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LUME TWELVE NUMBER ONE FALL 1998 







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President's message 




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The Rededication of Mary Baldwin College's Administration Building 

October 2-4, ippS 



I write to you with the experience of the historic 
October 3 rededication of the Administration Building 
as a close and happy memory, one that will, I believe, 
live with me for the rest of my life. Preparing for that 
celebration and experiencing it have caused me to reflect 
upon my own life within that building and the profes- 
sional lives of some of my dear and close colleagues. 

Of course, that building holds many slices of history, 
and each slice is intimately connected with certain 
individuals. I have chatted over the years with alumnae 
who remember that building in the '30s, others who 
remember it in the '40s and '50s, and others who remem- 
ber the more recent decades. For each person, there is a 
different reality — a different set of people they recall, a 
different configuration of offices, a different segment of 
the history of Mary Baldwin College. 

One of my dear colleagues is Carolyn Meeks, my 
administrative assistant, who came to the college in 1961. 
We have worked together over the last 14 years, and her 
reminiscences have helped me extend my own personal 
slice of history. One of the first things that became 
evident as we talked is that the whole history of MBC's 
administration is focused in the Administration Building. 
Until very recently, everyone in administration was 
clustered there. Faculty had offices elsewhere, but were 
always in and out, interacting with the administration. 

Look at the 1960s as an example. Mrs. Grafton was 
the dean of the college. Miss Elizabeth Parker the dean of 
students. Miss Hillhouse the registrar and director of 
admissions, Mr. Spillman the business manager, Mr. 
Timberlake the vice president for fundraising, and 
information services was run by Dolores Lescure. Wonder- 
ful personalities all. And everybody was housed in the 
Administration Building. Also, the switchboard was 
there, the mailroom and faculty mailboxes, and the maids' 
office. (During that time, "maids" did laundry for students 
and ironed their clothes. ) The business office lived by, 
and made everyone else live by, the principle of frugality. 
Carolyn tells me that employees had to beg for paper and 
pens and that careful records were kept of those who 
requisitioned these items. 



As administrators, everyone helped out everyone else 
There were times when the burden of work was princi- 
pally on admissions or principally on the dean of students 
office. No matter what one's responsibility, there was no 
sense of territoriality. One simply did what was needed to 
move the administrative function of the college forward. 

Looking back at the history of the Administration 
Building also reminds us of the values of Mary Baldwin. 
Into the 1960s, students, faculty and administrators went 
to chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the 
First Presbyterian Church. Although we no longer attend 
chapel as a group every week, we nevertheless retain the 
values of which chapel was a reminder. 

That was life in the '60s, but I could just as easily 
choose another decade, another slice in time. The people 
would be different, the stories different, but one thing 
would be unchanged: the Administration Building is the 
historic heart of the college, the place where all the ghosts 
rest, the place from which many nostalgic stories originate 

The rededication of the Administration Building ha 
been a reminder of the sense of shared responsibility, of 
the values reiterated at chapel, of the economies, and 
especially of the dedicated people who expressed Mary 
Baldwin through every aspect of their lives — indeed, 
lived for the success of this college and her students. 

Even though the college administration is now far- 
flung on a 54-acre campus and only certain offices are in 
the Administration Building, we are still a team; we are ; 
family, and we hold integrity, frugality and high standard 
in common with our distinguished predecessors. I am for 
of using a particular phrase - "constant values in a 
constantly changing context." The context — our 
geography, our associations, our society — all change, bi 
Mary Baldwin College's values remain constant. 



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Cynthia H. Tyson 



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"The Chief," by Judith Godwin, 1953, oil on 
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THE MARY BALDWIN 
COLLEGE MAGAZINE 

Vol. 12, No. 1 Fall 1998 

Editor; Sarah H. O'Connor 

Art Director: Gretchen L. Shiiman 

Assistant Editor and 

Campus News Writer: Michelle Hite 

Publications Advisory Board: 

Sarah H. O'Connor, Gretchen L. Shuman, 

Judy Lipes Garst '63, Dr. Brenda Bryant, 

John W. Cummings, Shea Shannon, 

Jann Malone Steele '72, 

Dr. James D. Lott, Lydia J. Petersson, 

Dr. Robert Reich, Dr. Celeste Rhodes, 

Dr. Kathleen Stinehart, Dr. Heather Wilson, 

Dr. Elizabeth Roberts 



Annual Report designer: Alexandra Davis 
Annual Report cover painting: Laura Loe 

The Mary Baldmn Magazine is ptiblished 

twice a year by Mary Baldwin College, 

Office of College Relations, 

Staunton, VA 24401. 

(p) 540-887-7009 (f) 540-887-7360 

colrel@mbc.edu 

http://www.mhc.edu 

Copyright by Mary Baldwin College 
All rights reserved. 

Mary Baldwin College does not 
discriminate on the basis of sex (except 
that men are admitted only as ADP and 
(iraduate students), race, national origin, 
color, age or disability in Its educational 
programs, admissions, co-curricular or other 
activities, and employment practices. 
Inquiries may be directed to Dean of 
Students, Mary Baldwin College, 
Staunton, VA 24401; 540-887-7028, 

This publication Is printed on recycled paper. 



10 Professional Women 
go WILD at MBC 

by Jenny Howard 





12 Reading the Paintings of Judith Godwin 



by Paul Ryan, 

Assistant Professor of Art 




16 From the Bottom 
Up: History Through 
Everyday Objects 

by Katharine L. Brown, 
Adjunct Professor 
of History 



www.mbc.edu 



departments 



2 Campus News 

8 News Bytes 

28 Class Notes 

35 Chapters in Action 



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The campus virtual 
tour featured on Mary 
Baldwin College's 
new and improved 
World Wide Web 
site won the 
CampusTours.com 
4-Star Virtual College 
Tour Award for 
September 1998. 



campus news 




photos by Gretchen Shuman 

(photos from top) 

VWIL Cadets present the colors to start 

the 1998 Smyth Leadership Lecture. 

SGA president Shaunta Poe 
introduces guest speaker Dr. IVIae Jemison. 

In addition to the MBC and Staunton 

communities, members of several 

middle school math and science 

classes attended this year's lecture. 

Dr. Jemison makes a few 
friends after the lecture. 



National Women's Hall of Fame 
Honoree Presents 1998 Smyth 
Lecture 

Astronaut, chemical engineer, physician, 
educator, TV host, activist — and that's 
just the short Ust. For a woman not much 
over 40 years of age, Dr. Mae C. Jemison 
seems to have already done it all. Six years 
ago she blasted into orbit aboard the space 
shuttle Endeavor, becoming the first 
woman of color to go into space. In 1991, 
McCall's magazine named her one of its 
"10 Outstanding Women for the 90s." 
The Detroit Public School System named 
its science magnet school the Mae C. 
Jemison Academy in 1992; and in 1993, 
Dr. Jemison was inducted into the National 
Women's Hall of Fame and listed on People 
magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in 
the World." 

And the list of accomplishments goes 
on and on. Dr. Jemison also directs the 
Jemison Institute for Advancing 
Technology in Developing Countries at 
Dartmouth College. 



In September, Mary Baldwin College 
presented the annual Smyth Leadership 
Lecture at Mary Baldwin College. The 
lecture series is made possible by the 
Smyth Foundation, an organization 
established by Mary Baldwin College 
Trustee H. Gordon Smyth and his wife, 
Mary Beth Smyth (MBC '47). A crowd 
of students, faculty, staff, Staunton-area 
leaders and residents came to campus to 
hear Dr. Jemison speak. 

Dr. Jemison entered Stanford 
University at age 16 and earned her B.S. 
in chemical engineering and an A.B. in 
African and Afro- American studies. She 
earned her medical doctorate in 1981 at 
Cornell University. She worked as a 
general practitioner in Los Angeles 
before volunteering her expertise in 
refugee camps in Cambodia. Prior to 
joining the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration (N AS A) , she was 
a Peace Corps volunteer in western 
Africa. During her six years as an 
astronaut, Dr. Jemison served as a science 
mission specialist (a NASA first) on the 




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first U.S. /Japan joint mission. She 
conducted experiments in life sciences, 
material sciences and was co- investigator 
in a bone cell research experiment. 

In 1993, Dr. Jamison retired from 
N AS A to establish her own company, the 
Jemison Group, Inc. The company 
researches, develops and implements 
advanced technologies suited to the social, 
political and cultural economic contexts 
of the individual, especially for the 
developing world. The group, located in 
Houston, TX, is currently working on a 
satellite-based telecommunication system 
to improve health care in Western Africa, 
as well as "The Earth We Share" program, 
an international science camp for students 
ages 12 to 16. 

Dr. Jemison is a professor of 
environmental studies at Dartmouth 
College, and the school's Jemison Institute 
is named in her honor. The institute 
promotes and implements sustainable 
technology for the developing world 
through collaborative projects with 
governments, private agencies, universities 
and industry. 

Dr. Jemison has also served as host 
and technical consultant for the 
Discovery Channel's "World of Wonder" 
program. Her long list of honors and 
accolades include: CORE's Outstanding 
Achievement Award, the Kilby Science 
Award, nomination to the National 
Medical Association Hall of Fame, the 
Turner Trumpet Award, the Essence 
Award, and two honorary doctorate 
degrees. Ebony magazine characterized 
Dr. Jemison's career well in 1993 when 
they named her one of the "50 most 
influential women in America." 

Mary Baldwin Makes Student 
; Success Priority One 

I "What were you doing in 1 98 1 ? Attending 

I college, getting married, beginning a new 

I career, changing careers? Well, in 1981, 

MBC's new class of freshmen were just 

being bom. . . " 

MBC President Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 
made this startling point to faculty and 
staff in August, as she announced the 
creation of a new executive staff position, 
the dean for student success initiatives. 
"We are serving a new generation of 



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Dean for Student 
Success Initiatives 
Marsha Mays 



students, a new generation of parents," 
acknowledged Tyson. "We must change 
the way we think. Business as usual just 
won't cut it anymore, because we are 
now living in a service-oriented world. 
We have to look at the ways we teach 
students, serve students and prepare 
them for the real world, because the real 
world has changed." 

Stepping up to the challenge of not 
only directing student success initiatives, 
but helping define what those initiatives 
will be, is former Associate Dean of Stu- 
dents Marsha Mays. Mays has served on 
the Mary Baldwin 
staff for eight years 
and earned her 
bachelor's degree 
from Hampton 
University and a 
master's from J ames 
Madison Univer- 
sity. As dean for 
student success ini- 
tiatives, she reports 
directly to the 
president and serves on the college's Ex- 
ecutive Staff. 

"I'm excited about this new 
challenge," says Mays. "We know we 
have institutional support for this 
program and our purpose is simple. We 
want to re-evaluate our programs and 
services to ensure that we are doing the 
best job we can in creating opportunities 
for our students to be successful. If our 
students are successful and satisfied at 
Mary Baldwin, they will persist until 
graduation. Our retention of students is 
one of the greatest indicators that we 
are doing a good job." 

Mays says that her new position was not 
created as a criticism of Mary Baldwin's 
current retention rates. "In comparison to 
the national retention averages, MBC does 
very well," she says. "But we can do better. 
MBC has an overall retention rate of 85 
percent. For the freshman and sophomore 
class, it is about 76 percent." 

Ensuring the success of MBC's 
freshmen and sophomore students is 
critical to improving retention, according 
to Mays. "If we improve our retention 
percentages, we not only aid recruitment 
efforts, but we can be more selective in 
criteria like GPAs and diversity. 



Students who are happy with their alma 
mater also make more involved alumnae. 
It's really a community effort. If everyone 
at Mary Baldwin works to ensure each 
students' success, we have a better 
institution all-around." 

Immediate plans for the student 
success initiatives program include forming 
a sizable Student Success Council, 
consisting of representatives from all areas 
of the college community. The group will 
provide input on ways that we can change 
to increase our effectiveness relative to 
student success and enhance the things 
we already do well. 

"We also want to focus on the re- 
recruitment of our students," says Mays. 
"Once we have a student on campus, we 
want to maintain her interest. Involving 
students in decision making and 
conducting student satisfaction surveys 
are goals we have for the future. We've 
also begun looking at how we currently do 
business. For the first time this summer, 
every freshman student [with the 
exception of 12] participated in a three- 
day pre-registration. Parents and students 
got to see students' rooms, and students 
got to meet other new students. Best of all, 
there were no long lines at regular fall 
registration. This was a simple step, an 
easy process to change, but it greatly 
enhances the quality of service we're giving 
our freshman." 

Other plans on slate for the program 
include revamping the academic advising 
program for students with undeclared 
majors, sponsoring more student events 
on campus, giving free MBC T-shirts to 
incoming sophomores, and including a 
parents' dinner and welcome session at 
freshman orientation. 

"We can make a difference," says Mays. 
"In serving as an active liaison between the 
college and students, we can make 
suggestions and recommendations that will 
make our students' success everyone's 
priority." 



campus news, continued 




MBC Remains Among the Best in the South According 
to U.S. News & World Report 

For the sixth straight year, Mary Baldwin College was listed in the top 
five regional-ranked liberal arts colleges in the South by LJ.S. News & 
WorlA Rtpoyt. The news magazine's 1998 guide to "America's Best 
Colleges" hit the newsstands in August, and MBC ranked fifth out of 
131 liberal arts colleges in the South. 

Officials at \J .'S>. News said, "It is crucial to remember that schools 
separated by only a few places in the rankings are extremely close in 
academic quality." 

U.S. News & World Report assesses colleges using objective 
statistical criteria such as student selectivity, financial resources, 
faculty resources, retention rates, alumni satisfaction and academic 
reputation among college presidents, deans and admissions directors. 
Mary Baldwin followed only Berea College, Emory and Henry College, 
Lyon College and Berry College in the 1998 rankings. 



Grant Helps IVIBC Integrate 
Technology into the Classroom 

by Dacrie Brooks '98 

A $200,000 grant from the Jessie Ball 
duPont Fund is enabling Mary Baldwin 
College to integrate technology into the 
classroom curriculum. MBC Director of 
Corporate and Foundation Support Lydia 
Petersson says that the duPont grant covers 
a two-year period, from 1997 to 1999, 
during which approximately 17 faculty 
members in the disciplines of biology, 
chemistry, physics, math and foreign 
languages are working to adapt their courses 
to incorporate new technologies. 

The grant provides support for software 
and equipment purchases, computer 
training and course development. Thanks 
to the grant, Francis Auditorium has been 
upgraded to allow projection of computer 
presentations and videos, as well as 
connection to the Internet. A 40-person 
classroom in the Pearce Science Center 
will be similarly equipped for smaller 
classes, and the physics lab in Pearce has 
already received new computers. In 
Wenger Hall, a 25-person classroom/ 
computer laboratory for mathematics will 
feature a multimedia computer at each 
station, as well as a large screen television, 
VCR and LCD projector. These facilities 
complement the 24-person language 
laboratory, with integrated audio/video 
capabilities and a console that allows 
students to be electronically connected by 
the instructor for group work, which was 
installed in Wenger Hall last summer. 

AH of these technological changes will 
enable faculty members to incorporate 
technology into individual courses. Finding 
a method to evaluate the changes made on 
campus will be one of the biggest 
challenges, according to Petersson, who is 
coordinating the project. "There is much 
more work to ensuring the successful use of 
technology than simply installing new 
equipment," she says. "It is one thing to 
have all of this capability, but we need to 
know how to best use it and then how to 
evaluate its use." 

A substantial part of the duPont funds 
allows faculty members release-time to 
work on incorporating technology changes 
into their classrooms. The first year of the 
plan has almost come to an end and 
Petersson says she is pleased with the 
progress. "The duPont grant demonstrates 
the continuous need for technological 



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advancement in all sectors of Mary 
Baldwin College," added Petersson. 
"Society is moving so fast, and we have to 
be a little bit ahead of the curve." 

Also as part of the duPont grant, a 
week-long workshop held in June allowed 
33 faculty members to learn more about 
the use and evaluation of new technologies 
in the classroom. A featured speaker was 
Pr. Stephen C. Ehrmann, vice president 
ofthe Teaching, Learning and Technology 
(TLT) Group, an affiliate ofthe American 
Association of Higher Education 
( AAHE) . Faculty spent the week in hands- 
on sessions working with software and 
tools that have particular application to 
teaching. 

MBC Wins National Fund-Raising 
Award 

In June, the Mary Baldwin College 
Development Office was awarded a 
national fund-raising award from the 
Council for the Advancement and Support 
of Education (CASE). 

case's 1998 Circle of Excellence in 
Educational Fund-Raising Award 
recognizes MBC for outstanding 
improvement in fund raising. CASE Vice 
President for Communications Sarah 
Hardesty Bray said, "MBC's efforts were 
j udged based on an increase in total dollars 
raised. With this award, MBC joins the 
highly selective group of colleges and 
universities named to the Circle of 
Excellence for either exemplary or 
outstanding fund raising improvement." 

CASE is an umbrella organization for 
college administrations nationally and 
internationally. The MBC development 
team was recognized at CASE's Annual 
Assembly in Chicago in July. 

"We are extremely proud ofthe MBC 
development team, and greatly appreciate 
the hard work and dedication of its 
members in furthering the goals of this 
college," said MBC President Dr. Cynthia 
H. Tyson. "Our $10 million anonymous 
donation in 1997 and the endowment by 
the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter 
Foundation for the Health Care 
Administration program are great 
accomplishments for our development 
officers." 



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VWIL Thriving 

The first class of seniors in MBC's 
Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership watched with nostalgia as 
the 1998 freshmen cadets signed the 
VWIL corps oath. This year marks the 
first where all four classes are 
represented in the 125-member 
corps. The Virginia General Assembly 
continues to provide VWIL funding in 
the state budget, and VWIL remains 
the only all-female corps In the 
United States. VWIL Director Dr. 
Brenda Bryant says, "We are thriving 
in our mission to prepare women for 
positions of leadership in the public, 
private and military sectors. These 
young women will do significant 
things during their lives." 

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faculty/staff highlights 



publications 



Dr. Beth Roberts, director of the MAT program, 
presented her paper "I No EvrethENGe: Essential 
Skills in Early Literacy" at the annual meeting of the 
International Reading Association in Orlando. The 
paper was published in Children Achieving (1998), 
edited by Susan Neuman and Kathy Roskos. 

Assistant Professor of Art Paul Ryan published his 
critical review of the "Don Crow: Short Set" 
exhibition in the July-August 1998 issue of Art 
Papers. 

tt\ Grafton Library Public Services Officer 
■ ^ Carol Creager, along with Virginia Dunn 
r' of the Lynchburg College library, organized 
*^ a Virginia Library Association workshop in 
^ June titled "hiformation Literacy 101: 
1\ Guiding a New Generation of Information 
I- Seekers." Seventy college and university 

librarians convened on the MBC campus to 
hear a keynote address by Susan Campbell 
ot York College in Pennsylvania. Campbell 
spoke on "Creating a Required Information 



transitions 



Elizabeth and Hampton Halrfield, 

members of the chemistry faculty, were 
featured in a regional Associated Press 
article in August for their research of 
ancient resins. Noted experts in the field of 
incense and ancient resins, the Hairfields' 
research has included analysis of a 1000- 



frankincense using resins imported from 
Africa. 

ADP Assistant Professor of Business 
Administration Cathy Ferris McPherson 

and Communications Instructor Alice 
Araujo participated in the 1998 Summer 
Institute on College Teaching held at the 
College of William & Mary in June. 

Associate Dean for the Adult Degree 
Program Dr. Kathleen Stinehart partici- 
pated in the Harvard University Manage- 
ment of Lifelong Education Institute in 



Patty Davis was promoted to manager of 
accounts receivable in the MBC Business Office. 

Jacqui Elliott-Wonderley '93 was appointed 
associate dean of admissions in July. She had 
served as the director of volunteers in the Office 
of Alumnae Activities for two years. 

Lisa Howdyshell was named office coordinator 



tor tlie Program tor the txceptionally Uittecl ni 
July. She previously served in the MBC admis- 
sions office as records coordinator. 

Tim Kidd, who has worked part time for three 
years with the Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership, has been hired full time. He will 
serve as director of experiential learning for 
VWIL and will also teach physical education 



Former International Student Advisor Judy 
Metraux was named director of international 
programs and services. As part of her duties she 
will direct MBC's study abroad program. 

Dr. Kathleen Stinehart has been promoted to 
dean for academic outreach. She remains 
director of the Adult Degree Program and her 
new responsibilities will include heading 
summer programs and corporate education 



MBC's 1997-98 Americorps representative Sara 
Tweedy participated in a summer study program 
at Oxford and is currently attending Yale 
Divinity School. 

Marion Ward, who resigned as director of the 
First Year Experience program, will remain at 
MBC part time as an advisor in the Adult 
Degree Program. Ward has been a member of the 
MBC staff since 1990. 

Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student 
Activities Angela Wiggins was promoted to 



new faculty & staff hires 

Elden Maxwell "Max" Bradley was appointed Director of Security 
and Safety in July, replacing John Kelly, who retired, Mr. Bradley 



Jennifer Davison joined th 



Jessica L. Hyde '98 joined the admissions office in August as an 
admissions counselor to recruit in the Northeast. While a student at 
MBC, Jessica assisted with the Admissions Volunteer Program of the 
Office of Alumnae Activities. 

Sam Koogler joined the MBC Theatre as technical director. 



MegumI Okura, an alumna of Doshisha Women's College who 
attended Mary Baldwin in 1995-96, was hired to teach Japanese part 



Sonya Payne joined the MAT office as administrative assistant this 
summer. She comes to MBC after serving as assistant director ot the 



Jill C. Urquhart '98 was hired as a part-time admissions counsel 
in September to represent Mary Baldwin at fall 1998 college fairs 
throughout Virginia. 

Marty Weeks was named cleaning services manager, replacing 
Sandi Stanley in the Physical Plant Office. 



New staff members hired for the Program for the Exceptionally 
Gifted include: Residence Life Coordinator Jennifer Richmond and 
Residence Staff Assistants Marie Duncan and Mary Karen Toomy. 

New part-time faculty members include: Anne Byford '89, who will 
teach fencing, and Lisa Burns, who will teach speech communica- 
tions. Also hired as part-time faculty were: Koressa Malcolm and 
Mark StefanI (psychology); Mike Riddle (interior design); Virginia 
Mosser (German); Robert TalbbI (social work); Bruce Hemp 
(mathematics); and Barry Kolman (VWIL parade band director). 



sabbaticals 

Four faculty members will be on sabbaticals 
during the 1998-99 academic year. Associate 
Professor of Philosophy Dr. Edward Scott 
and Associate Professor of Music Dr. Robert 
Allen will be on sabbatical during spriiig 
semester, and Assistaiit Professor of Physics 
Dr. Gary Diver will be on sabbatical during 
fall semester. Associate Professor of Social 
Work William Little will have a reduced-load 
sabbatical for the year, teaching one course in 



Professor Emerita of History Dr. 
Patricia Menk served as guest 
speaker at MBC's annual 
Founders' Day celebration in 
October. During the summer, she 
spoke at the Woodrow Wilson 
Birthplace Seminar on American 
Presidents, the University of 
Virginia Annual Jefferson Seminar 
and the MBC Richmond Alumnae 
Chapter annual meeting. Dr. 
Menk, who lives iii Staunton, VA, 
spent much of 1997-98 on the 
road traveling to Italy, North 
Carolina, Florida, and along the 
Columbia River "on the trail of 
Lewis and Clark." 



news bytes 



Second Annual Virginia Private College 
Week a Success 

Mary Baldwin College participated ir\ the second 
annual Virginia Private College Week, August 3 
through 7, hosting 64 students and their families 
from 13 different states. The college sponsored 10 
tours of campus during the week-long open house, 
and also offered information sessions on financial 
aid and the Virginia Women's Institute for Leader- 
ship. During last year's Private College Week, MBC 
hosted 54 families from seven states. 

Virginia Private College week is sponsored by 
the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia 
(CICV). Prospective students who visit four of the 
24 participating institutions receive application 
fee waivers for three CICV colleges and universi- 
ties. 

MBC Admissions Vice President Doug Clark 
says that schools participating in the week-long 
event offer a series of daily tours and presentations so 
that "prospective students can visit a number of 
private schools in any given area of the state. The 
program is designed to show high school students 
and their parents the array of academic and extracur- 
ricular programs available at Virginia's private 
colleges and universities. Some families think they 
cannot afford a private college, but if we can get 
them in to talk to us, they realize that with financial 
aid a private college education is doable." 




Walking a Sacred Path 

Mary Baldwin College and Staunton's Covenant Presbyterian Churcf 
hosted a Labryrinth Walk in October. The event, "Walking a Sacred I 
Experiencing the Labyrinth as a Tool for Spiritual Growth," was open u 
entire MBC community and the public. The labryrinth is a pattern or 
ground that forms a single path whose twists and turns lead one to the ct 
of a circle and back to the beginning. It is meant to be a metaphor fo 
spiritual journey through life. The Labryrinth Walk used for this event ^ 
replica of the Maltese Labryrinth built in 1220 A.D. as part of the stone 
of the cathedral in Chartres, France. The 1 1 -circuit spiral was used as apil 
path for those who could not journey to Jerusalem and is still used as a j 
of prayer and meditation. There are currently over 700 active labryr 
worldwide. 



A IVIatter of Honor 



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Charter Day was on Tuesday, September 1 . Each year on Charter Day, 1 S 
Baldwin freshmen give their word in writing that they will not lie, cl )' 
steal, plagiarize or fail to report anyone who breaks MBC's rules of h( i 
All freshmen sign the MBC Honor Pledge agreeing to uphold the i 
ciples of student government, honor and cooperation. Mary Baldfl 
upperclass students and faculty also take part in Charter Day to rean 
their support of the college's honor system. 



Technology Upgrades Continue Across Campus 

As part of MBC's 1997 anonymous $ 10 million gift, given in 
part to upgrade technology across campus, the MBC Com- 
puter Information Services staff spent the summer and early 
fall completing several technology projects. CIS staff de- 
signed and implemented four new computer areas on campus, 
reworked an existing lab, and upgraded computers and 
software in four campus areas. 

CIS staff installed computers in two new classrooms in 
Wenger Hall and upgraded the existing Wenger math lab 
and Deming Hall graphic design lab. The staff also equipped 
a computer assisted design lab for theatre students and a new 
music theory lab, both in Deming Hall. 

Faculty, staff and lab computers were upgraded in Car- 
penter Academic Hall, Pearce Science Center, and the 
Adult Degree Program offices in Richmond and Roanoke. 
LCD projection systems were installed in Carpenter, Pearce, 
Wenger, Deming, the Grafton Library and the Physical 
Activities Center. Most faculty offices received major com- 
puter upgrades, including software which will allow access 
to the campus AS400 server and student information. 




Students using the new Deming Hall graphic design lab. 



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Record Number of Freshmen Move Into 
Residence Halls Among TV Crews and 
Cameras 

A flurry of national media attention followed 
incoming freshman Cambria Watson, 14, who 
followed in the footsteps of her two sisters (Noshua 
'95 and Tenea '98) to enter the Program for the 
Exceptionally Gifted. The NBC Today Show and 
Fox TV News crews covered everything from 
Cambria's moving into the residence hall to her 
sisters' academic successes. Sister Noshua, 20, has 
earned her master's and is pursuing a doctoral degree 
at Stanford University. Tenea, 18, who graduated 
from MBC in May, is pursuing her doctorate in 
toxicology at the University of Rochester. In August, 
the sisters were also featured in a front-page article 
in The Washington Post. 

Aremita Watson, mother of the MBC trio, served 
as president of the Mary Baldwin Parents Council 
for four years (1993-1997). Her husband Rudy is a 
project manager for IBM and a member of MBC's 
Advisory Board of Visitors. The couple spoke to 
parents of incoming PEG students during an 
orientation session on campus. 

When classes began on August 31, MBC 
celebrated its 15 th straight year of record enrollment 
with a combined total of 2,173 students in the 
traditional liberal arts program for women, the 
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership (VWIL), 
the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), the 
Adult Degree Program (ADP) and the Master of Arts 
in Teaching Program (MAT). The college's on- 
campus enrollment for 1998-99 (not including ADP 
students taking courses on campus ) was 885 students, 
including 690 students in the traditional 
baccalaureate program. VWIL enrollment reached a 
record 125, and PEG enrollment reached an all-time 
high of 70 students. The Master of Arts in Teaching 
Program also had a record enrollment of 1 04 students . 





Third Doenges Artist Visits Campus in November 

Joan Snyder, the 1998-99 Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges 
Artist, was on campus November 16-20, visiting classrooms 
and talking with students. Snyder began her professional 
paintiiig career with her first solo exhibition in New York 
City in 1970. Since theii, she has exhibited widely 
throughout the United States. 

Snyder earned her MFA in 1966 from Rutgers University, 
where in 1971 she established a program to exhibit work of 
women artists. The Mary H. Dana Women Artist Series, 
now one of the longest running series of its kind, established 
a forum for women to exhibit and discuss their art. The 
program has been influential in the education of future 
generations of artists, both male and female. 

Snyder's artwork is included in the following public 
collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum 
of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the 
Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum of Women in 
the Arts and the Phillips Collection. 

Snyder lives and works in New York and has taught at 
the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Bard College, 
Cooper Union and Yale University. The National 
Endowment for the Arts awarded her a fellowship in 1974, 
and she received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial 
Fellowship in 1983. 

Mary Baldwin's Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Artist/ 



Cambria Watson, 14, entered the PEG program this fall. 

photo courtesy of the Daily News Leader, Staunton, VA 
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Elizabeth "Liddy" Doenges, former college trustee arid 
member of the class of 1963. 




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Institute for 
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BY Jenny Howard 




From July 8 to 10, Mary Baldwin conducted a 
pilot, a sort of test drive, of a leadership program 
aimed at professional women. It was dubbed 
the Women's Leadership Institute (WLI), but 
after three intense days of talks, discussion and 
physical challenges beginning at 7 o'clock in 
the morning, one participant suggested it be 
renamed the Women's Institute for Leadership 
Development (WILD) . The first official session 
will be held in the summer of 1999. 



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Some authors say it's 

difficult to write about especially 
powerful experiences. Maybe that's why 
I've been staring at a blank computer 
screen for the past three days. 

When 1 accepted my nomination 
into the pilot program of Mary 
Baldwin's Women's Leadership 
/Institute, I did so with reservations. I 
was only a few months into a new job 
and hated to ask for the two and a half 
days off. I also think deep down 1 didn't 
like the sound of it: Women's 
Leadership Institute. 1 imagined three 
possibilities. A drop-and-give-me- 
twenty-you-worthless-maggot 
atmosphere where I would be sent home 
early for giggling during cadence; a 
male-bashing, uterus-loving funfest; or a 
haphazard, unorganized, thrown- 
together misery, during which I'd be 
dreaming of all the more productive 
things I could be doing, like 
alphabetizing my spice rack. And I 
n don't even own a spice rack. 

Guess I'm not as open-minded as I 
thought. But I still accepted, and when 
the initial information packet arrived in 
the mail, my curiosity was piqued. We 
would only need clothing for morning 
exercise. Shirts and shorts would be 
provided for daily wear. Uniforms. This 
is good, 1 thought. My fashion sense is 
not the best, as any of my childhood 
dolls would be willing to testify. We 
were also sent a book on leadership and 
a composition book in which we were 
to answer questions and start a journal 
on our thoughts about leadership. Easy 
enough. So I prepared, I packed and I 
pondered. 

When 1 told people what I'd be 
doing, most were fascinated. My 
supervisor eagerly approved the time off. 
A male friend of mine was ready to don 
a dress and crash the thing. And I 
wondered why I wasn't more excited. 
Well, if nothing else, I thought, it will 
look good on my resume. So with that 
noble thought, I began my part in the 
Women's Leadership Institute. I packed 
my skeptical self into my car and drove 
the five minutes from my apartment to 
King Residence Hall where we would be 

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Staying. 

After everyone had checked in, met 
their roommates and changed into their 
uniforms, we gathered in a conference 
room to kick off the institute. There 
were about 35 of us, with a wide range of 
ages. The backgrounds, I would later 
learn, were as diverse as the ages. Some 
retired; some like me, relatively new to 
the working world; some in the midst of 
their careers. 

At our first session, we heard about 
what the organizers hoped to do with 
this program and how we guinea pigs 
would be helping. Then we began. 
What happened over the next two-and- 
a-half days was a mix of lecture, 
discussion and hands-on activity. And 
while that last sentence sounds terribly 
boring, it was anything but. Lectures on 
topics like power and gender and 
leadership spurred animated discussions. 
The excitement with which we spoke 
was contagious. Everyone seemed to 
crave the debates, each person bringing 
her own slant and experience to the 
discussion. 

I was not shy about giving my input, 
but often felt my "elders" mistook my 
optimism about the future of women in 
leadership for youthful naivete. I tried to 
explain how I felt — that we should 
strive for a gender-blind society. I don't 
want people telling me "I can because 
I'm a woman." I want them telling me "I 
can because I'm good." I still hold this 
belief, but from this discussion I learned 
that 1 was speaking with women who in 
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photo opposite page top: 
"Walking tlie planl<" while 
blindfolded becomes possible 
with a little teamwork. 

photo opposite page bottom: 
Debriefing after a leadership 
challenge activity. Talking about 
experience is an important tool 
in learning from experience. 

photo above: 

Another team building exercise: 

Claudia Woody (left) tries to 

pass a hula hoop to Brenda 

Bryant without breaking the 

circle. 



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Reading the Paintings 
of Judith Godwin 



BY Paul Ryan, Assistant Professor of Art 

The creative artist must work and always work — on himself and on his craft — that he may develop to the point where he can 
say what he has to say, and that he says this in his own language. This language is of course not always at once understood. It 
makes people furious when you speak your own language. 

Hans Hofmann (from his lecture of February 16, 1941 at the Riverside Museum, New York) 




left: "Yellow Figure," 1953, 
oil on canvas, 40" x 28." 

above: "Oriental Circus," 
oil on canvas, 50" x 126." 



Installed prominently in the entrance 
hall of the Deming Fine Arts 
Building at Mary Baldwin is a large- 
scale, abstract painting by New York 
artist and MBC alumna Judith Godwin 
'52. Titled "Oriental Circus," it was 
given as a gift by the artist to the 
college's art department in 1992, 
following its exhibition in Hunt Gallery 
as part of a group show of work by 
alumnae that same year. Measuring 50 
inches in height and 126 inches wide, 
the oil painting is a triptych consisting 
of three equal-sized panels of stretched 
canvas. Its overall composition is a 
structured flurry of shapes, textures, and 
lines which are organized in such a way 
that the viewer's eye is pulled from the 
left side of the painting to the right. 
Articulated by certain forms that 
suggest the paraphernalia of jugglers and 
acrobats, this sense of energy and 
directed movement evokes the pleasure, 
anticipation, and constant flow of 



activity characteristic of a circus — 
although, this is not to say that the 
painting exists as a mere signifier for a 
particular event. Its pictorial identity is 
too complex to function at this level: it 
contains a space that is expEuisive yet 
enclosed, and a sense of form that 
simultaneously suggests restriction by 
and freedom from the influence of 
gravity — all operating within a field of 
lyrical, Matisse-like playfulness. Like 
much abstract painting which is based 
on direct and specific experience, 
Godwin's "Oriental Circus" is a 
synthesis of personal impressions given 
permanent form through the raw 
materials of paint and canvas, and the 
creative processes of formal analysis and 
intuition. As such, it conjoins common 
perceptions of the viewer and artist, yet 
it exists simultaneously as an object of 
mystery evading any absolute or 
definitive translation. 

