River had to be imagined not 
as a desolate wilderness but as a critical 
water source by John Wesley Powell, 
and as a profitable tourist destination by 
Fred Harvey and the Santa Fe Railroad. 
Even the Hopi, the children of the 
Anasazi, were sent by their guardian 
spirits to the mesa tops, away from the 
canyon streams, to live out a promised 
destiny away from the easy waters but 
closer to their katsina spirits, to whom 
they appeal for rain and corn. Only the 
Navajo try to adjust themselves to har- 
mony with the given world so that they 
can walk in beauty with both wet and 

Life in the Southwest still depends 
on faith, especially faith that the rains 
will come. Through the living pueblos 
and the ruins, we crossed bridges over 
dry arroyos and followed dry river beds ■ 
marked on maps by dotted lines. We H 
could only imagine the rivers — the 
Puerco, the Santa Fe, the Chinle — that 
must flow there and make life possible. 
Santa Fe, a town we both loved, is itself 
a seductive fantasy in adobe, rebuilt in 
the twentieth century in pueblo or terri- 
torial style, right down to the motels 
and the garages. There may be some- 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Balchin College Magazine 

thing in this style that is true to native 
tradition, but the faux pueblo vision is 
certainly good for business. Tourists like 
us love it. Along with water rights, pre- 
moratoriutn wells, and year-round river 
frontage, Santa Fe realtors routinely list 
kiva fireplaces, latilla ceilings, and guest 
casitas with front and rear portales, as 
major selling points for their basic 
$300,000 homes. The state of New 
Mexico even tore down its late-Victori- 
an state house and built a new one 
shaped like a kiva. 

The combined Painted Desert/Pet- 
rified Forest National Park presented a 
particularly demanding exercise in 
Western vision. Look at the landscape 
in this park and you see parched bad- 
lands. Look again and you see an 
ancient swamp hunted by proto- 
dinosaurs. Look again and you see an 
Anasazi pueblo: the foundations are still 
there, along with spaceman petroglyphs 
and male and female forms so sexually 
explicit that visitors turn to each other, 
as we did, "Is that, are they, what I think 
they are?" Look again and you see a 
National Park with visitors' center, sou- 
venir shop, food, and toilets. Look once 
more and you see a pueblo-style tourist 
inn built by Fred Harvey and the Santa 
Fe Railroad to bring in proto-tourists, by 
train and bus — without water source, 
without air-conditioning, but with a full 
basement bar, murals by native artists, 
and stolen puma petroglyph. 

The water is nowhere and has been 
everywhere: this was a sea-bed in one of 
its lifetimes. The petrified trees were 
once part of an equatorial swamp; 
uprooted in a flood, they were buried in 
mud that has become sandstone. Far- 
ther west, the Meteor Crater, 
untouched by surface water, eroded 
only by the constant wind, reminds us 
of the violence of the heavens. No won- 
der people flock to Roswell; though we 
didn't go there, we did see small green 
rubber aliens for sale in the tourist 

In our travels we tiptoed by disas- 
ters. We avoided mice, which carry 
hanta virus, and chipmunks, which 
carry bubonic plague. We faced some 
rain but no tornadoes, though we passed 
through Oklahoma City and saw the 
destruction left by fierce super-torna- 
dfjes in the spring. Keeping a step ahead 
or a step behind, we found a team of 
Insurance adjusters set up in our motel 

in Burlington, Colorado. A week or so 
before our arrival, a hailstorm had beat- 
en down the crops, had beaten in the 
town's windows, including all the 
motel's windows on its east side. Our 
waitress was delighted that the day 
before, she had gotten her windows 
replaced and said good riddance to the 
plastic sheets that had been holding off 
the high plains. We read accounts from 
the Mormons in Capitol Reef of walls of 
mud and water five or seven feet high 
that almost trapped father and daughter 
crossing the Fremont wash in the fami- 
ly car. They heard the flood coming, 
abandoned their car, and survived. 

We looked at the dust-devils spin- 
ning on the desert, the bridges built ten 
feet over dried-dust basins, and tried to 
imagine enough water in one place to 
do any damage. Sure enough, when we 
reached St. Louis headed east, there 
were pictures of Las Vegas on the news, 



Graceland, The Memorial 

Garden, Memphis, 


Yorl<, New Yorl<" Casino, Las 
Vegas, Nevada, taken from 
car on strip. 

TOP: Red Rocks at Bryce 
Canyon National Park, Utah. 
SIDE: Frijoles Pueblo 
remains, Bandelier National 
Monument, New Mexico. 

not the moonscape of gray sand and 
brown mountains but an intersection 
three feet deep in rain, a report of peo- 
ple drowned. When you look at the 
West, how can you not see what is there 
and what may be there and also what 
you want to be there? It's as barren or as 
lush as you can imagine. 

Of the early white settlers, the 
Mormons seemed to grasp most clearly 
how they would shape the land to meet 
their vision. When he came to the 
inhospitable Great Salt Lake, Brigham 
Young looked at the desert and pro- 
nounced, "This is the place"; there his 
latter day saints settled in, sustained by 
the snow runoff from the Wasatch 
Mountains. When the Civil War cut off 
the supply of cotton cloth to Utah ter- 
ritory. Young called for volunteers to go 
into southwest Utah to found a cotton 
mission. This area was and is red rock 
desert. When there were no volunteers. 

Spnri!; 200() • Thi' \hirv l!;il(lwifi College .Ma).;iizine 

Young ordered his reluctant saints to go 
and make a garden, and they did. At 
Young's winter home in St. George, we 
looked at pictures of the town's first set- 
tlers, staring bleakly at the camera amid 
dust and rock. Because of the Virgin 
River and Young's vision and iron will, 
the St. George we saw was a small and 
tidy haven in the desert, topped off with 
its temple (the first in Utah), a white 
confection rising from its fresh green 
lawn like a freshly iced wedding cake. 


Rio Grande River from Wliite Rock Overlook, 

White Rock, New Mexico. 

BOTTOM, THIS PAGE: Tlie Window Rock at 

Window Rock Navajo Nation, Arizona. 

We didn't expect much from Las 
Vegas, which seemed, when we plotted 
our trip, ridiculously out of sync with 
the history and natural beauty of the 
West. Still, it seemed impossible not to 
go there, and so Las Vegas became the 
pivot point for our return east. It was 
hot that day as we drove through 
increasingly arid and bleak Arizona 
desert. The landscape dwindled to gray 
sand, black rocks, and an occasional 
Joshua tree. It was 116 degrees with a 
strong wind blow- 
ing when we 
descended the 
corkscrew road to 
Hoover Dam. The 
local radio station 
called this weath- 
er the "blow dry" 
effect; in this 
heat, water evapo- 
rated from our 
windshield before 
we could squeegee 
it away. It was so 
hot in Vegas that 
day, we heard, 
that propane 

tanks used to fuel 
the volcano at 
Treasure Island 
casino had 

exploded in the warehouse, and we lis- 
tened anxiously to traffic reports as we 
drove, passing car after car towing boats 
through the desert. Lake Mead, as we 
passed, appeared an eerily intense blue- 
green eye on a colorless oven of rock 
and sand. 

As we drove into Vegas, we passed 

Henderson, Nevada, the fastest growing 
city in the US, the signs said. Row on 
row of dust gray houses rose up like 
mushrooms out of the dust gray sand. 
But then there was Vegas, with built-in 
sprinklers; at 114 degrees Tropicana 
Boulevard overflowed with emerald 
lawns, palm trees, vibrant tropical 
plants, a Liberace Museum, UNLV, and 
an airport barely two blocks from the 
Strip. Too hot to walk to the casinos, we 
cruised the Strip before and after dark. 
The Statue of Liberty; the Empire State 
and Chrysler Buildings; the Brooklyn 
Bridge; the Paris Opera; the Eiffel 
Tower; the Treasure Island lagoon com- 
plete with two pirate ships and 
functioning volcano; Caesar's Palace; 
the Luxor Sphinx and Pyramid — the 
wonders of the world were all there, 
condensed into two miles of neon lights, 
thrill rides, and special effects. 

Las Vegas is now the number one 
family vacation destination in the coun- 
try, a shrine to the imagination, material 
desire, and will that drive us. While 
Hoover Dam provides water and elec- 
tricity for this phantasm, it takes our 
collective ability to imagine ourselves as 
rich and famous — like Liberace, like 
Elvis — to power the casinos and make 
Vegas so easy to visit, with cheap air 
fare, cheap rooms, cheap food, and 
cheap car rentals, should you want to 

My husband and 1 drove out the 
second day. We probably won't go back 
to Vegas, but we will go west again, vis- 
iting the holy places of our culture along 
the way, drinking them in, imagining 
ourselves into that landscape. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

alumnae news 

It's spring at last and 
so many things are 
happening at Mary 
Baldwin. Your 

Alumnae Board has 
been hard at work 
planning for more 
chapters, identifying better methods 
of communicating with you about 
MBC, and looking for different ways 
to connect you with your college. We 
recently approved funding for a new 
leisure reading program for the beau- 
tifully remodeled Grafton Library, 
and the students, faculty, and staff are 
enjoying these books. There are other 
big changes as well. 