As all serious abstraction in the 
modernist tradition has emerged out of 
particular movements and ideas in art 
history and/or the culture of the artist's 
own time, Godwin's work and style as a 
painter is grounded in Abstract 
Expressionism — an epoch in the visual 
arts which many critics and artists 
regard as the last great movement in 
Western painting. Embodying both the 
serious desire for stylistic advancement 
in the context of modernism's linear 
progression, and a heroic approach to 
painting that embraced the 
philosophical notion of the "inward 
turn," the originators of Abstract 



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Godwin's work and style 
as a painter are 
grounded in Abstract 
Expressionism — an 
epoch in the visual arts 
which many critics and 
artists regard as the last 
great movement in 
Western painting. 



Expressionism constituted the avant- 
garde of the 1940s and 50s. Most of the 
significant work of this period reflected 
two points of view. The first was 
formalist theory which emphasized the 
importance of the physical materials 
and elements of art - the use of shape, 
scale, space, color, value, texture, etc. 
The leading critic of this approach was 
the formalist theorist Clement 
Greenberg who promoted the idea of a 
progressive historical narrative in 
culture which would culminate in works 
of art that were complete in their formal 
purity. The second important influence 
was a more emotionally charged artistic 
response to the dilemmas of the nuclear 
era immediately following World War 
II. This also had its roots in 
existentialism and what another 
prominent critic, Harold Rosenberg, 
referred to as "crisis content." The result 
was a surge of new painting and 
sculpture in America that was staggering 
in its originality and sense of urgency. 

A noteworthy aspect of Godwin's 
connection to Abstract Expressionism, 
or the New York School (a more 
generalized despcription that some 
prefer to use because of the actual 
aesthetic diversity within this group of 
artists), is the personal association she 
had with several of its prominent 
practitioners, particularly Hans 
Hofmann and Franz Kline (whose 
Greenwich Village townhouse she 
acquired in 1963 and continues to 
reside in today). Having moved from 
Virginia to New York City in 1953 to 
study painting, Godwin was able to 
experience first-hand the excitement 
ushered in by the work and presence of 
the first generation of Abstract 
Expressionists, a wave of aesthetic 
innovation that helped to establish 
New York as the international art 
center, thereby shifting the creative 
and intellectual focus from Paris to 
Manhattan. Simultaneously, as a 
student and young artist she 
participated in the second generation's 
task of building on and sometimes 
transforming the aesthetic practices of 
the New York School that had 
relatively quickly become canonized by 
the art world. 

Prior to her move to New York, 
Godwin, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, 



attended Mary Baldwin College for two 
years. She studied art with Elizabeth 
Nottingham Day and Horace Day, 
whose interest in contemporary art and 
developments in New York was shared 
with their students. Godwin left the 
college in 1950, and in 1951 enrolled 
at Richmond Professional Institute of 
the College of William and Mary (now 
Virginia Commonwealth University) 
where she was influenced by artists 
Theresa PoUak and Jewett Campbell 
PoUak, who founded the School of th 
Arts at VCU, practiced and taught ail 
aesthetic that was anchored in 20th 
century European modernism and the 
formalist theory and sense of pictorial 
integrity that guided American 
painting during the 1940s and '50s. 
Campbell had studied with the 
Abstract Expressionist painter and 
influential teacher Hans Hofmann 
(PoUak, too, would eventually do so) 
and he encouraged serious students to 
do the same - hence, Godwin's 
transition to New York. 

After a brief period of study at the 
Art Students' League in New York in 
1953, Godwin enrolled in Hofmann's 
school in Provincetown, Massachusetts 
that summer. She continued to study 
with him at his New York school in the 
fall, and did so again in 1954. The 
impact of Hofmann on Godwin's 
development as a painter perhaps 
cannot be emphasized enough. As a 
teacher, Hofmann was legendary for hii 
ability to drive students to stretch theii 
potential, but also for remaining as an 
authoritative influence in their work. 
For example, in discussing Hofmann's 
teaching with me several years ago, 
Theresa PoUak, who studied with him i 
in 1958 (the year he closed his school 
after 43 consecutive years of teaching), 
mentioned that it took her several 
years to emerge from his strong 
presence and opinionated voice. Yet, 
she, like Judith Godwin, adhered to 
some of his tenets throughout her 
painting career. 

Strong-minded and vigorous in 
spirit, Hofmann believed in the 
profundity of the creative life. Indeed, f 
he regarded painting as a metaphor for 
the forces at work in the universe and 
the existential struggles that spring 
from the human experience. Born in 



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Germany in 1880 and later emigrating 
to the United States in 1931, 
Hofmann's early years in Europe 
afforded a clear understanding of the 
important issues generated in the early 
20th century by Fauvism (with its 
innovations in color) and Cubism 
(with its fracturing and distortion of 
space and form). His articulation of 
these matters provided a strong 
theoretical and practical foundation for 
the artistic development of his 
American students. 

In an essay that accompanied a 
major retrospective exhibition of 
Hofmann's work in 1990, organized by 
the Whitney Museum of American Art, 
the prominent art historian and critic 
Irving Sandler states that Hofmann 
"was the greatest art teacher of the 
twentieth century, that is, if a teacher's 
stature is measured by the number of 
students who achieve national and 
international renown in their own 
right." Sandler goes on to say that 
Hofmann "had the strongest influence 
on two generations of advanced 
American artists, the geometric 
abstractionists of the 1930s and the 
younger painters of the New York 
School who matured in the 1950s." 

Recognizing Godwin's significant, 
though quiet, role in American art 
since 1950, in the fall of 1997 the Art 
Museum of Western Virginia (located 
in Roanoke) mounted a retrospective 
exhibition that spanned Godwin's life 
as a painter. Co-curated by Mark 
Scala, chief curator at the Museum, 
and Ann Gibson, associate professor 
of art at Stony Brook University in 
New York, the retrospective not only 
reflected a renewed interest by art 
historians in the artists of Godwin's 
generation working in New York 
during the 1950s, but, it is also an 
acknowledgment of the depth of 
intellect and feeling contained in her 
work. Consisting of 24 paintings, the 
show included representative work from 
different phases of her career. The early 
paintings from the years she studied 
with Hofmann display an intense 
physicality that shortly would dissolve 
into forms and spaces of a more 
ephemeral nature. Work from 1955 
through the mid-sixties reveals the 
achievement of a distinct language by 



Godwin marked by the dialectical 
elements of openness/spontaneity and 
structure/definition — a language 
which also demonstrates the 
dependence of genuine innovation 
upon tradition. Finally, several 
paintings from the mid-seventies 
through 1995 sometimes reflect slight 
stylistic shifts (especially regarding her 
palette), but never succumb to 
fashionableness and always assert the 
relevance of sincerity and meaning in 
an era of increasing cynicism and 
doubt. 

In his article "Talking at Pomona," 
the poet and critic David Antin 
discusses how the importance of a work 
of art is determined. He asserts that, 
assuming aesthetic integrity is a given, 
importance is mostly a matter of the 
quality of ideas, or of an idea, that the 
work embraces. That is to say, that the 
critical value of a work of art is in 
proportion to "...the degree that it is a 
modification [or advance] of the 
preceding [important] work..." For 
example, briefly put, one of the reasons 
Jackson Pollock is considered an 
important painter resides in the fact 
that his all-over poured paintings of the 
1940s and '50s played a major role in 
removing Modernist painting from the 
constraints of Cubist space. Pollock's 
work is considered an "advance" in the 
lineage of Modernist painting, and has 
become an icon for American-type 
painting of the 20th century. In the 
context of this type of art historical and 
critical criteria for determining 
importance as it relates to the work of 
Judith Godwin, it can be said that her 
significance largely, though not 
completely, lies in her success in 
moving beyond what had become 
conventions of Abstract Expressionist 
painting. In the catalog essay, "Judith 
Godwin: Style and Grace," Ann 
Gibson outlines Godwin's path in this 
achievement, describing how the artist 
"mined [Abstract Expressionism] as a 
language whose rich potential had only 
begun to be tapped — if only one could 
avoid its cliches and renovate the 
presuppositions entwined with its 
conventions." 

To build on what has come before, 
yet to avoid the cliches, has always 
been a major task and goal for the 



artist. And at mid-century in New 
York City the notion of originality 
was an ideal - an integral 
component of the avant-garde in its 
self-established mission to keep 
culture moving forward. The first 
generation of Abstract 
Expressionists had succeeded in 
moving beyond European 
modernism; Godwin's teacher, Hans 
Hofmann, in an original language of 
expressionistic urgency and 
jubilance had combined the color 
theories of Cezanne and the Fauves 
with Cubist drawing (eventually 
escaping the grips of Cubist space); 
and Godwin, as represented by her 
paintings from 1955-1960, began to 
speak relatively early in her own 
voice. A synthesis of multiple 
aesthetic and personal influences, 
her paintings stylistically embrace a 
sense of pictorial structure achieved 
by Franz Kline, Hofmann's theories 
regarding pictorial depth and the 
inherent flatness of the medium, and 
the Zen-like approach to space and 
form of the painter Kenzo Okada. 
Following the dictum of Hofmann 
that the artist say what she has to 
say in her own language, Judith 
Godwin has distinguished herself 
within the tradition of the New 
York School. 

Paut Ryan is a painter and an assistant 
professor of art at Mary Baldwin College. 
He is also an art critic and contributing 
editor for Art Papers magazine. 

WORKS CITED: 

David Antin, "Talking at Pomona," Art Forum 
(9/73). 

Ann Gibson, "Judith Godwin: Style and Grace," 
Judith Godwin: Style and Grace (catalog for the 
exhibition; The Art Museum of Western Virginia, 
Roanoke, Virginia, 1997). 

Irving Sandler, "Hans Hofmann: The Dialectical 
Master," Hans Hofmann (catalog for the 
exhibition, Hans Hofmann; The Whitney Museum 
of American Art, New York, 1990). 

Mark Scala, "Judith Godwin and the New York 
School," Judith Godwin: Style and Grace. 



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FROM THE BOTTOM UP: 

**' HistoryThroughEverydayObjects 



by Katharine L. Brown, Adjunct Professor of Histc 











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Where do historians turn 
when they need information? 

To written sources, such as 
documents, letters and diaries. The 
problem is that these written records, 
by their very nature, are produced by 
and generally concerned with literate 
persons (the elite), and for most of 
human history, the majority of people 
have been illiterate. Ordinary 
peasants, yeomen, craftsmen and 
servants left a scant paper trail to 
show that they ever lived and loved. 

The good news is that many 
objects that these ordinary folk used 
and produced have survived as a 
significant part of the material culture 
of their societies. For the historical 
detective, these objects offer exciting 
clues about the lives of persons who 
would otherwise be shrouded in a mist 
of obscurity. 

The study of material culture has 
become a serious academic field. Some 
universities offer a material culture 
major. Journals and conferences are 
devoted to the field. Because the study 
of material culture can enrich the 
understanding of the past in 
wonderful ways, history teachers at all 
levels, from elementary school 
through college, can benefit from 
knowledge about this field. 

Introducing material culture into 
the classroom was one of the many 
tools, resources and skills featured in 
the 1998 Summer Teacher's Institute 
at Mary Baldwin College, held July 19 
to 25. Funded by a grant from the 
Virginia Foundation for the 
Humanities, the focus of the Institute 
was "Teachers as Historians: The 
History of Everyday Life." Teachers 
from across the Commonwealth 
learned about the development in 
Europe and America in recent decades 
of this new field of everyday history. 
A rich range of reading materials, 
films, and museum visits suggested 
new ways to engage students with the 
history that was not made by kings 
and courtiers, generals and 
ambassadors, robber barons and slave 
owners. This was history from the 



bottom up: the stories of farmers and 
seamstresses, nurses and factory 
workers, foot soldiers and sailors, 
house servants and field hands. 

What do the everyday objects of 
the past tell us about the lives of the 
ordinary folk who created or used 
them? 

Consider laundry. From time 
immemorial, this has been one of the 
most difficult and unpleasant of tasks, 
and one traditionally assigned to 
women. For generations, women were 
ignored in history books and history 
courses. As long as history featured 
those who exercised military, political 
and economic power, it held little 
place for the female half of the 
population. 

A historian today who chooses to 
write about women can write 
descriptive words about the 
backbreaking chore of boiling, 
pounding, wringing, hanging and 
ironing linens and clothing. The 
words of a literate woman who did 
that work, written in a letter to a 
friend or in a diary, can bring the task 
to life in a way that the historian's 
words cannot. But better yet is the 
opportunity to see the tools women 
used to accomplish or ease this dreary 
chore, and even to try one's own hand 
at scrubbing on a washboard or 
straining to crank an old wooden tub 
washing "machine." 

Consider quilts. Many Americans 
today collect or make quilts in the 
current revival of an old folk art form. 
Viewing a collection of American 
quilts from the 19th century can offer 
insight into the leisure time activities 
of our great-great grandmothers, into 
their skills as needlewomen, into their ' 
aesthetic sense, and into their 
economic status. There is a great 
difference between the elaborately 
embroidered silk "crazy quilts" which* 
women in middle class households 
across America stitched in the 1880s 
as a hobby, and the quilts made of 
flour sack patches by practical farm 
wives during the Great Depression. 
Each group took pride in its work and 
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found pleasure in creating something 
for the family and home. In examining 
the two different types of quilts, it is 
possible to understand much that can 
never be conveyed in a book about the 
optimism of the Gilded Age and the 
struggles of the Great Depression. 

Consider hinges. Examining a 
collection of hinges for doors or for 
chest or trunk lids offers great 
opportunities to think about the ways 
a practical object changed over time 
and about the people who made those 
objects. One of the sets of hinges 
might be decorative hand-wrought 
iron, crafted by a village blacksmith in 
Switzerland 250 years ago. Another 
might be a set of mass-produced but 
highly decorative Victorian brass 
hinges made in 1870 by a vigorous 
newly established American factory, 
and still another might be a set mass- 
produced in a factory in China in 
1998, bubble-wrapped and fresh off 
the rack of a giant shopping mall 
hardware store. 

Can you see how a group of 
students could ask questions and draw 
conclusions about craftsmanship? Job 
training? Pride in work? Pride in 
design? Quick profits? Trade patterns? 
Labor trends? These are difficult and 
often dull topics on the pages of a 



textbook. They can come alive as real 
issues that involve real people when 
students have an opportunity to see 
the products of the laborer's work — 
the material culture evidence that 
ordinary metal workers or factory 
workers left behind. 

Consider schools and school 
books. Even the vast majority of 
students who pass through schools to 
acquire literacy leave no written 
record of that experience. But the 
physical remains of their time in the 
classroom survive to tell us about a 
formative experience in the lives of 
millions of ordinary folk. School 
buildings themselves, large objects, or 
photographs and floor plans of schools 
long torn down, tell us about the ideas 
of educators and elders regarding the 
appropriate setting for learning. They 
may be one-room schoolhouses of the 
rural past, or large two-story urban 
buildings with desks bolted down in 
rows, or sprawling open classroom 
structures of late 20th century 
suburbia. Each has something different 
to say about the hopes and dreams of a 
society for educating its youth. 

Examining, reflecting upon, and 
comparing and contrasting textbooks, 
slates, notebooks and writing materials 
helps to clarify the experience of 

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THE ANNUAL REPORT • Contributions to Mary Baldwin College • July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998 



Message from the President 



Over the years, a building can become much more than a collection 
of wood, bricks and mortar It can have a history and be full of asso- 
ciations for those who have passed through its doors. This is the 
case with the Administration Building, the college's first building. 
This building has always functioned as the front door of the college. 
We are proud of the work that has been done to ensure that it can 
continue in this role. 



Work on the Administration Building is a visible sign of the less 
visible work that goes on everyday behind the scenes to keep the 
foundations of the college strong. This year the Annual Fund sur- 
passed its goal by raising $1,304,358. The college took major steps 
forward In technology creating a state-of-the-art language lab, a new 
math lab and a new physics lab. We have enrolled our fourth class 
in the highly successful Virginia Women 's Institute for Leadership 
and will see the first graduates from that program in May We have 
also taken the important step of appointing a dean for student suc- 
cess, Marsha Mays. Her mandate is to make sure that every student 
at Mary Baldwin has a positive and successful experience. 



Your support provides the foundation on which we build our com- 
mitment to provide the very best education for all our students. Thank 
you for helping move the college forward in so many ways. 



CZ[.L^ I 



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Cynthia H. Tyson President 



Annual Fund 

The Annual Fund is made up of thousands of contribu- 
tions, large and small, which go toward the general 
operation of the college. Annual Fund contributions con- 
stitute more than half of all contributions made to the 
college each year. 



Annual Fund Awards 

Through these class awards, we recognize the enthusias- 
tic support of our alumnae for Mary Baldwin College. The 
awards are presented annually at Founders' Day and are 
named in honor of past presidents of Mary Baldwin 
College. Class representatives accept the awards on 
behalf of their classes. 

We commend the classes listed below for their out- 
standing loyalty to the Annual Fund and to Mary Baldwin. 



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The Fraser Bowl 

Class of 1946 



The Lewis Platter 

Class of 1948 



The Jarman Cup 

Class of 1953 



he Spencer Pitcher 

Class of 1953 



Awarded to the class presenting 
the largest gift to the 1997-98 
Annual Fund, the Fraser Bowl was 
secured by the Class of 1946, 
which contributed $67,538 this 
year. 

Awarded to the Class of 1948, the 

Lewis Platter recognizes 

the class with the largest increase 

over its previous year's gift. The 

Class of 1948 contributed 

$24,950 more this year than in 

1996-97. 

The Jarman Cup is presented to 
the class demonstrating the high- 
est level of participation in the 
Annual Fund. An outstanding 66% 
of the Class of 1953 contributed to 
the Annual Fund in 1997-98. 

The Class of 1953 received the 
Spencer Pitcher for attaining the 
highest percentage increase in par- 
ticipation from the 1996-97 Annual 
Fund year to the 1997-98 year. 
This class increased its participa- 
tion from 40% to 66%. 



Endowment other 
Governnaent income 
Grants 



Annual Fund 
Gifts & Grants 




Tuition and Fees 



Room and Board ^|^^ 


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INCOME 






Tuition and Fees 


$14,896,970 


51.0% 


Room and Board 


$5,110,554 


17.5% 


Net Gain on Endowment 


$3,033,347 


10.4% 


Gifts and Grants 


$2,728,374 


9.3% 


Annual Fund 


$1,304,359 


4.5% 


Government Grants 


$1,001,533 


3.4% 


Endowment Income 


$885,532 


3.0% 


Other 


$268,269 


0.9% 


Total Income 


$29,228,938 

Academic 

Support Public Services 


100% 


Debt Service 






Staff Benefits ^ 

Auxiliary ,^r^^ 
Enterprises r^^^s^^ 

student ^^M^^ 


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Academic 
Instruction 
& Research 


Institutional «^^ '%- ^^CJ t'/RoiA ■'^ -^ A 


■ Scholarships 
IT Fellowships 


Operation & Maintenance 




of Plan 






EXPENSES 






Academic Instruction 






and Research 


$7,158,820 


26.5% 


Scholarships and Feiiowst 


ips $5,664,890 


21.0% 


Operation and Maintenance 






of Plant 


$3,894,367 


14.4% 


Institutional Support 


$3,248,189 


12.0% 


Student Services 


$1,819,272 


6.7% 


Auxiliary Enterprises 


$1,705,071 


6.3% 


Staff Benefits 


$1,413,783 


5.2% 


Debt Service 


$1,290,244 


4.8% 


Academic Support 


$628,389 


2.3% 


Public Services 


$220,789 


0.8% 


Total Expenditures 


$27,043,814 


100% 




THE ANNUAL REPORT 3 



TOP 
GIVING 
CLUBS 



The members of these top Annual Fund giving clubs provide resources necessary 
for the vitality of Mary Baldwin College, ensuring that the college continues to 
provide an excellent education for all its students while continuing its tradition of 
innovation. Yearly gifts of $1,000 and more form a strong foundation for the col- 
lege and encourage other donors to give generously. These gifts ensure the lega- 
cies of Rufus W. Bailey and Mary Julia Baldwin for future generations and honor 
the people and places for which the gift clubs are named. 



The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

$20,000 and up 

Anonymous 

Anonymous 

Mr. & Mrs. Ray Clymer Jr. 

John W. Deming Foundation 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles F. Duff 

Betty Gray Duff '54 
Emily W. Hundley '47 
Caroline Rose Hunt '43 
Bertie Murphy Smith '46 
Virginia Foundation for Independent 

Colleges 
Margaret 0. Woodson Foundation 

The Mary Julia Baldwin Society 

$10,000 - $19,999 

M. Douglass Harlan 
Margaret Hunt Hill '37 
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 
Margaret Pollard Rea '46 
Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 
Harriette Clarke Thome '47 

The Hill Top Club 

$5,000 - $9,999 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69 

Charlotte Jackson Berry '51 

Sara "Sally" Armstrong Bingley '60 

Estate of Fannie Royster Cooke 

Nancy Grim 

Guida Cladwell Davis '51 

Robert S. Doenges 

Katharine Dyer Dudley '36 

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mead Ferguson 

Mary Rutherfoord Mercer 

Ferguson '63 
Betty Beasley Fiedler '49 
Virginia Eversole Herdman '54 
Louise Fowlkes Kegley '54 
Mr. & Mrs. Allie B. Kreger 

Doris Clement Kreger '48 
Mr. & Mrs. P. William Moore Jr. 
Winifred Boggs Myrick '54 
William G. Pannill 
Gale Palmer Penn '63 
M. Elizabeth Preddy '67 
Mr. & Mrs. H.B. Roberts Jr. 
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 
Carol Stewart Shaw '65 
Mrs. C. Gordon Smith, Jr. 
Janet Russell Steelman '52 
William L. Sudderth 
Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 
Jane Townes '69 
Caroline Murphy Winter '42 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 4 



The Founders' Club 

$2,500 - $4,999 

Sarah Livingston Brown '63 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Mahlon Buck Jr. 

Ella Durr Buck '50 
Susan Warfield Caples '60 
Margaret "Peggy" Anderson Carr '67 
Frances Hafer Chiles '55 
Robert Doenges 
Letia McDaniel Drewry '78 
Mr. & Mrs. Dean 8. Edmonds III 

Lynn Dinger Edmonds '86 
Patricia Andrew Goodson '51 
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Hamilton IV 
Carolyn Gilmer Hisley '60 
Deborah Huffman '84 
Karen Emmet Hunt '80 
Shirley Haynes Hunter '24 
Meredith Jones Johnson '43 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles S. Luck III 
Betsy Newman Mason '69 
Louise Rossett McNamee '70 
Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk 
Jean T. Moore 
Margaret Moore '88 
Margaret Clarke Moring '58 
Martha Anne "Mopsy" Pool Page '48 
Mary P. Murray 

Carol "Gappy" Paul Powell '78 
Barbara Freeman Ragsdale '67 
Barbara Knisley Roberts '73 
C. Lindsay Ryland '73 
Jane Frances Smith '37 
Molly Upton Tarr '70 
Alice Jones Thompson '40 
Susan Thompson Timmons '64 
Teresita Zapata Trigo '88 ADP 
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 
Harriett Middleton Waldrop '48 
Valerie Wenger '81 
Lucinda Pina Wilkinson '62 
John A. Williamson II 
Claudia Woody '77 
Elizabeth Peyton Wooldridge '68 

The President's Associates 

$1,000 - $2,499 

Ernest & Barbara Boley Adelman 

Rita Kay Alvis '89 

Betty Wilcox Armstrong '41 

Gertrude Davis Arnett 

Gordon E. Arnold 

Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Atchison 

Kathleen Aure '68 

Elizabeth Gulbenk Balentine '80 

Dorothy Beals Ballew '53 

Mr. & Mrs. David Paul Barra 

Beverly Estes Bates '64 

Mildred Proffit Batson '43 

Martha Barnett Beal '53 

Julia Carrington Bemis '64 



J. Edward Setts 

Mr. & Mrs. Montgomery L. Blizard 

Stephanie Carlson Brennan '82 

Ann Cooke Britt '58 

Norris A. Broyles Jr. 

Jo O'Neal Brueggeman '80 

Gay Gilmore Butler '67 

Pam Williams Butler '78 

Eda Hofstead Cabaniss '69 

Julie Mays Cannell '70 

Margaret Gignilliat Carswell '53 

Nell Rogers Carvell '63 

Anne Monyhan Chambers '48 

Dr. Marjorie B. Chambers 

Patsy Clyde Chandler '77 

Douglas E. Clark 

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin N. Clyde Jr. 

Jacqueline Edwards Cohen '50 

Estate of Charles F. Cole 

Jean Cortright Copeland '73 

Mary Gould Coulbourn '63 

Marian Hollingsworth Cusac '54 

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Dawson 

Constance Headapohl De Berardinis '54 

James D. Douglas 

Margaret Wren de St. Aubin '81 

Anne Ponder Dickson '61 

Susan Parker Drean '83 

Gail McMichael Drew '65 

Mary Ellen Killinger Durham '66 

Laura Atkinson Dwyer '47 

Donna Neudorfer Earp '76 

Merry Key Ellington '48 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Fitzgerald 

Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Dean Flanders 

Virginia Hayes Forrest '40 

Judy Lipes Garst '63 

Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80 

Kimberly Baker Glenn '79 

Leigh Hamblin Gordon '78 

Joyce Albright Greig-Denis '41 

Judith Payne Grey '65 

Margaret Troutman Grover '84 

Helen K. Groves 

Linda Dolly Hammack '62 

Patricia Bilbo Hamp '66 

Martha Brown Hamrick '48 

Frances Koblegard Harcus '50 

Cynthia Luck Haw '79 

Rosa McLaughlin Heinsohn '67 

Margaret Herscher Hitchman '40 

Ann Lucas Hite '48 

Virginia Carter Holden '67 

Dell Proctor Hollstein '47 

Sally Cullum Holmes '60 

Nancy Rowe Hull '64 

Nancy McWhorter Hurley '42 

Margaret Chapman Jackson '80 

Kathryn Else Johnson '47 

Beth Baldwin Johnson '78 

Marlene Denny Jones '80 

Dr. May Wells Jones '61 

Sarah Maupin Jones '39 

Mallory Copeland Kahler '88 



Dr. Sheila Kendrick '84 

Laura Kerr '84 

Ann Robinson King '63 

Dorothy Hooge King '36 

Gail McLennan King '69 

Ralph W. Kittle 

Elizabeth Jolley Kobiashvili '68 

Constance Detrick Lamons '52 

Sarah Snead Lankford '81 

Mildred Lapsley '39 

Dana Leckie '76 

J. Page Price Lewis '72 

Gladys Adams Link '43 

Margaret Livingston '69 

Bettie Barnett Lombard '48 

Shearer Troxell Luck '63 

Adriane Helm Lyman '50 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Martin Jr. 

Martha Masters '69 

Alice Wilson Matlock '47 

Ethelyn Jones Maxwell '40 

Sanford Jones McAllister '80 

Sarah Shanklin McComas '73 

Gabrielle Gelzer McCree '83 

Kip Cooley McDaniel '67 

Margaret McDermid '95 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Mclntyre Jr. 

Mary Nell McPherson '79 

Margaret "Bonnie" Tuggle Miller '76 

Dorothy Baughan Moore '40 

Elizabeth Gates Moore '81 

Susie Morris '90 

Mary Hornbarger Mustoe '55 

Margaret Woodson Nea '63 

H. E. Neale 

Harriet Marrow Neldon '75 

Jacqueline Triglia O'Hare '84 

Lt. Col. Melissa Patrick '78 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patterson Jr. 

Lydia Woods Peale '58 

Ann Hayes Petro '81 

Edmund H. Polonitza 

Dr. & Mrs. Jennings G. Pressly 

Anna Dunson Pressly '69 
Julia "Tee" Pancake Rankin '45 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Rapier 
Margaret Thorn Rawls '69 
William 0. Reuther 
Dorothy Cleveland Robb '44 
Mr. & Mrs.John G. Rocovich Jr. 

Sue Ellen Butler Rocovich '67 
Cornelia Green Roy '68 
Margaret Bryant Rust '73 
Pamelia Bird Sanderlin '73 
Ann Humphrey Sanders '67 
Martha Godwin Saunders '48 
Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Searle 
Dr. Saundra Eareckson Seifert '84 
Edie Smith Shannon '85 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Sharp 
William N. Shearer Jr. 
Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak '53 
Donna Dearman Smith '70 
Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Smith 



Mr. & Mrs. H. Gordon Smyth 
(Mary Reed Smyth '47) 
Karen Searle Snyder 72 
Dr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Spencer Jr. 
Patricia Sphar '58 
Sherri Miller Stephenson '69 
Edith Stotler '68 
Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Stover Jr. 
M. Elizabeth Swope '66 
Elizabeth Hardin Taylor '48 
Katherine T. Taylor '78 
Cathy Turner Temple '68 
Sallie Brush Thalhimer '73 
Nancy Dana Theus '79 
Dr. Susan Thomas '76 
Eugenia "Woo" McCuen 
Thomason '62 
Stephanie Shearer Timm 
Cecile Mears Turner '46 
L. Jean Thmble Turner '46 
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Turner 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 
Mary Lamont Wade '52 
Caroline Upshur Walker 
Lisa HoeferWard '78 
Charlotte R. Wenger '83 
Capt. & Mrs. 0. C. B. Wev 
Sue McDowell Whitlock '67 
Sally Wetzel Wicks '78 
Betsy Berry Williamson '48 
Margaret Nellie McRae 
Wilson '68 
Florence Jeffrey Wingo '41 
Mary Cronin Wolfe '39 
Dorothy Jones Wrigley '70 



Annual Fund 
Giving Clubs 



Members of special giving clubs are the pillars of support for 
the Annual Fund. The names of those alumnae, parents and 
friends who are members of each giving club are listed in the 
Annual Fund component of this report. 

The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

contributions of $20,000 and up to the Annual Fund 

The IVIary Juiia Baldwin Society 

contributions of $10,000 - $19,999 to the Annual Fund 

The Hill Top Club 

contributions of $5,000 • $9,999 to the Annual Fund 

The Founders' Club 

contributions of $2,500 - $4,999 to the Annual Fund 

The President's Associates 

contributions of $1,000 - $2,499 to the Annual Fund 

The Ivy Circle 

contributions of $500 to $999 to the Annual Fund 

The Colonnade Club 

contributions of $250 to $499 to the Annual Fund 

The Columns 

contributions of $100 to $249 to the Annual Fund 

The Honor Roll 

contributions of $25 to $99 to the Annual Fund 



Annual Fund 
5-Year Giving History 



Dollars 
xlOOO 

1400 
1200 
1000 
800 
600 
400 
200 



$1,304,358 



$1,265,268 



$1,048,750 



$1,138,169 



$1,156,173 




1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 



1829 

Mary Julia Baldwin 
is born 



1842 

Augusta Female 
Seminary founded 



1800 




1831 p^ 

Faraday harnesses 
electric current 




1998 

REUNION 

GIVING 

PROGRAM 



The 12 classes who gathered for Reunion 1998 made a significant contribu- 
tion to the Annual Fund in honor of their special years. These classes 
deserve recognition for contributing a total gift in excess of $200,000. 
Thanks and congratulations go to the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 
1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993 for their hard work. 



CLASS OF 1943 
55TH REUNION CLASS 

44% Giving $36,426 

Reunion Giving Voiunteers 
Meredith Jones Johnson 
Katharine Shelburne Trickey 

The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

Caroline Rose Hunt 

Tlie Founders' Club 

Meredith Jones Johnson 

Tlie President's Associates 

Mildred Proffit Batson 
Gladys Adams Link 

The Ivy Circle 

Frances Knight Nollet 
Bette Crosswhite Overton 

The Colonnade Club 

Margaret Price Pinson 
Katharine Shelburne Trickey 

The Columns 

Joanne Powell Alexander 
Betty Crews Brandon 
Mary Bagley Higgins 
Mary Lyies Houston 
Virginia Hughes 
Marjorie Carter Lacy 
Ruth Peters Sproul 

The Honor Roll 

Dorothy Kyle Beck 
Mary Hull Calkins 
Marian Edgar Eldridge 
Ann Graham Hazzard 
Margaret McMurray Hottel 
Kathryn Lucas Hummers 
Mary Bullock Morris 
Dorothy Hundley Neale 
Sally Wheat Porter 
Jean Rutherford Radcliffe 
Anna Lane Rogers 
Margaret Harrell Saylor 
Martha Sprouse Stoops 



Mary Scott Walton 
Mary Sheldon Wier 

CLASS OF 1948 
50TH REUNION CLASS 

63% Giving $33,670 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Harriett Middleton Waldrop, chair 
Fran Hurley Blackshear 
Anne Monyhan Chambers 
Lillian Richardson Hall 
Rose Bradford Harrison 
Bettie Barnett Lombard 
Helen Atkeson Phillips 
Elizabeth Wilgus Podesta 
Elizabeth Hardin Taylor 
Dorothy Wilson Vincent 

The Hill Top Club 

Doris Clement Kreger 

The Founders' Club 

Martha Anne "Mopsy" Pool Page 
Harriett Middleton Waldrop 

The President's Associates 

Anne Monyhan Chambers 
Merry Key Ellington 
Martha Brown Hamrick 
Ann Lucas Hite 
Bettie Barnett Lombard 
Martha Godwin Saunders 
Elizabeth Hardin Taylor 
Betsy Berry Williamson 

The Ivy Circle 

Peggy Black Braecklein 
Pamela Burnside Gray 
Rose Bradford Harrison 
Peggy Harris Milligan 
Helen Atkeson Phillips 
Elizabeth Wilgus Podesta 

The Colonnade Club 

Fran Hurley Blackshear 
Jean Wallace Blount 
Geraldine Canby Carroll 
Jeannette Parham Duke 



Ellen Eskridge Groseclose 
Lillian Richardson Hall 
Heline Cortez Harrison 
Ann Doyle Hopps 
Jane Hammond Jervey 
Annie Beale Kornegay 
Ann McDonald Macdonald 
Janey Martin Tanner 
Margaret Getty Wilson 

The Columns 

Martha Ross Amos 
Harriet Hinman Eubank 
Betty Bales Gallagher 
Virginia Albertson Hanks 
Ruth McBryde Hill 
Dorothy Hill Jefferis 
Leone Bellingrath Jones 
Anne Cronin Keith 
Margaret Clarke Kirk 
Elinor Weathersby McCorkle 
Helen Kinser Moncure 
Esther Spurlock Pruett 
Harriet McLean Slaughter 
Dorothy Wilson Vincent 
Patricia Burroughs Withrow 

The Honor Roll 

Anne Cook Becker 
Emily Griffin Buchanan 
Helen Swortzel Earhart 
Elva Fifer 

Betty Gaston Hairfield 
Lyie Irvine 

Helen De Vore Mattenson 
Lois Burer McConnell 
Jean Butler Viel 
Elizabeth Page Wardle 
Lettalou Garth Whittington 
Katharine Adair Woods 

CLASS OF 1953 
45TH REUNION CUSS 

66% Giving $13,196 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Mary Jo Shilling Shannon, chair 
Dorothy Beals Ballew 
Martha Barnett Beal 



Margaret Gignilliat Carswell 
Jennie Evans Dille 
Elizabeth Dahl Shaner 
Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak 
Jo Ann Thacker West 

The President's Associates 

Dorothy Beals Ballew 
Martha Barnett Beal 
Margaret Gignilliat Carswell 
Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak 

The Ivy Circle 

Jeanne Sherrill Boggs 
Betty Martin Close 
Mary Cameron Hagelstein 
Lina Garrott McClintock 
Patricia Tibbals Schnack 
Mary Jo Shilling Shannon 

The Colonnade Club 

Elizabeth Dahl Shaner 
Betty Eberhart Spillman 

The Columns 

Martha Booth Bernhardt 
Gail Leap Beust 
Anne Wilmoth Gates 
Mary Asbury Cobb 
Ellen Martin Coe 
Jennie Evans Dille 
Kay Flippen Durham 
Mildred Sheridan Gaillard 
Mary Laird Hammond 
Nelson Fray Haskell 
Ann Taylor Hedrich 
Nancy Eaton Hopkins 
Ruth Parsons Johnson 
Mamie McManus 
Jane Tucker Mitchell 
Doris Liddle Newman 
June Auer Reed 
Jane Allen Rowe 
Nelle McCants Smith 
Jo Anne Vames Stamus 
Gary Breathed Weaver 
Jo Ann Thacker West 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 6 



June 15, 1844 

Cornerstone laid for Augusta 
Female Seminary's first perma- 
nent building, the Main Building 



1848 

Marx and Engel's 
Communist Manifesto 
published 



September 1844 

Main Building 
construction completed 



^ 



The Honor Roll 

Mollie Lou Bohon 
Julia Scarborough Burgess 
Paula Boedeker Clark 
Betty Ralston Cook 
Margaret Garrett Corsa 
Jane McChesney Crowe 
Noi Peers Doyle 
Ann Lee Harrison 
Marcia Mumma Hodges 
Laura Hays Holmes 
Katherine Todd Horton 
Betty Rankin Hubbard 
Gordon Unger Jernigan 
Marilyn Myers Lee 
Mary Shields Nelson 
Elma Rollins Proffitt 
Charlotte Shaffer Reid 
Georgia Roberts Rhymes 
Eva Pound Rothschild 
Joan Martin Tuckwiller 
Milby Booth Wade 
Suzanne Hill Williams 
Margaret Smith Windsor 

CLASS OF 1958 
40TH REUNION CLASS 

43% Giving $13,395 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Pathcia Sphar, chair 
Janice Gregory Belcher 
Nancy Williams Deacon 
Ann Ratcliffe Harrover 
Constance McHugh Kimerer 
Margaret Clarke Moring 
Carolyn Grjffis Smith 
Margaret Rythe league 

The Founders' Club 

Margaret Clarke Moring 

The President's Associates 

Ann Cooke Britt 
Lydia Woods Peale 
Patncia Sphar 

The Ivy Circle 

Emily Baker 

Constance McHugh Kimerer 

Faye Smith Peck 

The Colonnade Club 

Janice Gregory Belcher 
Nancy McMullan Pauley 
Patsy Messer Poovey 
Carolyn Griffis Smith 
Margaret Flythe league 
Bruce Suttle Winfield 

The Columns 

Barbara Bell 

Virginia Duckworth Cade 




1846 

First anaesthetics used 



Elizabeth Robson Cooney 
Mary Redding Coselli 
Nancy Williams Deacon 
Caroline Huffstutler Furr 
Youngsook Hyun Kim 
Kay Lessley Linnane 
Pathcia Schendel Lohng 
Elizabeth Boling Strand 
Elizabeth Withrow Turner 
Merita Long Webster 
Meredith West 

The Honor Roll 

Anne Edmunds Brown 
Virginia Maxwell Burnett 
Mary Ramsey Fisher 
Kathryn Layne Hanna 
Barbara Allan Hite 
Marjohe Hoge 
Anne Coleman Huskey 
Jettie Bergman Johnston 
Nancy Amory Le Cuyer 
H. Wornom Moore 
Elizabeth Plowman 
Edith Martin Ruggles 
lla Jo Daniel Tice 

CLASS OF 1963 
35TH REUNION CLASS 

60% Giving $56,775 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Ann Robinson King, chair 
Faye Baker Clark 
Terry Geggie Fhdiey 
Kathehne Jone Gilliam 
Judith Thompson Hatcher 
Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins 
Anna Kate Reid Hipp 
Bunnie Wishart Johnson 
Robbie Nelson LeCompte 
Shearer Troxell Luck 
Ginny Hesdorffer Maxwell 
Ann Dial McMillan 
Melissa Kimes Mullgardt 

Members of the Class of 1963 donat- 
ed their reunion gifts in memory of 
their deceased classmates. 

The Mary Julia Baldwin Society 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp 

The Hill Top Club 

Mary Rutherfoord Mercer Ferguson 
Gale Palmer Penn 
Emily Dethloff Ryan 

The Founders' Club 

Sarah Livingston Brown 

The President's Associates 

Nell Rogers Carvell 



Mary Gould Coulbourn 
Judy Lipes Garst 
Ann Robinson King 
Shearer Troxell Luck 
Margaret Woodson Nea 

The Ivy Circle 

Anne Hogshead Aleman 
Helen Arrowood Arnold 
Inghd Carlson 
Terry Geggie Fridley 
Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins 
Roberta Gill Hefler 
Ann Dial McMillan 
Frances Davis TenBrook 
Margaret "Peggy" Engle Trumbo 
Emily Tyler 

The Colonnade Club 

Terry Alexander 
Martha Hunter Boyd 
J. Wright Cochrane 
Anne Shade Drane 
Nancy Blood Ferguson 
Nancy Stickley Grant 
Bonnie Wishart Johnson 
Robbie Nelson LeCompte 
Ginny Hesdorffer Maxwell 
Honey Bessire Morns 
Minta McDiarmid Nixon 
Lynn Butts Preston 
Macon Clement Riddle 

The Columns 

Elizabeth Evans Baxter 
Faye Baker Clark 
Diane Britton Coyer 
Eleanor Edmondson Currie 
Ann Booker Darst 
Katherine Jones Gilliam 
Marjohe Peebles Goehhng 
Elizabeth Brantley Gresham 
Mary Hardaway Hasty 
Judith Thompson Hatcher 
Martha Fant Hays 
Nannette Jarrell Heidhch 
Sharon Foye Hewlett 
Holly Hanson Hill 
Linda Estridge Hofmeister 
Janet Bish Holmes 
Susan Sale Luck 
Rosalinda Roberts Madara 
Linda Fobes Mahon 
Martha Singletary Marks 
Becky Cannaday Merchant 
Page Putnam Miller 
Joann Brown Morton 
Melissa Kimes Mullgardt 
Kathehne Sproul Perry 
Mary Smith Perry 
Sandra Dingess Potter 
Eleanor McCown Robideau 
Elizabeth White 



The Honor Roll 

Sally Dupree Barnett 
Betsy Fitch Benton 
Diana Rogers Block-Mauldin 
Norma Breakell Dmytro 
Harriet Murphy Frazier 
Elizabeth Hughey Gillett 
Elizabeth Rsher Harris 
Elizabeth Laird Hicks 
Carolyn Smith Kehler 
Joan Stanley Maroulis 
Jane Coulbourn Marshall 
Keene Roadman Martin 
Mary Cochran McConnell 
Jean Wells Nelson 
Ann Appleton Recesso 
Elizabeth Craddock Schjorhng 
Lynette Warner Shiver 
Mary McGrath Stone 
Elizabeth Linn Traubman 
Jane Vaughan Vaughan 
Virginia Stott Ward 
Emmy Lanier Wells 
Anna Stuart Wise 

CLASS OF 1968 
30TH REUNION CLASS 

30% Giving $42,049 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Jane Starke Sims, chair 
Georgeanne Bates Chapman 
Elise Palma Couper 
Jeannette Norfleet 
Edith Stotler 
Cathy Turner Temple 
Cynthia Knight Wier 
Margaret Nellie McRae Wilson 
Elisabeth Wise 
Elizabeth Peyton Wooldridge 

The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

Anonymous 

The Founders' Club 

Ray Castles Uttenhove 
Elizabeth Peyton Wooldridge 

The President's Associates 

Kathleen Aure 

Elizabeth Jolley Kobiashvili 

Cornelia Green Roy 

Edith Stotler 

Cathy Turner Temple 

Margaret Neille McRae Wilson 

The Ivy Circle 

Mary Buvinger 
Kathleen Kenig Byford 
Susan Gamble Dankel 
Sarah Sterrett Meyerhoff 
Jeannette Norfleet 
Jane Starke Sims 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 7 



Cynthia Knight Wier 
Elisabeth Wise 

The Colonnade Club 

Barbara Brown Bowles 
Catherine Walleigh Carnevale 
Elise Palma Couper 
Ann Whitten Gillenwater 
Lonna Dole Harkrader 
Susanne Dyer Stanley 

The Columns 

Virginia Watson Bernard 
Nancy Geiger Bondurant 
Jeanne Schaub Classe 
Judith Wells Creasy 
Ellen Gaw Dean 
Anne Kinnier Driscoll 
Jeane Banks Framptom 
Nancy Peyton Gresham 
Barbara Craft Hemphill 
Barbara Penick Jimenez 
F. Temple Roberts 
Patricia Thomas Robinson 
Linda Goddin Smith 
Mary Miller Sopher 
Alice Lacy Wareham 
Eleanor Harbrook Wilson 

The Honor Roll 

Emily Bonner Anderson 
Monnie Moore Armsworthy 
Sharon Knopp Bares 
Nancy Carrow Bott 
Judith Way Bouchard 
JoAnne Musulin de la Riva 
Lynda Overcash Fritz 
Elizabeth Gathright 
Cornelia McLeod Herbert 
Elizabeth Lyons Newman 
Margaret Lawrence Parkerson 
Judy Mauze Philpott 
Martha Blake Rex 
Ann Sartor Richardson 
Cecelia Davis Stevens 
Susan Clements Tarkington 
Blanche Humphreys Toms 
Beth Free Van Fossen 
Ann Livingston Wainscott 

CLASS OF 1973 
25TH REUNION CLASS 

44% giving $19,736 

Reunion Giving Committee 

C. Lindsay Ryland, chair 

The Rev. Kathryn Spencer Alexander 

Margaret Wilson Doherty 

Ginger Mudd Galvez 




Katherine Hewitt Holmes 
Carmen Holden McHaney 
Barbara Knisely Roberts 
Deborah Veale Sergi 
Barbara Phillips Truta 

The Founders' Club 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 
C. Lindsay Ryland 

The President's Associates 

Jean Cortright Copeland 
Sarah Shanklin McComas 
Margaret Bryant Rust 
Pamelia Bird Sanderlin 
Sallie Brush Thalhimer 

The Ivy Circle 

Ginger Mudd Galvez 
Linda Forbes Riley 
Mary Hamilton Sprague 
Judy Spence Tate 
Demaris Elsasser Wheeler 

The Colonnade Club 

Nancy Greever Brooks 
Mary Jane Conger 
Margaret Wilson Doherty 
Katherine Hewitt Holmes 
Mary Hotchkiss Leavell 
Carmen Holden McHaney 
Susan Dibrell Miller 
Donna Deitz Mumby 
Carol Jackson Schmidt 
Amelia Ann Smith 
Julia Often Wangler 

The Columns 

Linda Thorn Abele 
Margaret Ivey Bacigal 
Sally Deitrick Brady 
Andrea Dannettell-Jones 
Angela Hausmann Dogancay 
Linda Lueders Faick 
Olivia Young Rsher 
Ruthie Ciraldo Grantham 
Alice Hansbarger 
Mary Burton Johnson 
Elizabeth Riddler Lichenstein 
Margaret Baldwin Marks 
Sally Jacoby McMillen 
Elysa Maddox Montgomery 
Sarah Belle Eason Parrott 
Sarah Rainey Phelps 
Julie Clark Reedy 
Lane Winn Rothschild 
Deborah Veale Sergi 
Martha Hildebrand Sherwood 
Melanie Dexter Snoddy 



Barbara Phillips Truta 
Deborah Verdier-Smith 
Margaret Logan Vincie 
Lynnette Yount 

The Honor Roll 

Kathleen Thomasson Bagby 
Susan Jones Bell 
Georgia Robert Draucker 
Annemarie Locke Evans 
Camille Glass Gaffron 
Anne Stern Gallagher 
Deirdre Dougherty Grogan 
Catherine Cross Hallberg 
Meredith Kelly Houff 
Patricia Hughes 
Beryl Barnes lerardi 
Susan Buchanan Jacob 
Georgann Kash Jantzen 
Catherine Hood Kennedy 
Helen Plummer Lee 
Eloise Hendershot Lennox 
Bevedy Burke McCaskill 
Elizabeth Wilgus Murray 
Lois Siegfried Oglesby 
Anne Reese 

Susanne Reaves Rhame 
Frances Chalkley Robertson 
Stephanie Ross 
Robyn Timberlake Ruth 
Margaret Triplett 
Carol McChesney Wainwright 
Susan Simmons Weir 

THE CLASS OF 1978 
20TH REUNION CLASS 

26% Giving $20,161 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Pam Williams Butler, chair 
Laurie Scott Bass 
Heidi Goeltz Clemmer 
Letia McDaniel Drewry 
Beth Baldwin Johnson 
Catherine Ferris McPherson 
Lt. Col. Melissa Patrick 
Molly Moomau Prominski 
Katherine T. Taylor 
Lisa Hoefer Ward 

The Founders' Club 

Letia McDaniel Drewry 
Carol "Cappy" Paul Powell 

The President's Associates 

Pam Williams Butler 
Leigh Hamblin Gordon 
Beth Baldwin Johnson 
Lt. Col. Melissa Patrick 



1859 1 

Darwin's Origin of £ 
Species published 



Katherine T. Taylor 
Lisa Hoefer Ward 
Sally Wetzel Wicks 

The Ivy Circle 

Susan Jones Hendricks 
Mollie Moomau Prominski 

The Colonnade Club 

Laurie Scott Bass 
Kathy Ballew Bowen 
Heidi Goeltz Clemmer 
Catherine McKenney Harcus 
Catherine Ferris McPherson 
Colleen Mullarkey 
Susan Neale 

The Columns 

Jane Brammer 
Jennifer Johnston Cobb 
Kathleen O'Neill Frazier 
Lavalette Lacy Jennings 
Mary Mizell 
Diann White Polk 
Tracy Wright Richtand 

The Honor Roll 

Katherine Fowlkes Ackerly 
S. McCausland Amos 
Patricia Bullock Barton 
Melanie Goff Bradley 
Whitney Dodd Godwin 
Elisabeth Truett Greenbaum 
Susan Perkins Higgs 
Kathryn Redford O'Mara 
Betty Holmes Richardson 
Claire McCants Schwahn 
Elizabeth Corrigan Velimirovic 

THE CUSS OF 1983 
15TH REUNION CLASS 

28% Giving $9,201 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Susan Parker Drean, chair 
Frances Honeycutt Arrowood 
Elizabeth Hough Cole 
Kathleen Jones Flynn 
Helen Stevens Forster 
Linda Martin Graybill 
Beth Slusser Hall 
Mary Bartelloni Klinedinst 
Anne Broyles Proctor 
Charlotte R. Wenger 

The President's Associates 

Susan Parker Drean 
Gabrielle Gelzer McCree 
Charlotte R. Wenger 




1853-1857 

Wmgs added to either 
side of the Main Building 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 8 



1860 

Abraham Lincoln 
becomes President 




The Ivy Circle 

Helen Stevens Forster 
Jane G. Kornegay 

The Colonnade Club 

Victoria Callioun 
Katlileen Jones Flynn 
Mary Bartelloni Klinedinst 
Mary-Frances Anderson Laughon 
Anne Broyles Proctor 

The Columns 

Elizabeth Wyatt Ashe 
Laura LaGrow Durland 
Susan Wantz Evans 
Linda Martin Graybill 
Caroline Livingston Grayson 
Ruth Winston Hildebrand 
Patricia Kapnistos Leto 
Carolyn Enochs Mance 
Martha Anthony Prioleau 
Emily Shore Reeve 
Frances Oxner Robertson 
Loretta Vigil Tabb 
Frost Burnett Telegadas 
Mary Santucci Tiffin 

The Honor Roll 

Neysa Angle Allen 
Annette Shepard Bender 
Deborah Boyer 
Charts Caldvifeli 
Elizabeth Hough Cole 
Grace Curd 
Kathryn Pilcher Davis 
Elizabeth Kay Dunn 
Abigail Reith Gore 
Beth Slusser Hall 
Patricia Smythe Leach 
Ruby Mize 
Barbara Price Riley 
Therese Rothe Witcher 

THE CLASS OF 1988 
lOTH REUNION CLASS 

25% Giving $9,850 

Reunion Giving Committee 
Mallory Copeland Kahler, chair 
Margaret Mullen Brinson 
Mary Melissa "Lisa" Derby 
Melissa Pnce Gates 
Rebecca Gibbs 
Sally Miller 
Joanne Reich 

Joanna Kenyon Rosenberger 
Karin W/hitt 



The Founders' Club 

Margaret Moore 
Teresita Zapata Trigo 

The President's Associates 

Mallory Copeland Kahler 

The Colonnade Club 

Margaret Hartley Buchanan 
Mary Melissa "Lisa" Derby 

The Columns 

Melissa Warburton Belcher 
Christine Denfeld Berry 
Margret Mullen Brinson 
Cheryl Davenport 
Lisa Dressier 
Heather Durham 
Melissa Price Gates 
Nelson Carragher Henry 
Sally Miller 
Karin Whitt 

The Honor Roil 

Ann Green Ball 
Ann Flagler Blacl< 
Elizabeth Coleman 
Tiffany Bevan Dormire 
Laura Dudley Dyke 
Bobbye Mitchell Gery 
Mary Williams Hagan 
Shelley Bosw/ell Hughes 
Mary Hess King 
Janice Myers Miller 
Jane Linn Naro 
Cassandra Pair 
Laura Yoch Prizzi 
Joanne Reich 

Joanna Kenyon Rosenberger 
Jasmin-Alice Reyes Scott 
Karen Leabo Singletary 
Paige Willhite Woolwine 

THE CLASS OF 1993 
5TH REUNION CLASS 

16% Giving $2,647 

Reunion Giving Committee 

Diahann "Buffy" DeBreaux, chair 

Amelia Burroughs 

Christyn Hawkins 

Patricia Hylton 

Kelly Kennaly 

Clarissa Lara 

Sydney McCown 

Emily Oehler 

Lane McLeod Perry 

Slain Ashmore Upchurch 



The Colonnade Club 

Margaret Kluttz Dees 
Jacquelyn Elliott-Wonderiey 
Blain Ashmore Upchurch 

The Columns 

Anne Butler 
Deborah Fischer 
Mary Hamilton 
Leigh Cohron Hinson 
Patricia Hylton 
Kelly Kennaly 
Emily Oehler 
Meg Sales 
Sharon Scott 
Cynthia Stephens 

The Honor Roll 

Staci Buford Amonette 
Crystal Armentrout 
Marylon Hand Barkan 
Delna Miller Coleman 
Tracy Wrieden Cravrford 
Diahann "Buffy" DeBreaux 
Therese Dersch 
Anna Austell Dozal 
Jean Gatje 
Brittney Hall Gill 
Jacqueline McFaden Gilreath 
Christyn Hawkins 
Mary Heyward 
Helen Adams Holland 
Renee Roberts Johnson 
Cheryl Jones Jolly 
Tina Thompson Kincaid 
Danette Luna 
Anuradha Naidu 
Susan Schweickert Roudabush 
Elizabeth Smith 
Whitney Wood Walker 
Christina Andrews Walls 
Mary Witt 



The 
Committee 

for the 
Annual Fund 



Mary Baldwin College would like 
to extend special thanks to the fol- 
lowing volunteers who took the 
time to ask others for gifts for the 
1997-98 Annual Fund. It shows an 
extra special commitment to not 
only give one's own gift, but to ask 
others for support. We sincerely 
appreciate their dedication to Mary 
Baldwin College. 

Sara "Sally" Armstrong Bingley '60, 
chair 

Margaret Troutman Grover '84 
Ann Hayes Petro '81 
Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 



1861-65 

American Civil War 





1863 

Mary Julia Baldwin takes over 
as principal of Augusta Female 
Seminary with the able support 
of Agnes R. McClung 



1869 

Brick house built 
behind the Main 
Building 




THE ANNUAL REPORT 9 



1870 

Terra-cotta dogs 
placed in front of 
Main Building 





1876 

Alexander Graiiam Bell 
invents telephone 




CLASS GIRS 



Honorary Alumnae 

Dr. Patricia Menk 
Dr. Marjorie Chambers 
Dr. Samuel Spencer Jr. 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 
Betty Kegley 
John Kelly 
Dorothy Mulberry 
Mabel Hirschbiel 

MAT Graduates 

Harriet Runkle 

1918 

The Columns 

Consuelo Slaughter Wenger (D) 

1920 

The Ivy Circle 

Katherine Bear Aulicl< 

1921 

The President's 
Associates 

Gertrude Davis Arnett 

1923 

The Honor Roll 

Jane Summers Brown 
Louise Hodges Hartzog 

1924 

The Founders' Club 

Shirley Haynes Hunter 

1925 

The Honor Roll 

Susan Herhott Rozelle 

1926 

The Columns 

Emily Ramsey Thompson 

The Honor Roll 

Virginia Roosa Slocum 

1927 

The Honor Roll 

Sara Ralston Clowser 



1928 

The Honor Roll 

Dorothy Miller Campbell 

1930 

The Ivy Circle 

Mary Hebbard Parmelee 

The Columns 

Bessie Lewis 

The Honor Roll 

Louise Barlow Gibson 
Elizabeth W/ithers Glascock 
Elizabeth Hesser 
Katherine Duff Powell 

1931 

The Columns 

Marguerite Valz Olson 
Dr. Ruth D. See 

The Honor Roll 

Miriam Hughes W/illiams 

1932 

The Ivy Circle 

Alene Brewster Larner 

The Columns 

Dorothy Hutchings Alberts 

The Honor Roll 

Virginia Pointer Nicholls 

1933 

The Ivy Circle 

Louise Randol Brooks 

The Columns 

Margaret De Mund Banta 
H. Brehm Cottman 
Kathryn Shankweiler Heydt 
Margaret Grabill Jones 
Gladys Lyies 
Ruth Edmunds Shepherd 

The Honor Roll 

Virginia Brand Francis 
Katie Jones Hansen 
Rhea Kincaid Hayward 



Mary Scanlon McCallie 
Ruth Frazer Painter 
Margaret King Westcott 

1934 

The Colonnade Club 

Mildred Mawhinney Clements 
Catherine Zimmermann Kriete 
Martha Gray Thomas 

The Columns 

Evelyn V\/ood Chatham 
Jacqueline Crinkley Maddex 

The Honor Roll 

Grace Crowe Bobo 
Kitty Drummond Bridgforth 
Agnes Latham Carter 
Sibelle Reid Cushman 
Betty Harrison Roberts 

1935 

32% Giving $1,215 

The Ivy Circle 

Captain Winifred Love 

The Colonnade Club 

Amine Cosby Kellam 

The Columns 

Virginia W/eaver Macomber 
Mary Clark Marks 
Kerlyn Baber Obaugh 

The Honor Roll 

Martha Logan Crissman 
Rosannah Milam Huff 
Jean Clark W/right 

1936 

43% Giving $8,272 

The Hill Top Club 

Katherine Dyer Dudley 

The President's 
Associates 

Dorothy Hooge King 



The Ivy Circle 

Raquel Fajardo Ross 

The Colonnade Club 

Mary Gardner Glen 
Dorothy Douglass Kellam 

The Columns 

Ora Ehmling Ehmann 
Nancy Wallace Henderson 
Harriet Schofield McLaughlin 
Elizabeth Arnold Vilseck 
Lucilla White Whitted 

The Honor Roll 

Janet Duthie Hoff 
Elizabeth Vincent McMullen 
Rachael Handshaw Meeker 
Sarah Whitmore Ricks 
Nellie Hankins Schmidt 
Ruth Morrison Stogdale 

1937 

31% Giving $14,360 

The Mary Julia Baldwin 
Society 

Margaret Hunt Hill 

The Founders' Club 

Jane Frances Smith 

The Columns 

Virginia Kyle Copper 
Elizabeth Curry Langley 

The Honor Roll 

Blessing Whitmore Brown 
Mary Welton Enzian 
Jean Holliday 
Virginia Gantt Kendig 
Elizabeth Lambert Mahler 
Jane Mather Parish 
Margaret Childrey Penzold 
Josephine Barnett Ritchie 
Ethel Coffey Strawn 
Barbara Johnson von Reis 



1938 

43% Giving $2,030 

The Ivy Circle 

Ruth Galey Welliver 

The Columns 

Phyllis Williams Ayres 
Reba Clemmer Dunlap 
Hazel Crist Key 
Mary Moffitt Knorr 
Agnes McClung Messimer 
Mary Hutcheson Ragland 
Alice Moore Sisson 
Jane Mattox Turner 

The Honor Roll 

Joan Ballard Bailey 
Eleanor Cely Carter 
Frances Garwood Craft 
Elizabeth Lucas Cummins 
Janet Hollis Doswell 
Elise Winslow Harris 
Charlotte Funke Holland 
Nancy Ferris Kail 
Adele Gooch Kiessling 
Sarah Lacy Miller 
Peggy Hooven Murphy 
Dorothy Cohen Silverman 
Leila Huyett White 
Sara Ranson Woltman 

1939 

50% Giving $6,580 

The President's 
Associates 

Sarah Maupin Jones 
Mildred Lapsley 
Mary Cronin Wolfe 

The Ivy Circle 

Virginia Worth Gonder 

The Columns 

Mary Kerr Brooks 
Lucy Boyd Caskey 
Janie Holman Edwards 
Nancy Eskridge (D) 
Anna Caperton Everhart 
Louise Wilson Hanna 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 10 



1895 

Augusta Female Seminary 
renamed Mary Baldwin 
Seminary 



1893 

Alumnae 

Association 

formed 



Margaret Caldwell Herndon 
Elizabeth Banner Hudgins 
Shirley Smith Huffman 
Sally Collin Kriek 
Maxine Dunlap Mclntyre 
Jean Young Moore 
Hazel Astin Nelson 
Shirley Keelgar Williamson 
Helen Hull Yood 
Frederica Young 

The Honor Roll 

Margaret Shields Boyer 
Mary Anne Wilson Gibbs 
Frances Rue Godwin 
Myrtle Foy Hennis 
Margaret Cochran Hinch 
Marcia Gooch Johnston 
Frances Perrottet Kresler 
Anita C. Malugani 
Helen Day Mitchell 
Nina Griffith O'Malley 
Barbara Baker Richardson 
Margie Phipps Shick 
Ermagard Kruse Skaggs 
Nancy Owen Stuart 
Mary McLendon Wall 

1940 

54% Giving $11,268 

The Founders' Club 

Alice Jones Thompson 

The President's 
Associates 

Virginia Hayes Forrest 
Margaret Herscher Hitchman 
Ethelyn Jones Maxwell 
Dorothy Baughan Moore 

The Ivy Circle 

Thelma Riddle Golightly 
Shirley Reming Iben 

The Colonnade Club 

Marjorie Tobin Burke 
Sara Frances Ferrell Shay 
Sally Cheney Walker 

The Columns 

Mary Van Atta Derr 
Katherine Holt Dozier 
Emma Padgett FitzHugh 
Virginia Aldrich Fogle 
Alice Bitner Freund 
Barbara Lemmond Graham 
Sarah Hannah 
Jean Baum Mair 




1901 

Theodore Roosevelt 
elected President 



1897 

Mary Julia Baldwin 
dies and is buried at 
Staunton's Thornrose 
Cemetery 




Almeyda Spratley Peyton 
Louise Ravenel 
Barbara Payne Webster 
Ellen Nicholson Williams 

The Honor Roll 

Alice Jarman Browder 
Bertha Keller DuBose 
Harriet Johnson Gurtler 
Gladys Walker Jacobs 
Elizabeth Clayberger Jones 
Nita SoRelle Martin 
Molly Wagoner Rice 
Mary Conlon Schull 
Rachel Hassell Stevens 
Audrey Martin Watson 

1941 

52% Giving $5,850 

The President's 
Associates 

Betty Wilcox Armstrong 
Joyce Albright Greig-Denis 
Florence Jeffrey Wingo 

The Ivy Circle 

Martha Farmer Chapman 
Genevieve Benckenstein Elder 
Dorris Withers McNeal 

The Columns 

Elaine Kibler Baldwin 
Elizabeth Pringle Barge 
Dale Peters Bryant 
Anna Greenland Dortch 
Malvine Paxton Graham 
Katharine Hoge Smith 
Nina Sproul Wise 

The Honor Roll 

Louise Kinkel Boehmke 
Dr. Julia Boykin 
Ann Carroll 

Jane Raudenbush Coiner 
Virginia Evans Crapuchettes 
Gladys White DePue 
Betty Kull Drumheller 
Leiia Dunlap 
Mary Clinard Flinn 
Harriet King Geer 
Katherine Jarratt 
Harriet Angler Kuhn 
Doris Slier Miller 
Mary Thompson Molten 
Mary Thomas Moorhead 
Frances Sledge Nicrosi 
Mary Miles Whitaker 
Marie Ulmer Wolfe 



1942 

52% Giving $10,495 

The Hill Top Club 

Caroline Murphy Winter 

The President's 
Associates 

Nancy McWhorter Hurley 

The Ivy Circle 

Louise Vandiviere Mashburn 
Eleanor Jamison Supple 

The Colonnade Club 

Margaret Williams Adams 
Anne Hayes Brewer 
Suzanne Hudson MacLeod 
Laura Luck Stiles 

The Columns 

Ann Atwell 
Glada Moses Beard 
Hannah Campbell Boatwright 
Marian Hornsby Bowditch 
Carolyn Norton Brushwood 
Betty Moorhead Clayton 
Pearl Epiing Gulp 
Clara Ayres Duckworth 
Mary Bartenstein Faulkner 
Clarissa Shepherd Gaylord 
Sara Mackey Godehn 
Janet Werner Harris 
Jane Craig Morrison 
Jean Browne Rumsey 

The Honor Roll 

Carolyn Stehlin Anderson 
Elizabeth McGrath Anthony 
Mary Simpson Bailey 
Mary Lightner Bast 
Mary Guerrant Dodson 
Elizabeth Leman Dunson 
Jane Harris Gatling 
Inez Jones Hagaman 
Nancy Hughes Manson 
Evelyn Engleman Mathews 
Emily Eakle Morgan 
Jean Anderson Nicewander 
Dottle Greer Radcliff 
Agnes Johns Sweet 
Dr. Leslie Syron 
Margaret McDonald White 
Elisabeth White Willard 
Margaret Bean Yeakle 




1944 

38% Giving $14,596 

The Mary Julia Baldwin 
Society 

Mildred Roycroft Teer 

The President's 
Associates 

Dorothy Ann Cleveland Robb 

The Ivy Circle 

Vonceil LeGrand Chapman 
Ann Kivlighan MacLeod 

The Colonnade Club 

Sally McCullough Futch 
Josephine Hannah Holt 
Virginia Gochenour Reid 

The Columns 

Laura McManaway Andrews 
Katherine Kivlighan Carter 
Mary Cooke 
Eva Vines Eutsler 
Elizabeth Wysor Jordan 
Virginia Gilliam Lewis 
Margaret Creel Miniclier 
Elizabeth Churchman Wick 

The Honor Roll 

Charlotte Craun Bishop 
Mary Mish Bundy 
Lois Smith Chapman 
Margaret Smith Connor 
Jean Ward McElfresh 
Anne Haneke McGough 
Edwina Davis Ohr 
Julia Kohler Peterson 
Grace Dryden Venable 
Mary Lott Wilson 

1945 

47% Giving $6,232 

The President's 
Associates 

Julia "Tee" Pancake Rankin 

The Ivy Circle 

Mary Rhame Bates 
Betty Neisler Timberlake 
Mary Griffith Williams 

The Colonnade Club 

Charlotte Cohn Davis 
Marjorie Creasy Lacy 
Nancy Roycroft Perry 



Ann Dov/dell Stauss 

The Columns 

Ann Meriwether Goodson (D) 

Gayle Heron 

Erah Hatten Kliewer 

Louise McLean Lightner 

Sally Smith Metzger 

Louise Plage Neilon 

Anne Sims Smith 

Julie Sprunt 

Ann Whitehead Thomas 

Frances Tullis 

Beverly Rhodes Wilson 

The Honor Roll 

Carmen Hayes Anderson 
Margaret Earle Baker 
Nelwyn Kirby Culbertson 
Elizabeth Pollard Houser 
Anne Card Kinzie 
Dorothy Whitmore Kurbjun 
Dorothy Heep Larson 
Marie Dowd Latimer 
Mary Aldredge McEntire 
Helen Cook McQuillen 
Jean Griffith Mitchell 
Barbara Conner Mulhall 
Margaret McBryde Patterson 
Clemence Vivrett Pridham 
Peggy Nash Rolfes 
Nancy Nettleton Rood 
Mary Burr Stevens 
Eloise Williams Sturgill 
Nancy Townsend 
Babette Sellhausen Trader 
Mimi Mitchell Tufts 
Margaret Roberts Wagoner 
Cecile Cage Wavell 
Sarah Beale Weaver 
Mary Cox Whitmore 

1946 

46% Giving $67,538 

The Rufus W. Bailey 
Society 

Bertie Murphy Smith 

The Mary Julia Baldwin 
Society 

Margaret Pollard Rea 

The President's 
Associates 

Cecile Mears Turner 
L. Jean Trimble Turner 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 11 



The Ivy Circle 

Joyce Craig Butterworth 
Jane Proffit Pruett 
Charlotte Tilley Sorrell 

The Colonnade Club 

Susan Stewart Goldthwaite 
Cornelia Adair Green 
Betty Ott Smallwood 

The Columns 

Billie Joseph Ameen 
Mary Goodrich Baskin 
Velma Newbill Booth 
Janet Whitney Bowyer 
K. Madelyn Richardson Brock 
Peggy Hull Caldwell 
Virginia Bridgers Corrigan 
Marjorie Moore Council 
Helen Minteer Denslow 
Eva Mathews Donalson 
Margaret Davis Evans 
Thelma Trigg Gannon 
Bonnie Wheeler Hanchett 
Maria Jones Palmer 
Dr. Beneta J. Peacock 
Margaret Miller Reynolds 
Joan Moran Smith 
Rita Hickey Stone 
Jean Dinkins Thomason 

The Honor Roll 

Sabine Goodman Andrews 
Rachel Merritt Bell 
Elizabeth Worth Caldwell 
Kitty Presnell Davis 
Elsie Waters Ellington 
Anne Martin Hobson 
Hazel Harris Humphrey 
Ellen McDonald Minet 
Mary Brown Myrvik 
Anne Armstrong Piepenbrink 
Gladys McManaway 

Poindexter 
Emily Moore Seay 
Helen Black Sinnott 
Mabel Fairbanks Smith 
Frances Wagoner Tebbs 
Sue Anderson Van Ness 
M. Noell Harr Woodward 

1947 

45% Giving $46,785 

The Rufus W. Bailey 
Society 

Emily W. Hundley 



The Mary Julia Baldwin 
Society 

Harriette Clarke Thorne 

The President's 
Associates 

Laura Jane Atkinson Dwyer 
Dell Proctor Hollstein 
Kathryn Else Johnson 
Alice Wilson Matlock 
Mary Beth Reed Smyth 

The Ivy Circle 

Ann Martin Brodie 
George Brown Carter 
Marianna Jamison Leach 
Myrna Williams Vest 

The Columns 

Harry Lee Thompson Billington 
Mary Wright Bryan 
Mary Graves Knowles 

Hamilton 
Virginia Guthrie Linscott 
Virginia Roseborough Morton 
Ann Bush Putzel 
F. Walsh Read 
Sally Peck Spaulding 
Winifred Gochenour Wampler 
Evelyn Cox Washington 

The Honor Roll 

Mary Thackston Anderson 
Harriet Ancrum Ballenger 
Elizabeth Dunn Barnes 
Nancy Gill Booth 
Nan Doney Clausel 
Betsy Forrest Dunwoody 
Martha McMurry Ellis 
Burney Hay Gardner 
Alice Summers Hale 
Nancy Jones Hamilton 
Courtenay Plaskitt Hansen 
Florence Harris Hinson 
Sally Beals Holzbach 
Katherine Kohler Huguenin 
Donna Hull Jones 
Betty Hamilton Kay 
Eleanor Armistead Knipp 
Ethel McCants Lowder 
Jean Bailey McKinney 
Margaret Churchman Moffett 
Patricia Eubank Sledge 
Lynne McNew Smart 
Marquilla Stuckey Stringer 
Joann Myers Thompson 
Gloria Duke Trigg 
Charlotte Fall Williams 