Our president-elect, Lynn Tuggle 
Gilliland '80, decided to accept the 
position of executive director of alum- 
nae activities, and she began her new 
responsibilities February 1, 2000. All of 

us are excited - her enthusiasm as well 
as her excellent management skills are 
keeping the Alumnae Office hum- 

It is exciting for me to announce 
that Cathy Ferris McPherson '78 has 
accepted the position of Alumnae 
Association president-elect. Cathy is 
an assistant professor at MBC and the 
coordinator of the Adult Degree Pro- 
gram in Richmond. She will become 
your president July 1 , 2000. 

Please continue your support of 
Mary Baldwin College, and as always, I 
look forward to seeing many of you dur- 
ing these next months. 


Judy Lipes Garst '63 

Alumnae Association President 

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Foflnraimiation about memorial opportunities 
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combine for a truly elegant 

chair. The college seal is 

featured in gold on the 

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J-1 Boston rocker with cherry arms . 

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Framed print with line drawings of Mary 
Baldwin's campus. A charming addition to any 
home or office. Allow 6-8 weeks for shipping. 

X-36BW Tmted w/ wood frame $100.00 

X-36AW B&W w/ wood ti-ame $85.00 


Cherish your MBC memories 
with this poster of the Adminis- 
tration Building with Ham & Jam. 
Perfect for an office or dorm room. 




This special print by popular Virginia artist Eric Fitzpatrick 
captures the spirit of Mary Baldwin for anyone who loves the 
college. A favorite graduation gift or an attractive addition to 
home or office. (17"xH") 
X-1 Fitzpatrick print $25,00 


Mary Baldwin's beloved professor, Dr. 
Thomas Grafton, compiled his favorite 
prayers in "Make Meaningful These Pass- 
ing Years," a thoughtful gift and a nice 
addition to your personal library. 
X-35 Dr. Grafton's prayer book $10.00 



Tantalizing „. 

Virginia Diner 

Peanuts are a 

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Salted or unsalted in 1'/, or 2 '/^ pound 


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E-2 1'4 unsalted $10.00 

E-3 2'4 salted $15.00 

E-4 2'/, unsalted $15.00 


Exquisite drawings by Virginia artist Kate 
Gladden Schultz '71 of the Administration 
Building, the Martha Stackhouse Grafton 
Library, the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall, and 
the William G. Pannill Student Center. 
Give yourself or friend a useful gift of these 
pen and ink notecards. Each package 
contains one drawing of each of the four 
buildings, plus envelopes. (6 '/, x 4 '/;) 

X-lOA lpackof4 $3.00 

X-iOB 4 packs of 4 $10.00 


Richmond, Virginia native Parks 
P. Duffey, 111 created this unique 
MBC lithograph. Limited edition 
is signed by artist. 23"x 29" 
X-15 $60.00 


Select your favorite campus building and Elizabeth Robinson Harrison '55 will handcraft a realistic 
miniature just for you. Better yet, have one made for you and one for your roommate and bring back 
the memories. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. Please specify on the order form the building(s) you prefer. 
(Administration Building, Alumnae House, Grafton Library, Hunt Hall, Pearce Science Building, Bell 
House, Bowman House, Edmundson 
House, Hill Top, Memorial, North 
Bailey, Rose Terrace, South Bailey, 
Spencer, Tullidge, Woodrow Terrace 
Apartments, Woodson, Train Station, 
Woodrow Wilson's Birthplace). 

R-1 Miniature $12.00 

R-2 4 Miniatures $40.00 

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T-ACS sterling silver acorn $35.00 

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X-48 $12.00 


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seal. One size fits all. 

X-47 $18.00 


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college seal. 

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X-46L Large $25.00 

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I Cuddly stuffed squirrel is a favorite 
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Fun!" T-shirt is very popular 
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Machine washable care instructions included. 

X45G Green $45.00 

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class notes 


ALICE "BETTY" BUEL Winn reports that 
her heart condition has become more seri- 
ous this past year. Due to this problem, 
she has had to spend much of her time 
since IVIay in bed, both in the hospital and 
at home. She was thrilled to be well enough 
in December to attend the baptism of her 
daughter Barbara's baby. Mrs. Winn and her 
husband Earl have two children and three 
grandchildren. Also, on the occasion of their 
50th wedding anniversary, as reported by 
Allentown PA's The Morning Call, a personal 
concert was held for the two at their home 
in Zionsville PA. The featured attraction was 
Augustine Tighe, an 8-year-old violinist, who 
has been studying at the Community Musi- 
cal School since age 3. Betty was a 
volunteer and board member when the 
school began in 1981. 


RUTH GALEY Welliver of Columbia MO 
reports that her husband Warren had a 
stroke almost two years ago. He has recov- 
ered except for the use of his right hand. 
Ruth is legally blind due to macular degen- 
eration but manages with the use of a 
closed-circuit television. 


DALE PETERS Bryant of Hanover NH cele- 
brated her 80th birthday this past year with 
her family at Martha's Vineyard. She also 
visited friends in Spain, Portugal, and Eng- 
land in October. Last fall she returned to 
Cuba, as well, in preparation for a course 
she led at the Institute for Lifelong Educa- 
tion at Dartmouth College for the 2000 
winter term. 



Raleigh NC attended Saint George's College 
in Jerusalem for a one-month study of The 
Bible and the Holy Land. The group traveled 
extensively through Israel and the Sinai. 
She also enjoyed a two-week vacation in 
Italy. Mrs. Grimsley plans to move to a 
retirement community in the spring of 
2000, since her two children and six grand- 
children live at a distance. She continues to 
enjoy good health and reports that her cur- 
rent hobby is ballroom dancing: "Being 78 
is not so bad!" 


BETTY MARTIN Johnson of Corinth MS 
reports that her husband Victor passed 
away. Happier news for this last year is that 
Mrs. Johnson has a newborn great grand- 
daughter, Hannah Grace Gibbs. Also, her 
grandson was married last June. 

Dick and Betty Peek '50 have been 
making music together for 47 years as 
the ministers of music at Covenant Pres- 
byterian Church in Charlotte, NC. In 
honor of their December retirement, an 
article in the Sunday Charlotte Observer 
highlighted the impact they have had on 
the church. "It is no exaggeration to say 
that in the providence of God, Dick and 
Betty Peek have provided for the 
Covenant Church family the music of our 
lives, " said the Rev. John Rogers Jr. 

Mary Lament Wade '52, past MBC Alum- 
nae Association president and recipient 
of the Emily Smith Medallion in 1971, 
recently retired after 20 years on the 
Henrico County (VA) Planning Commis- 
sion. Wade was the first female 
chairman in 1983. She was honored with 
the coveted Planning Leadership Award, 
presented by the Virginia chapter of the 
American Planning Association, in recog- 
nition of her extraordinary length of 
tenure and her unselfish leadership. 

In nominating Wade for the award, 
Randall R. Silber, Henrico's assistant 
director of planning, summed up her 
years on the commission by saying, 
"Mrs. Wade's interest and leadership in 
the planning activities of the county are 



JEANNE SHERRILL Boggs and husband 
Bob traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, and 
Hong Kong last year. While there, they were 
also able to take a day-trip by ferry to Main- 
land China returning via train. Christmas 
was spent at their home in Statesville NC 
with their entire family-a total of 20 people. 


LAURA CLAUSEN Drum of Allentown PA is 
a teacher at Moravian Academy in Bethle- 


Alexandria VA will retire this year after 36 
years of teaching. She plans to spend her 
new free time visiting her three sons 
around the world. Son Richard is the vicar 
at Mill Hill in London; Robert is a landscape 
architect in Woodstock GA; and Michael is 
an engineer in Dallas TX. 

LOU NORDHOLT Bramwell of Knoxville TN 
and husband Charles are the proud grand- 
parents to Robbie, 4, and Kyle, 2. 

LYNN TERRELL Gafford of Fort Worth TX 
has three grandchildren, Cady, Emily, and 


LINDA DOLLY Hammack of Fairfax VA has 
retired from her position with the American 
Red Cross. She now plans to "spend a lot 
of time working for the Mary Baldwin 


PATRICIA RSHER McHold of Annapolis MD 
has one grandchild, Emma Grace. 


SALLY DORSEY of Atlanta GA and husband 
Herb Miller own Dorsey-Miller Antiques. 
They specialize in antique Indonesian furni- 
ture and accessories. One of the fringe 
benefits is traveling to Indonesia frequently 
on buying trips. Sally was extremely happy 
to host an MBC event attended by Presi- 
dent Tyson at her new store last year. 

HELEN DOWNIE Harrison of Little Rock AR 
has a new grandson, Harrison Wyrick. 
Helen is excited that her daughter, son-in- 
law, and new grandchild will be moving from 
Nashville TN back to Little Rock. 



Durham NC is in her 30th year of teaching 

The class of 1956 held a nnini-reunion in Boston MA 
during a cold and blustery November 1999 weekend. 
The group stayed at the Harvard Faculty Club and 
toured the city. They toasted the coming millennium 
v/ith champagne and made calls to friends and 
classmates v/ho couldn't join them this year. Pictured 
Bryan, "ELLIE" REYNOLDS Henderson, "SUE" DOZI- 
ER Grotz, and SUSAN ANDES Pittman. 

MBC friends (I to r) JOANNE HOFFMAN Jay '70, 
TRAVIS REUTZEL Lee '70, and "J" W/ADE '69 visited 
together this past summer in Atlanta GA. 

Pictured here (I to r). Class of 1981 friends HILLARY 
NOPPEN spent the 1999 Labor Day Weekend togeth- 
er in New York and on Ann's farm in Pennsylvania. 