1949 

50% Giving $10,445 

The Hill Top Club 

Betty Beasley Fiedler 

The Ivy Circle 

Julia Johnston Belton 
Annette Peter Neel 

The Colonnade Club 

Nancy Anderson Blakey 
Ellen Andrews Hunter 
Betty Harrell Kyle 

The Columns 

Margaret Newman Avent 
Gwendolyn Austin Brammer 
Mary Doremus Burgess 
Martha Hobson Crowder 
Emily Ogburn Doak 
Patricia Downing 
Peggy Reid Durden 
Patricia Murphree Honea 
Bettie Thomas Jacobsen 
Cynthia Betts Johnson 
Marjorie Runge Kelso 
Elizabeth Rawls Macklin 
Jan Dickey Miller 
Betty Fugate Moore 
Beverly Harrison Rhodes 
Jane Sebrell Leachman 
Betty Buchanan Thullbery 
Katharine Makepeace Turner 
Vivienne Hutchens Vail 
Katherine Potts Wellford 
Margaret Hooks Wilson 

The Honor Roll 

Margaret Warren Albright 
Barbara Winter Barnes 
Ann Craig Bickell 
Jean Farrow 

Betty Farrington Felegara 
Betty Barker Eraser 
Caroline Sprouse Ghebelian 
Ann Ashby Helms 
Shirley Sunderman Kostik 
Vera Canaday Lupo 
June Lewis McHenry 
Mary Williams McLean 
Edith James Mickley 
Margaret Ryder Pence 
Carrie Ham Tarkington 
Katharine Blakey Taylor 
Nancy Rawls Watson 
Mercer Pendleton Watt 
Katharine Callanan Williams 



Avis Lewellyn Wright 

1950 

44% Giving $14,220 

The Founders' Club 

Ella Durr Buck 

The President's 
Associates 

Jacqueline Edwards Cohen 
Frances Koblegard Harcus 
Adriane Heim Lyman 

The Ivy Circle 

Judith Judge Ashcraft 
Harriet Bangle Barnhardt 
Helen Beckelheimer Baugh 
Anita Thee Graham 
Virginia Rose Hagee 
Barbara Conlon Miescher 

The Colonnade Club 

Mary Susanna Gochenour 

Fowlkes 
Johanna Westley Lucas 
Joyce Kagin McCauley 
Harriet Vreeland Reynen 
Patricia Marsh Wailes 

The Columns 

Ann Jones Comley 
Pennie West Covington 
Emma Martin Hubbard 
Kate Scott Jacob 
Betty Anderson Jeffrey 
Gwendolyn Park Kelly 
Nancy Cohen Locher 
Virginia Smith Massey 
Barbara Payne Nolan 
Mary White Richards 
Bess Plaxco Smith 
Betsy Carr Smith 
E. Webster Southall 
Mary Horton Waldron 
Mary Wright Whaling 
Harriette Shahan Wilcox 
Marilyn Simpson Williams 
The Rev. Betty Gilmer Young 

The Honor Roll 

Marie McClure Beck 
Florence Everett Belk 
Marian Jones Bergin 
Anne Faw Bernard 
Elizabeth Dixon Brooks 
M. De Vore Calhoun 
Betty Shannon Ecton 



Gwendolyn Burton Freeman 
Joann Mitchell Grier 
Emme Wingate Hawn 
Flora Talmage Landwehr 
Eleanor Townes Leath 
Clara Burroughs McFarlin 
Mary Matthews Park 
Anna Cacciapaglia Peduto 
Louise Rhett Perry 
Evelyn Mathews Pierson 
Doris McClary Rollins 
Margaret Wilson Wood 

1951 

35% Giving $15,475 

The Hill Top Club 

Chariotte Jackson Berry 
Ouida Caldwell Davis 

The Founders' Club 

Patricia Andrew Goodson 

The Ivy Circle 

Martha McMullan Aasen 

The Colonnade Club 

Nancy Kunkle Carey 
Ellen Underwood Eckford 
Betty White Talley 

The Columns 

Dorothy Atkinson 
Martha Kline Chaplin 
Elizabeth Beck Dewees 
Mary Hollers George 
Elizabeth Bearer Sutton 
Lilian Bedinger Taylor 
Elizabeth Brinckerhoff 

Thomas 
Jane Moudy Van Dragt 

The Honor Roll 

Genevieve Courtney Ames 
Elsie Martin Andersen 
Mary Ann Tucker Barker 
Jane Stanley Chlslett 
Nancy Draper 
Mary Lutz Grantham 
Jacqueline McClenney 

Hamilton 
Anne Markley Harrity 
Jean Kyle Hedges 
Dr. Alletta Jervey 
June Beasley Mann 
Ann Rawl McCain 
Anne Poole 
Mary Christie Schroeder 




1908 

Model T car 
produced by 
Henry Ford 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 12 




Joan Dieckmann Stein 

1952 

40% Giving $12,536 

The Hill Top Club 

Janet Russell Steelman 

The President's 
Associates 

Constance Detrick Lamons 
Mary Lament Wade 

The Ivy Circle 

Mary Gray Richardson 

The Colonnade Club 

Eriine Griffin Eason 
Margaret McLaughlin Grove 
Florence Vi/imberly Hellinger 
Betty Scott Jones 
Dorothy Payne Nash 
Anne Stuart Richardson 

The Columns 

Loree Adams Barnett 
Elizabeth Blount Brundick 
Ann Fowlkes Dodd 
Peggy Shelton Fore 
Judith Godwin 
Jane Thurmond Gregory 
Marjorie Gordon Manning 
Nancy Curdts Pollard 
Ruth \Non\n Puckett 
Dorothy Smith Purse 
Ruth Harrison Quillen 
Joy Chapoton Ramsey 
Margaret Moore Ripley 
Nancy Wilemon Smith 
Joan White Thomas 

The Honor Roll 

Adelia Hoefgen Baldwin 
Mary Wilson Benthall 
Leslie Booth 
Virginia Mann Burr 
Jeannette Woolford 

Byrd-Hansen 
Helen Fletcher Fletcher 
Mary McBryde Gray 
Lynn Lytton Hamer 
Ann LeStourgeon Harris 
Ann Greer Kidd 
Jane Woodruff Lucas 
Patricia Macon Lyon 
Elsie Nelms Nash 
Dr. Ann Schlosser 
Barbara Sanford Smith 



Margaret King Stanley 
Nancy Gray Waller 
Alice Ball Watts 

1954 

51% Giving $43,307 

The Rufus W. Bailey 
Society 

Betty Gray Duff 

The Hill Top Club 

Virginia Eversole Herdman 
Louise Fowlkes Kegley 

The President's 
Associates 

Marian Hollingsworth Cusao 
Constance Headapohl 
De Berardinis 

The Colonnade Club 

M. Elizabeth De Loach 
Ann Shaw Miller 
Lee Pierce Mosso 

The Columns 

Donia Craig Dickerson 
Carol Bacon Dreizler 
Johanna Paul Elder 
Eleanor Yeakley Gardner 
Margaret Jollit Gaskin 
Ann Hadaway Greer 
Nancy Rawles Grissom 
Janet Mitchell Harper 
Jane Kennedy Lindley 
Anne Dosher Read 
Daphne Brown Robertson 
Betty Garrett Schmidt 
Mary Creswell Short 
Terry Tilman Townes 
Jane Edwards Wheeler 

The Honor Roll 

Ann Robinson Brown 
Dora Wiley Brown 
Mary McKee Hagemeyer 
Anne Oden Hall 
Joan Davenport Haydon 
Martha McKnight Huey 
Julia Vann Kenan 
Betty Garter Lane 
Alma McCue Miller 
Ann Hunter Murray 
Mary Taylor Murray 
Winifred Boggs Myrick 
Addle McLaughlin Ours 
The Rev. Jane Caldwell Ross 



Elizabeth Biggadike Scroggin 
Ashlin Wyatt Smith 
Cherie Parrish Turman 
Elizabeth Switzer Zirkle 

1955 

25% Giving $7,603 

The Founders' Club 

Frances Hafer Chiles 

The President's 
Associates 

Mary Hornbarger Mustoe 

The Colonnade Club 

Ellen Stickell Bare 
Susannah Smith Hartley 

The Columns 

Katharine Gracey Cannon 
Patty Tipton Pugh 
Eleanor Harwell Thomsen 
Gwendolyn Cooper Wamsley 

The Honor Roll 

Martha Richardson Allen 
Priscilla Markley Cook 
Dorothy Martin Harris 
Elizabeth Robinson Harrison 
Constance Tabb Herndon 
Amy Maloy Lindsly 
Margaret Berry Phillips 

1956 

51% Giving $5,300 

The Ivy Circle 

Nancy Buston Downs 
Laura Clausen Drum 
Susan Dozier Grotz 
Mary Colonna Robertson 

The Colonnade Club 

Patricia Bowie Davis 
Bettye Hurt Ingram 
Marjorie Mowl Jago 
Barbara Hunter Stone 

The Columns 

Margaret Adair Atmar 
Elizabeth Boyer Bullock 
Eleanor Cahill 
Martha Parke Gibian 
Katherine Showalter Johnson 
Dr. Martha Kolbe 
Ann Dick Lovelady 
Elizabeth Malone 



Katherine Keller Maultsby 
Susan Andes Pittman 
Jeanette Fisher Reid 
Claire Fontaine Rice 
Mardrivon Cowles Scott 
Patricia Lary Stevens 
Ellawells Milligan Williams 
June Morrow Winslow 
Martha Watson Wright 

The Honor Roll 

Martha Hull Black 
Mary Beale Black 
Diana Rede Cabell 
Nancy Payne Dahl 
Anne Goode 

Frances Bradford Hathorn 
Aline Powers Hudson 
Elizabeth Ann Meeks 

McCormack 
Clare Trotti Stephens 
Blanche Gambrill Stockbridge 
Linda Vought Taylor 
Lois Morrison Zeigler 

1957 

33% Giving $1,990 

The Colonnade Club 

Sara Burwell Robinson 

The Columns 

Julianne Rand Brawner 
Susan Wilson Cruser 
Felicia Candler Freed 
Ann Denny Kinscherff 
Ann Kennedy Melton 
Nancy Rhoads Miller 
Shannon Greene Mitchell 
Caria Rucker Nix 
Diane Alexis Riffelmacher 
Alice Jones Wire 

The Honor Roll 

Elizabeth Dalton Boehme 
Janet Lilly Compton 
Frances Wills Delcher 
Edna Smith Duer 
Diane Livezey Durham 
Paula Branch Holt 
Salenda Smith Kinoaid 
Barbara Russell Long 
Margaret Jorstad Lucas 
Martha Robinson Meyer 
Mary Wells Powell 
Helen Thompson Sharpley 
Nancy Switzer Sowers 
Mary Kelley Thorne 



Mary Breeden Wagnon 

1959 

45% Giving $2,665 

The Colonnade Club 

Dr. Gwen Kennedy Neville 
Douglass Kellam Patterson 

The Columns 

Anne McClung Anderson 
Martha Caplinger Brlnkley 
Marie Hayward Collins 
Jane Reid Cunningham 
Mary Phlegar Davis 
Ardys Hough Dodge 
Suzanne Stirling Duffey 
Helen Smith McCallum 
Ruth Hawkins Molony 
Patty Fulbright SmiUi 
Lucy Fisher West 
Patricia Henderson Williams 

The Honor Roll 

Rebecca Pierce Ansley 
Emory O'Shee Apple 
Carraleigh Singletary Bass 
Virginia Bruce Cooke 
Margaret Foster Curtis 
Julia Johnson Dernier 
Cornelia Davis Doolan 
Virginia Hofler Duvall 
Anne Herbert Feathers 
Anne Wait Gardner 
Katherine Williams Gooding 
McChesney Mayer Grabau 
Gloria Gregory Hildebrand 
Elizabeth Williams Hoover 
Martha Moseley Johnson 
Carlana Lindstrom Lane 
Millicent Bleakney Mason 
Joyce Holt McDowell 
Celeste Weathers Patterson 
Helen Ritchie Scherff 
Sandra Esquivel Snyder 
Beverly Matthews Williams 
Mary Barner Wood 

1960 

29% Giving $19,196 

The Hill Top Society 

Sara "Sally" Armstrong 
Bingley 

The Founders' Club 

Susan Warfield Caples 
Carolyn Gilmer Hisley 




December 28, 1912 

President-elect Woodrow 
Wilson spoke from front 
portico of MBC's 
Administration Building 




1911 

Gallery connecting 
McClung Hall and 
the Main Building 
constructed 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 13 



1914 

President Woodrow Wilson rec- 
ognizes Mother's Day, created 
by Mary Baldwin Seminary 
alumna Anna M. Jarvis 




1917 

Russian revolution 



1913 

Woodrow Wilson 
elected president 




1914 

Archduke Franz 
Ferdinand 
assassinated, set- 
ting off World War I 




1916 

Mary Baldwin Seminary 
becomes a junior college 



The President's 
Associates 

Sally Culium Holmes 

Tlie Ivy Circle 

Nancy Mayer Dunbar 

The Colonnade Club 

Nancy MacGregor Cook 
Vicky Hill Rimstidt 
Doris Rohner Rogers 

The Columns 

Meredith Dunbar Carlson 
N. Vaughn Cotner 
Mary Cowan Grimshaw 
Alice Cox Hubbard 
Elmore Bartlett Inscoe 
Rebekah Lewis Krivsky 
Nancy Bartley Leonard 
Sara Miller Richardson 
Mary K. McConchle Schultz 

The Honor Roll 

Judith Carter Carter 
Page Clarke Chapman 
Sara Squires Erickson 
Nancy Hooker Manning 
Anne Fray McCormick 
Patricia Edwards Saunders 
Ann Ballard Van Eman 
Florence Daniel Wellons 

1961 

36% Giving $5,490 

The President's 
Associates 

Anne Ponder Dickson 
Dr. May Wells Jones 

The Colonnade Club 

Barbara Reid Bailey 
Ann Price Clark 
Cynthia Hundley Rsher 
Emily Reeves Sloan 

The Columns 

Patricia Goshorn Ball 
Suzanne Sessoms Blair 
Susan Deibert Butler 
Rorence Breunig Carroll 
Cecelia Flow Collins 
Shade Thomas Cronan 
Eleanor Starke Evans 
Olivia Rogers Guggenheim 
Chariotte Leverton Hamner 
Wendy Coleman LeGardeur 

THE ANNUAL REPORT 14 



Patricia Liebert Riddick 
Susan Ely Ryan 
Carol Wornom Sorensen 
Nancy Simpson Steinmiller 

The Honor Roll 

Frances Kretlow Bedore 
Sallie Belle Whitener 

Benedetti 
Phebe Palmer Bishop 
Dr. Mary Brown 
Barbara Williams Craig 
Lois Willard Daniel 
Mary Penzold Fooks 
Janice Parker Gregory 
Nancy Klauder Hall 
Etteene Taylor Hope 
Shiriey Corbin Menendez 
Brucie Woods Moore 
Mary Sharp Swayze Mount 
Sigrid Gudheim Scott 
Barbara Woodham Sims 
Diana Chote Smith 
Mary Vaughn Stanley 
Katherine Smith Tinker 
Cornelia Jenkins Ward 
Sylvia Scott Weaver 

1962 

39% Giving $10,041 

The Founders' Club 

Lucinda Pina Wilkinson 

The President's 
Associates 

Linda Dolly Hammack 
Eugenia "Woo" McCuen 
Thomason 

The Ivy Circle 

Susan Hooper Hogge 
Frances Wentz Taber 

The Colonnade Club 

Bertha Salinas Gray 
Susan Johnson High 
Phyllis Boone Hill 
Iva Zeiler Lucas 
Phoebe McCain Luce 
Carolyn Stover Modarelli- 

Adams 
Sally Heltzel Pearsall 

The Columns 

Neilson Peirce Andrews 
Mary Eldridge Berry 
Martha Wade Bradford 
Susan Jennings Denson 



Harriet Hart 
Lacey Sanford Hudgins 
Susan Cadle King 
Mary Gilbert Kohn 
Emily Troxell Pepper 
Dora Sandlin Roberts 
Judy Trapp Rust 
Josephine Whittle Thornton 

The Honor Roll 

Shirley Quaries Baird 
Elizabeth Dickerson Brown 
Audrey Gifford Eggleston 
Penn Walker Flournoy 
Sandra Sykes Gray 
Jennifer Wilson Green 
Harriet Hope Howard 
Eleanor Strange Kealy 
Lynn Frierson Kennedy 
Martha Butler Matthews 
Margaret Harris McClain 
Judith Richardson Minter 
Betty Cacciapaglia Pessagno 
Hazel Hodgins Petersen 
Sarah Mitchell Freddy 
Lynnell Reese 
Sally Rieves 
Sarah Drake Sessoms 
Amelia McKinnon Sherrill 
Nancy Harris Snead 
Douglas Laughon Wallace 
Marion Drewry Wills 

1964 

41% Giving $16,185 

The Founders' Club 

Susan Thompson Timmons 

The President's 
Associates 

Beveriy Estes Bates 
Julia Carrington Bemis 
Nancy Rowe Hull 

The Ivy Circle 

Karen Appleby Baughan 
Jane Heywood Boylin 
Sally Dorsey 

Dr. Virginia Royster Francisco 
Rebecca Quinn Schubmehl 
Mary McRae Young 

The Colonnade Club 

Carolyn Smith Abbitt 
Mollie Rehmet Cannady 
Susanne Eve Fowlkes 
Laura Holbrook Hardwick 
Margaret Thompson Johnson 



Nancy Nelson Spencer 

The Columns 

E. Williams Abbott 
Victoria Reid Argabright 
Sarah Alley Boney 
Cynthia Freeman Branscome 
Alice Farrior Butler 
Anne Nimmo Dixon 
Sarah Brennan Freeman 
Penelope Wev Frere 
Helen Downie Harrison 
Judy Shannon Hellman 
Jo Ellen Jennette Luscombe 
Phyllis Short Marcom 
Eleanor Poole McCord 
Carolyn Clemmer McCulley 
Mary McCallum McDonnell 
Ann Higgins McWhirter 
Betty Barnes Pigg 
Linda Leeds Scott 
Juliane Jorgensen Taylor 
Ann Morrell Tucker 
Emily Holloway Walker 
Jean Umberger Wertz 

The Honor Roll 

Mary Juer Barnwell 
Elizabeth Baughan 

Baukhages 
Frances Sanders Davis 
Rebecca Bryant Davis 
Mary Kerr Denny 
Glenn Downie 
Judith Floeter Ford 
Rossalyn Wolever Hampton 
Susan Palmer Hauser 
Jane Tanner Henderson 
Anne Warren Hoskins 
Bess Alexander Johnson 
Anita Saffels Lawson 
Dariena Sizemore Mixon 
Nancy Hardesty Montgomery 
Fran Lovelace Overstreet 
Pamela Milliken Reed 
Wortley Davis Smith 
Martha Murchison Strickland 

1965 

42% Giving $13,679 

The Hill Top Club 

Carol Stewart Shaw 

The President's 
Associates 

Gail McMichael Drew 
Judith Payne Grey 



The Ivy Circle 

Eleanore Eckel Brough 
Janet Haddrell Connors 
Ann Gordon Abbott Evans 
Paula Stephens Lambert 
Adele Jeffords Pope 
Julene Reese Roberts 
Gail McAlpin Schweickert 

The Colonnade Club 

Elizabeth Walker Cate 
Marian Gordin 
Kathryn Johnson McKinnie 
Emma Martin Rouse 

The Columns 

Mary Gillespie Amos 
Martha Bertrand 
Stuart Chapman Cobb 
Janice Jones Collins 
Betty Austin Conner 
Nan Davis 

Katherine Early Dougherty 
June Early Fraim 
Carol Graham Hairston 
Nancy Terwilliger Harste 
Mary Lewis Hix 
Carol Gibson Kanner 
Margaret Hogenauer 

McCormick 
Elizabeth Matthews Morgan 
Hannah Gatchell Webb 
Eleanor Chew Winnard 
Elizabeth Dismer Yancey 

The Honor Roll 

Frances Gilliam Armstrong 
Jo A. Avery 
Diane Cooper Byers 
Mary Whittle Chapman 
Elaine Knight Clarke 
Anne Smith Edwards 
Deborah Bulkley Fairiey 
Gary L. Flake 
Sara Beabout Hartman 
Ann Mebane Levine 
Elizabeth Brown McKell 
Charlotte Tyson Mewborn 
Nancy Jackson Miller 
Dr. Mary Gathright Newell 
Dr. Minerva Thompson Nolte 
Meredith Carter Patterson 
Margaret Terrell Penick 
Margaret Gunter Riddle 
Dorothy lafrate Rudy 
Judy Bryant Skinner 
Gloria Stoveken 
Jane Doughtie Taylor 



1924 

MGM's lion 
first roared to 
start a movie 




1929 

Wall Street crash 



1923 

Commonwealth of Virginia 
approves Mary Baldwin's 
status as a four-year liber- 
al arts college 




1928 

Discovery of penicillin 



Melanie Walthall Taylor 
Margaret Michael Thompson 
Susan Spickard Uhlig 
Mary Peach Upchurch 
Margaret Malone West 

1966 

38% Giving $9,708 

The President's 
Associates 

Mary Ellen Killinger Durham 
Patricia Bilbo Hamp 
M. Elizabeth Swope 

Tlie Ivy Circle 

Ann Alexander Crane 
Sandra Zeese Driscoll 
Glenda Norris George 
Ann Morgan Vickery 

The Colonnade Club 

Myriam Robinson Bowen 
Judith Moore Fisher 
Susan Mulford Gantly 
Beryl-Ann Johnson 
Carey Goodwin Louthan 
Betsey Gallagher Satterfield 

The Columns 

Jean Bailey 

Julia Blanchard Batchelor 
Susanne Rayburn Bates 
Avril Laughlin Chase 
Mary Crittenden 
Julia Barbee Crothers 
Kay Puckette Felmlee 
Virginia Freeman Haile 
Gwynn McNaught Henderson 
Emily Wright Mallory 
Karen Cowsert Pryor 
Laura Mauldin Stewart 
June McLaughlin Strader 
J. Hope Rothert Taft 
Jo Ellen Turner Thompson 

The Honor Roll 

Lucy Lanier Adcock 
Pamela Wavell Baker 
Analeak Liipfert Bowers 
Ashlin Swetnam Bray 
Nancy Vates Briggs 
Carol Delbridge Cappello 
Carole Rednour Dixon 
Mary Rainer Eanes 
Marguerite Duane Ellis 
Virginia Timbes Ewing 
Nancy Brockenbrough Foulks 
Sally Marks Goodwin 



Joan Velten Hall 
Jane Via llli 
Sarah-Mack Lawson 
Rebecca Suter Lindsay 
Latane Ware Long 
Virginia Vaughan Longuillo 
Carol Whetham Looney 
Sammy Primm Marshall 
Lou Hartgraves McCarty 
Donna White Merkel 
Frances Davis Pollard 
Janet Wiethoff Price 
Ann Yingling Schmidt 
Mary Arehart Stoneburg 
Elizabeth Jones Thacker 
Lora Fultz Walker 
Anne Eraser Wilhelm 
Ellen Gordon Williams 

1967 

33% Giving $27,570 

The Hill Top Club 

M. Elizabeth Preddy 

The Founders' Club 

Margaret "Peggy" Anderson 

Carr 
Barbara Freeman Ragsdale 

The President's 
Associates 

Gay Gilmore Butler 

Rosa McLaughlin Heinsohn 

Virginia Carter Holden 

Kip Cooley McDaniel 

Dr. Sue Ellen Butler Rocovich 

Ann Humphrey Sanders 

Sue McDowell Whitlock 

The Ivy Circle 

Angela Blose Corley 
Margaret Weaver Crosson 
Wylyn Letson Hodnett 
Susan Massie Johnson 
Margaret Allen Palmer 
Martha Harlow Stronach 

The Colonnade Club 

Marion Barge Clark 
Kathleen Myers Faust 
Jean Lambeth Hart 
Dr. Susan Palmer 
Sallie Chellis Schisler 

The Columns 

Dr. Ann Field Alexander 
Margaret Maddex Barnes 
Frances Gallion Bear 



Hazel Williams Bynum 
Margaret Turner Coleman 
Sara Nash Crowder 
Louise Tabb Edge 
Anne Shields Emerson 
Nancy Rubright Gates 
Ellen Martin Hass 
Mikal Bralley Hoofnagle 
Mary Dodson Knight 
Nancy Falkenberg Muller 
Sally Stowers Oliver 
Jacquelyn Stroupe Pace 
Roberta Brent Peek 
Carol Laws Slonaker 
Mary Block Smith 
Nancy Stedman Sutton 

The Honor Roll 

Janice Smith Barry 
Anne Williams Blanks 
Winton Mather Doherty 
Elizabeth Allee Ginsburg 
Susanne Reim Glass 
Dixie Epes Hoggan 
Linda Young Kennedy 
Mary Page Manning 
Helen Stone Moss 
Susan Powell Norton 
Elizabeth Barkley Ravenel 
Carolyn Newman Renner 
Judith Pugh Stone 
Lucia Lionberger Thomas 
Mary Perry Turnbull 
Susan McKeown Waters 
Lynn Williams Wood 

1969 

39% Giving $34,003 

The Hill Top Club 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold 
Jane Townes 

The Founders' Club 

Betsy Newman Mason 

The President's 
Associates 

Eda Hofstead Cabaniss 
Gail McLennan King 
Margaret Livingston 
Martha Masters 
Anna Dunson Pressly 
Margaret Thorn Rawls 
Sherri Miller Stephenson 

The Ivy Circle 

Helen Jones Duncan 
Patricia Binkley Haws 



Margaret Barranger Reid 
Ann Lewis Vaughn 

The Colonnade Club 

Lynn White Cobb 
Ann Truster Faith 
Susan Train Fearon 
Margaret Durant Fried 
Aleda Hays Rickelton 
Sandra McQuarrie Rigby 
Rose Driver Stuart 
Anne Emmert Thompson 

The Columns 

Neely Garrett Axselle 
Susan Christ Campbell 
Mary Kennedy Caruso 
Angier Brock Caudle 
Judith Barnett Dutterer 
Judith Galloway 
Mary Weston Grimball 
Nancy Hill Haley 
Kathryn Bish Hanson 
Nora Leary 
Elizabeth Maxwell 
Janet Rawlings McGraw 
Julie Ellis Paddie 
Molly Hutcheson Priddy 
Caroline Schooley 
Katherine Quillian Solberg 
Jane Collis Thornton 
Judith Wade 
Mary Ward 
Mary Gregory Wilson 

The Honor Roll 

Claudia Montague Adams 
Valerie Lutz Angeloro 
Suzanne Hartley Barker 
Janet Turner Barrows 
Miriam Jones Beckwith 
Sheila De Shong Black 
Mary Earle Brown 
Abigail Robinson Coppock 
Elizabeth Floeting Davis 
Linda Dawe 

Linda Missbach Donaldson 
Sheryl Ameen Regel 
Elizabeth Cay Hines 
Judith West Kidd 
Gayle Lester Lester 
Frances Thompson McKay 
Julia Baldwin Montgomery 
Grace Friend Mullen 
Sarah Cooke Newcomb 
Lindley Moffett Small 
Edwina Smith 

Margherita Patterson Somers 
Ann Davis Spitler 



Anne McLeod Turner 
Kathryn McAllister Turner 
Kay Culbreath Young 

1970 

36% Giving $17,191 

The Founders' Club 

Louise Rossett McNamee 
Molly Upton Tarr 

The President's 
Associates 

Julie Mays Cannell 
Donna Dearman Smith 
Stephanie Shearer Timm 
Dorothy Jones Wrigley 

The Ivy Circle 

Jean Grainger 

The Colonnade Club 

Mizza Saunders Conwell 
Elaine Rabe Giese 
Laura Croom Murray 
Emily Borden Ragsdale 
Janie Huske Satterfield 
Dianne Sellers 
Elizabeth Jennings Shupe 
Frances Williamson 

The Columns 

Martha Kennedy Albertson 
Janet Bartholomew Altamari 
Carolyn Bass Armentrout 
Katherine Crawford 

Arrowsmith 
Jane Graves Bartlett 
Carolyn Carleton Campsey 
Lynn Des Prez 
Whitney Hanes Feldmann 
Leslie Freeman 
Candace Snodgrass Gessner 
Catherine Nease Gilbreath 
Jo Ann Martin Gustafson 
Sharon Ellis Hinnant 
Zoe Kerbey Holmes 
Gair Hartley Jewell 
Elizabeth Rand Lemon 
Lynn Kirshman Mackle 
Daphne Walker 
Anne Pearson Wallace 

The Honor Roll 

Virginia Holmes Brown 
Jo Guider Chase 
Mary McCaa Cothran 
Margaret Fogle 
Dale Smith Georgiade 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 15 



Elizabeth Larner Gutmann 
Ann Harris 

Virginia Mosby Hayles 
Elizabeth Higginbotham 
Janice Shoemaker Hill 
Jane Smith Hopkins 
Rebecca Thomas Kopp 
Cally Lewis Lavigne 
Jill Eiseman Lewis 
Margaret Lake Lindsay 
Mary Macdonald 
Grace Hitchman McGrath 
Elizabeth Irzyk Mize 
Connie Kittle Neer 
Margaret Hawkins 

Oosterman 
Janice Coleman Robertson 
Mary Wood Senechal 
Anne Hancock Teresa 
Elizabeth Nesbitt Thomason 
Karen Pixley Trimble 
Pattie Newell Williams 
Alice Franciso Wipfler 

1971 

36% Giving $10,250 

The Ivy Circle 

Lynn Zagora Bender 
N. Lee Willey Bowman 
Jane Faulds 
Dee Bowman Haggard 
Betty Herrman 
Susan Pope Justesen 
Bonnie Brackett Weaver 

The Colonnade Club 

Marcia Williams Bohannon 
Louise Boylan 
Janet Dennis Branch 
Stephanie Miller Goh 
Dr. Jennifer McHugh Haase 
Janice Booth Manor 
Marion Catlett Rose 
Catherine Gladden Schultz 
Clara MacKenzie Smiley 
Caroline Struthers 

The Columns 

Leigh Suhling Barth 
Linda Winner Beville 
Anne Collins 
Catharine Dorrier 
Mary Babcock Edwards 
Melissa Wimbish Ferrell 
Lila Caldwell Gardner 
Brenda Nichol Goings 
Mary Ferguson Karnes 
Alice Craddock Massey 



Ellen Johnson Massey 
Antoinette Bond Morrison 
Margaret Grant Neely 
Mary Murrin Painter 
Mary Pardue 

Marchant Starr Reutlinger 
Margaret Addison Shepard 
Katherine Terrell Svejnar 
Kathryn Jacobs Wendell 
Elizabeth Sutherland 
Winstead 

The Honor Roll 

Mary Johnston Bahe 
Linda Rawlings Baker 
Sheryl Allen Blackford 
Carol Cadell Bowie 
Martha Blain Buchanan 
Caroline Waldrop 

Buckman-Haddock 
Elizabeth Toms Chaplin 
Susan Hoch Crane 
Lloyd Gather Dickson 
Cynthia Fitch 
Barbara Leavitt Franklin 
Jean Orne Gosling 
Elizabeth Francis Griffith 
Susann Hutaff Haskins 
Ellen Porter Holtman 
Elizabeth Fore Keatinge 
Janet Sapp Marks 
Nancy Foster McGraw 
Laurie Brien Mercke 
Nancy Winters Moore 
Shirley Frey Morris 
Merrick Twohy Murray 
Betsy Marshall Nau 
Ann Gilmer Richardson 
Beryl Curtis Roach 
Katherine Blackwell Roach 
Mary Tiffany Schweitzer 
Robin Spence 
Carol Sorrell Strawbridge 
Doris Fauber Strickler 
Catharine Pierce Stringfellow 
Julia Anderson Wilson 

1972 

40% Giving $11,545 

The President's 
Associates 

J. Page Price Lewis 
Karen Searie Snyder 

The Ivy Circle 

Blanche Wysor Anderson 
Chariotte Heller Chatlain 
Susan Myers 



Mary Moore Quillen 

The Colonnade Club 

Susan Pruett Caldroney 
Patsy Hildebrandt Downer 
Sarah Crockett Eggleston 
Virginia Masters Fleishman 
Nina Reid Mack 
Mildred Willis Paden 
Mary Barber Phipps Such 

The Columns 

Anne Vogtie Baldwin 
Maureen Love Bendall 
Kathryn Medbury Bennett 
Angeline Butler 
Carol Ditto Gary 
Patricia Click 
Jill White Cooke 
Mary Rogers Reld 
Leah Waller Golden 
Linda Grinels Irby 
Jeanne Jackson 
Jill Kiely 

Barbara Butler Leonard 
Susan Henry Martin 
Sally Via Matthews 
Sallie Hubard Moore 
Susan Rogers Parks 
Susan Almond Smith 
Theresa K. Southerington 
Mary Atkinson Stone 
Rebecca Bost Tucker 
Melanie Gamble Walker 
Kathy Young Wetsel 

The Honor Roll 

Claudia Turner Bagwell 
Margaret Ritchie Bentley 
Barbara Robertson Burke 
Eve Bremermann Collard 
Caroline Matthews Cutchins 
Pamela Morton Dowler 
Dr. Susan Ellett 
Catherine Spratley Favre 
Lea Ayers Gilman 
Deborah Morey Holden 
Elizabeth Hoover 
Linda Raber Jahnig 
Joanne Jones 
Margaret Jones Kramer 
Rogene Elkins Laserna 
Major Caryn Gove Long 
Leelia Logan Louis 
Karen Peterson Mann 
Mary Tompkins Miller 
Sara Allen Moody 
Carol Moore 
Kathleen Madigan Muehlman 



Elizabeth Goad Oliver 
Sandra Bremer Randolph 
Carol Forrestel Roberts 
Elizabeth Smith 
Jann Malone Steele 
Leslie Thompson Stiefler 
Gwendolyn Gillaugh 

Stoecklein 
Marsha Summerson 
Susan Richards Tyler 
Jane Inge Wallace 
Elizabeth Watts 
Ann Wilkerson 
June Reynolds Wood 
Jane Rayson Young 

1974 

28% Giving $5,570 

The Ivy Circle 

Leigh Yates Farmer 

The Colonnade Club 

Betty Davis Anderson 
Kathleen Barksdale Craine 
Catherine Lewis Maxwell 
Lossie Noell Wilkinson 

The Columns 

Bliss Buford Abbot 
Judy Durham 
Elizabeth Ziebe Elliott 
Diane White Fechtel 
Susan Englander Fraile 
Helen Radcliffe Gregory 
Sally Dillard Hauptfuhrer 
Susan Baughman Homar 
Deborah Jamieson 
Wanda Lewin Johnson 
Bonnie Kennedy Kant 
Mary High Kilpatrick 
Betsy Hunsucker Lane 
Nancy Hudson Lloyd 
Elizabeth Henderson Long 
Judith Sydnor McNeel 
Eve Hitchman Morrison 
Virginia Johnson Moss 
Dr. Jamie Hewell Odrezin 
Karen Outlaw 
Marie Dienst Perry 
Betty Darwin Pirtle 
Elizabeth Read-Connole 
Barbara Mitchell Sample 
Mary Temple Somerville 
Lynn McWhorter Speno 
Sandra Wandrisco Waller 

The Honor Roll 

Catherine Boynton Beazley 



Nancy McEntire Bradford 
Kristina Mallonee Buckingham 
Virginia Sproul Downing 
Ruth Hill Goodpasture 
Agnes Harwood 
Rosemary Baldwin Hendricks 
Jean Temple Holt 
Elizabeth Coleman Knopp 
Julia Williams Layfield 
Diane Srigley Mangiante 
Nancy Doyle Molitor 
C. Cremers Richards 
Alice Smith 
Elizabeth Gary Spell 
Kathryn Payne Wueste 

1975 

26% Giving $9,243 

The President's 
Associates 

Harriet Marrow Neldon 

The Ivy Circle 

Terry Huffman Allaun 
Lee Johnston Foster 
Lisa Harvey Raines 
Dr. Katherine Smailwood 

The Colonnade Club 

Blaine Kinney Johnson 
Anne Lonnquest Moore 
Nancy Higgins O'Malley 
Laura Johnson Schultz 
Anne Feddeman Warner 

The Columns 

Constance Bak 
Pamela Shell Baskervill 
Sally Matthews Bryant 
Janet Farrar Byington 
Helen Whitcomb Coates 
Nancy Locke Curlee 
Pat Eldridge 

Mary McCullough Ferguson 
Mary Morgan Fulton 
Elizabeth Evans Grainer 
Janet Jordan Hannah 
Ellen Lutz Hardin 
Betsy Hiller 
Anne North Howard 
Molly Ely Hunter 
Dr. Claudette Hurtt Hyman 
Anne Munn Jacobson 
Laurie Jones Kapfer 
Gretchen Clemen Morris 
Mary Neel-Prince 
Margaret Johnston 
Oppenheimer 



1930 

Planet Pluto 
discovered 




1933 

New Deal introduced by 
President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt 




THE ANNUAL REPORT 16 



1930 

Martha Stackhouse 
(Grafton) appointed assis- 
tant dean; MBC students 
have assigned mailboxes 
for the first time 




1939 

Germany invades Poland; 
beginning of W/orld W/ar II 



Robin Boyd Rawles 
Martha Davis Shiffiett 
Katlierine Hunt Stormont 
Kathryn Wafle 

The Honor Roll 

Florence Brandon Allison 
Beverly Shenk Coltrane 
Caroline Stowe Covington 
Mary Tucker Fouraker 
Melinda Ratliff Gallegos 
Linda Holder Gordon 
Susan Lemon Hobbs 
Sheena MacKenzie 
Mary Cox MacLeod 
Susan Bickerstaff Orne 
Pamela Patton 
Elizabeth Hughes Reisch 
Susan McGinley Scott 
Susan Heiner Steadman 
Norwood Ricks Strasburger 
Patrice Snoddy Wall 
Anne Anderson Wallen 
Catherine Choate Ward 
Lynda Bergen Wheatley 
L. Walton Wynkoop 

1976 

28% Giving $7,725 

The President's 
Associates 

Donna Neudorfer Earp 

Dana Leckie 

Margaret "Bonnie" Tuggle 

Miller 
Dr. Susan Thomas 

The Colonnade Club 

Clair Carter Bell 
Lisa Wall O'Donnell 
Meredith Palmer 
Laura Wall Phillips 

The Columns 

Margaret Bryson Altman 
Sylvia Baldwin 

Susan Hazelwood Buffington 
Joan Ferrell 
Katherine Kantner 
Carroll Blair Keiger 
Pamela Dunbar Kreger 
LCDR Christina Beardsley 
McGaughey 

The Honor Roll 

Anne Leatherbury Atwood 
Katherine Hobbs Burnett 
Patricia Tuggle Collins 



Karen McConnell Daniel 
Shirley Douglass 
Mary Ferguson 
Frances Henderson Ford 
Zoe Wavell Gottlieb 
Cheryl Hydrick Guedri 
Gary Adkins Guza 
Mary Clarke Hamilton 
Vicki Hawes 
Kathryn Lee Kemp 
Cynthia Vaughan Kerr 
Carol Howard Lawrence 
Mary Hollings McConnell 
Nancy Lawler Milam 
Claire Colbert Mills 
Prince Carr Norfleet 
Catherine Priddy Norman 
Mary Valerie Sutton Payne 
Margaret Lybrand Ryland 
Elizabeth Grove Bayers 
Susan Shipman 
Ivy Mathias Stennett 
Lydia Vender Voort 
Susan Dugan Weinig 
Shawn Keys Whitman 

1977 

29% Giving $9,851 

The Founders' Club 

Claudia Woody 

The President's 
Associates 

Patsy Clyde Chandler 

The Ivy Circle 

Linda Hinrichs Christovich 
Diane Hepford Lenahan 
Leslie Marfleet Terry 

The Colonnade Club 

Alison Wenger Boone 
Sherry Bassett Brooks 
Ann Calhoun Dent 
Melissa Rhodes McCue 
Catherine Gephart Shook 

The Columns 

Mary Mattox McAllister 
Ellen Gill Ball 
Dr. Donna Booth 
Lucy Murphy Boush 
Elizabeth Taylor Carter 
Lucile Jones Clyde 
Mary Gannon 
Judy Hanlen 

Dr. Sarah Lawrence Heald 
Frances Lawrence 



Kathryn McCain Lee 
Katharine Randolph 
Page Branton Reed 
Lindsay Barksdale Rorick 
Laurie Folse Rossman 
Martha Lynch Smith 
Grace McCutchen Stelling 
Ann Lucas Styron 
Theresa Bentley Wolf 
Nancy Pearson Yeaman 

The Honor Roll 

Louise King Cavanagh 
Elizabeth Bruni Downey 
Rebecca Fouche 
Karen Weyher Gavigan 
Beverly Hall 
Cynthia Hall 
Bettie Herbert 
Amy Ivy 

Rebecca Regan Keever 
Patrice Gurley Miles 
Marjorie Bates Moore 
Janie Wright Morgan 
Kathleen Rtzgerald Picoli 
Debra Wolfe Shea 
Helen Harris Sherman 
Cheryl Rickard Spicher 
Patricia Stratton 
Betty Wright 

1979 

27% Giving $7,403 

The President's 
Associates 

Kimberly Baker Glenn 
Cynthia Luck Haw 
Mary Nell McPherson 
Nancy Dana Theus 

The Ivy Circle 

Ellison Carey 

B.J. Felton de Golian 

The Colonnade Club 

Jane Harcus Hill 
Robin Jasiewicz Lafferty 
Tami O'Dell 
Kelley Rexroad 

The Columns 

Mary Lehnertz Faulkner 

Leslie Dore Hogan 

Mary Letha Warren Jelinek 

Susan Ridout Jones 

Nancy Wilson Kratzert 

Sue Lollis 

Nancy Randall Mackey 



Jane Baugh Singletary 
Martha Krauss Smith 
Elizabeth Thomas 
Mary Warren 
Susan Harris Witt 

The Honor Roll 

Martha Carr Crowley 
Barbara Strong Davis 
Dorothy Drake 
Lynne Kreger Frye 
Mary Hamblin Getty 
Jennifer Pace Gray 
Debra Wilton Kipley 
Kimberlee Lambe Masich 
Janine Twjgg Morse 
Charlotte Johnson Moyler 
Erika Moore Price 
Lisa Scott Pugh 
Susan Gordon Rosen 
Lisa Rowley 
Sarah Way Speaker 
Gretchen Binard Wavell 
Barbara Barnes Wissbaum 

1980 

33% Giving $16,917 

The Founders' Club 

Karen Emmet Hunt 

The President's 
Associates 

Betty Gulbenk Balentine 
Jo O'Neal Brueggeman 
Lynn Tuggle Gilliland 
Margaret Chapman Jackson 
Mariene Denny Jones 
Sanford Jones McAllister 

The Ivy Circle 

Victoria Goodwin Hardy 
Sarah Jolley Kerr 
Trudy Meador Nelson 

The Colonnade Club 

Katherine Jackson Anderson 
Susan Martin Cooley 
Kelly Huffman Ellis 
Connie Bourne Jung 
Anne King 

Martha Philpott King 
Linda Fogle Newsom 
Trudy Caskie Porter 
Sally Simons 

The Columns 

Laurie Felvey Adams 
Susan Tucker Barfield 



Laura Reed Bivans 
Katherine Pierson Golden 
Ann Gregory Colligan 
Melinda Dodge 
Christina Holstrom 
Susan Cowan Kaiser 
Melissa Raider Keahey 
Lynda Harrison Meredith 
Dr. Josephine Hemphill Ullom 

The Honor Roll 

Frances Burns 
Elizabeth Abercrombie 

Daniels 
Janice Clark Freytag 
Carolyn Tammany Jackson 
Susan Kleck 
Elizabeth Locher 
Alise Learned Mahr 
K. Wooldridge Marchetti 
Lisa Nicely McCraw 
Susan Moomaw Moring 
Gary Edel Nichols 
Audrey Andrews Oddi 
Susan Walker Scola 
Frances Shiriey Scruby 
Marian Shiflet-O'Brien 
Cynthia Wilson Shoemaker 
Dana Shapiro Sieler 
Langhorne McCarthy 

Stinnette 
Pamela Roach Voight 
Carolina Woodard 

1981 

32% Giving $12,015 

The Founders' Club 

Valerie Wenger 

The President's 
Associates 

Margaret Wren de St. Aubin 
Sarah Snead Lankford 
Elizabeth Gates Moore 
Ann Hayes Petro 

The Ivy Circle 

Jean Huffman Carter 

The Colonnade Club 

Mary Mitchell Amos 
Jane McClure Booth 
Betty Silver Burton 
Nita Ann Knight 
Rebecca Linger 
Ann Potter 



1940 

The Jeep originally 
designed for U.S. 
Army in V\/W II 




1942 

MBC celebrates its 
100th anniversary; 
William Wayt King 
Gymnasium is built 



1940 

First Apple Day Picnic 
(Named Apple Day in 1946) 




1941 

U.S. enters war 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 17 



1 



1945 May 8 

End of War in Europe 



1948 "- 

State of Israel 
established 




1945 August 15 

End of War in far East 



1946 

First electronic 
computer built 



1952 

Eta Betas (student din- 
ing room waitresses) 
organized at MBC 



The Columns 

Janet Davies Beebe 
Mary Wray Conner 
Michelle Howard Dase 
Frances Garvey 
Elizabeth Laffitte Malinowski 
Lucinda Furr McKinney 
Carol McKenna Mongan 
Pamela Pope 
Glenda Ridgely 
Walter Ridgely 
Martha Ferrell Thornhill 
Harriett Waldrop 

The Honor Roll 

Priscilla Rosasco Armbruster 
Margaret Moncure Butler 
Elizabeth Lipscomb Coffee 
A. Whitney Markley Denman 
Melinda Rose Eichorn 
Dr. Julie Ewing 
Leigh Williams Greer 
Hillary Wood Grotos 
Betty Hamilton 
Dena Aretakis Horn 
The Rev. Olivia Kincaid Haney 
Nancy Broyles James 
Kathleen Wilkerson Magnan 
Kathy Hunt Marion 
Alice Stevens Marshall 
Sheila Pinder Mathieson 
Pamela Hunziker McDorman 
Catherine Morey Nee 
Pamela McCain Pearce 
Nancy Price Porter 
Elizabeth Cundiff Pyron 
Susan Lynch Roberts 
John Runkle 
Kim Herring Rutland 
Elizabeth Nash Taylor 
Sara Poulston Tompkins 
Rhonda Mace Utterback 
Rebecca Smith Wirt 

1982 

24% Giving $4,680 

The President's 
Associates 

Stephanie Carlson Brennan 

The Ivy Circle 

Carolyn Duke Elkins 
Sara Blair Harnson 

The Colonnade Club 

Kimberly O'Donnell 
Madge Hooker Seuss 



The Columns 

Andrea Zukaukas Aikins 
Sara Bearss 
Laura O'Hear Church 
Anne M. Edel Dennis 
Dana M. Randers 
Mary Wagner Jones 
Melinda Middleton Knowles 
Treena Epperson Koroneos 
Adele Moore Lane 
Barbara Paschall 
Sara Pendleton Tartala 

The Honor Roll 

Susan Little Adkins 
Dawn Martin Blankinship 
Wendy Pfautz Blomberg 
Ann Filipowicz Blotner 
Barbara Nicodemus Denn 
Mary Hibbitts Dickinson 
Catherine Henson Kinniburgh 
Anna Gibson Koon 
Rebecca Lovingood 
Koy Edmiston Mislowsky 
Ellen Moomaw 
Mary Olcott 
Nancy Ragsdale 
Katherine Frear Raines 
Kellie Owens Reams 
Sarah Beard Shafer 
Stacy Sternheimer Smith 
Daphne Andrews Stickley 
Ann Haynes Vanderhout 
Jean Warren 

1984 

35% Giving $14,677 

The Founders' Club 

Deborah Huffman 

The President's 
Associates 

Margaret Troutman Grover 
Dr. Sheila Kendrick 
Laura Kerr 

Jacqueline Triglia O'Hare 
Dr. Saundra Eareckson 
Seifert 

The Ivy Circle 

Susan Mitchell Bell 
Elizabeth "Betsy" Cummins 
Dudley 

The Colonnade Club 

Mary Stuart Copeland Alfano 
Pamela Leigh Anderson 



Kerri Glenn Byrne 

Leslie Lewis Granberry 

Lee Beal Kirksey 

Mary Katherine Moorman 

Catherine Harrell Pennington 

Joanna Campbell Swanson 

Kelly Phelps Winstead 

The Columns 

Aster Dawit 

Diana Martinez Evdemon 
Deborah Hardie 
Aimie Elliott Jones 
Kathleen King 
Lisa McKenzie Millican 
Belinda Norden Pitman 
Mary Pollard Raith 
Carroll Oliver Roach 
Mary Hockman Robinson 
Virginia McBride Shover 
Elizabeth Edgerton Summers 

The Honor Roll 

Marilyn Hughes Allan 
Theresa Hall Attwell 
Lisa Byrne 

Lynley Rosanelli Cavanaugh 
Susan Shellenberger Cooper 
Laura Martin Davis 
Elizabeth Fox Day 
Virginia Gates DiStanislao 
Deidre Fleming Dougherty 
Antoinette Oliver Downing 
Cheryl Garrett Goddard 
Barbara Kiley Green 
Jessica Meekins 
Janet Andrews Melton 
Lori Putman Putman 
Anne Cabell Birdsong Wentz 
Laura Wilson Young 

1985 

21% Giving $3,525 

The President's 
Associates 

Edie Smith Shannon 

The Ivy Circle 

Dawn Tusing Burris 

The Columns 

Cydney Bassett 
Sarah Wagner Golliday 
Alice Hubbard 
Margaret Humphrey 
Dr. Lora Schneider Lindahl 
Barbara Currey Oseroff 
Kathryn Pearce Phillips 



Jamie McClure Wells 
Mary Mason Pollard Wood 

The Honor Roll 

Julie Shenk Blauvelt 
Helen Pierce Bradner 
Carol Gillespie Coates 
Felicia Rand Cook 
Elizabeth Dickerson Franklin 
Martha Robson Gilg 
Pattie Norton Gunter 
Sandra Harrison 
Alice Ingram Hickman 
Maura Kelley Higginbotham 
Leslie Jividen 
Anne Ware Maloney 
Dianne Pennington 
Shirley Rogers 
Eveline Touchstone Rury 
Sarah Paret Thomas 

1986 

18% Giving $7,080 

The Founders' Club 

Lynn Dinger Edmonds 

The Colonnade Club 

Kathleen Healy-Gillen 

The Columns 

Michele Schalow Clements 
Karen Ames Dittamo 
Lindsay Mitchell Scarisbrick 
Karen Latshaw Schaub 
Carol Vaughn Surratt 

The Honor Roll 

Stacie Hamilton Baird 
Ann Renee Garrett Bell 
Alice K. Blair 
Michelle Burry 
Dr. Charissa Camp 
Holly Anderson Dentzer 
Tamara Dingbaum 
Michele Starck Dinsmore 
Ann Hall Branscome Kendall 
Barbara Cale Newman 
Eustacia Nicholson 

Schoeffler 
Kimberley Dawson Schold 
Catherine Ellis Spencer 
A. Chrissly Baylor Voter 
Rebecca Jones Wickham 



1987 

14% Giving $1,870 

The Ivy Circle 

Julie Rimmer Applewhite 

The Colonnade Club 

Barbara Grant Crosby 
Mara Jenanne York 
Montgomery 

The Columns 

Shelby Price Dukes 
Karen Sisko Halmi 
Barbara Overman Marsh 
Claire Williams Williams 

The Honor Roll 

Louise Hall Bloxom 
Melissa McCullough Carter 
Susan Everly Cummings 
Carrie Anderson Eisenberg 
Cherie Sawtelle Gouaux 
Candace Godsey Haske 
Jennifer Parker Lake 
Mary-Slater Linn 
Sharon Menzies 
Stephanie Moore 
Anne Poulson Russell 
Danielle Webber 

1989 

21% Giving $5,627 

The President's 
Associates 

Rita Kay Alvis 

The Colonnade Club 

Sarah Yeatts Gormley 
Jacqueline Nicholas 
Shelby Powell 
Diane Herron Ragan 
Katrina Spanka-Kloman 
Holly Porter Vitullo 

The Columns 

Kelly Garrett Abbott 
Tracey Cote Allen 
Susan Wilson Boydoh 
Leslie Ferrier Campbell 
Anne Doenges Collins 
Susan Sipple Elliott 
Sarah McClellan Holman 
Ingrid Erickson Vax 
Rebecca Walker 
Angela Favata Week 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 18 



1953 

tructure of DNA 
iscovered 





The Honor Roll 

Amy Aboud 
Mary Louise Bowman 
Corrinna Durham 
Christine Warwick Fitzgerald 
Rosa Furr 
Lucille Hodges 
Hi-Gyong Kahng 
Anne Hess Mamon 
Katie Reagan McCullough 
Pam Pruitt McDonagh 
Kathleen Sale Shannon 
Martha Hendrickson Shelley 
Julie Sikes 

1990 

22% Giving $2,665 

The President's Associates 

Susie Morris 

The Ivy Circle 

Kelly Morris Downer 

The Columns 

Elizabeth Carreras Benson 
Mary Ann Chatham-Harrell 
Amy Rscher 
Karen Phillips McVey 
Kellie Warner Renken 
Lisa Baker Wicklund 

The Honor Roll 

Lori Smith Beck 

Rosina Bolen 

Ann Daiton Eure Brown 

Megan Evans 

Susan Hyatt Ferrell 

Roberta Trescott George 

Kourtney McMurdo Haake 

Allison James 

Kelley Conner Lear 

Katherine Brant Manning 

Jennifer Netting 

Cecilia Stock Robinson 

Valerie Skinner 

Carroll McMath Weatherman 

1991 

22% Giving $2,995 

The Colonnade Club 

Elizabeth Bender 
Betsy Baker Boldt 
Theresa David 
Margaret Hambrick Glaze 
Suzanne Kierson Miller 



1955 

Rufus W. Bailey 
Residence Hall dedi- 
cated (former King's 
Daughter's Hospital) 



The Columns 

Sara Heffernan 
Barbara Welch Magee 
Sarah Penhallow Vostal 
Beth Tani Slater 
Sarah Andress Smith 
Lynne Watson 

The Honor Roll 

Catherine Noyes Biringer 
Amy Tunstall Burleson 
Caroline Hildebrand Cochrane 
Shea DeJarnette 
Katherine Slough Demers 
Claire Garrison 
Mary Tucker Thrift Irby 
Alice Earle LaManna 
Teal Chappel Lloyd 
Pamela Williamson Lowe 
Katherine Smith Marett 
Kristin Henley McWilliams 
Kelly Thornburg Oberholzer 
Kaye Rollin 
Leslie Olson Scott 
Melissa Lunardini Sheets 
Mary Wexler 
Karen Ponton Witham 
Margaret Woods-Kane 

1992 

13% Giving $1,710 

The Colonnade Club 

Wendy Wooden Barze 
Susan O'Donnell Black 
Katherine Bolen 
Talley Warner Carroll 
Sarah Turner Hallmark 

The Columns 

Dorian Akerman 

Stephanie Leftwich-Needham 

Alice Washington 

The Honor Roll 

Janina Baxley 
Helen Nalty Butcher 
Mary Cocke 
Nancy McClellan Davis 
Margaret Stowe Dewey 
Olivia Williams Dunbar 
Mary Roach Ferguson 
Ann Pendleton Kincer 
Abbie Mullen 

Dr. Nicole Fisher Parkerson 
Elizabeth Connell Pee 
Jennifer Petrusky 
Evi-Luise Pover 




1959 

Barbie first sold 



Anne Stone Ruark 
Mary Satterfield 
Margaret Walker Siewert 
Mary Starling Yarborough 

1999 

The Honor Roll 

Bridget Atchison 

(D) deceased 




CHURCHES 

Mary Baldwin College 
was founded in 1842 
with the support of the 
Presbyterian Church. This 
bond continues today. 
Individual churches and 
the Synod of the Mid- 
Atlantic demonstrate 
their support of the col- 
lege's educational 
progress through contri- 
butions to the Annual 
Fund. Many thanks go to 
these churches for their 
donations. 

First Presbyterian Church 

Asheville, VA 

Second Presbyterian Church 

Richmond, VA 

Second Presbyterian Church 

Roanoke, VA 

Synod of the Mid-Atlantic 

Richmond, Virginia 



THE 

YOUNG 

ALUMNAE 

PROGRAM 



The Young Alumnae Program was established in 1994 in an effort to 
increase Annual Fund participation in the four most recently graduated 
classes. With giving clubs suited to a recent graduate's budget and a 
strong emphasis on participation at any level, the Young Alumnae Program 
has involved more young alumnae than ever in the Annual Fund. Together, 
the classes of 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 had an average participation 
rate of 26 percent and gave a total of $6,414 to the 1997-98 Annual Fund. 



Young Alumnae 
Giving Clubs 

The President's Associates 

$1,000 and up 

Tlie Gladys Circie 

$250 - $999 

The Hunt Haii Society . 

$100 and 249 S 

The Mixers Club 

$75 - $99 

The Apple Day Club 

$50 - $74 

The Ham & Jam Associates 

$25 - $49 



The Gladys Award 

Class of 1995 

The Gladys Award is present- 
ed every year to the young 
alumnae class with the high- 
est percentage of participa- 
tion in the Annual Fund. 
Congratulations to the Class 
of 1995- 33% of the class 
participated the 1997-98 
Annual Fund. ,~«™__™, 



1994 


Sigley 


The Ham & Jam 


Jennifer Snyder 


Robin Mathena 


21% Giving $2,105 


Amanda Peebles 


Associates 


Anna Vazquez 


Jennifer Lantz Warren 


YAP co-Chairs 


Steere 


Allison Compton 


Anna Witt 




Kathryn Stokely 


Gerri Whittaker 


Robyn Dessenberger 




The Hunt Hall 


Amanda Peebles Steere 


Timmons 


Selene Gorman 


The Ham & Jam 


Society 




Sharon Wertz 


Jessamy Hoffmann 


Associates 


Kristin Williams 


The Gladys Circle 




Kristan Dawson LaFon 


Tara Anderson 




Jennifer Klopman 


Donors 


Caria Custis Leggitt 


Charity Lambert Baker 


The Apple Day Clut 


Sabrina Rakes 


Tondra Phillips Hegarty 


Mary Morrison 


Stephanie Baker 


Kimberly Lockhart 




Allison Huriey 


Kaleen O'Connor 


Janet Boykin 


Holly South 


The Hunt Hail 


Katherine Mauermann 


Jo Marie Osmer 


Amy Charleston 




Society 


Kerley 


Kimberly Peterson 


Elizabeth Fowlkes 


The Ham & Jam 


Dana Fugazzotto Bailey 


Angela Lawhorne Lee 


Cindy-Lu Rondeau 


Maggie Hagen Gainey 


Associates 


Julie Lodge 


Tammy Myers Pence 


Greta Scott 


Amy Griffith 


Heidi Baugus 


Jennifer Stearns 




Sonja Sparks 


Amanda Hodges 


Neisha Ellis 


Starling 


1995 


Courtney Vaughn 


Maury Irvine 


Katherine Freed 


Kathryn Stokely 


33% Giving $2,395 


Lee Thompson 


Dixie Jay 


Alexis Herbster 


Heather Hill 


YAP co-chairs 


Vermillion 


Allison Kelly 


Christina Jones 


Vi^ashburne 


Carrie Burke 




Melissa Leecy 


Michele Lastovica 




Julie Young 


Donors 


Christine MacEwen 


Meredith Mansfield 


The Apple Day Club 




Jennifer Cornelius 


Tracey McCray 


Francesca Maso 


Tamalyn Dawson 


The President's 


Elizabeth Heeke 


Anne Putnam 


Robin Mathena 


Leah Garcia 


Associates 


Danica Jamison 


Kristine Serfozo 


Melissa Mitchell 


Melissa Hines 


Margaret McDermid 


Anne Kennan 


Heather Shuman 


Sara Morris 


Jennifer Pollitt 




Anne Scott 


Kathryn Sydnor 


Lindsay Norton 


Lori Wilt 


The Gladys Circle 




Curry Willhide 


Sandra Smith 




Garnett Clymer 


1996 




Elizabeth Spratt 


The Ham & Jam 




30% Giving $1,180 


Donors 


Jennifer Thompson 


Associates 


The Hunt Hall 


YAP co-chairs 


Anita Blanco 


Lauren Warder 


Sara Knowles Amott 


Society 


Susan Crawford 


Mary Collins 


Jennifer Lantz Warren 


Lori Broglio 


Mary Butler 


Bouchard 


Rebecca Fifield 




Laura Brunson Byrne 


Alexis Grier 


Amy Charieston 


Camala Beam Kite 


Donors 


Kristi Haines Cook 


Julie Young 




Lauren Logan 


Aimee Aceto 


Elizabeth Elsing 




The Hunt Hall 


Jennifer Reynolds 


Wendy Barnes 


Susan Dinnerville 


The Apple Day Club 


Society 


Lisa Tansey 


Rebecca Beam 


Garland 


Carrie Burke 


Peggy Rusnak 


Mary Thielen 


Theodora Clark 


Eugenia Gratto 


Anne Bushman 




Elizabeth Turner 


Erin Kennedy 


Kristin Kokie 


Suzanne Doran 


The IVIixers Club 


Julia Singleton Vest 


Mary Silverman 


Jolyn Crim Nicholson 


Jennifer Goetz 


Rebekah Wiser 


Joanna Vickery 


Eleanor Wetzel 


Michele Cargain 


Amy Galvin Isola 




Katherine Waring 


Cathy Wilson 


O'Connell 


Ashley Leftwich 


The Apple Day Club 






Jane Schofield 


Noshua Watson 


Margaret Buerkel 


1997 




Jeanne Carol Biggs 




Mary Evans 
Jennifer Kelsay 


21% Giving $734 
YAP co-chairs 





October 27, 1960 

President Dwight D. 
Eisenhower spoke from 
front portico of MBC's 
Administration Building 



1962 

MBC Annual Fund 
Program begins 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 20 



1961-69 

Campus expansion: Lyda B. 
Hunt Dining Hall, Woodson and 
Spencer Residence Halls, 
Martha Grafton Library and 
Pearce Science Hall built 



FACULTY 

AND 

STAFF 



The President's Associates 

Mark L. Atchison 
Douglas E. Clark 
Martha Masters '69 
H. E. Neale 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Tlie Ivy Circle 

Dr. Virginia Royster Francisco '64 
Dr. Heather Wilson 

The Colonnade Club 

Elizabeth Outland Branner 
Jacquelyn Elliott-Wonderley '93 
Dr. James D. Lott 
Catherine Ferris McPherson '78 
Susanne Kierson Miller '91 
Dr. Jane Turner Pletrowski 
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts 
Gwendolyn Walsh 

The Columns 

Dr. Ann Field Alexander '67 
Dr. Robert T. Allen 
Beverley J. Askegaard 
Dr. Lewis Askegaard 
Dr. Brenda L. Bryant 
Dr. Gary W. Diver 
Dr. Diane Ganiere 
Dr. W. Michael Gentry 
Dr. Elizabeth M. Hairfield 
Hampton Hairfield 
Nancy L. Johnston 
Dr. Jack Kibler 
Dr. Daniel Metraux 
Judy Metraux 
Dr. Steven A. Mosher 
Dr. Roderic Owen 
Cathy Smalley Pales 
Walter Ridgely 



Mary Baldvidn College's faculty and 
staff mennbers are responsible for 
creating a learning clinnate that fos- 
ters excellence and character. 
Those listed below/ have chosen to 
demonstrate their additional sup- 
port for the college's leadership by 
making gifts to the Annual Fund. We 
salute all who help to shape the 
Mary Baldwin College environment. 



Dr. Frank R. Southerington 

Theresa Koogler Southerington '72 

Sharon B. Spalding 

Rebecca A. Tyler 

Dr. Robert J. Weiss 

Julie Westhafer 

Dr. Patricia Westhafer 

Thomas Dale Wiseman 

The Honor Roll 

Alice R. Araujo 

Alan K. Christy 

Dr. Mary Hill Cole 

Shirley T. Craft 

Joyce Diepold 

Dr. James E. Gilman 

Scott H. Harlow 

Marion B. Hart 

Carolyn M. Hensley 

Marjorie Hoge '58 

Bonnie M. Hohn 

Karen P. Horn 

Tina Thompson Kincaid '93 

Dr. Nadia B. Kuley 

Donna H. Love 

Sarah Ludwig 

Allen R. Martin 

Elaine E. McCarrick 

Dr. James C. McCrory 

Carolyn P. Meeks 

Wanda K. Morris 

Anne G. Musser 

Sarah O'Connor 

Dinah Ryan 

Paul Ryan 

Dr. Kathleen Stinehart 

Marion Ward 

The Ham & Jam Associates 

Jessamy Hoffman '95 



FORMER 

FACULTY, 

STAFF 

AND 

EMERITI 



The Founders' Club 

Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk 

The President's Associates 

Ernest & Barbara Boley Adelman 
Dr. Marjorie B. Chambers 
Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak '53 
Dr. & Mrs. Samuel R. Spencer Jr. 

The Ivy Circle 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 
Lee Johnson Foster '75 
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Grafton 
Betty M. Kegley 
Jane G. Kornegay '83 

The Colonnade Club 

Clair Carter Bell '76 

Susan Canfield 

John S. Kelly 

Dorothy Mulberry 

Elizabeth Jennings Shupe '70 

Gwendolyn Walsh 

The Columns 

Tracey Cote Allen '89 

Sylvia Baldwin '76 

Katherine Kivlighan Carter '44 

Nancy Gillett 

Kelly Kennaly '93 

Dr. & Mrs. Frank R. Pancake 

Dr. James B. Patrick 

Mr. & Mrs. William Pollard 

Glenda Ridgely '81 

Carroll Oliver Roach '84 

J. T. Spillman 

The Honor Roll 

Mrs. Randolph Aufranc 



Many former faculty, staff and 

emeriti have kept close ties to 
the Mary Baldwin community. 
Their leadership on our campus 
helped to create the tradition of 
academic excellence that we 
enjoy today. Those listed below 
have demonstrated their continu- 
ing commitment to support Mary 
Baldwin's educational leader- 
ship. For their legacy and sup- 
port, we are grateful. 



Mr. & Mrs. Charies N. Beard 

Melanie Goff Bradley '78 

Dr. Mary T. Echols 

Mr. & Mrs. R Freeman Jones 

Janis R. Kvaternik 

Jean Martino-McAllister 

Dr. Mary Gathright Newell '65 

Harriet Runkle '94 MAT 

John Runkle 



The Gladys Circle 

Garnett Clymer '95 



1963 

President Kennedy 
assassinated 
1963 

U.S. supports coup 

in South Vietnam 




1963 

Martin Luther King leads 
Civil Rights Campaign 



1967 

Rolling Stone 
begins pulication 






1968 

Martin Luther King 
assassinated 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 21 



1969 

Apollo 11 lands on 
the Moon 




1973 

U.S. forces withdraw 
from South Vietnam 



1971 

Phi Beta Kappa chapter 
installed at MBC 



PARENTS OF 
CURRENT AND 
FORMER STUDENTS 



Parents entrust the education of their daughters to Mary 
Baldwin College because of the unique program options, small 
classes and individual attention that they receive. Gifts from 
parents of current students and alumnae represent an impor- 
tant affirmation of the college and our mission. 



The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

IVIr. & Mrs. Ray Clymer Jr. 

Ttie Hill Top Club 

Nancy Crim 

Mr. & Mrs. Allie B. Kreger '48 
Mr. & Mrs. H. B. Roberts Jr. 
Mrs. C. Gordon Smith Jr. 
William L. Sudderth 

The Founders' Club 

Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Hamilton IV 
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Luck III 
Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk 
Jean T. Moore 

Barbara Freeman Ragsdale '67 
Harriett Middleton Waldrop '48 
John A. Williamson II 

The President's Associates 

Gordon E. Arnold 

Mr. & Mrs. Mark L. Atchison 

Dorothy Beals Ballew 

Mr. & Mrs. David Paul Barra 

Martha Barnett Beal '53 

Mr. & Mrs. Montgomery L. 

Blizzard 
Norris A. Broyles Jr. 
Margaret Gignilliat Carswell '53 
Mr. & Mrs. Calvin N. Clyde Jr. 
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas H. Dawson 
James D. Douglas 
Mary Jane Killinger Durham '66 
Laura Jane Atkinson Dwyer '47 
Merry Key Ellington '48 
Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Rtzgerald 
Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Dean 

Randers 
Frances Koblegard Harcus '50 
Margaret Herscher Hitchman '40 
Gail McLennan King '69 
Ralph W. Kittle 

Elizabeth Jolley Kobiashvili '68 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Martin Jr. 
Ethelyn Jones Maxwell '40 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Patterson Jr. 
Edmund H. Polonitza 
Dr & Mrs. Jennings G. Pressly '69 



Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Rapier 
William 0. Reuther 
Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Searle 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Sharp 
William N. Shearer Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. A. P. Stover Jr. 
Elizabeth Hardin Taylor '48 
Cecile Mears Turner '46 
Mr. & Mrs. Terry Turner 
Mary Lament Wade '52 
Capt. & Mrs. 0. C. B. Wev 

The Ivy Circle 

Helen Beckelheimer Baugh '50 

Kathleen Kenig Byford '68 

Pierre N. Charbonnet 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Creed 

Fred E. Dorsey 

C. Paul Dubrachek 

Elizabeth Cummins Dudley '84 

Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 

Dr. Martin A. Favata 

Annabelle Fetterman 

Virginia Worth Gonder '39 

Gordon M. Grant 

Suzanne K. Hansen 

Mr. & Mrs. Onza E. Hyatt 

Susan Massie Johnson '67 

Mr. & Mrs. William Clarke Jones 

Michael E. Keck 

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Kelly 

Alene Brester Lamer '32 

Paula R. Lea 

Marianna Jamison Leach '47 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Moschetti 

Annette Peter Neel '49 

Mary Hebbard Parmelee '30 

Faye Smith Peck '58 

Elizabeth Wilgus Podesta '48 

Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Pover 

Jane Proffit Pruett '46 

Mrs. Joe W. Reid 

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Riding 

Thomas James Slaughter 

Mr. & Mrs. Rodney 0. Stewar 

Mrs. William A. Sutherland 

Betty Neisler Timberlake '45 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Tusing 



Mr. & Mrs. Walter M. Vannoy Jr. 
Myrna Williams Vest '47 
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Walker 
Mr. & Mrs. 0. L. Walker 
Mrs. Frederick H. Walsh 
Mr. & Mrs. Rudy J. Watson 
Robert J. Westerman 
Thomas S. Williamson III 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Wilson 
Mr. & Mrs. Somers M. Wilton 

The Colonnade Club 

Fran Hudey Blackshear '48 
Barbara Brown Bowles '68 
Dr. & Mrs. Allan J. Boyum 
Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Carter Jr. 
Mrs. W. Marshall Chapman 
Dale L. Cross 

Ret. Col. John W. Cummings 
Mrs. Robert V. Ely 
Susan Foley 

Susanne Eve Fowlkes '64 
Bruce Freeland 
Susan Mulford Gantly '66 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Garrett 
Mrs. Nancy Guthrie Garrett 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas L. Glenn 
Thomas P. Gratto 
Cornelia Adair Green '46 
Lillian Richardson Hall '48 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Halligan 
Heline Cortez Harrison '48 
Lynette Kube Higginbotham 
Mr. & Mrs. Yougesh C. Jain 
Mr. & Mrs. Ross A. Kearney 
Marjorie Creasy Lacy '45 
Ann McDonald MacDonald '48 
Mrs. Steve L. Mathis III 
R. Edward Nancy 
Jan W. O'Connell 
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond V. Paul 
Nancy McMullan Pauley '58 
Nancy Roycroft Perry '45 
Mr. & Mrs. Kent W. Peterson 
Mr. & Mrs. H. Ravenhorst 
Doris Rohner Rogers '60 
Betsey Gallagher Satterfield '66 
Laura Johnson Schultz '75 



Elizabeth Dahl Shaner '53 
Betty Ott Smallwood '46 
Dr. & Mrs. Paul C. Sparks 
Rose Driver Stuart '69 
Mary Phipps Such '72 
Margaret Rythe Teague '58 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Till 
Mrs. Ronald Allen Topp 
Mr. & Mrs. William Troxell 
Shirley B. Wakefield 
Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. Wenger Jr. 
Margaret Getty Wilson '48 
Mr. & Mrs. James B. Witherow 
Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. Wright 

The Columns 

Mrs. Mark L. Allen 

Billie Joseph Ameen '46 

Mr. & Mrs. Rsher Ames 

Martha Ross Amos '48 

R. LaRue Armstong 

Margaret Newman Avent '49 

Cynthia Ayers 

Elaine Kibler Baldwin '41 

Elizabeth Pringle Barge '41 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Baron 

Patricia Blaha 

Gwendolyn Austin Brammer '49 

Cynthia Freeman Branscome '64 

Mrs. W. Coleman Branton 

Dr. & Mrs. David C. Buckis 

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Carreras 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Cedel 

Brenda N. Chandler 

Martha Kline Chaplin '51 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Hatcher Cole Jr. 