Spring 2000 • The Mar)' fjakJwin Collr^gc }J\:i^wni: 

ELLEN PEARSON '86 and John Timm were 
married in October 1999 at Ciirist Ciiurcti 
Catiiedral in Ellen's hometown of 
Louisville KY. Ellen's best friend since the 
age of 10, Joan Tichenor, served as her 
matron of honor. The couple lives in Jacl<- 
sonville Beach FL, where they are both 
physical therapists at Brooks Rehabilita- 
tion. In their spare time, they enjoy 
running marathons, competing in 
triathlons and rehabbing old houses. 

George "Jay" Caverly Hes- 
cocl< Jr. were married on 
October 2, 1999 in Natchez 
MS. Prior to the ceremony, a 
picnic honoring the bride and 
groom was held at Elgin Plan- 
tation. Pictured here (bacl< 
row. I to r) "COLLIER" 
ANDRESS Smith '91, "KITTY" 
TALBOT Jones '91, SUSIE 
MORRIS Baker '90, KEITH 
DOGGETT Rainer '90, and 

ALICIA LORD Crouch '90. (Middle row, I to r) LAURA ASSERSON Shaner '91, NIKKIE 
SHEFFIELD '90, ANNE THOMPSON '90 and KAYE ROLLIN '90. (Front row, I to r) SHERI 
FOLEY Gliniecki '90, "COURTNEY" GEORGES Meares '90, Allison, CAROLINE MAY 
Echols '90, MARY IRVIN York '90, and CAROLINE SEIBOLD Smyth '89. Not pictured, 
but also attending the wedding were MARY ANN CHATHAM-Groton '90, MARY HELEN 
ROACH Ferguson '92 and SANDRA STURGIS '91. Allison resigned her position as an 
outsourcing coordinator at Lexis Law Publishing in Charlottesville VA to move to Balti- 
more MD where Jay is enrolled at the University of Maryland Medical School. Allison is 
working in a temporary capacity as a customer service representative. After Jay's grad- 
uation this summer, he will begin his pediatric residency program. The couple will 
relocate when his assignment is made. 

MBC fnends (I to r) MELANIE 
O'DONNELL Black '92 and 
ed together in Oriando FL in 
December 1999. 

Currently, she is an English teacher in the 
middle school of Durham Academy Hus- 
band Martin, a retired Episcopal priest, is 
serving as the interim rector of St. Titus 
Episcopal Church. Ki's daughter Whitney 
graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Univer- 
sity of North Carolina in 1998 and is 
working as a freelance writer and dance 
critic in nearby Chapel Hill. 

GWYNN McNAUGHT Henderson of New- 
port News VA reports that 1999 was a 
busy year for her family Gwynn received 
her master's degree in education with a 
concentration in school counseling from 
Old Dominion University in IVIay. Daughter 
Catherine also graduated in May with her 
undergraduate degree from the College of 
William and Mary, and son Jay hiked 
approximately 1000 miles on the 
Appalachian Trail. 

FRANCES "FRAN" DAVIS Pollard of Glyn- 
don MD reports that her daughter 
Elizabeth was married in October and is 
now living in New York. Her son Kell lives 
in Kentucky, 


JANICE SMITH Barry has moved to Jupiter 
FL where her husband Michael has accept- 
ed the position of CEO for the Jupiter 
Medical Center. 


JENNIFER MACK Urquhart says for those 
of you who promised at the class reunion 
to visit her in Hawaii: "You've missed your 
chance!" Jennifer has accepted the posi- 
tion of vice president of sales and 
marketing for the new BACARA resort and 
spa in Santa Barbara CA. The resort will 
officially open in September 2000. 


ISABELLE TURNER Knight of LaGrange GA 
is a realtor for Spinks Brown Durand Real- 
tors. She has three daughters. Her oldest 
daughter, Whitney 29, is married and 
works as a chemical engineer. Her middle 
daughter, Meg, 25, is a recruiter for 
Savannah College of Art and Design; and 
her youngest, Callie, 19, is a violinist 
majoring in music performance. 


LAUREL CATCHING Alexander of Alexan- 
dria VA says she had a wonderful time last 
year at the Ancient Egyptian Exhibit at the 
Virginia Museum of Rne Arts in Richmond. 
The MBC Richmond Alumnae Chapter 
sponsored the special night for alumnae 
and guests. She was delighted to see for- 
Roberts '73, LEIGH YATES Farmer 74 
and R.J. LANDIN Loderick '86 at the 


ANN RICHARDSON owns Richardson Real- 
ty Group, a residential real estate 
company in Charlotte NC where she lives. 
In her spare time, Ann has restored four 
old homes in the Chariotte area. 

CATHERINE ROSS of Tyler TX received a 
"Distinguished Dissertation Award" at her 
1999 commencement from the University 
of Texas at Austin. The award was one of 
only four given during the ceremony 
According to her director for this project, 
Dr, Theresa M. Kelley, Catherine's disser- 
tation, entitled "Rivals in the Public 
Sphere: Humphry Davy and Romantic 
Poets," was the first time in recent history 
that the award went to an English major. 
The thesis was also a nominee for the 
CGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation 
Award for the field of humanities and the 

fine arts. Last spring Catherine traveled to 
Bristol England where she delivered a 
paper based on her dissertation to the 
first joint meeting of both the United 
States and the United Kingdom branches 
of the History of Anesthesia Society. 


ELENA DELGADO was ordained to the Min- 
istry of Word and Sacrament in March 
1999 and serves at the Orchard Park 
Presbyterian Church in Orchard Park NY 


Columbia SC reports that her son is a 
sophomore at Washington and Lee Univer- 


SUSAN BAUGHMAN Homar of Mason 
Neck VA visited with JENNET ROBINSON 
Alterman '73 and classmate EMILY 
"MARIE" FERRARA Hollings in Charleston 
SC to celebrate Marie and husband Rob- 
bie's 25th wedding anniversary 

BETSY HUNSUCKER Lane of Greensboro 
NC reports that her daughter Marcy is a 
sophomore at the University of Georgia, 
and her son Austin is in fourth-grade. In 
her spare time, Betsy stays busy with vol- 
unteer work. 

UMAR COX Smith of Little Rock AR is 
involved in fund-raising and volunteer work 
for the Arkansas Children's Hospital. 



Altos CA has taken a "sabbatical from the 
working world" to stay at home full time 
with daughters Sarah, Jenny, and Katie. 
She and her husband John had a fun visit 
with SUSAN DUGAN Weinig and her family 
last summer in New England. Thanks to e- 

mail, Holly says, she, Susan, and JAN 
PHARES manage to stay in touch coast to 


and her family have lived in Saint Louis 
MO for 20 years. Her husband Michael is 
a lawyer, and she is a realtor. The couple 
has two children, Kathryn, 16, and 
Spencer, 10. 

ANN MUNGER Stewart of Villanova PA has 
three children, Henry Alfred, 13, Sarah 
Winifred, 9, and William Judson, 7, 


THERESA BENTLEY Wolf of Boca Raton FL 
enjoys being a full-time "soccer mom." 
She and her husband Chase have two chil- 
dren, Patrick, 18, and Kate, 15, Both play 
soccer for their school as well as other 


NAN MAHONE of Roanoke VA is the mar- 
keting director at the Roanoke Times. She 
enjoys working with fellow MBC alumna, 
TAMBRA DIXON Stone '97 ADP, who Is 
the marketing coordinator at the paper. 


ELIZABETH "LIZ" LAFFinE Malinowski of 

Beaufort SC and husband Jan celebrated 
their 15th wedding anniversary. Liz is a 
full-time mother to the couple's three chil 
dren, Richard, 10, Ted, 8, and Libby, 5. 



LAURA O'HEAR Church and her family 
have moved from Pittsburgh PA. While in 
Pittsburgh, Laura served on the board of 
the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and 
was a member of both the Junior League 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldnin College Magazine 

AMY CLARK '94 and John Isaachsen were married in 
June 1999 in Madison Wl, where the couple now 
resides. IVIBC friends attending the wedding are pic^ 
tured here (I to r) EUGENiA GRATTO Graveiy '94, 
JENNIFER O'QUINN '94, bridesmaid GINA LAW- 
RiMORE '94. JEAN CI_ARK '89 ADP, the bride and 
bridesmaid "AMY" PEEBLES Steere '94. 

Pictured here at her November 1999 wedding to 
Kevin Kissner, HEATHER TODD '95 poses with her 
bridesmaids. MBC attendants included (front row 
only, I to r) JILL PARKER Kissinger '95, MARY BETH 
BUTLER '95, Heather and KIMBERLY LOCKHART '97. 

TARA ANDERSON '96 and Hamilton Lantz Thompson 
were married in September 1999 in their hometown 
of Huntingdon PA. Class of 1996 friends attending 
the wedding were (kneeling front, I to r) KATHERINE 
KREBS Kegel, and "FIELD" SYDNOR; (back row, I to 

and the 20th Century Club as well as 
working full-time as a lobbyist. Currently, 
Laura is enjoying life at home with sons, 
Christopher Meirs, 4, and Franklin Quailes, 
1, The family is now renting a house in 
Bethesda MD while trying to decide what 
town (and state!) in the Washington DC 
area in which to live. 

ELLEN MOOMAW of San Diego CA is 
returning to school to prepare for a second 
career as a high school chemistry teacher. 


Alexandria VA has one child, Johnathan, 1. 

ANN MARIE HAYNES Vanderhout of Newark 
DE and husband Greg have two children. 
Tara, 14, is in high school, and Dutch, 3, 
attends pre-school. Ann Marie is the 
accounts receivable manager for Rollins 
Leasing Corporation, and Greg is a proba- 
tion and parole officer for the State of 
Delaware. Ann Marie says her mother, 
NANCY McMULLAN Pauley '58, is enjoying 
her retirement and spends as much time 
with them as her frequent travel schedule 
will allow. 


RHONDA CLIFTON of Staunton VA has 
enrolled in MBC's Adult Degree Program. 
She is working on her degree in busi- 
ness administration with an emphasis in 

CHRISTINE CONWAY and Ronald McGuire 
Maupin. a graduate of UVA and the TC. 
Williams School of Law, were married in 
September 1999 at her aunt and uncle's 
home in Altavista VA. After a honeymoon in 
Key West, the couple has settled in Spotsyl- 
vania VA. Christine is an instructional 
designer with Electronic Learning Facilita- 
tors, Inc. of Bethesda MD and 
telecommutes from her home office, Ron is 
a partner with the law firm of Gardner, 
Maupin, and Sutton. 

VIRGINIA LOPEZ Gabriel of El Paso TX left 
her teaching position to become a full-time 
mother. Virginia has three children: two 
boys, ages 10 and 5, and one girl, age 3. 

Beach VA and husband. Lieutenant Com- 
mander Tracy L. Howard, have three 
children, Meredith, Melanie and Michael 
"Casey" Denise has her master's degree in 
computer systems management from the 
Naval Postgraduate School. 


SUSAN BROYLES of Charleston SC is a 
property manager at Sea Brook Island. 

MARY THOMAS Fountain of Mobile AL 
has one daughter, Rachael Carline, 2. She 
would love to hear from other alumnae in 
the Mobile area. 


MACKAY MORRIS Boyer of Richmond VA 
continues to run her own law practice. She 
has also been named the director of the 
new Summer Institute on Leadership and 
Public Service at Saint Christopher's 
School. In addition, MacKay teaches a law 
class each year at Saint Catherine's dur- 
ing the school's mini-mester program. 

SHELBY "MISSY" PRICE Dukes of Mobile 
AL and husband Gil (W&L '85) have two 
children, Gil, 3, and newborn Price. Missy 
continues in her position as a pharmaceu- 
tical representative with the Merck Human 
Health Division, where she has worked 
since 1989. Last spring, she was delight- 
ed to have a mini-reunion in Virginia with 
former classmates NATALIE SAYLOR Bush 
and ELEANOR VANCE Towers. 

DENINE JACOB Politano of Malta NY and 
husband Tom (VMI '87) have two children, 
Anna Marie, 11, and Jennie Catherine, 8. 

Amy Bridge '86 and Cynthia Cros Robinson '84 were featured in the "Top Forty Under 
40' awards given by Richmond's Inside Business. The "Top Forty Under 40" is "an award 
designed to identify and honor successful young businesspeople who have dedicated 
themselves not just to earning money or building careers, but to making a difference in 
our community." 

Bridge was recognized for her work as the general manager of the Virginia Opera. In 
addition to organizing the 25th anniversary celebration for the opera. Bridge is considered 
one of the driving forces behind the organization's growth. Since Bridge assumed the 
management of the opera, the schedule has been expanded to include a fifth production 
and an additional show to its performance series. This has resulted in an increase of 500 
new subscribers. Bridge's tenure has also seen an increase in contributions to the opera 
and a doubling of individual donations. Bridge has taken this skill and applied it outside 
the opera as well. She is a founding member of the Arts and Cultural Funding Consortium 
and was appointed to the Richmond Landmark Theater Study Commission 

Cynthia Robinson was recognized for her extraordinary work as a social studies 
teacher at Goochland High School. As the "Top Forty Under 40" pointed out. "you may 
not think of teachers as business leaders, but don't let Cynthia Robinson know that - she 
takes shaping the minds of tomorrow's business leaders very seriously" 

Robinson tells her students that going to school is their job, and they are her prod- 
uct. "I tell them that if they leave my classroom not knowing something, then I haven't 
served them well." She tries to incorporate everyday life into her lessons. This may mean 
weaving business concepts in with her more traditional social studies curriculum to order 
to teach the children how to be entrepreneurs and historians. Robinson tries to be a role 
model for her students and hopes they will become better citizens. 

Robinson advocates community involvement and relates stories of her own involve- 
ment with Virginia Historical Society's History House, the Maymont Foundation, and her 
co-founding of the Douglas S. Freeman Alumni Association. 

"I encourage them to get involved because that makes what you know more practical." 


has started her own business, Eaton Inte- 
riors. She and husband Monte have one 
child, London, 5. 


Queens Village NY and husband Tai have 
six children - five ooys ages 10, 9, 6, and 
1-year-old twins, and one girl age 3, 

INGA SCOBIE of Manchester CT is a finan- 
cial advisor with Morgan Stanley Dean 
Witter & Company 

PAULA VEST-Woodfolk of Charlottesville 
VA works as a family consultant for thera- 
peutic foster care as well as serving as a 
Mary Kay Cosmetics consultant. Husband 
Stanley is the pastor of Evergreen Baptist 
Church. The couple have two children, Brit- 
tany, 9, and Justin, 5, 




of Fishersville VA is a full-time mother to 
newborn daughter, Emily Keator. 

NANCY FITZPATRICK Burks is living in 
Korea with her husband and enjoys being 
an "at home mom" to daughter Shelby 1. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary IJaldwin ('M;ff' ,\l;i),'a/,in(: 

ANDREA NELSON Tavenner of Midlothian 
VA is a fourth-grade teacher at Swift Creel( 
Elementary School. She has two sons, 
Jamie, 5, and Thomas, 2. 



City OK owns her own gift and home 
accessories shop called Bebe's. 

JOY BIGALKE Chien of Hampton VA 
opened a children's consignment shop in 
August 1998. She plans to begin branch- 
ing into ladies-wear consignment sales in 
the coming year. 

JILIA SHUGART Crist of Stuarts Draft VA 
received her master's degree from James 
Madison University in Harrisonburg. Julia is 
currently teaching seventh-grade. 

DENISE DONOHUE and husband Chandler 
M. Hall were married in November 1997. 
The couple lives in Austin TX, where Denise 
is a legal assistant with a family law firm, 
and Chandler works for the Dell Computer 

working full-time towards her master's 
degree in gifted and creative studies at the 
University of Georgia. 

dam VA has been working as a teacher in 
the Hanover County School System tor eight 
years. This year she is teaching third grade. 
Paige's class is part of an educational 
strategy the county is trying called looping 
in which the teacher stays with his or her 
class as they move up through different 
grades. She has been with this year's class 
since first grade. 

KIMBERLY BRINKLEY Thompson of Smith- 
field VA and husband Glenn have one child, 
Olivia Thornton, 2. 

CARMEN RODRIGUEZ Briody, husband 
Cameron and dog Buddy have moved to Key 
W(est FL. Says Carmen: "The Keys are so 
beautiful, they give the Blue Ridge Moun- 
tains a run for the money!" She invites her 
1993 classmates to come for a visit. 

a stay-at-home mom to son, John Farrish, 1. 

SUSAN TEAM Galloway of Nellysford VA is 
a seventh-grade teacher at Nelson County 
Middle School. She and husband David 
have one child, Peyton, 3. 


her husband have moved to Lewisburg PA 
where Kevin has accepted a position as a 
visiting professor in organic chemistry at 
Bucknell University. Prior to newborn 
Emma Grace's arrival last summer, Lynne 
stayed busy with volunteer work in which 
she helped to organize a fundraiser and 
auction for a local library. 

ELIZABETH SMITH of Decatur GA has 
accepted a position with the Coca-Cola 
Company at their corporate headquarters 
in Atlanta. Elizabeth serves as the creative 
development manager for the fountain divi- 
sion. She is also engaged to William L. 
Koleszar, III. The couple is planning an 
October 2000 wedding. 

AMY STINNETT and Andrew Hardy were 
married in April 1999. The couple moved 
into their own home in Richmond VA in 
August along with their dachshund. Sugar, 
and Newfoundland, Fuzzy. 


VIRGINIA PRICE (PEG) has moved to San 
Diego CA where she is an associate with the 
law firm of Klinedinst, Riehman & McKillop. 

ANNE SCOTT is working on her master's 
degree in early childhood special educa- 
tion while teaching preschool in 
Charlottesville VA. Anne is engaged to David 
Carter. An October wedding is planned. 


JOANNA VICKERY Herath of Durham NC 
received her master's degree in health 
administration from the Medical College of 
Virginia in May 1999. Joanna works for the 
Private Diagnostic Clinic of the Duke Univer- 
sity Medical Center as an administrative 

MICHELLE ANDRE Krieger of Glen Burnie 
MD is the discharge coordinator for the psy- 
chiatric wing of North Arundel Community 

EMILY JOHNSON and David Lindsay were 
married in November 1999 in Montreat NC. 
The couple lives in Greenville SC where 
Emily works as a development associate at 
Peace Center for the Performing Arts. 

JENNIFER REYNOLDS and Doug Sams were 
married in October of last year in Camp Hill 
PA. MBC classmates attending the wedding 
included: CAMALA BEAM Kite, AMY GRIF- 
WISER, and KARA OLSEN Niebo. Jennifer 
and Doug live in Stuarts Draft VA. 