Mr. William B. Coleman Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Cox Jr. 

Judith Wells Creasy '68 

Mr. & Mrs. Antonio H. David 

Mr. & Mrs. C. J. Deitz 

John D. DeJarnette 

Mr. & Mrs. Dwight L. Dexter 

Ann Fowlkes Dodd '52 

Mr. & Mrs. John Edwin Duke 

Mr. & Mrs. Bobby D. Dyess 

Mr. & Mrs. Melvin W. Estes 

Virginia G. Favreau 



Emma Padgett RtzHugh '40 
Kathleen A. Ford 
Mr. & Mrs. James L. Freeman 
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred E. Fry 
Thelma Trigg Gannon '46 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael L Ghidotti 
Mr. & Mrs. Parvin Ray Gibbs 
Dr. & Mrs. John Gilkey 
Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Graves 
Mr. & Mrs. H. H. Hanks 
Mr. & Mrs. James H. Hart 
Mr. & Mrs. James J. Harvey II 
Mr. & Mrs. A. Kenneth Hatch 
Margaret Caldwell Herndon '39 
John R. Hildebrand 
Pathcia Murphree Honea '49 
Mr. & Mrs. Jasper P. Home III 
Emma Martin Hubbard '50 
Mr. & Mrs. Stacy Hughes 
The Rev. & Mrs. J. Q. Johnston 
Mr. & Mrs. T. Allen Johnston Jr 
Mr. & Mrs. G. Paul Jones Jr. 
Bonnie B. Kenney 
Mr. & Mrs. W. W. Lambeth 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen T. Lawley 
Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Leatherbury 
Dr. & Mrs. Donald R. Lewis 
Colonel Billy W. Libby 
Virginia R. Lollis 
Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Lowe 
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Lucas 
Mrs. John P. Martin Jr. 
Glenda K. McMullen 
Col. & Mrs. Efrain Medina I 
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel A. Metrauxl 
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Miller < 

William R. Miller [ 

Shannon Greene Mitchell '57 i 
Mr. & Mrs. Mathias D. Monge 
Mr. & Mrs. Percy Montague I 
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Moss 
Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Newcombe. 
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Osmer 
Mr. & Mrs. A. Dow Owens 
Mr. & Mrs. XIaomang Pan 
Mrs. Herbert W. Parker 
Dr. & Mrs. James B. Patrick 
Sylvia C. Payne 



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1974 

What is now known as the 
Administration Building placed 
on the National Register of 
Historic Places 



1974 

President Nixon 
resigns over 
Watergate scandal 



1976 

MBC becomes first women's 

college in U.S. with circle of 
Omicron Delta Kappa leader- 
ship honor society 




1976 

Campus expands with pur- 
chase of Staunton Military 
Academy property 




1980s 

Computer revolution 



Mr. & Mrs. William C. Pollard 

Mr. Andrew W. Prescott 

Dr. & Mrs. Herman Preseren 

Patty Tipton Pugh '55 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Quinlan 

F. Walsh Read '47 

Beverly M. Read 

Dr. & Mrs. William W. Regan 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Reilly 

Mr. & Mrs. T. P. T. Roper 

Mr. & Mrs. Coy L. Saul 

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene R Saunders Jr. 

Dr. Ashok Shah 

Julio C. Shaik 

Betsy Carr Smith '50 

Katharine Hoge Smith '40 

Nelle McCants Smith '53 

Mr. & Mrs. Norris Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. William E. Smith 

Dr. Frank R. Southerington 

Sally Peck Spaulding '47 

Mr. & Mrs. E. Leslie Spence III 

Joan Spence 

Mr. & Mrs. Lewis M. Stewart 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Steward 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Kendall Sydnor 

P. A. Taylor 

Mr. & Mrs. Stillman K. Taylor Jr. 

Elizabeth Brinckerhoff Thomas '51 

Carolyn Geyer Timmons 

Katharine Makepeace Turner '49 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Webb 

James Welch 

Lydia S. Welch 

Mr. & Mrs. Danial Wen 

Elizabeth Churchman Wick '44 

Col. & Mrs. Charles L. Williams 

Mr. & Mrs. Forest Edward Williams 

Mr. & Mrs. Isham R. Williams Jr. 

V. Adm. & Mrs. Joe Williams Jr. 

Sheila D. Wilmott 

Mr. & Mrs. Calvin S. Winn 

Nina Sproul Wise '41 

Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wright 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold E. Zell 

Honor Roll 

Dr. James L. Adams 

Mr. & Mrs. Jack Andrews 

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Andrews 

Mr. & Mrs. Mohammed S. Ansari 

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Baer 

Mr. & Mrs. Gary R. Baker 

Barbara Minter Barnes '49 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Beard 

Rachel Merritt Bell '46 

Sallie Belle Whitener Benedetti '61 

Mildred 0. Bloxom 



Mr. & Mrs. Jerry W. Bradley 

Randolph Briggs 

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Bryant 

Diana Rede Cabell '56 

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Campbell 

Lois Smith Chapman '44 

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry G. Clark 

Rev. & Mrs. Robert N. Clark 

Teresa C. Cole 

Mr. & Mrs. Eric J. Collins 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Colombo 

Betty Ralston Cook '53 

Caroline Stowe Covington '75 

Mr. & Mrs. John F. Cremers 

Mrs. R. L. Dabney III 

Carole Rednour Dixon '66 

Diane S. Dolan 

Carolyn Dumas 

Mr. & Mrs. James C. Dunstan Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Durrer 

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew L. Edwards 

Nicholee E. Eller 

Dr. & Mrs. Richard Erikson 

Marcia P. Farabee 

Rebecca C. Fears 

Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Foley 

Mrs. Judson Freeman 

Mr. & Mrs. James B. French 

Mr. & Mrs. Garbor B. Fulop 

Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Gardner 

John D. Geotz 

Jennifer Wilson Green '62 

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Gross 

Mr. & Mrs. Alvin W. Hall Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. C. Guy Hancock Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Terry Hebb 

Mr. & Mrs. William A. Heeke Jr. 

Floylee Hunter Hemphill 

Mr. & Mrs. Roy Henderson 

Mr. & Mrs. Lamberto C. Herrera 

Mr, & Mrs. Donald Hockenbury 

Dr. & Mrs. Henry D. Holland 

Mrs. G. Sterling Holland 

Jerry L. Hoover 

Mr. & Mrs. Bradley R. Horn 

Mr. & Mrs. Darrell W. Horton Jr. 

Betty Rankin Hubbard '53 

Mr. & Mrs. Rea A. Huston 

Marcia Gooch Johnston '39 

Mr. & Mrs. Goodwin S. Jordon 

Mr. & Mrs. John Franklin Kay 

Col. & Mrs. Myung H. Kim 

Mr. & Mrs. John B. Kiser 

Mrs. Robert R. Knight 

Mr. & Mrs. William R. Knocks 

Mr. & Mrs. Boyd K. Knowles 

Elizabeth M. Knoxville 

Mr. & Mrs. Alvin R. Krauth 



Dorothy Heep Larson '45 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Henry Latchum 

Mr. & Mrs. R Lee Lawrence 

Mr. & Mrs. Philip C. Learned 

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Lenox 

Mr. & Mrs. John L. Leonard III 

Mr. & Mrs. Warren S. Lipscomb 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Lloyd 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Lockery 

Ethel McCants Lowder '47 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry 0. Mamaux 

Anna K. Mansfield 

Mr. & Mrs. John 0. Martin 

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Martin Jr. 

Evelyn Engleman Mathews '42 

Mr. & Mrs. B. W. Matthews Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. George W. Matthews 

Sandra Mays 

Marlon K. McCauley 

Mrs. James W. McClelland 

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Lee McCord 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Craig McDonald 

Rev. & Mrs. Jerry W. McElhinny 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas McGuire 

June Lewis McHenry 

Robert J. Mclntyre 

Carolyn P Meeks 

Edith James Mickley '49 

Helen Day Mitchell '39 

Margaret Churchman Moffett '47 

Kathryn D. Moomau 

Mrs. Robert S. Morse 

Anne G. Musser 

Ms. Susan Napier 

Dorothy Hundley Neale '43 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Newton 

Ms. Lena C. Nowlin 

Margaret McBryde Patterson '45 

Mr. & Mrs. Roderick B. Perkinson 

Julia Kohler Peterson '44 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Burl Phillips 

Ms. Ruth Burnett Phillips 

Dr. & Mrs. Paxton P Powers 

Ardie M. Prater 

Dr. & Mrs. Charles B. Pratt III 

Dr. & Mrs. William Quillian Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. William D. Reese 

Sarah Whitmore Ricks '36 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rogers 

Susan K. Rudolph 

Mr. & Mrs. Wesley H. Schmidt 

Mr. & Mrs. David A. Serfozo 

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn S. Settle 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Simmons Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Harold B. Singleton Jr. 

Cecelia Davis Stevens '69 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Stoneburner 

Paul Morton Stowe 



Martha Murchison Strickland '64 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald A. Suberroc 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Taylor 

Michael W. Terry 

Susan Tinnon 

Mrs. Gary Tompkins 

Beverley C. Trinkle 

Elizabeth Corrigan Velimirovic '78 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Viar 

Audrey Martin Watson '40 

Cecile Cage Wavell '45 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Wetzel Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Whalen 

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Whitten Jr. 

Rev. & Mrs. George R Wiliams 

Minam Hughes Williams '31 

Mr. & Mrs. John S. Wilson 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. WirsingJr. 

Mr. & Mrs. A. Clark Wiser 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wishneski 

Beth P Witt 

Marian Wolbers 

Marie Ulmer Wolfe '41 

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Woodske 

M. Harr Woodward '46 

Mr. & Mrs. John M. Woolston 

Mr. & Mrs. Landon R. Wyatt Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Henry Zabel 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin J. Zagora 



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FRIENDS 



Support of the Annual Fund from 
friends of the college affirm our 
importance to higher education. 
Contributions from our friends bring 
innovations to campus and 
increase our visibility in and value 
to our community. 



MEMORIAL AND 
HONORARY GIRS 



The Mary Julia Baldwin Society 

M. Douglass Harlan 

The Hill Top Club 

Estate of Fannie Royster Cooke 

Allen Mead Ferguson 

Mr. & Mrs. P. William Moore Jr. 

The Founders' Club 

Mary P. Murray 

The President's Associates 

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Mclntyre Jr. 
John G. Rocovich Jr. 
Caroline Upshur Walker 

The Ivy Circle 

Debra Stiles Callison 

Carol Ann Douglas 

Mr. & Mrs. John D. Hutcheson 

The Colonnade Club 

Rev. & Mrs. C. D. Caldwell 

William J. McMillan 

H. P. McNeal 

William S. Moses 

Lee Smith 

MBC Student Alumnae Partnership 

The Columns 

Dr. & Mrs. J. P. Anderson 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Broughton 

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel F. Flowers 

H. Hiter Harris Jr. (D) 

Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Holsinger 

Cecil H. Kindle 

Anne Leatherbury Lowell 

Simon W. Nelms 

Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Opie Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Rouse 

Mrs. William W. Sproul Jr. 



Mr. & Mrs. James D. Vail III 
Virginia K. Willis 

The Honor Roll 

Louis M. Balfour 

Martha M. Bentley 

Louise W. Blaney 

Charles R. Chittum 

Catherine Canaday Cottrell 

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Degen 

Frances R. Edgar 

Mr. & Mrs. Welford S. Farmer 

Mrs. Roland G. Hohn 

Laura A. Kavanaugh 

Elizabeth M. Lee 

Robert Bruce Livy 

Elizabeth M. Newton 

Mr. & Mrs. Frank W. Nolen 

Emily Pancake 

Captain John W. Renard 

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Robinson 

Mr. & Mrs. David T. Shufflebarger 

John K. Shuster Jr. 

Dr. & Mrs. W. R Sowers 

John M. Strachan 

Mrs. William I. Thomas 

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Wiggins 

Orme Wilson Jr. 

The Ham & Jam Associates 

Diane Lowry 



IN MEMORY 

Gary Bryan Boyd '45 

by Ethel M. Lewder '47 

Catherine Taylor Koch '77 

by Karen Weyher Gavigan 77 

Ella Jean Lewis '73 

by Julia Often Wangler '73 

Josephine H. Magnifico '32 

by Mrs. Woosley Carmalt 

by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hutcheson 

by Margaret Crabill Jones '33 

Anne Jackson McAllister '65 

by Martha C. Braddock 

by Martha Ann Stevenson 

by Mollie Moomau Prominski '78 

Jane F. Snipes '46 

by Cecile Mears Turner '46 

Lea Dominique Taylor '95 

by Patricia A. Taylor 

Kathleen Woodward Walker '09 

by Louise W. Blaney 

Watson Wise 

by Mr. and Mrs. Calvin N. Clyde Jr. 
by Watson W. Wise Foundation 

Nancy Ely Wright '63 

by Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 
by Virginia Hesdorffer Maxwell '63 
by Becky Cannaday Merchant '63 
by Gale Palmer Penn '63 



HONORARY GIFTS 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 

by Macon Clement Riddle '63 

John S. Keily 

by Senator and Mrs. Frank W. Nolen 

Winifred Boggs iVIyrick '54 

by Martha M. Bentley 

Gordon C. and iVIopsy Pool Page '48 

by Rebecca Thomas Kopp '70 
by Elizabeth Irzyk Mize '70 

Larissa A. Sager '98 

by Sylvia C. Payne 

Julie Westhafer 

by Dr. Patricia Westhafer 




1980 

Mount St. Helens 
erupts 






1982 

The movie £7. 
opened in theaters 



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1980 

MBC begins exchange 
program with Doshisha 
W/omen's College of 
Kyoto, Japan 




1981 

MTV first airs 




VIRGINIA 

FOUNDATION 

FOR 

INDEPENDENT 

COLLEGES 



Every year Mary Baldwin College benefits significantly from the generosity of business, indus- 
try and other private sources across the Commonvi/ealth through the efforts of the Virginia 
Foundation for Independent Colleges (VRC). In 1997-98, the VFIC distributed over $3 million, 
the largest annual distribution in the organization's history. Mary Baldwin College received 
$233,273.79 as its 1997-98 VFIC share. 

The VFIC is a fund-raising organization established by and for the benefit of its members, 
15 private colleges and universities. Business and community leaders assist in obtaining con- 
tributions from the corporate community. These monies are distributed each June to member 
institutions according to a standard formula: 40% on the basis of undergraduate enrollment 
and 60% divided equally. VFIC has been recognized nationally as the premier independent col- 
lege fund among the 38 similar associations in terms of its annual distributions. 



1997-98 LEADERSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS 



$150,000 and above 

E. Claiborne Robins Endowment 
Jessie Ball duPont Fund Endowment 

$100,000 and above 

Bell Atlantic Foundation 
Norfolk Southern Corporation 
Phillip Morris Companies, Inc. 
The Pittston Company 

$50,000 and above 

Anonymous 

Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. 

Beazley Foundation, Inc. 

CSX Corporation 

Camp Foundations 

Camp Foundation 

Ruth Camp Campbell Foundation 

J.L. Camp Foundation 

Camp Younts Foundation 
Collis Warner Foundation 
Crestar Rnancial Corporation 
Krasnow Estate 
NationsBank Virginia 
Mary Morton Parsons Foundation 
Virginia Power Company 

$30,000 and above 

Barnhart Endowment 

Ethyl Corporation 

North Shore Foundation 

The Perry Foundation, Inc. 

George A. and Lorraine Snell Fund 

The Teagle Foundation 

United Parcel Service/Foundation for 

Independent Higher Education 

Wachovia Corporation 

$25,000 and above 

Anonymous Foundation 
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels 



First Union VA/MD/DC 
First Virginia Banks, Inc. 
GE Financial Assurance 
Landmark Communications, Inc. 

The Virginian-Pilot 

The Roanoi^e Times and Worid News 
Massey Foundation 
Mobil Foundation, Inc. 
Reynolds Metals Company Foundation 
Mrs. E. Claiborne Robins 
E. Claiborne Robins Jr. 
Universal Corporation 

$20,000 and above 

American Electric Power 
Chesapeake Corporation 
Robert B. Claytor/Norfolk Southern Fund 
Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fund 

$15,000 and above 

AlliedSignal, Inc. 

Mars Foundation 

Media General, Inc. 
Bristol l-ieraid-Courier 
Charlottesville Daily Progress 
Culpepper Star-Exponent 
Danville Register & Bee 
The Lynchburg Dally & News 
The Manassas Journal Messenger 
Potomac Wews 
Richmond Times-Dispatch 
Suffolk News-Herald 

George J. and Effie L. Seay Foundation 

Wheat Rrst Union 

$10,000 and above 

Belk of Virginia 
William E. Betts Jr. 
Craddock-Terry Foundation, Inc. 
Ernst & Young 
Gottwald Foundation 



Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter 

Charitable Trust 

The Lane Company, Inc. (The Lane 

Foundation) 
Roanoke Electric Steel Corporation 
Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc. 
Union Camp Corporation 
Washington Forrest Foundation 
The Wilton Companies 

$7,500 and above 

Burlington Industries Foundation 

Carpenter Company, Inc. 

Columbia Gas of Virginia 

Mrs. Bruce C. Gottwald 

KPMG Peat Marwick 

Markel Corporation 

NBC-12 Jefferson Pilot Communications 

Mr. and Mrs. John W. Snow 

Vulcan Materials Company 

Washington and Lee University 

Westvaco Corporation 

$5,000 and above 

Sydney E. Allbrittain 

Eugene M. Bane Charitable Trust 

Mrs. Jane Parke Batten 

Birdsong Peanuts 

Booz, Allen & Hamilton Inc. 

Canon Virginia, Inc. 

Capital One 

Preston C. Caruthers 

Christian & Barton 

Coopers & Lybrand 

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Cutchins III 

Deloitte & Touche 

DIMON Inc. 

Jessie Ball duPont Fund 

Empire Machine & Supply Co., Inc. 

English Foundation-Trust 

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. 



Filtrona Richmond 

Furnace Associates/Lorton Landfill 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Goodwin Jr. 

J.J. Haines & Company, Inc. 

The Herndon Foundation 

Hunton & Williams 

Kennametal Foundation 

A.J. Lester III 

Mary and Daniel Loughran 

Foundation, Inc. 

Charles Lunsford Sons and Associates 

McGuire, Woods, Battle & Booths 

H.P McNeal 

The Miller & Chevalier Charitable 

Foundation 
National Fruit Product Company 
Nationwide Insurance Company 
Noland Company Foundation 
Owens & Minor Inc. 
Irvln Payne & Sons 
Price Waterhouse 
W. Russell Ramsey 

C.E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation 
Rouse-Bottom Foundation, Inc. 
Sam Moore Furniture 

Industries, Inc. 
Shenandoah Life Insurance 
Snell Construction Corporation 
Southern States Cooperative 
SouthTrust Bank of Alabama, N.A. 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H, Spilman 
Sprint Mid-Atlantic Telecom, Inc. 
The Titmus Foundation, Inc. 
Tredegar Industries, Inc. 
The United Company 
Viasystems Technologies Corp. 



1983 

Jim Belushi first 
stars on Saturday 
Night Live 




1983 

Deming Fine Arts Center 
and Fletcher Collins 
Theatre dedicated 




1984 

U.S. Men's basketball team 
wins gold at the Olympics 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 



1989 

Berlin Wall dismantled; the 
collapse of communism 




1991 

Gulf War 




1991 

Intention to abolish 
Apartheid in South 
Afhca announced 



CORPORATIONS 

AND 

FOUNDATIONS 



The corporations and foundations listed have 
given generously to the 1997-98 Mary Baldwin 
College Annual Fund through outright gifts or 
matching gifts or both. We extend a special 
thank you to these businesses and organizations 
for their commitment to the education and 
advancement of women. 



The Adams Container Corporation 

Aetna Life and Casualty 

Alabama Power Foundation, Inc. 

Alcoa Foundation 

Allied Signal Foundation, Inc. 

American Electric Power Service 

American Express Foundation 

American Home Products Corporation 

Ameritech Foundation 

Armstrong Foundation 

The Ashland Inc. Foundation 

AT&T Foundation 

Automatic Data Processing Foundation 

Automatic Leasing Service, Inc. 

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company 

Bay Diesel Corporation 

Bell Atlantic 

Bell Communications Research 

Bethlehem Steel Corporation 

Fanny Bolen Interiors 

Brent Family Foundation 

Butler Lumber Company, Inc. 

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 

Carolina Power & Light Company 

Central NY Community Foundation Inc. 

CFW Communications Foundation 

The Chase Manhattan Foundation 

Chesterfield Yarn Mill, Inc. 

Chiles Survivors Trust 

Circuit City Foundation 

The City Farmer 

Coca-Cola Company 

Cochran Family Foundation 

Collins Creative Services 

Communities Foundation of Texas 

The Community Foundation 

ConAgra Foundation 

Corning Incorporated Foundation 

Cowles Media Foundation 

Crestar Bank 

Crestar Financial Corporation 

CSX Corporation 

The Delta Air Lines Foundation 

John W. Doming and Bertie Murphy 

Doming Foundation 
DIMON, Incorporated 
The DU Foundation 

THE ANNUAL REPORT 26 



Domino Sugar Corporation 

The Duke Energy Foundation 

Dean S. Edmonds Foundation 

Exxon Education Foundation 

Rrst Colony Corporation 

First Maryland Bancorp 

Rrst Union Foundation 

Rrst Virginia Bank 

Ford Motor Company 

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley 

Foundation for the Carollnas 

Freeport-McMoRan Incorporated 

Jeanne Furrh Interiors 

The Gap Foundation 

General Electric Foundation 

General Motors Foundation 

Georgia-Pacific Corporation 

Gerber Scientific, Inc. 

The Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray 

Foundation 
Greenlng-Ellls Insurance 
Greenwood Mills, Inc. 
The Haggard Foundation 
Harris Foundation 
Hoechst Celanese Foundation 
Hooker Furniture Corporation 
IKON Office Solutions Foundation 
Irongate, Inc. 

Jefferson Pilot Corporation 
Johnson & Johnson 
Kerr-McGee Foundation 
Kuehn Foundation 
R. A. Lane & Associates 
Thomas J. LIpton Foundation 
Lockheed Martin Corporation 
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P. 
Lucent Technologies 
Luck Stone Foundation 
The Lundy Foundation 
The Marble Exchange Inc. 
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. 
McCormIck Company, Inc. Fund 
McKee Foods Corporation 
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc. 
Metro Information Services 
Mobil Foundation, Inc. 
J. P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated 



Morgan-Worcester, Inc. 
Murphy Oil Corporation 
Mutual of New York 
NationsBank 
Nationwide Foundation 
New York Marine & General Ins. 
NGC Corporation 
Norfolk Southern Foundation 
Northern Telecom Incorporated 
Nuclear Medicine Dynamics, Inc. 
Peachtree House Foundation 
Pennsylvania Power & Light Co. 
Pennzoll Company 
Philip Morris Incorporated 
Reader's Digest Foundation 
Reynolds Metals Company Foundation 
Roanoke Electric Steel Company 
The Rosewood Corporation 
T. Ragan Ryan Foundation, Inc. 
Salisbury Community Foundation 
Sands Foundation 
Sara Lee Foundation 
SBC Foundation 
Sedgwick, Inc. 
Shenandoah's Pride Dairy 
Signet Bank 

Skardon Pover and Associates 
SmithKline Beecham Foundation 
Smyth Foundation 
Southern Company 
State Farm Companies Foundation 
Stotler Charitable Trust 
SunTrust Bank, Atlanta Foundation 
Tandy Corporation 
Tenneco Foundation 
Thomas Enterprises, Inc. 
Tice Foundation 
M. Tucker & Company 
Turner Family Properties, L.P. 
U.S. Bancorp 

Unilever United States, Inc. 
Union Pacific Corporation 
United Services Automobile 
Association 
United States Rdelity 
University Rower Shop, Inc. 
The Vanguard Group Inc. 



Virginia Foundation for Independent 

Colleges 
Virginia Power/NC Power 
Wachovia Corporation 
Henry E. and Consuelo S. Wenger 

Foundation 
Westvaco Corporation 
Richard E. Williams Charitable Trust 
Somers M. Wilton Real Estate 
Watson W. Wise Foundation 
Margaret C. Woodson Foundation 
Wren Foundation, Inc. 
Write Away 
Xerox Corporation 



1996 

Bombing at the 
Atlanta Olympics 



1992 

MBC celebrates its 
sesquicentennial; 
Pannill Student 
Center dedicated 




1997 

Princess Diana and 
IVlother Teresa die 




1997 

MBC's King Building 
remodeled into a 
residence hall 



DESIGNATED GRANTS AND GIRS 



Capital, Program and 
Other Designated Funds 

Administration Building Furniture Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Jan B. Dryselius 
Nancy Wallace Henderson '36 
Dorothy Baughan Moore '40 
Alice Frances Parson Paine '46 
Dorothy Ann Cleveland Robb '44 
Mary Beth Reed Smyth '47 
Smyth Foundation 

Administration Building/IMcClung 
Rehabilitation Project 

A Private Richmond Foundation 
Alison Wenger Boone '77 
Susan Warfield Caples '60 
Exxon Education Foundation 
Emily W. Hundley '47 
Dorothy Baughan Moore '40 
Jean Young Moore '39 
Betty Neisler Timberlake '45 
Charlotte R. Wenger '83 
Valehe Wenger '81 

Lois Blackburn Fund 

Amy Kirsten Berg '83 

Diana Elaine Blackburn 

Ann Rlipowicz Blotner '82 

Heidi Goeltz Clemmer '78 

George D. Fowler Jr. 

Candace Ann Godsey Haske '87 

Nancy Heilman-Davis 

Betty M. Kegley 

Mary Hotchkiss Leavell '73 

Bonnie Smith Longworth '79 

Kathehne Brant Manning '90 

Lawrence J. McDonnell 

Dr. Roderic L. Owen 

Alisa B. Parris 

Philip Morns Incorporated 

Gwendolyn Walsh 

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Whitt 

Karin Whitt '88 

Carpenter Program in Health Care 
Administration 

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter 

Foundation 

Carpenter Program in Preparation for 
Ministry 

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter 
Foundation 



Community Service Program 

Virginia Campus Outreach Opportunity 
League (VA COOL) 

Elizabeth KIrkpatrick Doenges '63 
Visiting Artists/Scholar Program 
Operations 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69 
John Y. Williams 

Ashley DuLac Memorial Fund 

Frances H. Baker 

Pam Carpenter 

Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm J. Davis 

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. DuLac 

George DuLac 

Leonard H. Dykes 

Heber M. Fisher 

Mr. & Mrs. William K. Griffith 

Mary Jo Hedrick 

Mr. & Mrs. Finley H. Horner Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. John F. Leahy 

Dorothy Michelli 

Mrs. Andrew D. Ramey Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Clinton M. Robertson 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert F. Schmidt Jr. 

Dr. & Mrs. Richard C. Schrum 

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Skura 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Smith 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Strickland 

Mr. & Mrs. Coleman W. Utz 

Marjorie R Williams 

General Operations 

Sarah R. Carmalt 

Mr. & Mrs. Plack Carr In honor of 

Margaret "Peggy" Anderson Carr '67 
Martha C. Craddock 
Helen K. Groves in memory of 

James S. Evans 
Frederika Phillips in memory of 

Martha Higgins Fishburne '48 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 
Douglas Reid Sasser 
James J.T. Spillman 
Martha Ann Stevenson 
Nora W. Trimm in memory of 

Harriett Seem Neff '32 
Cecile Mears Turner '46 in memory of 

Jeanine Waterfield Tyson 
Louise E. Welch in memory of 

Harriett Seem Neff '32 



IVIartha Stackhouse Grafton Library 

Marielena Casseres de Gonzalez '51 in 

memory of Frances Jessee Rust '50 
Dr. Virginia Royster Francisco '64 
Sara Brooks Nair James '44 
Jane Sanders Morriss '69 
Louise I. Plage Neilon '45 
Lilian Bedinger Taylor '51 in memory of 

Frances Jessee Rust '50 
Betty Neisler Timberlake '45 in 

memory of Cary Bryan Boyd '45 
Virginia Foundation for Independent 

Colleges 

IVIartha Stackhouse Grafton Library 
Archives Fund 

Edith Elizabeth Lane McKay '47 

Gordon Hammock Memorial Fund 

Brenda D. Atkins '90 
Dr. Jacquelyn K. Beals 
Robin G. Boman '89 
Milton L. Brown '95 
Constance Meinhard Chick '87 
Theresa Wong David '91 
Rita Richardson DeFrank '93 
Kelly C. Morris Downer '90 
Olivia Hope Williams Dunbar '92 
Elizabeth Leigh Edens '97 
Peggy Emmerich '95 
Brenda Allen Fishel '92 
Alexis Grier '95 
Mrs. Gordon L. Hammock 
Patricia Crosby Harris '91 
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 
Amy Parker Hundley '91 

Dr. Sara Nair James '69 

Betty M. Kegley 

Claire T. Kent 

Jennifer Klopman '94 

Ashley Elizabeth Leftwich '95 

Lauren Louise Logan '96 

Katherine Brant Manning '90 

MBC Business Faculty 

MBC Class of 1997 

MBC Student Senate 

Tracy Scaboo McCray '96 

Catherine Ferris McPherson '78 

Lisa W. Miller '93 

P. William Moore Jr. 

The Rev. Stanley Harwood Mulford III '95 

Linda Erdman Nau '95 

Jennifer Lisa Netting '90 

Kelly Lynn Thornburg Oberholzer '91 



Dr. Roderic L. Owen 

Jamie Sue Peck '91 

Lallon Pond 

Nicole Preston '94 

Barbara Knisley Roberts '73 

Jasmin-Alice Reyes Scott '88 

Treva T Shifflett '89 

Jeanne Carol Biggs Sigley '94 

Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak '53 

Smyth Foundation 

Jill McDaniel Stevens '92 

Carroll W. Suggs '92 

Nancy Thackston '92 

Dr. Martha J. Walker 

Carroll McMath Weatherman '90 

Angela Favata Week '89 

Anna Witt '96 

Beth P Witt '00 

Mary Alice Witt '93 

Mabel Fetterman Held '76 Fitness and 
Motor Performance Laboratory 

Annabelle Fetterman 

Lewis M. Fetterman 

Mabel May Fetterman Held '76 

The Lundy Foundation, Inc. 

Mary Emily Humphreys Lectures in 
Biology 

Nancy Rawles Grissom '54 

Integrating Technology into the 
Curriculum Project 

Jessie Ball DuPont Fund 
Bell Atlantic-Virginia (VRC) 

Kable House Maintenance Fund 

Mary Morton Parsons Foundation 
(VFIC) 

Math/Science Facilities Improvement 
Project 

Marietta M. and Samuel T Morgan Jr. 
Foundation 

Music Program 

Estate of W.E. Woolbright Jr. 

Gordon C. and Mopsy Pool Page '48 
Garden Project 

Susan Parker Drean '83 
Genevieve Benckenstein Elder '41 
Mrs. Hugh S. MacDIarmld 



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President's Office Support Program 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 

Program for tlie Exceptionally Gifted 

Allina Health Systems in fionor of 
Dr. Allan J. Boyum 

Smyth Business Lecture Series 
Operations 

Mary Elizabetii Reed Smyth '47 
Smyth Foundation 

Spencer Lounge Renovation Project 

MBC Alumnae Association Board of 
Directors 

Thomas F. Staley Lecture Program 

Thomas F. Staley Foundation 

George Hammond Sullivan Program in 
Political Science 

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan 
Foundation 

Teachers as Historians Summer 
Workshop 

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities 
and Public Policy 

Technology Competency Exam 
Program 

Collis/Warner Foundation (VFIC) 

Tree Fund 

Judy Lipes Garst '63 in memory of 

Lady Agnes McDonald 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson in memory of 

Gordon Hammock 

Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership Program Operations 

Carneal-Drew Foundation 
Meyer-Raeburn Foundation, Inc. 
VMI Alumni Agencies 

Virtual Library Project 

Teagle Foundation (VFIC) 

Scholarship Funds 

Carpenter/Wilkinson Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Prime Care, P.C. 
John P. Wilkinson 

Central Fidelity Endowed Minority 
Scholars Fund 

Central Rdelity National Bank 



Overton and Katherlne Dennis 
Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Overton and Katherine Dennis Fund 

Rita Dove Frontrunner Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Sara Lee Foundation 

Betty Trobaugh Dull Memorial 
Scholarship 

Deborah Lynn Dull Walker '75 

Jane B. Fitzgerald Memorial 
Scholarship 

St. Giles Presbyterian Church 

William Randolph Hearst Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

William Randolph Hearst Foundation 



Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 
First-Year Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Mike and Eileen Aquiline 

Baldwin Park Residents Association 

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Cohen 

Frank Ephraim 

Claire F. Friedman 

Paula Kassell 

Lydia J. Petersson 

Helen S. Rhodes 

Rosalind and William Van Praag 

Elizabeth Kelly Rogers Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Doris Rohner Rogers '60 

Charles Rutenbur Endowed Memorial 
Scholarship Fund 

Dr. James B. Patrick 



Hershey Foods Endowed Scholarship Mary Kathleen Shuford Endowed 



Fund 

Hershey Foods Corporation 

Emily Wirsing Kelly Scholarship In 
Fine Arts 

Emily W. Kelly Foundation 

Marguerite Fulwller Livy Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Robert Bruce Livy 

Marguerite Fulwller Livy Scholarship 

Robert Bruce Livy 

Math/Science Endowed Scholarship 
Fund 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69 
Anne Ponder Dickson '61 
Mr. and Mrs. William Shivers Morris III 
Morris Communications Corporation 

James L. McAllister Jr. Preparation for 
Ministry Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Mrs. James L. McAllister 
Sarah Oden Tipson '67 

Merck Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Merck and Company, Inc. 

Navas Family Endowed Scholarship 
Fund 

Community Foundation 
Stanley R. Navas 

Gordon C. Page Endowed Music 
Scholarship Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Pollard in 
memory of Alice Page Plate 



Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. James D. Coleman 
Helen Stevens Forster '83 
Alice Moretz Lee 
Gabrielle Gelzer McCree '83 
Mary Alice Parker 

Smyth Scholarship 

Mary Elizabeth Reed Smyth '47 
Smyth Foundation 

Smyth Endowed Scholarship Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Reed Smyth '47 
Smyth Foundation 

Fannie B. Strauss Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Joan W. Clements 

Frederica Weinberg Kronsberg '46 

Margaret A. Pollard Rea '46 

Annie Walker St. Clair Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Margaret M. Ripley '52 

Donald D. Thompson Endowed 
Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew F. Smith Jr. 
Tenneco Foundation 

Virginia Women's Institute for 
Leadership Scholarships 

VMI Alumni Agencies 

Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area 
Scholarships 

Clark-Winchcole Foundation 



Lettle Pate Whitehead Scholarships 

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation 

Elizabeth Fleming Ast Wise Endowed 
Scholarship Fund 

Harry L. Wise 

Other Endowed Funds 

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges '63 
Visiting Artist/Scholar Program 
Endowment 

Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69 

Stephanie Carlson Brennan '82 

Martha Carrick Brook '50 

Robert S. Doenges in honor of Martha 

Carrick Brook '50 

Mr. & Mrs. Allen Mead Ferguson 

Mary Rutherfoord Mercer Ferguson '63 
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Heyman 
Linda Lambert 
Oxiey Foundation 

General Endowment 

Georgeanne B. Chapman '68 
Margaret Penrith Turner Coleman '67 
Danwell Foundation 
Fidelity Chahtable Gift Fund 
Barbara Jane Knisely Roberts '73 
Florence Lee Daniel Wellons '60 

Mednick Fellowship for Faculty 
Development 

Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fund 
(VFIC) 

Karl and Patricia Menk Endowed Fund 
for Faculty Support and Development 

Janet Haddrell Connors '65 
Dr. Patricia Holbert Menk 
Jane Townes '69 

The James B. Patrick Endowed 
Leadership Award 

Lt. Col.l Melissa E. Patrick '78 

Smyth Endowed Business Lecture 
Series Fund 

Mary Elizabeth Reed Smyth '47 
Smyth Foundation 

VFIC Scholarship Fund 

Virginia Foundation for Independent 
Colleges 



I 



1998 

Mark McGwire breaks Roger 
Maris' all time major league 
record of most home runs 
In one season 




THE ANNUAL REPORT 28 



August 1997 

Work begins on preservation, 
rehabilitation and moderniza- 
tion of the Administration 
Building and McClung Hall 




1998 

Volkswagen introduces 
the new model for the 
Beetle 




ADP 

LOYALTY 

FUND 



President's Associates 

$1,000 and above 

ADP Circle 

$500 to $999 

Professionals Club 

$250 to $499 

Carpe Diem! 

$100 to $249 

ADP Honor Roll 

$25 to $99 



President's Associates 

Teresita Zapata Trigo '88 

ADP Circle 

Dr. Amelia D. Compton '89 
Charlene D. Hutcheson '94 
Dr. Dudley B. Luck 
Dr. Kathleen Stinehart 

Professionals Ciub 

Alan K. Christy 

Catherine Ferris McPherson '78 

Martha Ramsey 

Sandra Sprouse '93 

Carpe Diem! 

Dr. Ann Reid Alexander '67 

Donna Ballard '95 

Nelson Bickers '83 

Patricia L. Collins '93 

Rita Richardson DeFrank '93 

Karen Dorgan 

Rrst Union Foundation 

Dr. Diane Ganiere 

Dr. D. Stevens Garlick 

Sabra Gear '97 

Dr. Jean M. Gilman 

Dr. Susan Blair Green 

Doris D. Harlan '86 

Dr. James J. Harrington 



In 1997-98, $8,849 was raised through 
the ADP Loyalty Fund to support MBC's 
Adult Degree Program students with schol- 
arships. ADP students know better than 
anyone how difficult it is to balance the 
responsibilities of work, family and school. 
They also know how much it means when 
others reach out to help. Thanks to the loy- 
alty of ADP alumni, faculty and others, our 
current ADP students have the benefit of 
merit-based support. 



Claire T Kent 

Donald Edward Kierson '84 

Donna Antonacci Knarr '93 

Elizabeth Dudley Landes '82 

Claudia L. Lushch '92 

Dr. Judy DeL'eau McMahon 

Stanley Harwood IVlulford III '95 

Dr. Pamela Murray 

Philip Morris Incorporated 

Lallon Pond 

Sherry Lynn Ramsey '79 

Beth M. Saunders '95 

Jackie Reynolds Scruggs '86 

Rebecca A. Tyler 

Roussie Rora Woodruff '91 

ADP Honor Roil 

Margaret D. Alford '80 
Appalachian Power Company 
David Steve Austin '90 
Debra Bagwell '97 
Teresa Bigler '82 
Sara Ellen Gary '90 
Constance Kay Collins-Davis '83 
Nina Harrison Cooper '91 
Sherry Robertson Cox 
William E. Davick '93 
Judith Thomas DeBusk '91 
Ruth Hailey Doumlele '82 
Daniel Dowdy 

Alice Golding Ferguson '86 
Brenda Allen Rshel '92 
Rodney G. Freeman III 
Thomas Gathright III '90 
Elizabeth Hillsman Holdaway '97 
Amy Parker Hundley '91 
Harriet H. Jennings '90 
Virginia B. Jessup '87 
Tracy Coogan Kelly '90 
Carol Hill King '89 
Michelle Lynn Law '93 
Grace Gumming Jones Long '81 
Herbert Glen McClure Jr. '87 



Rita McGowan '91 

Dr. Roderic Owen 

William L. Parker 

Dr. Jane Turner Pietrowski 

Linda Pyne 

Reba D. Reynolds '92 

Annette Arieta Reynolds '86 

Joan C. Ripley '88 

Jane Schofield '94 

Frances Shirley Scruby '80 

Treva T Shifflett '89 

Nancy E. Spahr '95 

Lois E. Stephens '95 

Jane Anne Terrell '89 

Elizabeth W. Tewksbury '85 

Wachovia Corporation 

Marion Ward 

Anne Wilmoth '93 

Sara J. Zimmerman '85 



GIFTS-IN-KIND 

Gifts-in-kind are donations of goods, services or 
products to benefit the college in an immediate 
and tangible way. 



Algernon Sydney Sullivan 

Foundation 
Beverley Office Supply 
Blue Mountain Coffees, Inc. 
The Bookstack 

College Bookstores of America 
Compass (Chartwells Division) 
Helen Wade Dantzler '36 
Depot Grille 
Rita Dove 

Gitchell's Camera Shop 
High Tech Styling Salon 
Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 
McCormick's Pub and Restaurant 
Mill Street Grill 
Kevin Miller 
Pampered Palate Cafe 
The Pullman Restaurant 
Doris Rohner Rogers '60 
Dr. Ethel M. Smeak '53 
Soup's On 
Trimble's Cleaners 



Summer 1998 

Work completed on 
Administration Building 
renovation 




L 



October 1998 

Rededication of the 
Administration Building 
and McClung Hall 



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PLANNED 
GIVING 

The Kiracofe Society 



The Kiracofe Society was established in 1987 to give special recognition to those who have 
included Mary Baldwin College in their estate plans. Eligible gifts include charitable remainder 
trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, life estates in real property, life insurance 
and bequests. The roster does not include those members who have requested anonymity. 

If you would like information about leaving a legacy to Mary Baldwin College, please contact 
Martha Masters '69, director for planned giving, or Nancy Mclntyre, director of special gifts, at 
the Office of Institutional Advancement, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 or call 
540»887«7011. 



Blanche Wysor Anderson 72 

Carole Lewis Anderson 

Laura McManaway Andrews '44 

Christiana Armstrong '33 

Ann Atwell '42 

Sylvia Baldwin '76 

Emily L. Baker '58 

Margaret Barrier '50 

Beverly Estes Bates '64 

Sarah Warren Baynes '64 

Clarke Stanley Beckner '76 

Julia Carrington Bemis '64 

Charlotte Jackson Berry '51 

Sarah "Sally" Armstrong Bingley '60 

Susan O'Donnell Black '92 

Gail Riley Blakey '45 

Marcia Williams Bohannon '71 

Ann Hayes Brewer '42 

Ann Cooke Britt '58 

Eleanore Eckel Brough '65 

Evelyn Chapman Brown '52 

Sarah Livingston Brown '63 

Suzanne Burch '61 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell 

Margaret "Peggy" Anderson Carr '67 

Virginia Jordan Carroll '28 

Eleanor Cely Carter '38 

George Ann Brown Carter '47 

Lucy Boyd Caskey '39 

Georgeanne Bates Chapman '68 

Vonceil LeGrand Chapman '44 

Pamela P. Clark '88 

Lucile Jones Clyde '77 

Mary Jane Conger '73 

Mary Wray Conner '81 

Margaret Schneider Conzett '34 

Abigail Robinson Coppock '69 

Margaret Garrett Corsa '53 

Mary Gould Coulbourn '63 

Ann Alexander Crane '66 

Martha Hobson Crowder '49 

Jane Reid Cunningham '59 

Fred G. Currey 

H. D. Dawbarn 

Linda Dawe '69 

Margaret Wren de St.Aubin '81 

Joyce Greig Denis '41 

Mary Kerr Denny '64 

Anne Ponder Dickson '61 

Sally Dorsey '64 

Laura Clausen Drum '56 

Katherine Dyer Dudley '36 

Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60 

Mary Ellen Killinger Durham '66 

Ora Ehmling Ehmann '36 

Sydney Turner Elsass '69 

Angelina Painter Eschauzier '68 

Leigh Yates Farmer '74 

Helen Snyder Farrar '29 

Jean Farrow '49 

Susan Train Fearon '69 

Margaret Anne Robertson Fohl '68 

Susanne Eve Fowlkes '64 

Virginia Hayes Forrest '40 

Jeanne Ashby Furrh x'48, '50 



Sarah Yeatts Gormley '89 

Dr. Thomas H. & Martha S. Grafton 

Jean Grainger '70 

Margaret Troutman Grover '84 

Linda Dolly Hammack '62 

Bonnie Wheeler Hanchett '46 

Frances Koblegard Harcus '50 

Jane Lee Harcus '79 

Ann Graham Hazzard '43 

Mabel Fetterman Held '76 

Rorence Wimberly Hellinger '52 

Sarah Head Hendricks '64 

Jane Harcus Hill '79 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63 

Carolyn Gilmer Hisley '60 

Jean Holliday '37 

Mary Cloud Hamilton Hollingshead '61 

Zoe Ann Kerbey Holmes '70 

Susan Baughman Homar '74 

Elizabeth Hiles Huebner '37 

Emily W. Hundley '47 

Shirley Haynes Hunter '24 

E. Lindsay Jones '69 

Margaret Grabill Jones '33 

Bonnie Kennedy Kant '74 

Martha Johnson Kaplan '38 x'36 

Louise Fowlkes Kegley '54 

Dr. Sheila J. Kendrick '84 

Jessie Cover Kennedy '38 

Gail McLennan King '69 

Lyie E. & Dorothea F. Koogler 

Ivy S. Koster '67 

Constance Detrick Lamons '52 & 

F Harrison Lamons 
Patricia Larson Lane '77 
Mildred Lapsley '39 
Frances Lawrence '77 
Roberta Wilson Lea '66 
Lynn Dazet Lipsey '51 
Judith Easterly Lockridge '81 
Van Lear Logan '68 
Carey Goodwin Louthan '66 
Captain Winifred Love '35 
Dudley B. Luck 
Suzanne Maxson Maltz '75 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank C. Martin Jr. 
Mr. & Mrs. J. Harvie Martin Jr. 
Martha Masters '69 
Mary Williams Mathls '62 
Alice Wilson Matlock '47 
Anne B. McCormack '83 
Charlotte McCormick '67 
Mr & Mrs. Milton McMullan 
Sally Smith Metzger '45 
Lisa R. Moore 

Mary Katherine Moorman '84 
Ann Hunter Murray '54 
Jeannette Norfleet '68 
Reid Strickland Nottingham '56 & 

Dr. Maurice Nottingham Jr. 
Mary Bess Fitzhugh Cliff '36 
Laura Sadler Olin '71 
Alice Parson Paine '46 
Dr. Susan Palmer '67 
Dr. Frank R. Pancake 



Anne P. Phillips '42 

Mary Biedler Piner '21 

Donna Marie Polsinelli '91 

Anne Poole '51 

Carol "Cappy"Paul Powell '78 

Mary Buckner Ragland '18 

Margaret Thorn Rawls '69 

Elizabeth L. Read-Connole '74 

Joanne Reich '88 

Barbara K. Roberts '73 

Nancy Nettleton Rood '45 

Raquel Fajardo Ross '36 

Emma Martin Rouse '65 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Lindsay Ryland '73 

Virginia Moomaw Savage '69 

Robert S. Sergeant '75 

Susan Taylor Sims '81 

Dr. Ethel Mae Smeak '53 

Bertie Murphy Smith '46 

Jane Frances Smith '37 

Dr. A. Erskine Sproul & Ruth Peters 

Sproul '43 
Janet Russell Steelman '52 
Elizabeth Engle Stoddard '60 
Edith Stotler '68 
Marjorie K. Stuart '35 
Dorothy Redwood Sutherland 
Dr. Leslie Syron '42 
Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 
Frances "Bitty" Davis TenBrook '63 
Sallie Brush Thalhimer '73 
Emily Ramsey Thompson '26 
Alice Jones Thompson '40 
Betty Neisler Timberlake '45 
Jane Townes '69 
Vanessa Traynham '77 
Frances Tullis '45 
Emily Tyler '63 
Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 
Jane Moudy Van Dragt '51 
Ann Lewis Vaughn '69 
Judith Wade '69 
Barbara Simmons Wainscott '68 
Deborah Dull Walker '75 
Jenifer Frances Walker '80 
Susan Walker '78 
Nancy Rawls Watson '49 
Charlotte R. Wenger '83 
Elizabeth Bunting White '81 
Mary-Bacon Johnson Williams '71 
Elizabeth Gronemeyer Wise '39 
Sara Ranson Woltman '38 
Claudia L. Woody '77 
Elizabeth Peyton Wooldridge '68 
Hilda Ziegler '40 



Bequests 



Estate of Charles F. Cole 
Estate of Lavalette E. Creasy 

in honor of her sister, 

Marjorie Creasy Lacy '45 & 

her daughter, Lavalette L. Jennings '78 
Estate of Margaret Coffman Henry '20 
Estate of Evelyn A. Morris '13 
Estate of Maylia Ernestine Green 

Rightmire '22 
Estate of Mary Opie Robinson '35 
R. Wallace Rosen Trust 
Estate W.E. Woolbright Jr. 



THE ANNUAL REPORT 30 



LEADERSHIP 
BOARDS 



Mary Baldwin's four leadership boards provide 
counsel and service in addition to exemplary 
financial support. We extend a special "thank 
you" to the members of the boards for their many 
contributions to the college. 



Trustees Emeriti and 
Former Trustees 

The Rufus W. Bailey Society 

Bertie Murphy Smith '46 

The IVIary Julia Baldwin Society 

Margaret Hunt Hill '37 

The Hill Top Club 

Louise Fowlkes Kegley '54 
William G. Pannill 

The Founders' Club 

Shirley Haynes Hunter '24 
Susan Thompson Timmons '64 
Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 

The President's Associates 

J. Edward Betts 

Anne Ponder Dickson '61 

Helen K. Groves 

Margaret Herscher Hitchman '40 

Gail McLennan King '69 

Ralph W. Kittle 



Advisory Board of Visitors 



Frank C. Martin Jr. 
Dorothy Baughan Moore '40 
Mr. & Mrs. R. R. Smith 
Cecile Mears Turner '46 

The Ivy Circle 

Justice and Mrs. George M. 

Cochran 
Leigh Yates Farmer '74 
Betty Neisler Timberlake '45 
Josephine Hannah Holt '44 
H. P. McNeal (D) 
Martha Ross Amos '48 
Marian Hornsby Bowditch '42 
Ora Ehmling Ehmann '36 
Judith Godwin '52 
H. Hiter Harris Jr. (D) 
Nancy Wallace Henderson '36 
Rosalinda Roberts Madara '63 

(D) deceased 



Executive Committee 

Sarah "Sally" Livingston Brown '63 
Martha McMullan Aasen '51 
Kathleen O'Neal Frazier '78 
Karen Emmet Hunt '80 
M. Susan Palmer '82 ADP 
Peter E. S. Pover 
Pathcia Sphar '58 
Jane Townes '69 
Rudy Javan Watson 
Claudia Woody '77 

Board IVIembers 

Marcia Lee Bohannon '71 
Besty Lee Baker Boldt '91 
Evie Chapman Brown '52 
Gay Gilmore Butler '67 
Catherine Canady Cottrell 
Mary Ellen Killinger Durham '66 
Cynthia "Kay" Hundley Fisher '61 
Dudley D. Flanders 



Ginger Mudd Galvez '73 
Gordon M. Grant 
Thomas P. Gratto 
Marlene Denny Jones '80 
Mallory Copeland Kahler '88 
Ross A. Kearney II 
Laura Kerr '84 
Robert Bruce Livy 
Kip Cooley McDaniel '67 
Margaret McDermid '95 
Elizabeth Gates Moore '81 
Kimberly O'Donnell '82 
Edmund H. Polonitza 
Barbara Freeman Ragsdale '67 
Captain John W. Renard 
Dianne C. Sellers '70 
Mary Phipps Such '72 
Fred L. Thomas 
Cynthia Knight Wier '68 
Lucinda Pina Wilkinson '62 
Elisabeth Wise'68 



Board of Trustees 

Executive Committee 

Anna Kate Reid Hipp '63, chair 
Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, vice- 
chair 
Charlotte Jackson Berry '51 
Margaret "Peggy" Anderson Carr '67 
Robert S. Doenges 
Carolyn Gilmer Hisley '60, secretary 
William 0. Reuther 
John G. Rocovich Jr. 

Board IVIembers 

Beverly Estes Bates '69 
Sue Warfield Caples '60 
Worth Harris Carter Jr. 
Ray Clymer Jr. 
Ouida Caldwell Davis '51 
James D. Douglas 



Alexander Hamilton IV 

Linda Dolly Hammack '62 

Caroline Rose Hunt '43 

Hugh C. Long II 

Betsy Newman Mason '69 

Louise Rossett McNamee '70 

P. William Moore Jr. 

Mary P. Murray 

Michael J. Rapier 

Barbara Knisley Roberts '73 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Yoko Sakae 

H. Gordon Smyth 

Dr. Samuel R. Spencer Jr. 

Mildred Roycroft Teer '44 

Michael W. Terry 

Teresita Zapata Trigo '88 ADP 



Parents Council 



Executive Committee 

Aremita R. Watson, president 
Gordon Arnold, vice president 
David Paul Barra 
Brenda N. Chandler 
Pierre Charbonnet 
John Cummings 
Thomas Dawson 
Cyril Paul Dubrachek 
Bruce Gordon Freeland 
Susan Massie Johnson '67 
Anna Dunson Pressly '69 
Kathryn Eshleman Rapier 
Carolyn Geyer Timmons 

Council IVIembers 

Deborah C. Bond 
Suzanne Oswald Cordray 
Dale L. Cross 
Pathce Suzanne DeBord 



Earl Washington Estes III 
Nancy Guthrie Garrett 
Michael L. Ghidotti 
Raymond W. Greenwood Jr. 
Lynette Kube Higginbotham 
Elizabeth Jolley Kobiashvili '68 
William Lesley Jr. 
Paula R. Lea 
Gary W. Mackey 
Rachel Rodriguez-Mclntyre 
Ralph I. Miller 
Lewis Berton Reavis 
Marita Rigolizzo 
H. B. Roberts Jr. 
Wallace Michael Saval 
Michael M. Sheppard 
Susan J. Watson 
Beverley Brockenbrough Watts 
Robert J. Westerman 
Lynne Woodward 



Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors 

Executive Committee 

Sue Warfield Caples '60, president 
Judy Lipes Garst '63, president-elect 
Marian Sue McDowell Whitlock '67, 

administrative vice president 
Catherine Ferris McPherson '78, 

program vice president 

Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 

Dana Flanders '82 

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cummins Dudley 

'84 ADP 
Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '80 
Sylvia Baldwin '76 
Kathleen Kenig Byford '68 



Susan Parker Drean '83 
Terry Huffman Allaun '75 
Shannon Greene Mitchell '57 
Cathryn Bruce '99 

IVIembers-at-iarge 

Dorian Akerman '92 PEG 
Susan Wilson Boydoh '89 
Janet Haddrell Connors '65 
Diahann "Buffy" DeBreaux '93 
Kelly Huffman Ellis '80 
Ann Gordon Abbott Evans '65 
Susan Train Fearon '69 
Cyndi Phillips Fletcher '82 
Kathleen Jones Flynn '83 



Lee Johnston Foster '75 
Claire Garrison '91 ADP 
Margaret Hambrick Glaze '91 
Judith Payne Grey '65 
Margaret Troutman Grover '84 
Jan Mitchell Harper '54 
Ann Robinson King '63 
Sarah Shanklin McComas '73 
Carmen Holden McHaney '73 
Ann Shaw Miller '54 
Harnet Barksdale Runkle '94 MAT 
Betsey Gallagher Satterfield '66 
Elizabeth Jennings Shupe '70 
Inghd Erickson Vax '89 
Bonnie Brackett Weaver '71 



While every effort has been made to 
ensure the accuracy of our donor lists, 
errors or omissions in this report may 
have occurred. We appreciate the gen- 
erosity of our donors, and we apologize 
for any inaccuracies in this list. Any cor- 
rections should be sent in writing to: 

Annual Fund Director 
Office of Institutional Advancement 
IVIary Baldwin College 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 



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THE ANNUAL REPORT • Contributions to Mary Baldwin College • July 1, 1997 - June 30, 1998 




formal education in divergent times 
and places. The classic McGuffey 
Readers with their clear moral lessons 
are a far cry from the Dick and Jane 
readers that nurtured my generation, 



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and these are both a far cry from the 
readers of today. 

The objects of the past — the 
material culture — cannot tell the 
entire story. No one source can. But 



material culture is an important part 
of the story, and an important source 
to fill in the gaps that written sources 
leave. 

Material culture helps to tell 
everyone's history. It is as close as 
your local historical society's museum 
or historic house. It is around you in 
your own home. Take a few moments 
to examine some treasured object and 
reflect upon what it tells about you, 
your family, your circumstances and 
your place in your society. Our things 
can be wonderful windows to the past. 
Peep through that window and enjoy. 



Professional Women Go WILD at MBC 



continued from page 11 




Dr. Brenda Bryant, director of MBC's 
Virginia Women's Institute for Leadersliip, 
speaking to the WILD participants. 



their lifetime had been told they 
couldn't because they were women. It 
taught me that in planning for our 



future, we cannot ignore our past. Many 
of these sessions ended with our 
instructors gently reminding us we 
needed to move on to our next activity. 

Our heated discussions were 
interspersed with team-building 
activities. I won't detail these here, so as 
not to ruin the surprise for future 
participants of the Institute. I'll just say 
they were outdoor physical activities 
which required the trust of total 
strangers. Which is interesting, because 
after the first few hours, they didn't seem 
like total strangers. Maybe because we 
all looked alike. Our white shirts and 
pine green shorts gave us team spirit. 
Maybe because everyone was 
forthcoming with their personal 
experiences, or maybe because it felt like 
you were witnessing these people grow. 
The fear-of-public-speaking woman — 
who by the end spoke with assurance 
and ease. The woman who feared the 
trust fall (one of our team-building 
activities) — and fell anyway. And 



myself, the skeptical generation X-er 
who found no male-bashing, but instead 
found women, both instructors and 
participants, with a wealth of 
knowledge and experience, ready and 
willing to share what they had. 

And that, as best I can explain, is 
what happened for me at the Women's 
Leadership Institute. I know that 
everyone there came away with a 
different experience, some better than 
others. I know the program still needs 
some fine tuning. The leaders of the 
institute took over an hour getting our 
individual feedback to help this tuning 
process. But 1 also know if someone as 
skeptical as I was came away with such 
a positive experience, then this pilot 
program is ready to take off. 

I sincerely hope it will and that it 
will flourish. So much so that future 
participants will also find themselves 
staring at blank computer screens, 
wondering how to explain what they 
just experienced. 



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ALUMNAE PRESIDENT'S LETTER 




There is so much going on at Mary Baldwin College. 
In July, I attended the college's first Women's Institute 
for Leadership Development, which I highly 
recommend to anyone who aspires to become a 
leader, whether in business or as a volunteer. The 
Executive Committee of the Alumnae Association 
Board of Directors met in Staunton on August 15 to 
prepare for the full board meeting during the Fall 
Leadership Conference, October 1 to 4. The Office 
of Alumnae Activities sponsored the annual Mary 
Baldwin College Legacy Luncheon held in the 
William G. Pannill Student Center Ham &]am Pub 
on August 26. 

During the first weekend in October, the college 
celebrated its Founders' Day, and for the first time 
the senior class of 1 999 donned their caps and gowns. 
It was a historic weekend, and all the college's boards 
were on campus together. We came to celebrate the 
rededication of the Administration Building, which 
has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation. You 
must come to campus to see it in all its glory! 

The weekend was also my first meeting as 
president of the Alumnae Association Board of 
Directors. Your board is truly a hard-working group 
of dedicated and talented women. They work hard to 
offer you ways to stay connected with Mary Baldwin. 
I urge you to support the Alumnae Association and 



its projects. Remember to use The Sampler Catalog, 
and order early for Christmas. The proceeds from 
Sampler sales helped with the renovation of Spencer 
Lounge. 

Mary Baldwin continues to make advances in 
technology and to develop new programs. We, the 
alumnae/i, want to guarantee Mary Baldwin College 
a place in the 21st century, and if each of us makes a 
commitment, Mary Baldwin will continue to grow 
and thrive. Gifts of your time and financial support 
are greatly needed and appreciated. Recommend a 
student, attend a college fair, call your roommate and 
your classmates, host a party, attend your reunion, 
visit the campus, "Plant The Seeds" for Mary Baldwin 
College. 

I look forward to meeting many of you during the 
next two years as president, and I hope you will share 
your thoughts and ideas with me. I send my best 
wishes to you. 

Very fondly, 



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Judy Lipes Garst '63 



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Freshman Joins Four Generations 
of Family iVIembers to Attend MBC 

When freshman Louisa Proffit Caldroney of Lexington, 
KY, attended the 16th Legacy Luncheon on campus in 
August, she brought more than just her mother and 
grandmother with her — she brought a family history 
that includes 1 5 Mary Baldwin alumnae. 

The Proffit family's relationship with Mary 
Baldwin began in the 
1880s with Susan, Ella 
and Adelina Proffit, 
aunts of Jane Proffitt 
Pruett '46. All three of 
Mrs. Pruett's aunts 
attended Mary Baldwin 
Seminary; yet, says Mrs. 
Pruett, "My father didn't 
really push me or my 
sisters to go to Mary 
Baldwin. He was a lot 

younger than his sisters, so we all kind of chose Mary 
Baldwin on our own." Mrs. Pruett likes to share that 
she is also the "youngest of five sisters" who attended 
Mary Baldwin (Sue '36, Esther '39, Nancy '41 and 
Mildred Proffit '43). Mrs. Pruett's daughter Susan 
Pruett Caldroney was the youngest of four first-cousins 
to attend MBC. She currently serves as a member of 
the MBC Parents Council. Her daughter Louisa joins 
several fourth-generation family members in her 
choice of a Mary Baldwin education. 

"It's a little intimidating," says Louisa. "There is a 
lot of history to live up to, but it's nice to know that I 
have so many people looking out for me." Louisa was a 
National Honors List student at Henry Clay High 
School in Lexington. 

Grandmother Jane Pruett says, "We're very proud of 
Louisa. We know she's made the right choice. For years, 
1 was too young to do anything with my older sisters, but 
they couldn't keep me out of Mary Baldwin. We just 
love it here." 




Celebrating their 
family's Mary Baldwin 
history with IVIBC 
President Dr. Cynthia 
H. Tyson are Susan 
Pruett Caldroney '72, 
her daughter, freshman 
Louisa Caldroney, and 
Louisa's grandmother 
Jane Proffit Pruett '46 
(far right). Mrs. 
Caldroney and Mrs. 
Pruett traveled from 
Lexington, KY, and San 
Diego, CA, to cel- 
ebrate the annual 
Legacy Luncheon with 
Louisa. 



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Exquisite drawings by Virginia artist 
Kate Gladden Schultz '71 of the 
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B. Hunt Dining Hall, and the William 
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REFLECTIONS FORALIFETIIE 

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Fall 1998 • The Mary Baldwin College Magazine 



INAUGURATIONS 

1997 - 1998 



Throughout the year, MBC President Dr. Cynthia H. 
Tyson receives invitations to participate in numer- 
ous college and university presidential inaugura- 
tions. Unable to attend every one, Dr. Tyson asl<s 
MBC alumnae and friends to represent the college 
at these special occasions. The follov\(ing individu- 
als represented Mary Baldwin at various presiden- 
tial inaugurations during the 1997-98 academic year. 
Mary Baldwin extends a special thank you to these 
alumnae and friends for their participation. 

Ellen Moomaw '82 — San Diego State Univer- 
sity on August 28, 1997 
Sydney Marshall Turner Elsass '69 — Babson 
College on September 19, 1997 



Deborah Hamilton Brengle '71 - 
lege on September 27, 1997 



■ Haverford Col- 



Barbara Freeman Ragsdale '67 - 
College on October 3, 1997 



-Richard Bland 



Carolyn Gilmer Hisley '62 — Davidson College 
on October 3, 1997 



Peggy Anderson Carr '67 ■ 
on October 4, 1997 



■ University of Dallas 



Mary Celine Bedke '78 ■ 
on October 6, 1997 



■ Saint Mary's College 



Betsy Kenig Byford '68 ■ 
ber 16, 1997 



• The Citadel on Octo- 



Martha Masters '69 — University of the Ozarks 

on November 1, 1997 

Lee Willey Bow^man '71 — Austin Presbyterian 

Theological Seminary on November 14, 1997 

Alice Dibrell Freeman '70 — Bluefield College 

on November 19, 1997 

Cornelia Adair Green '46 — King College on Feb- 

ruary 20, 1998 

Toni Frye '74 ■ 
21, 1998 



Wesleyan College on February 



Sally Dorsey '64 
March 9, 1998 



University of Georgia on 



Patricia Lary Stevens '56 — Mid-American Bap- 
tist Theological Seminary on March 17, 1998 
Ann Atkinson Simmons — University of South- 
ern Mississippi on April 16, 1998 
Victoria Everton '89 — University of Nebraska 
on April 17, 1998 



Elizabeth H. Scherschel '83 ■ 
on April 18, 1998 



Franklin College 



Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60 
on April 18, 1998 



Columbia College 



Randolph-Macon College 



Lindsay Ryland '73 • 

011^ May 8, 1998 

Janet Russell Steelman '52 — Rappahannock 

Com m unity Colleg e on May 14, 1998 

Margaret Gignilliat Carswell '53 — Savannah 

State University on May 15, 1998 



Shea Shannon Takes Helm of 
Alumnae Activities Office 



Shea Shannon of Melbourne, FL, 
was appointed executive director of 
alumnae activities in September. 
She comes to Mary Baldwin from 
the Florida Institute of 
Technology (Florida Tech) in 
Melbourne, where she served as 
assistant director of alumni affairs 
for the last four years. 

While at Florida Tech, 
Shannon was responsible for 
planning and attending alumni 
association board and committee 
meetings, coordinating and 
planning homecoming, advising 
two student organizations, 
developing fund raisers and 
implementing new mentor 
programs between alumni and 
students. Her accomplishments in 
the Florida Tech alumni office 
included increasing the number of 
alumni chapters from five to 12 
since 1995, implementing three 
new alumni/parent events and 
creating four alumni-sponsored 
events for current students. She 
also developed and founded the 
Student Ambassador program at 
Florida Tech in 1995. 




Shannon 
earned two 
bachelor's 
degrees and a 
master's in 
managerial 

communication from Florida Tech. 
She is a member of the Florida 
Public Relations Association; the 
Society of Technical 
Communication; and the 
American, California and Florida 
Dental Hygienists' Associations. 
Shannon earned her A.S. degree in 
dental hygiene from the 
University of Rhode Island, 
Kingston, and has served as 
president of the 5500-member 
California Dental Hygienists' 
Association. 

MBC Vice President for 
Institutional Advancement Mark 
L. Atchison said, "We are happy 
to welcome Shea to the Mary 
Baldwin team. She will offer much 
strength to the Office of Alumnae 
Activities, and I believe MBC and 
its alumnae will have a rewarding 
relationship with her." 



TO THE MARY BALDWIN COMMUNITY: 

I celebrated my 22nd birthday two weeks after joining the Mary Baldwin College 
family as assistant dean in 1 930. My ambition was to be good at my job and to know 
the alumnae well enough to call them by their first names. I soon loved the college 
and spent the next 40 years working with its various constituencies to try to make 
it the best small college in the world. I don't know where the years have gone, 
except that I do not have them anymore! 

Someone in the MBC family let it out that 1 would be 90 years old in mid-July. 
1 have received so many cards, letters and good wishes, that I am using this medium 
to thank all who sent them. Tom (professor emeritus of sociology ) and 1 celebrated 
our 65 th wedding anniversary in December 1997. He turned 93 in August. We 
both live in the Sunnyside Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, VA. Next 
time you visit your alma mater, come to see us. Thank you all for the wonderful 
birthday wishes. 

Thank you. 

Dean Emerita Martha S . Grafton 



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class notes 



1922 

BERNYCE ANDERSON Dufton 

is 93 years old and lives in 
Clearfield PA. Stie has served 
as a member of her hospital 
board twice, as well as her 
borough council. 

1930 

ELIZABETH WITHERS 
Glascock of Winchester VA 
was featured in the "Valley 
Pil<e" section of the 
Winchester Evening Star 
editorial page. The article 
detailed her memories of 
growing up on a remote farm 
in Clarke County and 
continuing through her 
teaching career and 
subsequent "retirement" to 
volunteer work. Mrs. 
Glascock, who is 90 years old, 
is active with the Clarke 
County Retired Teachers 
Association and the Fort 
Loudoun Chapter of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution, as a former 
regent. She holds an annual 
open house for friends in May 
during the Apple Blossom 
Festival and oversees a 
telephone tree for sick 
teachers. 

MARGUERITE VALZ Olson of 

San Antonio TX and her 
husband celebrated their 67th 
anniversary on June 15, 1998 

1936 

ELIZABETH "BETTY" 
VINCENT McMullen has 

moved into a retirement 
complex in Columbia MO near 
two of her children. Daughter 
Mary is an operating room 
nurse with Columbia Surgical 



Associates, and Betsy is an 
elementary school principal. 
Her third daughter Kathy is the 
assistant city manager of 
Plymouth MN. Mrs. McMullen 
says she sees RUTH GALEY 
Welliver '38 about twice a 
month. 

1938 

PEGGY LOU HOOVEN Murphy 

says that her husband died two 
years ago. She has many 
friends and stays active in her 
hometown of Glastonbury CT, 
where she has lived for 58 
years. She plays golf and bridge 
and enjoys traveling. This year 
she journeyed to Greece with 
her daughter and two 
grandchildren. 

1942 

MARY SCREVEN SIMPSON 
Bailey of Columbia SC says her 
son George is married to the 
daughter of CARY BRYAN Boyd 
'45, who passed away in 
December 1997. 