Somerville MA has been appointed as the 
mayor's liaison to the gay and lesbian com- 
munity. Last fall she completed an 
internship for Jarrett Barrios, a state repre- 
sentative, and is currently working as an 
editorial intern at Boston Magazine. 

ALISHA DAYE of Woodbury NJ has one 
daughter, Briana, 2. 

ELIZABETH KIME (PEG) of Washington 
DC is working on her master's degree in 
international relations and economics at 
Johns Hopkins University. 

uated from the Medical University of South 
Carolina with a master's degree in health 
administration. She is currently completing 
a two-year administrative fellowship with the 
Duke University Health System, 

INDIRA SHAIK rang in the new millennium 
with her family in Panama City FL. Indira 
now makes her permanent home in 
Rockville MD where she works for the 
Matthews Media Group. 

KRISTIN WiaiAMS works for the Nissin 
Travel Service, a Japanese travel agency, in 
Dayton OH. Most of Kristin's co-workers 
and customers are Japanese. She says 
"after teaching English in Japan for two 
years, it's nice to be able to work in Japan 
but go home to the USA each evening," 
Kristin lives in Tipp City OH (formeriy 

MINDY WYTTENBACH is working on her 
Ph.D. in health services organization and 
research at the Medical College of Virginia 
in Richmond VA. 


LAURA CONOVER of Chelmsford MA is the 
data production manager for iMarket in 
Waltham. Each quarter iMarket produces an 
extended direct marketing database for its 
customers; and Laura, as the data produc- 
tion manager, is one of the key figures 
involved in the creation of those databases. 

SARAH EKERN of Northville Ml says that 
she loves her job at Johnson Controls in 

HOLLY SOUTH '97 and Patrick Lynch eloped to 
Hawaii in October 1999. A reception was held for 
them in November. MBC friends attending included 
(seated to Holly's left) "BECKY" MORRISON '98 and 
(seated right) DANETTE W/EN '98. Holly and Patrick 
live in Great Mills MD. 

MBC friends gather around the bride, EMILY ALEXAN- 
DER '98, after her wedding to James Christopher "Kris" 
Douglas (Hampden Sydney '98) on July 31, 1999 in 
Atlanta GA. Pictured (I to r): JENNIFER WALKER '97, 
Stone '98, Emily, MEAGAN COGBILL '98, JENNIFER 
BLACK '98. The couple has bought a house in Smyrna 
GA near Atlanta. Kris is a corporate banker for 
Wachovia, and Emily is a campaign coordinator for 
Alexander Haas Martin & Partners. 




MAYGAN LIPSCOMB '98 and Dwrayne Elliott were mar- 
ried last May. Helping the couple celebrate the 
occasion were class of 1998 friends pictured here 
(back row, I to r): NATALIE CROSS, SUSAN 
LINE WRIGHT, maid of honor "KATE" LANGLOIS, 
r) TRACEY WEST, LARA BRADLEY, and bridesmaids 
The couple lives in Goochland VA. Maygan works in 
the quality assurance division at Wyeth-Ayerst, a sub- 
sidiary of American Home Products, and Dwayne is a 
supervisor at Luck Stone Corporation. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 

Plymouth Ml, She had a wonderful visit with 
BROOKE BALDWIN recently, and they were both 
delighted to run into LEIGH ANN MANNING Atkins 

TOMOYO MAEKAWA of Shiga Japan is working for 
a Japanese branch of the Rotary Club internation- 
al. She works in the office of the governor elected 
to represent district clubs at the international con- 
ference. Tomoyo will be serving as a document 
translator during the governor's two-year term of 

LAURA McCARTER and Robert H. Stone were 
married last November at Forest Hills Baptist 
Church in Nashville TN, where they reside. The 
reception was held at Union Station Hotel in the 
downtown area. MBC alumnae attending the wed- 
ding included: "CAIT" BLACK, EMILY BARRA, 


RAMONA DAVID is a front desk associate with 
the Washington Marriott Hotel in Gaithersburg MD. 
This Marriott is one of the few full-service hotels 
in the area and "a great place to start my career 
in hotel management," says Ramona. She has 
even had the opportunity to meet John Marriott, 
the grandson of the proprietor of Marriott Hotels 
and HotShoppes Cafe. 

TOTTY EDWARDS has relocated to Richmond VA, 
where she is employed as a designer with the 
commercial design firm NFD Inc. The company 
has recently been ranked as one of the top 200 
design firms in America. Totty has also been 
selected to serve on the Richmond Alumnae 
Chapter Steering Committee and is looking for- 
ward to continuing her support of MBC through 
her work with this group. 

TONIA GARRISON and Spencer Ryan Broome 
were married in October at the Blue Ridge Chapel 
of the Brethren in Waynesboro VA. Several MBC 
faculty and staff attended the ceremony, including 
Dr. Brenda L. Bryant, director of the Virginia 
Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL), Sue 
Williams, assistant director of VWIL, Captain Joni 
LaCentra, VWIL Army ROTC instructor, Janet Ewing, 
associate professor of business administration, 
and Wanda Thayer and Sue Howdyshell of MBC's 
Support Services Office. The couple resides in 
Waynesboro VA. 

MELISSA McMANAMA is working on her master's 
degree in exercise science at Wake Forest Univer- 
sity in Winston-Salem NO. The program there is 
regarded as the top program in the nation in its 
field. Melissa works as an exercise therapist in the 
university's nationally recognized cardiac rehabilita- 
tion program and is involved in research on 
pulmonary function and exercise capacity in asth- 
matic children in a joint venture with physicians at 
Bowman Gray Medical School. She is also complet- 
ing requirements for a second bachelor's degree in 
biochemistry. She hopes to finish wor1< on her 
master's degree in May 2001 and begin v/orf< on 
her doctorate that fall. She is engaged to Robert 
Hardee (VMI '99). The couple plan to be married 
following Melissa's graduation from Wake Forest. 

Claudia L. Woody Makes a Career 
of Taking Risks and Winning 

by Rebecca Miller Rutsky 

"The theme that runs through my career is that I am a consistent risk taker and have confidence 
in my abilities. This hearkens back to my time at Mary Baldwin, where I learned that there are no lim- 

Claudia L. Woody 77 wastes no words describing herself and her work. As 
the director of Y2K global testing for internal applications, and more recently the 
director of global intellectual property for IBM global services, she has no time for 
false modesty. 

"I have a reputation for coming in and fixing troubled projects or taking on 
high risk, high visibility ventures," Woody explained. 

Before accepting her Y2K assignment, Woody restarted the development of 
a troubled call center application for IBM. Prior to joining IBM in 1996, Woody 
served as technology program director for 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, overseeing the computer sys- 
tems that reported the results for each of the 37 sports and 20 venues. 

"1 had access to every sports venue, every site," Woody said. "I remember the excitement of sitting 
in the tech operations center, being able to watch every event in real time. 

"When you bring the world together in the spirit of competition and have the privilege to watch 
people at the pinnacle of their lives, it is a once in a lifetime opportunity." 

Woody knows the thrill of athletic competition personally. In addition to playing basketball as a 
Mary Baldwin student, she coached a USA National team in women's basketball after serving as assis- 
tant coach under Pat Head Summitt at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also was the 
assistant athletics director for Tennessee and the University of Texas at Austin. At Austin, she directed 
and marketed the first sell-out NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four in 1987. 

Afterward, she became the assistant dean of UT Austin's School of Business, where she helped start 
the Austin Technology Incubator and a doctoral program at Monterey Tech University in Mexico. 

"Sports taught me to play a team game," Woody said. "In my generation, girls were cheerleaders or 
did beauty pageants - areas of individual competition. Girls did not have a 20-game season to teach 
them that both winning and losing are passing states. My advice is that it is critical to give girls a chance 
to play team sports. They have to leam to depend on other people, not be afraid to lose, and understand 
they control their own improvement." 

Teamwork on the playing field complements women's leadership style, according to Woody. "When 
one of our defensive players [in the 1999 U.S. Women's Soccer Team] kicked a goal for the opposing 
team, both that player and the goalie took responsibility for the error. Men don't do that. The team went 
on to win - together. Mary Baldwin with its VWIL program understands, values, and leverages those 
wonderful differences." 

Woody takes the lessons she learned from coaching into the boardroom as a member of the IBM 
Diversity Council. "Coaching teaches you to value diversity," she said. "The way that 1 teach white men 
about diversity is to let them choose the most important player on a football team. They inevitably say 
quarterback. I then ask them, if they had a team of 11 quarterbacks and I had a team of diverse talent 
playing 11 different positions, which of us would win? The light goes on, and they acknowledge that 
with a diverse team, I would win every time. It translates into bottom line issues for corporations. I teach 
executives to play to their people's strengths." 

Mentoring is another aspect of Woody's philosophy. She believes that it is her responsibility to 
serve as a role model. A member of Mary Baldwin's Advisory Board of Visitors, numerous other foun- 
dations and boards, and a key player in bringing an IBM executive to Mary Baldwin this year as a faculty 
member on loan, Woody said, "Part of what 1 was taught along the way was to give back. When I once 
asked someone who helped me what I could do in return, I was told, 'Give back to someone else and 
think of me when you do it.' My job is to make it easier for the young women who come behind me." 

Woody presents a hard act to follow. A summa cum lauAe graduate of Mary Baldwin with a degree 
in psychology and sociology, she holds an MBA in business, an MS in higher education administration, 
and recently completed her law degree. 

"I used to say that I went to law school in my spare time," she joked. "With my Y2K work, I didn't 
really have any spare time." 

When she can, Woody enjoys spending time at home in Atlanta with her partner, a pilot with 
Delta Airlines, and their Italian greyhounds. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary liaklwin Ojllcgi' .\I:i4.'azin(! 

MEREDITH SAUL and Steven E. Touchstone 
were married last summer at Canon Memor- 
ial Cliapei at the University of Richmond. 
Meredith is employed by LandAmerica, and 
the couple live in Midlothian VA. 

JENNIFER UMPHLET and Jonathan Charbon- 
net v^ere married during the Thanksgiving 
holidays last year. The couple will be living in 
Hav»ail for the next four years. 


MARGARET THACKER '88 of Charlottesville 
VA will have her first children's book pub- 
lished this spring by Huckleberry Press of 
Connecticut. The book is entitled Just a Lit- 
tle Farther. Margaret has two sons, Ben, 
11, and Ryan, 4. 

CYNTHIA BROWN Arthur '92 of Covington 
VA graduated from UVA in 1996 with her 
master's degree In reading. 

KIMBERLY MORRIS Radclitfe '92 of Manas- 
sas VA IS an accreditation coordinator for 
the National Association of Schools of 
Music. She and husband Richard have one 
child. Heather Lynn, 2. 

TODD SPROUSE '94 of Louisville KY 
received his master of divinity degree from 
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
in December. 

W. BRUCE HENSON '95 of Atlanta GA was 
named assistant head of the reference 
department at the Georgia Institute of Tech- 
nology in September 1998. 

JUDY MOORE '95 of Saxe VA serves as an 
assistant in the Southside Virginia Commu- 
nity College bookstore. She received several 
awards for her poetry last year. Rrst, she 
received the Famous Poets Society's 1999 
Diamond Honor Trophy for her poem "The 
Dead of Winter." Also, two of her poems, 
"Who Am I" and "Eternal Love" were chosen 
to be included by the International Poetry 
Library of Owings Mills MD in their publica- 
tion American Miller]ium: Best Poets of the 
20th Century. 


BRENDA HAGG '81 to Bill Lloyd, April 1999 
CHRISTINE CONWAY '83 to Ronald McGuire 
Maupin, September 4, 1999 

DIANE PENNINGTON '83 to Roger L. Rakes, 

August 14, 1999 

ELLEN PEARSON '86 to John F. Timm, Octc^ 

ber 16, 1999 

HOLLY HUNNICUn '89 to Thomas Patrick 

Green Jr., September 11, 1999 

NADINE THIEL '91 to David G. Danner, June 

13. 1998 

DENISE DONOHUE '92 to Chandler M. Hall, 
November 8, 1997 

AMY STINNEH '93 to Andrew S. Hardy, 
April 24, 1999 

LORI BROGLIO '94 to Alex Severens, Febru- 
ary 26, 2000 
AMY CLARK '94 to John Isaachsen, June 

12. 1999 

HEATHER TODD '95 to Kevin Kissner, 
November 6, 1999 

Martha Joe Robinson '96: One Child at a Time 

Ask a parent of a high 
school student in the 
Staunton-Augusta Coun- 
ty-Waynesboro area who 
Martha Joe Robinson is 
and you are likely to get an 
earful of accolades. Ask 
Martha Joe Robinson 
about her work with high school students and 
their parents, and you are just as likely to hear 
enthusiastic praise. 

Robinson always felt a pull toward teach- 
ing, but ended up in the field of x-ray 
technology by way of the Medical College of 
Virginia. Marriage and children came along, 
and somehow the wish to return to college and 
become a teacher got shuffled to the back 
burner. She found a window of opportunity in 
1991 and grabbed it. "I knew if I didn't sign up 
that very second, the chance wouldn't come 
again, so I signed up and started my classes 
through Mary Baldwin's Adult Degree Pro- 
gram. It was the greatest experience of my life." 
After graduating in 1996 with a degree in 
English and teacher certification, Robinson 
began volunteering at Wilson Memorial High 
School. She discovered that many "average" 
students needed extra help. "The gifted kids 
have their special programs, the kids with 
learning challenges have theirs, but these kids 
had nothing. Most of them just needed a little 
extra help in one or two subjects. I wanted to 
give them that help." In three years of volun- 
teering, she saw over 200 students, enough to 
; .in\ ince her that there was a definite niche to 

'unteerism at Wilson earned her a 
. .ugusts- Waynesboro Community 

by Martha Gates '78 

Foundation Award. With the money from the 
award, Robinson set up an account for OCAT, 
One Child at a Time. The program officially 
began on August 30, 1999, at Wilson. Enroll- 
ment in the program jumped from two to 58 
within the first weeks. Having learned the 
importance of one-on-one teaching during her 
time in the ADP program, Robinson limits 
mentoring groups to no more than four stu- 
dents per teacher. Being eligible for this 
"academic assistance" requires nothing more 
from the high school students than the desire 
to learn. The program is being run on a non- 
profit basis. 

'Tor lots of these kids, charging would 
mean that the help was out of reach. 1 think 
the normal fee for tutoring is about $20 an 
hour. Some of the families we serve wouldn't 
be able to afford that. I've recruited retired 
teachers and even some Mary Baldwin profes- 
sors to help where they can. I hope to recruit 
some Mary Baldwin students with strong math 
skills to help us out. There is real need in that 

The schools and parents are very support- 
ive of Robinson's efforts. "In the middle of a 
session, suddenly a six-pack of Dr. Pepper and 
a pizza will arrive. Sometimes it's candy. The 
support is incredible. The parents and schools 
know that these kids are getting what they 
need. I have always felt that every child is enti- 
tled to the very best education available." 

More than academic assistance is coming 
out of OCAT. "The students build up a real 
rapport with their mentors and their fellow stu- 
dents. It's wonderful. You can see them helping 
each other along the way, encouraging each 
other. Some of these kids would never have 

met outside the mentoring groups. 

"Our students come from all sorts of back- 
grounds. We have football players and 
cheerleaders, honor students who are having 
trouble with calculus, and kids who will never 
open a calculus book. Whatever their need, we 
are there to help. We celebrate every improve- 
ment. If a child who was getting "F"s starts 
getting "D+"s, we celebrate that. Every 
improvement, no matter the size, is worthy of 

Robinson is hoping that as word spreads 
people will feel compelled to help the program 
in some way. She would like to see OCAT 
become fiscally strong enough to branch out 
into middle and elementary schools in the 
Staunton-Augusta County- Waynesboro area. 

"We give the kids a place to thrive, a 
place to feel the support and encouragement of 
people who really care about them. We need 
more mentors, more leaders to help us go 
where the kids need us." 

Robinson and her husband Randy, a 
pathologist at Augusta Medical Center, moved 
to Augusta County in 1985. Their son Michael 
is a freshman at Hampden-Sydney College and 
daughter Sarah is a 10th grader at Wilson. 
Robinson said, "My husband is my number one 
cheerleader. If he ends up eating hot dogs five 
nights a week, he does so without complaint. I 
couldn't have done this without his support 
and the support of my children. They know 
how much this means to me - and to the chil- 
dren we help." 

If you are interested in helping One Child at a 
Time, you can contact Martha ]o Robinson at 
(540) 943-6667. 

Spring "2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Mag-dzine 

TARA ANDERSON '96 to Hamilton Lantz 
Thompson, September 18, 1999 
Edward Drum, November 20, 1999 
EMILY JOHNSON '96 to David S, Lindsay Jr., 
November 6, 1999 

JENNIFER REYNOLDS '96 to Doug Sams, 
October 9, 1999 

MICHELE LASTOVICA '97 to Mike Bronnen- 
berg, October 1999 

HOLLY SOUTH '97 to Patrick Lynch. October 
8, 1999 

ANGELA WOOD '97 to Jason Hampton 
Porter, August 14, 1999 
EMILY ALEXANDER '98 to James Christo- 
pher "Kris" Douglas, July 31, 1999 
MAYGAN LIPSCOMB '98 to Dwayne Elliott, 
May 22, 1999 

LAURA McCARTER '98 to Robert H. Stone, 
November 13, 1999 
TONIA GARRISON '99 to Spencer Ryan 
Broome. October 2, 1999 
MEREDITH SAUL '99 to Steven E. Touch- 
stone, July 3, 1999 

JENNIFER UMPHLET '99 to Johnathan Char- 
bonnet, November 27. 1999 


BRENDA HAGG '81 and Bill Lloyd: a son, 
Jonathan Hagg, November 6. 1999 
ANNA "McKENZIE" GIBSON Koon '82 and 

Karl; a daughter, Karel Mullen, January 28, 


LAURA ZIGLAR Hunt '83 and John: a 

daughter, Joanne "Joey" Harper, January 

17, 2000 


'84 and Bryan: a daughter, Elizabeth Lin- 
coln, June 1999 

AMY LAWLER Holloway '84 and Michael: a 
daughter, Kathryn Renee, November 4, 

SUSAN BROECKER GIsh '85 and Chris: a 
daughter, Perri Ellen, January 19, 2000 
SHELBY "MISSY" PRICE Dukes '87 and 
Gil; a son. Bowen "Price," August 1999 
Thomas; a daughter, Gabriella, July 1999 
and Joe: a son, Ronan Joseph, September 
13, 1999 

'89 and Ryan; a daughter, Emily Keator, 
September 13. 1999 
MARGARET "MEG" LIBBY Steele '90 and 

John: a son, Jackson Avery, November 10. 

TINA DEMPSEY Jones '91 and Terrill: a 
son, Terrill Dempsey, September 22, 1999 
PAMEU WiaiAMSON Lowe '91 and 
Kevin: a daughter, Camilla "Wescott," June 
9, 1999 

JESSICA BOOTH Bergstol '92 PEG and 
Chris: a son, Henry Michael, November 19, 

AMY GUFFEY Darby '92 and John: a daugh- 
ter, Whitney Lynwood Leslie, August 25, 

and Kevin: a daughter, Emma Grace, 
August 28, 1999 

LAURA "BETH" PALK Hooper '93 and John: 
a daughter, Callav^ay Johnson. October 3, 

The message on Vicki Lee Hawes' business 
answering machine encourages customers 
to have a "cookie kind of day." Hawes her- 
self is having a whole year that smacks of 
great business sense. Since Hawes started 
her first business 10 years ago, she's been 
working long hours, putting her business 
experience to use and leaping into the dri- 
ver's seat whenever she's needed, whether 
it's as the owner of Cookies By Design or 
behind the wheel of Albemarle Courier 
Corporation in Charlottesville, VA. 

Hawes spent 11 years in corporate 
America, working for Sperry Marine Sys- 
tems. After working her way up from 
inventory control manager to senior pur- 
chasing agent for Sperry, Hawes decided 
that she had enough business background 
and had squirreled away enough money to 
start her own business. 

Her first move was to research the 
courier business. ("Being a biology major at 
Mary Baldwin, I learned to do research," 
said Hawes.) She discovered there was 
already a courier in Charlottesville, but 
research indicated that the area's popula- 
tion could handle one more. She began the 
courier business with two trucks, one car, 
and one part-time employee. She envi- 
sioned doing local deliveries, being a 
courier messenger, and working some air 
freight from the Charlottesville airport. 
"Now, I have a fleet of 10 cars, three fuU- 
and four part-time employees, and we do 
local deliveries, air freight, distribution for 
real estate publications, interbank deliver- 
ies, and packing and distribution of 
shrink-wrapped products," said Hawes. She 

Vicki Lee Hawes '76 

By Sarah Cox 

got into the shrink-wrapping business 
because she needed income as soon as she 
began her business. 

Hawes was delivering cookies for the 
owners of the Cookies By Design franchise 
in Charlottesville and noticed that the 
business needed help. "This business was 
just looking for someone to run it. They 
were easy to persuade to sell, and I adopted 
the business. We make the dough, bake the 
cookies, and decorate them. Our cookies 
look like everything from bowling pins to 
zebras. It's a very easy business to run if you 
listen to the corporate college. 1 have an 
advanced degree from Cookie College in 
Dallas, TX," she said seriously. 

This, from a woman with a biology 
degree from Mary Baldwin College, which 
she said she wouldn't trade for all the tea in 
China. "If I had children, and they were 
women, 1 would send them to a small liber- 
al arts college. I think that one of my 
greatest assets is having a liberal arts degree. 
I have the ability to be able to talk to any- 
body about just about anything, with some 
general knowledge. My education con- 
tributed very much to making me a 
well-rounded person." 

She certainly has talked the popula- 
tion of Albemarle County into eating her 
cookies. "When I took over the business, 
there was a baker, the two owners were the 
decorators, and a part-time employee did 
the UPS shipments. I doubled the volume 
in 18 months. I am the cookie lady. If I go 
someplace, I take cookies, because the best 
marketing ploy is the product itself. We 
sponsor children's hjrthdiiy piirties ;it the 

UVA women's basketball games, I've taught 
Brownie Scouts how to decorate cookies, 
we go to daycare centers in town, and we do 
fund raisers. I've never turned anyone 
down," she said. 

Running two successful businesses 
takes a lot of hard work. Hawes arrives at 
Cookies By Design at 6:30 a.m., where she 
can answer the phones for both businesses. 
She usually ends her day about 7 p.m. She 
is also president of the board of directors for 
the Sperry Marine Federal Credit Union, a 
$15 million credit union that offers full 

Hawes said the business philosophy she 
started out with 10 years ago is the same 
one she holds today: "The singular most 
important thing a business can provide is 
good customer service. I have grown as 
much as I can grow, because if we take the 
next step, I can't provide personalized cus- 
tomer service. 1 have done all the jobs at 
some point or another." 

Hawes has driven, baked, decorated, 
and taken phone orders. She and her 
mother do the books together. All this 
experience and success haven't changed her 
basic philosophy: "To me, a $10 cookie 
delivery for a kid who's sick in the hospital 
is just as important 
as the [big-dollar] 
jewelry delivery." 

Spring 2000 • The .Mary I'y.ihhvi Collifi' .Ma^'iizini' 

New Alumnae Director WILD About MBC 

by Sarah O'Connor 

Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80, the new executive 
director of the Alumnae Office, is not shy 
about telling you: she's passionate about Mary 
Baldwin College. Coming to work at the col- 
lege "is like coming home for me," she says. 

While in high school in Danville, VA, 
Gilliland attended Governor's School at Mary 
Baldwin. The experience sold her on the col- 
lege, and she returned as an undergraduate. 
She describes herself as a very involved stu- 
dent. She was the president of the sophomore 
class and the SGA president her senior year. 
She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and 
Omicron Delta Kappa, received the Algernon 
Sydney Sullivan Award and a Grafton Acade- 
mic Award, and graduated summa cum laude in 
1980 with a B.A. in mathematics. 

Following a stint on the corporate audit 
staff of a company in Omaha, NB, Gilliland 
entered the MBA program at UNC-Chapel 
Hill on a Morehead Fellowship. There she met 
her future husband. Bill Gilliland, another 
MBA student. 

Lynn and Bill were married after gradua- 
tion, and she took a job in corporate cash 
management at First Union National Bank in 
Charlotte, NC. Five years later, she and Bill 
moved to Greenwood, SC, where he opened a 
Western Auto store. 

In 1990, Gilliland became the business 
manager for a busy medical practice in Green- 

wood. In the nine years she was there, the 
practice grew from two to five doctors and 
from five to 18 staff members. They built a 
new office and added a satellite office. 

During this time, GiUiland's family also 
expanded. She had two sons, Mac and 
Matthew, now 10 and 5 years old. 

The summer of 1998 was a turning point 
for Gilliland. It started when she attended the 
Women's Institute for Leadership Develop- 
ment (WILD) at MBC, a leadership program 
for professional women. The program gave her 
the first opportunity she'd had in many years 
to step back and assess where she'd been and 
where she was going: "The stimulating and 
intense conversations with other women, 
along with the activities and journal time, 
proved to be the catalyst for me to look at 
other dreams and possibilities for my life." 

GiUiland's realization that she was ready 
for a career change coincided with an opening 

in the Alumnae Office for an executive direc- 
tor. Having been a member of the Alumnae 
Board since 1993, she was familiar with the 
work of the office. The match was made and 
Gilliland began work on February 1. "WILD 
proved to be the starting point on a journey of 
self-awareness that led me to seek a new career 
that I could be passionate about in a place 
where I believe I can make a difference," she 

What does Gilliland hope to accomplish 
as executive director? She wants to make the 
Alumnae Office programs more inclusive of all 
alumnae/i. "Our events have primarily target- 
ed traditional students; we need to do more 
with the Adult Degree Program graduates." 
She would also like to do a better job with 
electronic communication. "Alums of the 
future will use the Internet to be connected," 
she says. Finally, there are many geographic 
areas where she hopes to see chapters organ- 
ized and more events held. 'We need our 
alums to have opportunities to reconnect with 
the school and with each other." 

Gilliland made the move to Staunton 
first and will be followed by the rest of her 
family when her sons finish their school year. 
"We're looking forward to being part of an 
intellectually stimulating environment," she 
says. "We're really excited about being part of 
the community." 


'96 and Dennis: a daughter, Hannah 
Susan, November 10, 1999 
LISA CRIGLER Branson '99 and 

Adam: a son, Matthew Alan, January 
13, 2000 


VIRGINIA HEARNE Relnhardt '23, 

Date Unknown 

VIRGINIA JORDAN Carroll '28, Octa 

ber 27, 1999 

MARY WEEDEN Bibb '34, Date 


WINIFRED LOVE '35, December 22, 



sett '37, February 8, 2000 


December 4, 1999 


December 28, 1999 

;3!LUS SUSSEY '39, Date Unknown 

ii.A''?ifm^ COCKHRAN HInch '39, 

!;v«:-/-e; 19. 1999 

ALMA HINES Mitchell '40, Decem- 
ber 23, 1999 

October 2, 1999 

FRANCES GREGORY Botts '43, Date 

BARBARA STEDMAN '43, December 
16, 1999 

GLORIA VEU Howe '44, August 7, 

BESSIE STALUNGS RItter '45. Octo- 
ber 5, 1999 

ALICE HOWARD Lesesne '46, 
November 30, 1999 
November, 1999 
NANCY NEWTON Stevenson '47, 
October 5, 1999 
JOANN MYERS Thompson '47, 
December 14, 1999 
BETTY BARKER Eraser '49, Novem- 
ber 25, 1999 

JANICE IVEY Prach '52, September 
16, 1999 

November 1, 1999 

Retired Captain, US Navy 

Born August 14, 1914, in Moorefield, West Virginia, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Love, 
Winnie Love graduated from Mary Baldwin College in 1935 with a major in English/French. She went 
on to do graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, then served as alumnae secretary at Mary Bald- 
win College from 1937-1942. 

Love entered the Navy in August, 1942, one of the first women in Virginia to join the newly formed 
WAVES. After Officer Candidate School, she was assigned to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Wash- 
ington, DC, and in two years was sent to the Naval Air Station in Honolulu, HA, and promoted to 
officer-in-charge of the first group of WAVES to serve outside the United States mainland. She held 
this post until the end of WWII, when she became a permanent member of the peacetime Navy, report- 
ing to active duty in Washington. 

In 1967 Captain Love, who was among the first group of Navy women officers promoted to the 
permanent rank of captain, reported to her last command as director of training publications for the 
operating fleet. In 1973 she retired after 30 years of distinguished service to her country Among 
her awards and decorations were the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, 
World War II Victory Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. 

As a loyal Mary Baldwin alumna, she received the Emily K. Smith Award in 1968 and the Sesqui- 
centennlal Medallion in 1992 for outstanding service to the college and recognition and honor brought 
to the college through lifetime achievements. 

A resident of Newport, Rhode Island, Captain Love died on December 22, 1999, and was burled 
in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on January 4, 2000. A memorial service was 
held on January 15, 2000, at Trinity Church in Newport, Rhode Island. 

Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 


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1975 • 1980 • 1985 • 1990 • 1995 




May 19-21, 2000 


1945 • 1950 • 1955 • i960 • 1965 • 1970 

1975 • 1980 • 1985 • 1990 • 1995 

Do you ever feel 



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community and personal needs? Do you want to 
contribute more to every sphere of your life? Are you ready to 
"move up" in your organization and need a push? 

Make a decision to 

Pull the Pieces Together at the 

Women's Institute for Leadership Development 

at Mary Baldwin College, June 26-29, 2000 

You will learn to: 

• Create balance in both your professional and 
personal life 

• Use power effectively 

• Accomplish more with less stress 

• Create your own fitness and nutrition program 

I )cvelop yfi 


Women's j 
Institute for / 
Development I 

I personal leadership style 

For more information, contact: 

Dudley Luck 

Institute Director 

(804) 784-2390 or 


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Spring 2000 • The .Mary lialdwin (;()llr;f.;c Magazine 


chapters in action 


On November 14, 1999, Little 
Rock area alumnae and guests 
enjoyed reliving old memories as 
well as hearing all the latest MBC 
news from President Cynthia H. 
Tyson. Stuart Chapman Cobb '65 
and her husband Jim hosted a 
Sunday evening cocktail party in 
honor of Dr. Tyson's visit. Pic- 
tured here are (front row, I to r) 
"Debbie" Wolfe Shea 77, Deb- 
bie's husband, Tom, and "Dale" 
Gatchell Webb '65. (Back row, I to 
r) "Libby" Plowman '58, Dr. Tyson, 
Stuart Chapman Cobb '65 and 
Carmen Holden McHaney '73. 
Also in attendance but not pic- 
tured was Mary Dowell Dietz '61. 




On December 11, 1999, 77 Wash- 
ington DC and Northern Virginia 
area alumnae and guests enjoyed 
a special holiday tour of the White 
House. Those in attendance saw 
the magnificent holiday decorations 
and enjoyed brunch in the elabo- 
rate Indian Treaty Room of the Old 
Executive Office Building. Pictured 
here exchanging holiday greetings 
are Louise Boylan '71, Catherine 
"Kate" Gladden Schultz '71 and 
Laurel Catching Alexander '71. 


Atlanta alumnae held a "Meet and 
Greet" at the Ritz-Carlton in Buck- 
head on December 1, 1999. 
Fourteen alumnae enjoyed the 
beautiful Christmas decorations 
and visited with Lynn Tuggle 
Gilliland '80, the new executive 
director of alumnae activities. 


On December 4, 1999, 19 New 
Orleans area alumnae gathered to 
celebrate the holidays at the 
home of Michael & Kay Rapier. 
Mr. Rapier is a current member of 
the MBC Board of Trustees and 
the father of Jane Rapier '98. Pic- 
tured here, (left) Jane welcomes 
Melissa Hentze '84 (right). Every- 
one enjoyed the party and plans 
were made to make this an annu- 
al holiday gathering. 


Eighteen alumnae and guests 
joined the Alumnae Association 
Board of Director's Executive Com- 
mittee for a delightful cocktail 
party at The Center Club. In atten- 
dance for the college were Mark 
Atchison, vice president for Insti- 
tutional Advancement, Dana Allen, 
director of volunteers, and Anne 
M. Holland '88, director of alum- 
nae projects. 

Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80, execu- 
tive director of alumnae activities, 
greets class of 1999 members 
Ann! Hill, Deana Lehmuth, Rebec- 
ca Stevens and Kelly Keadle. 

Pictured (I to r); Mary Price 
Maldeis '34; her guest, Roberta 
Wolfe-Purdue; Eleanor "Bunny" 
Armistead Knipp '47, and her hus- 
band Frank. 


Martha Masters '69, director of 
planned giving, and Anne Holland 
'88, director of alumnae projects, 
joined 19 alumnae, current and 
former parents, current students 
and friends as they gathered at 
Montrose House for a Holiday Lun- 


The Richmond Alumnae Chapter 
hosted a luncheon at the historic 
Wilton House on February 2. 
Despite the snow and ice, the 
group of 28 alumnae gave a warm 
reception to special guest Claire 
"Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, chair of 
the MBC Board of Trustees. She 
gave a college update and 
thanked the alumnae for their con- 
tinued support. Judy West Kidd 
'69, Richmond Chapter co-chair, 
also welcomed Lynn Tuggle 
Gilliland '80, the new executive 
director of alumnae activities. 


Continuing an annual tradition of 
celebrating the holidays together, 
35 members of the Staunton-Val- 
ley Alumnae Chapter enjoyed a 
light dinner buffet on December 
12 at the home of Betty Van Fos- 
sen '82 ADP. Alumnae and their 
guests were treated to a display of 
the Van Fossen's fine artwork and 
antiques. Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, 
MBC president, and Dana Allen, 
director of volunteers, gave an 
update and brought holiday greet- 
ings from the college. 


Spring 2000 • The Mary Baldwin College Mag'azine 


Why Mary Baldwin College 

is di Perfect Match 


Jennifer Klopman '94 

"I think it is important for graduates 
of Mary Baldwin to 
do what is necessary 
to ensure the ongo- 
ing success of the 
college. I am not 
able to give my time 
to the college right 
now; therefore, I try 
to contribute to the success of 
future graduates by participating in 
the Annual Fund drives. By taking 
part in the Metropolitan Life Foun- 
dation Matching Gift Program, I 
have been able to multiply my con- 
tribution. I think it is important to 
keep corporate America active in 
education at all levels, especially 
colleges like MBC. 

It takes no more than five min- 
utes to fill out a company matching 
gift form, and it is a great way to 
double your contribution." 

Janet Russell Steelman '52 

"I was fortunate to work for John- 
son & Johnson whose credo stresses 
philanthropy. NX^y wouldn't I want 
to stretch my gift to 
the maximum 
affordable when a 
corporate matching 
gift adds two dollars 
for every dollar I 

Kimberly Baker Glenn '79 

"Mary Baldwin is not the same as it 
used to be - it is better. The all- 
female environment with small 
classes and loads of comraderie is 
still there, and now there is a pro- 
gram for adult men and women 
also. Mary Baldwin is thriving in 
these difficult, changing times. We, 
as alumni, are fortunate that Dr. 
Tyson is at the helm. She runs our 
alma mater with an 
engaging southern 
charm, a keen busi- 
ness sense, and a 
passion for acade- 
mia. My husband, 
who is a graduate of 
UVA's School of 
Engineering and 

UVA's Law School, is as impressed 
with her and the college as I am and 
joins me in offering our support to 
secure MBC's future. His company, 
Philip Morris, very generously 
matches our donation 2 for L" 

Rudy and Aremita Watson, 

"My IBM matching gift fund is des- 
ignated to Mary Baldwin College 
because I believe in her mission. 
Through the years I have seen many 
young women grow and mature 
through their experiences at the col- 
lege. They leave to become 
significant contributors to society. I 
do this to support the development 
of such 

Rudy Watson with daughters 
Tenea, Cambria, and Noshua. 

Harriette "Happy" Clarke 
Thome '47 

"TTie matching gift 
program is a wonder- 
ful incentive to make 
a larger contribu- 

Susan Warfield Caples '60 

"Through the years my gifts to 
Mary Baldwin have been enhanced 
greatly through the matching gift 
opportunity available to me 
through my husband's company, 
and through the years my husband 
has become aware of how much 
the college means to me. He is as 
impressed and excited as I am to 
see MBC grow even stronger. 
Much has changed 
since my student 
days, yet much has 
remained the same. 
The blending of 
tradition and new 
direction is remark- 
able, and I am 
excited to see Mary Baldwin 
becoming a leader among the 
women's colleges. 

My gifts to MBC do more 
than just maintain the status quo. 
What I give counts, and when my 
gift is increased by a corporate 
matching gift program, it counts 
even more. My husband and I 
share in investing in MBC's future, 
and we are eager to play a part in 
assuring her success." 

Use your corporate matching gifts 
program to benefit the MBC Annual 
Fund. For more information, contact 
Terri Conrad, director of the Annual 
Fund, ill .Vi.()-<S,S7-7()n. 

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