1945 

CARMEN HAYES Anderson of 

Texas City TX reports her 
husband Allan is in his fifth 
interim pastorate at Saint Giles 
Presbyterian Church in 
Houston. Mrs. Anderson enjoys 
writing and has published some 
of her poetry, true stories and 
essays. She says her success 
Is due to Miss Mims' creative 
writing class in the '40s. 

1946 

JOAN MORAN Smith of 

Farmville NC says that her 
youngest daughter, Carol Smith 
Copeland, died May 16, after a 
courageous battle with breast 
cancer. 



CAROLINE HUNT '43 and 
IVIARGARET HUNT Hill '37 visit 
with OMA BELL PERRY '28 
(center). 



1949 

GWENDOLYN AUSTIN 
Brammer of Highlands NC 
says she and husband Harold 
enjoy traveling. They spent last 
winter in Florida, and she was 
delighted to visit with JULIA 
JOHNSON Belton and ANN 
ASHBY Helms in February. The 
couple spent July, August and 
September in the Maritimes, 
and also visited Newfound- 
land. Mrs. Brammer's daughter 
KAREN AUSTIN '72 has been 
elected to the Screen Actors 
Guild Board of Directors and 
Advisory Committee. 

1950 

HELEN BECKELHEIMER Baugh 

of Kenbridge VA has a new 
grandson. Carter Ellis Baugh, 
born April 16. 

1951 

MARTHA "MARTY" KLINE 
Chaplin and husband Harvey 
moved into a new home in 
Chariottesville VA in July 1997. 
Marty loves to garden from 
"sun up to sun down." She 
reports that her son and his 
wife had a baby boy, Kevin 
Reese. Every year she and her 
husband travel to Austin TX to 
visit their daughter JANE 
CHAPLIN Jones '78 and her 
family. 

PATRICIA BROWN Schlick of 

Waynesboro VA has a new 
grandchild. Her daughter 
AMANDA SCHLICK Whitesell 

'90 ADP gave birth to 
daughter Cassandra Brown 
Whitesell in April, 1998. 



1952 

LESLIE "BETSY" BOOTH 

reports that in 1997 she 
rented a small apartment in 
an old 1927 building near the 
University of Virginia fraternity 
houses in Charlottesville VA. 
Since then, she spends about 
half her time there and the 
other half in New York NY. 
While in Virginia, she enjoys 
visits with her college 
buddies: MARGARET 
MCLAUGHLIN Grove, LYNN 
LYTTON Hamer, ANN 
PAULETTE Holden and ELLEN 
UNDERWOOD Eckford '51 in 
Chariottesville; MARJORIE 
SYKES Turnbull in Richmond; 
ELSIE NELMS Nash in Virginia 
Beach; and BETTY GWALTNEY 
Schutte in Northern Virginia. 
She was also delighted to 
have visits from JOY 
CHAPOTON Ramsey and her 
husband as well as JESSICA 
GILLIAM Boatwrlght. During a 
Garden Tour week on the 
Eastern Shore of Virginia, 
Betsy was able to spend time 
with CECILE MEARS Turner 
'46, whom she had not seen 
since their tenure on the MBC 
Alumnae Board. Betsy would 
like to thank all the people 
who worked on the 1997 
reunion for the Class of '52 
including (among others): 
"ENNIE" GRIFFIN Eason, 
ALICE BALL Watts, "KAT" 
HATLEY Young, EVIE 
CHAPMAN Brown, "MAY 
JACK" THORNTON McCavitt, 
and MARY LAMONT Wade. 
She would like to hear more 
from the class of '52. 



Community Cultural Center on 
May 1, 1998. Margaret is the 
founding executive director of 
the San Antonio Performing 
Arts Association, founder of 
the Early Music Festival and 
co-founder of "Musica San 
Antonio." 

ALICE BALL Watts of San 

Antonio TX enjoyed her 
reunion in May 1997 and 
sends a special thanks to her 
hostess ERLINE GRIFFIN 
Eason. She says that, besides 
herself, there are six 
members of the class of '52 
in the San Antonio area: 
MARTHA BROWN, LAURA 
HILLHOUSE Cadwallader, 
JANE THURMOND Gregory, 
ANN SCHLOSSER, REBECCA 
DANZIGER Shell, and 
MARGARET KING Stanley. 
The group tries to meet five 
times a year for lunch. Their 
last outing was held in 
Kerrville, followed by tea at 
Martha's home. Alice also 
attended her 50th high school 
reunion in May. She was 
delighted to visit fellow 
Highland Park High School/ 
MBC classmates PAT CASEY, 
ANN GREER Kidd, MARGA- 
RET PENNIMAN Fontaine, 
DIANE TRUETT Roberts and 
ELEANOR GREER. They were 
disappointed that LOREE 
ADAMS Barnett, BETTY 
BERGER FULGHAM and PAT 
YOUNG were unable to attend 
the event. Pat lives in Sun City 
West AZ where she writes for 
The Wester. 



MARGARET KING Stanley of 

San Antonio TX was named 
vice president for institutional 
development at the Carver 





The class of 

'80 held a 

n)ini-reunion 

in March 

1998 on 

Hilton Head 

Island, SC to 

celebrate their 

40th 

birthdays. 

Attending 

were (l-r): MARGARET CHAPMAN Jackson, LYNDA HARRISON 

Meredith, "ARUNE" MANNING Wilson, "C. J." JOLLEY Kerr, 

"MISSY" SMITH Derse, "PAGE" THORNHILL Dickerson, CARY 

EDEL Nichols, and TRUDY CASKIE Porter Not pictured but also 

attending the holiday were CAROLINE LOWNDES and "CALLIE" 

KING Smith. 



COLLEEN MORRISEY '87 and 
Chris Strong were married in 
April 1997. The couple live in 
Seattle WA, where Colleen 
works as a self-employed 
interior designer and mother 
to newborn daughter Reilly. 
MBC classmates attending the 
wedding included: "MISSY" 
PRICE Dukes, CAROLYN 
BENNETT Hudson, NATALIE 
SAYLOR Bush, "SALLY" 
OWENS Slader, and APRIL 
WOLFE Considine, (all class of 
'87), as well as NICOLE 
MESISCO Reed '88. 



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LISA DRESSLER '88, noted author Pat Conwy 
and "MEG" HARTLEY BUCHANAN '88 congratu- 
late Meg's brother-in-law and playwright Doug 
Marietta (far right) after the debut of his play 
Kudzu. Conroy was special guest for the debut. 




LEAH DALKE '94 and 

Washington Price 

Timmerman IV were 

married in October 1997. 

The couple live in 

Richmond where Leah is 

vice president of 

operations at Care 

Advantage, Inc. Price is 

the operations manager 

at E & S Contract Carrier, 

Inc. Mary Baldwin friends 

posing with the bride, 

include: (bottom row, l-rj 

SHARON WERTZ '94, HOLLY TATUM '94, ALICE NORMAN '94 and 

KRISTIN KOKIE '94. Back row (l-r) are: KATHERINE GRISDALE '99, 

CHANDA HOFFMAN '99, ANNE BUSHMAN '95, "SIS" MEADE '96, 

ELIZABETH MORGAN '95, SARA KNOWLES Arnott '94 and 'KATIE" 

STOKELY '94. 



WM 


J (iL 



"PICKIE" FOY '39 Hennis (center) 
celebrates her 80th birthday with 
ELIZABETH GRONEMEYER Wise '39 
and ELIZABETH BANNER Hudgins 
'39. The party, given by Pickle 's 
children and neice, was held in 
Pinehurst NC. 



1953 

PAUU BOEDEKER Clark has 

been living in San IVliguel de 
Allende in Guanajuato, 
Mexico, for 25 years. She is 
president of a non-profit 
School of English. 

1956 

DIANA REDE Cabell of Hilton 
Head Island SC says she sees 
her roommate BARBARA 
HUNTER Stone when Barbara 
and her husband Jerry travel 
through the area. Her other 
roommate KAY SMITH Reid 
lives in Spartanburg SC. 
Diana attended the wedding of 
Kay's son in North Carolina in 
May. 

BARBARA HUNTER Stone and 

her husband Jerry moved from 
Vero Beach FL to the North 
Carolina mountain area in 
June. Jerry is retired, and the 
couple has two grandsons. 

1958 

BARBARA BELL of New York 
NY enjoys the challenges of 
her psychoanalytic practice. 
She and her husband Stephen 
Remen have four grandchil- 
dren. They traveled to Texas to 
visit daughter Allison and her 
two children in March and to 
Pittsburgh in May for an outing 
with son Gene and his two 
daughters. The couple visit 
Europe annually, and Barbara 
says they especially enjoy 
northern Italy. 

FRANCES MERRY of Augusta 
GA says her son is a research 
assistant at the Biotechnologi- 
cal Center in Norfolk VA and 
her oldest daughter is an 



actress for the Disney 
Company. Her youngest 
daughter is a camp counselor 
and supervisor in Virginia and 
will be married in May 1999. 

H. PERRY WORNOM Moore 

has been living in 
Williamsburg VA for 35 years. 
She is the managing partner 
of a real estate venture there 
and travels as often as 
possible, mostly to Eastern 
Europe. She sends greetings 
to all her friends in the class 
of '58, especially the girls 
from "Chapel." She was sorry 
to miss the 40th reunion In 
May but is looking forward to 
2008. 

1961 

SHIRLEY CORBIN Menendez 

of Gaithersburg, MD is the 
director of housing services at 
Georgetown University. She 
and NANCY DAGENHART 
Choudhry '69 frequently meet 
for lunch. Nancy works at the 
Transportation Research 
Board of the National 
Academy of Sciences. 

1962 

SALLY HELTZEL Pearsall of 

Mobile AL traveled with the 
Mobile Theater Guild to 
Dundalk Ireland in May 1998. 
Their musical, "Smoke on the 
Mountain," won third place at 
the International Theatre 
Festival, as well as several 
individual awards including a 
Certificate of Merit for Sally's 
performance as "June." 

1963 

LINDA "LYNNE" FOBES 
Marlon of Scottsdale AZ has 



worked for the Arizona 
Prevention Resource Center 
for seven years. The center, 
located on the Arizona State 
University campus, provides 
training, materials and other 
types of assistance for 
schools, service agencies and 
community-based coalitions 
that are trying to improve the 
general well-being of their 
neighborhoods. Some of the 
points of concentration are 
substance abuse, teen 
pregnancy and gang-related 
violence. Lynne also serves 
as a Big Brothers/Big Sisters 
volunteer. She and her 
husband Steve have three 
children: Jennifer, 31, of 
Phoenix; Laura, 29, married 
and living in the Seattle WA 
area; and Scott, 19, a 
freshman at the University of 
Arizona. 

1964 

PHYLLIS SHORT Marcom of 

Fort Washington MD has a 
new granddaughter, Katherine 
McGee Marcom. Katie was 
born in April and is the 
daughter of RENAE BERRY 
Marconi '93. 

1965 

NANCY TERWILLIGER Harste 

of Hopewell Junction NY 
enjoyed a trip south during the 
Easter holidays, including a 
visit to MBC. Her daughter 
Lisa Is married and living in 
Charlottesville VA. Lisa 
received her MBA from 
Syracuse University and works 
for Alcoa In Stuarts Draft. 
Daughter Caria and her 
husband live on Long Island; 
son David is an engineer in 
Buffalo; daughter Laura has 



received her Ph.D. from the 
University of Liverpool, 
England; and her youngest 
child Carl works on Wall 
Street. 

MARGARET GUNTER Riddle 

of Asheville NC works at a 
Hallmark store and takes 
yearly trips out West. She 
sings with the Asheville 
Symphony Chorus and gives a 
lecture on "Teddy Roosevelt 
and the Teddy Bear" several 
times a year. 

JULENE REESE Roberts of 

Albany GA says that her 
daughter Becca earned her 
master's degree from Duke 
University in 1997. Her 
daughter Emily received her 
law degree from Wake Forest 
University in May 1998. 

1966 

PAMELA WAVELL Baker of 

Corpus Christi TX Is a real 
estate broker. In 1994 she 
earned her master's degree in 
environmental science with an 
emphasis in marine biology 
from Texas A & M. Her three 
daughters live in the Corpus 
Christi area. Pamela talks to 
MARY LUND frequently and 
visited with her last spring 
during a trip to the Washington 
DC area. 

CAREY GOODWIN Louthan of 

Atlanta GA says that her 
husband Frank teaches ethical 
business methods and Bible 
studies by leading tours of 
Eastern Europe. Their son 
Frank IV lives in Richmond VA; 
daughter Katherine, 25, 
teaches third grade at a 
private school in Atlanta; and 



Louise 14, traveled to France 
this summer with her art 
teacher. Carey says that she 
often visits MILLICENT 
"MISSY" McKEITHEN Johns. 

1967 

SALLY STOWERS Oliver of 

Monroe LA says that her 
oldest son Travis IV graduated 
in June from Princeton 
University. Her second child, 
John Cole, is a sophomore at 
Washington & Lee University, 
and her youngest son Stuart 
graduated from high school in 
May. 

1968 

JEANE BANKS Frampton of 

Paducah KY reports that her 
oldest son Joe graduated from 
Washington & Lee University 
in 1995, and her daughter 
Emily graduated from there 
this spring. She says son 
Conner is a sophomore at 
Hampden-Sydney College. 

SARAH STERRETT Meyerhoff 

of Greenwich CT was unable 
to attend her reunion In May 
due to her youngest 
daughter's graduation from 
Marymount College In 
California. 

SUSANNE "SUE" DYER 
Stanley of Washington DC 
says she Is experiencing the 
"empty nest" syndrome. Her 
son Jonathan graduated from 
the University of Virginia this 
spring and is headed to work 
in the Czech Republic. Her 
daughter Katie is a sopho- 
more at UVA. 



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MINI-PROFILE 

Charlotte Lunsford Berry '51, 
Civic Energizer 

by Bill McDonald, columnist for 
The Columbia State 

You have to marvel at Charlotte 

Lunsford Berry's energy. She's 

a vivacious white-haired lady 

who spends her waking hours 

in the service of others. Looking 

at the Memphis, TN, native from 

the arm's length of a 

newspaper, as I have for the 

past seven years, one sees a rare bird indeed — a 

fascinating cross between a civic energizer, a shrewd 

fund-raiser and an institutional medicine woman. 

Recently, the American Red Cross presented Berry 
its most prestigious national volunteer award: the 
Harriman Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service. 

"The award requires extraordinary service — not 
length of service," says Libby Souder, communications 
director for the Central South Carolina Chapter of the 
American Red Cross. [The Harriman Award, designed to 
promote superior performance among all volunteers, is 
named for the late E. Roland and Gladys Harriman.] 

Charlotte Berry was a bouncy and bubbly 12-year- 
old when she first volunteered as a candy striper at a 
Memphis hospital 50 years ago. 

"My parents were volunteers, They set the example," 
recalls the Mary Baldwin College graduate, who today 
serves the school as a trustee. 

Listing Berry's volunteer triumphs on the local and 
national levels is like pouring the Atlantic Ocean into a 
thimble. She has been national chair of the American Red 
Cross volunteers; she has directed the Red Cross 
committee for disaster services throughout the United 
States; and she has given an endowment of $500,000 
for the building of a Red Cross museum in Washington, 
DC. 

"For me, volunteering always has been a pleasure in 
every sense of the word," she says. "There's never an 
age when you can't give back." 

A one-time social worker. Berry does not limit her 
volunteerism to the American Red Cross. In Asheville, 
where she lived previously. Berry was president of 15 
organizations and sat on the board of at least 20 groups. 

Since her arrival in Columbia, SC, in 1991, Berry's 
infectious enthusiasm has made her a popular choice to 
head up numerous boards and initiatives. She is chair 
of the board of the United Way of South Carolina and 
past president of the boards of the United Way of the 
Midlands and the Historic Columbia Foundation. 

As a member of the Columbia Museum of Art Board, 
Berry also directed the grand opening of the city's new 
museum on Main Street. 

Throughout her life, Berry's service to others has 
been immediate, unquestioning, and fortunately for the 
volunteer organizations who've benefited, free. Midlands 
United Way President Cary K. Smith said, "Charlotte 
Berry wondrously epitomizes the spirit of volunteerism." 

Charlotte Berry is a member of t/ie Mary Baldwin College Board 
of Trustees and co-chair of the Leadership Initiative Campaign. 
This article is reprinted with permission ofThe Columbia State. 



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1969 

LYNN WHITE Cobb of 

Columbia SC has moved her 
business from her small 
design studio in the back of 
her house to an old home 
downtown. The new location 
houses her studio as well as 
a retail gift store. 

ANN LEWIS Vaughn of Mount 
Airy NC is the director of the 
Mount Airy Visitors Center, and 
her husband Tom is an 
obstethcian with Mount Airy 
OB/GYN, Their daughter Scotti 
graduated from the University 
of Virginia's Mclntire School of 
Commerce in May 1997 and 
works at Circuit City's 
corporate office in Richmond 
VA. Son Jay graduated from 
Virginia Episcopal School in 
Lynchburg VA in May and 
entered the University of North 
Carolina-Wilmington this fall. 

1972 

CATHERINE "CATHY" Ross of 

Tyler TX earned her Ph.D. in 
British literature from the 
University of Texas-Austin in 
May. Cathy is in a tenure-track 
position in the English 
department at the University 
of Texas-Tyler. 

1975 

PATRICIA PIORKOWSKI 
Hobbs was appointed director 
of the Lee Chapel Museum at 
Washington & Lee University 
and elected vice president of 
Planning and Resources of the 
Council of the Virginia 
Association of Museums in 
March. She is formerly curator 
of collections at the Woodrow 
Wilson Birthplace and 
Museum in Staunton. 

SHERRILL MILLS of Morehead 
City NC, who has been a 
teacher for 23 years, was 
honored with the Edith Stahl 
Kraft Outstanding Teacher 
Award. The recipient of this 
award receives a $5,000 cash 
prize. Sherrill's daughter 
Lianna, 4, is in kindergarten. 
In June the two of them 
traveled to Florida for a 
reunion with 11 other baby 
girls who were adopted from 
China at the same time as 
Lianna. 

1976 

SYLVIA BALDWIN of 

Waynesboro VA earned her 
certification as an expedition 
travel specialist from Special 



Expeditions. She works as a 
vacation travel counselor with 
Covington International Travel 
of Charlottesville. 

MARY "KATIE" CLARKE 
Hamilton of Atlanta GA is a 
preschool teacher. She and 
husband Bill have two adopted 
children, Caleb, 11, and 
Claire, 5. 

1977 

PAULINE PATTESON and 

husband Roy, (former MBC 
vice president for develop- 
ment, 1972-1977) live in 
Rockbridge Baths VA and 
spend all their free time 
painting — mainly landscapes. 

1978 

UURIE SCOTT Bass of 

Roswell GA volunteers at the 
Atlanta Botanical Gardens. 
Her husband Travis works for 
Georgia Pacific, which 
transferred him back to the 
Atlanta area in June 1997. 
Their son Ed is a sophomore 
at Hampden-Sydney College, 
and their daughter Liz is a 
junior in high school. 

Lt. Col. MELISSA PATRICK 

has been stationed at Taegu, 
Korea, to work with the 
Republic of Korea Army. 

1981 

HILLARY WOOD Grotos of 

Richmond VA has served as 
the development and alumni 
director for Trinity Episcopal 
High School for three years. 
She loves the challenges of 
working for the school she 
attended. She and husband 
Karl stay busy with their six 
children ages: 15, 13, 12, 9, 
8 and 2. 

ANN HAYES Petro of 

Pipersville PA and husband 
Tom have five children: Sam, 
Jamie, Jenny, Jessie and 
newborn Weston Joseph. 

1982 

WENDY PFAUTZ Blomberg 

and husband Rob moved to 
Hingham, MA. She says her 
sons Drew, 6, and Matthew, 
4, are looking forward to 
many Boston Red Sox games. 

CATHERINE HENSON 
Kinniburgh and her family 
have spent the last two years 
living in England. Her husband 
Mark (W&L '80) is working on 
a fellowship with the British 



Defense Forces in Salisbury, 
England. Catherine has 
revisited many places first 
seen while in MBC's Summer 
Program at Oxford. Her family 
has lived within walking 
distance of Stonehenge and 
attended services at the 
Salisbury Cathedral. They are 
looking forward to moving to 
the Washington DC area. 

1983 

CHARIS CALDWELL of 

Edwards CO is working at an 
area Presbyterian church. She 
plans to visit classmate EMILY 
SHORE Reeve in Switzeriand 
this fall. 

GABRIELLE "GABBY" GELZER 
McCree of London, England, 
has three children: Lorayne, 8, 
Christopher, 6, and Andrea, 2. 
Her husband Don works for 
Chase Manhattan Bank, and 
Gabby is involved in commu- 
nity, church and school 
volunteer work. 

1986 

CAROLYN SMITH Bryant of 

New York NY says she has an 
HBO film due out this fall 
called Winchell. She will also 
play the part of Anthony 
LaPaglia's wife in The Repair 
Shop, an upcoming CBS 
Television "movie of the 
week"produced by Robert 
Deniro. Still working as a 
model for the Elite agency in 
New York, Carolyn will appear 
in upcoming ads for Vidal 
Sassoon. 

CAROL VAUGHN Surratt of 

Mount Airy NC and husband 
Todd have three children: 
Vaughn, 4, Kaylyn, 3, and 
newborn Rachel Elizabeth. 

ANNE CHRISLEY "CHRIS" 
BAYLOR Voter and family have 
moved to the Washington DC 
area. Husband Rich, who is in 
the Navy, is working on Capitol 
Hill for Senator John Warner 
(R-VA). 

1987 

JENNIFER PARKER Lake of 

Dallas TX and husband Fritz 
have a one-year-old son, 
William. 



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MINI-PROFILE 



Citizen of tlie World Defends Local Communities 



by Rebecca Miller 

Many of us hope for a good life. Eliza Williams Hoover 
'59 lias lived several. 

Besides being one of the first female attorneys 
in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Hoover has also 
taught English in the Philippines and other exotic 
locales, and, inspired by John F. Kennedy, recruited 
and selected volunteers for the Peace Corps in its 
early years. In the midst of these pursuits, Hoover 
has traveled extensively, most recently on a seven- 
month adventure around the world. 

Now, the cosmopolitan adventurer finds her- 
self living yet another incarnation — as lawyer, me- 
diator, and advocate for a small community on 
Virginia's Eastern Shore, worl^ing against the eco- 
nomic, social, and environmental threats of poorly 
planned development. 

Hoover says, "As a culture, we know how to 
create malls and concrete metropolises. W/e know 
how to build Cancuns, Acapulcos, and Atlantic Cit- 
ies, but we destroy so much in the process. 

My interest is in protecting this area's scenic 
beauty and character, but still creating economic de- 
velopment for this region, one of the poorest in Vir- 
ginia." 

Hoover serves on the board of the Industrial 
Development Authority for the region, which is 
charged with the task of developing an eco-indus- 
trial park in Cape Charles, one of four pilot sites in 
the country chosen by President Clinton for such 
parks. 

She has also begun to do legal work for 
Bayview, VA, a tiny African-American community which 
was recently the focus of a Washington Post front- 
page article. Despite Bayview's severe poverty — 
most homes lack indoor plumbing and safe water — 
several years ago residents worked to block plans 
to build a new maximum security prison there. The 
prison would have brought 400 jobs to the area, but 
would have caused the demolition of several homes 
and done much to destroy the bonds of community. 

"This region is a microcosm for the problems 
facing the globe. We have environmental concerns 
versus the benefits of economic development, ten- 
sions between newcomers and those who have lived 
here a lifetime, racial divisiveness and economic dis- 
parity," says Hoover. 

Hoover originally entered law school at age 35 
out of a desire to advocate for women's and minor- 
ity rights. She attended the University of Virginia Law 
School part time the first year, commuting between 
Harrisonburg and Charlottesville after having recently 
given birth to her second child. She graduated in 
1977. 

'I was one of the idealistic women of the '70s 
who believed that when we pointed out the inequi- 
ties in the legal system, the system would immedi- 
ately change," Hoover recalls. "But I gradually real- 
ized that laws mirror the power structure in our soci- 
ety; if we were to change the legal system, we had 



to change society." 

In 1980, she took over as director of Blue Ridge 
Legal Services in the Shenandoah Valley. When the 
Reagan administration began to slash public fund- 
ing, including legal aid. Hoover worked with Phil 
Stone, now president of Bridgewater College, to de- 
velop an award-winning program through which pri- 
vate attorneys provided pro bono legal assistance 
to low-income people. Later, Hoover returned to pri- 
vate practice, specializing in domestic law. 

Hoover also began to practice mediation, an 
alternative to litigation in which the disputing par- 
ties work in a structured setting with a mediator; 
they tell their stories to the mediator and to each 
other rather than to a judge or jury. 

"Litigation fuels hostilities," Hoover says. "Me- 
diation promotes communication, which is very heal- 
ing. 

"As people tell their stories to the mediator, 
the other party hears them, too. An amazing, miracu- 
lous thing happens: they begin to hear each other. 
Mediated solutions tend to hold better than court 
judgments because both parties committed them- 
selves to create the solutions. 

"The courts should be a last resort in every 
field, but particularly in family law," she continues. 
"If a business goes to court and someone wins or 
loses, that's business. But when that adversarial 
model impacts on intimate relationships and children, 
it's disastrous." 

Despite her interest in mediation and a thriv- 
ing legal practice in Harrisonburg, by 1992 Hoover 
felt burned out. Success was coming at too great a 
physical and emotional cost. "The problem is that 
it's hard to leave a successful practice," she says. 
"I decided that one way to leave was to give myself 
a trip." 

Hoover persuaded her friend, Barbara Brown, 
to leave her own successful practice as a psycho- 
therapist. Together, they launched what would be- 
come a seven-month journey around the worid. 

"First we went to Paris, where we spent two 
months soaking up culture in museums and at free 
concerts, such as Midnight Mass at the Cathedral 
of Notre Dame!" says Hoover. "When Paris got cold, 
we headed south to hike the cliffs of Greece and 
Crete. But Greece and Crete don't have a lot of heat 
in February, so we began thinking of warmer places. 

Barbara picked up a book on Africa, which made 
us decide to head for Kenya," says Hoover. The two 
took the overnight train from Nairobi to Mombasa, 
and ended up going on three safaris: to Lake Takura 
near important archeological discoveries, to the fa- 
mous game preserve Masai Mara Park, and to Lake 
Baringo where they witnessed millions of flamingos 
settling on the lake. 

"Seeing that beauty, I said to Barbara, 'Now I 
can die happy.'" 

Eventually, they made their way to Turkey, a lo- 




Eliza Williams Hoover '59 witti Barbara Brown in Cape 

Charles in 1995 photo by Nancy McMurray 



cale that surprised Hoover. "We were somewhat ap- 
prehensive, having traveled two years before in In- 
donesia, where the Muslim men in Sumatra regarded 
us as prostitutes because we were women traveling 
alone. But the Turkish Muslim men were very sup- 
portive of women travelers. That was a strong les- 
son not to stereotype." 

After two months in Turkey, Hoover and Brown 
returned to Virginia, determined not to take up the 
hectic lifestyle they'd left behind. Hoover sold the 
42 acres and old farm house outside Harrisonburg 
where she had lived for 25 years, and they moved to 
Cape Charies, where Brown had eariier purchased a 
vacation home. 

"It was time to throw the pieces in the air and 
see where they would land," says Hoover. 

Currently, she and Brown are hard at work reno- 
vating their three-story, 11-room Victorian house, situ- 
ated just two blocks from the Chesapeake Bay. 
Both resumed smaller versions of their profes- 
sional practices, with Hoover focusing exclusively 
on mediation and non-adversarial law, such as 
wills, estates, and incorporations. In addition, 
since moving to the area, she has published nu- 
merous book reviews in the Norfolk newspaper, 
The Virginian Pilot, and hopes to follow with es- 
says about Cape Charles and community activism. 

In some sense. Hoover has come full circle. 
Cape Charles is about the same size as her home- 
town of Brookneal (population 1,000) in Southside, 
VA. 

"Successful professionals like us are mov- 
ing back to the little places, looking for communi- 
ties where we feel we can make a difference," she 
says. 

Some, like Hoover, are making a difference and 
giving of their time and talents to help protect and 
sustain those communities. 



The Mary Baldwin College Magazine • Fall 1998 



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MARTHA COATES Sylvers is 

engaged to Danny Walters. 
The couple will be married in 
December 1998 and have 
purchased a house in Gallatin 
TN. Danny is a video 
maintenance engineer for The 
Nashville Network (TNN). 
Martha is working in the 
freelance sports industry for 
ESPN, TNN, Fox and 
SportSouth Networks. 

KAREN BRAXTON Tufford of 

Marietta GA and husband 
Scott have two children, 
Zachary, 6, and newborn 
Madeline Rose. Scott is a 
realtor for ReMax, and Karen 
is a sales director for Mary 
Kay Cosmetics. She was 
excited to win her first Mary 
Kay pink car this year. 

1989 

TRACEY COTE Allen of 

Staunton spent her summer 
as an intern associate at 
Long, Aldridge & Norman, a 
law firm in Atlanta GA. Tracey 
is in her second year of law 
school at the University of 
Virginia. 

CORRINNA DURHAM is a 

human resource representa- 
tive with Mita South Carolina, 
Inc. She moved to Cross Hill 
SC in January 1997. 

SHELBY POWELL of 

Dunwoody GA is a legal 
assistant in the licensing 
department of the Coca-Cola 
Company in Atlanta. 

1990 

SUSIE MORRIS of Anchorage 
AK earned her master's 
degree in business adminis- 
tration from Southern 
Methodist University in Dallas 
TX in May. She plans to wed 
Lee Baker this fall. 

VALERIE SKINNER of 

Rochester NY taught second 
grade this year and has 
completed work on her 
master's degree in early 
childhood education. During 
the summer, she served as 
director of aquatics at a local 
country club. She says she is 
divorced and and sharing her 
condo with her cat Carter. She 
hopes all her class of '90 
buddies are well and would 
love to hear from them. 



1991 

CATHERINE NOYES Biringer 

of Moseley VA is a full-time 
mom to sons Carter, 3, and 
newborn Allen Cole. 

JENNIFER BRILLHART of 

Staunton VA is assistant 
director of admissions at 
Hollins College in Roanoke VA. 
This position allows for 
frequent travel north to the 
New England states, including 
New York, and south to 
Florida. Jennifer is engaged to 
MBC Psychology Professor Dr. 
John "Jack" Kibler, and a 
spring 1999 wedding is 
planned. 

ROBYN FIORENZA Haynie of 

Williamsburg VA teaches first 
grade part time. She also 
helps her husband run The 
Coffeehouse, which the 
couple purchased in January 
1997. They have one child, 
Logan Christina, 1. 

JENNIFER SIECK of Richmond 
VA is a public relations 
specialist for the Virginia 
Department of Transportation. 

SARAH "COLLIER" ANDRESS 
Smith of Murfreesboro TN 
served as publicity chair for the 
2nd Annual Main Street Jazz 
Fest. She and husband Fant 
live in a 100-year-old home in 
the historic district. 

SANDRA STURGIS of 

Germantown TN lives near 
Memphis and exhibits her 
artwork in Colorado, Missis- 
sippi and Georgia. 

1992 

GINA DeMARCHI Taylor and 

husband Matt were married in 
January 1995. Last year, they 
purchased their 150-year-old 
home, "Meadowood," in 
Lincolnton NC. Gina teaches 
eighth grade science and 
mathematics at Lincolnton 
Middle School. The couple has 
two labrador retrievers named 
Cole and Goldie. 

1993 

RENAE BERRY Marcom of 

Staunton VA and husband Andy 
have two children, Kelsey, 3, 
and newborn Katie. 

SONJA MUSSER, former MBC 
instructor of Spanish, and 
husband Jason moved to 
Tucson AZ in July. Sonja is 
pursuing her Ph.D. in Spanish 



medieval literature at the 
University of Arizona. 

1994 

LAURA BRUNSON Byrne of 

Camp Lejeune NC received her 
certification in May to teach 
high school social studies. 
Husband Mike is a captain in 
the Marine Corps, and the 
family is making plans to move. 

ELIZABETH ELSING of 

Birmingham AL earned her 
Juris Doctor degree from the 
Cumberland School of Law at 
Samford University. She and 
her fiancee John M. Robbins 
III plan to move to Washington 
DC after their wedding this 
fall. 

EUGENIA "GENIE" GRATTO of 

Falls Church VA is the deputy 
director of communications for 
the Police Executive Research 
Forum in Washington DC. The 
Forum is a police issues think 
tank. Genie edits and 
publishes two newsletters, 
conducts a book publication 
program and manages general 
media relations. 

MARGARET "ASHLEY" 
WILSON of Richmond VA is a 
marketing representative for 
The Hermitage at Cedarfield. 

1995 

PRATHIMA MOORTHY (PEG) 
of Madison Wl has completed 
a two-year pre-doctoral 
intramural research training 
award fellowship at the 
National Institutes of Health in 
Bethesda, MD. While there, 
she worked in the laboratory 
of infectious diseases in the 
malaria vaccine unit, 
concentrating on the genetic 
engineering of recombinant 
yeast produced antigen-based 
vaccines. She is currently a 
second year medical student 
at the University of Wisconsin. 

KIMBERLY PETERSON of 

Mineral VA is the director of 
the annual fund for the 
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 
in Richmond. 

ANNE scon has moved to 
Charlottesville VA after 
teaching three years of 
kindergarten in Richmond. 
She is currently enrolled at 
the University of Virginia's 
Curry School of Education, 
working on her master's 
degree in special education. 



She plans to complete her 
program in September 1999. 

1996 

STEPHANIE BAKER of White 
Sulphur Springs WV is in 
hotel operations at The 
Greenbrier, a Mobil five-star 
and AAA five-diamond resort. 
She plans to marry Patrick 
Edward Driscoll (Virginia Tech 
'94) in spring 1999. 

AMY CHARLESTON of New 

York NY is an assistant 
account executive at an 
advertising agency and a 
member of the Advertising 
Women of New York. This 
summer she volunteered for 
the organization's Harlem 
R.B.I. (Reinventing Baseball in 
Innercities) program as an 
assistant coach for a girls' 
Softball team. 

EMILY JOHNSON of Atlanta GA 
has accepted a position with 
Duffey Communications as an 
account executive. She serves 
clients in the entertainment, 
travel/hospitality and 
consumer product areas. Her 
primary responsibilities are 
media relations, special event 
planning and community 
relations for clients such as 
Kroger Food Stores, Gwinnett 
Place Mall and Chateau Elan. 

MELISSA LEECY of Ashland 
VA earned her M.Ed, in 
counseling psychology with an 
emphasis in student 
personnel administration in 
May. She has served as 
coordinator of residence life 
at Randolph-Macon College 
since July. 

JULIA SINGLETON and Jesse 
R. Vest were married in July 
1996. The couple live in 
Troutville VA, and Julie is a 
second-grade teacher at 
Breckinridge Elementary 
School in Botetourt County. 



1997 

SUSAN SMITH of Bramus NJ 
is working on her master's 
degree in history at Fairleigh 
Dickinson University. She 
works for the Blue Sky Data 
Corporation, which provides 
securities information to stock 
brokers and dealers. 

ELIZABETH "LIZ" TROMBLEY 

of Charlottesville VA has been 
a customer service represen- 



tative for the Crutchfield 
Corporation since July 1997. 

MINDY WYTTENBACH of 

Baltimore MD is in her 
second year of graduate work 
in health finance and 
management at Johns 
Hopkins University School of 
Public Health. In June she 
began an administrative 
residency at the Johns 
Hopkins School of Medicine, 
Clinical Practice Association 
(CPA). The CPA is an evolving 
multi-specialty group practice 
of the full-time faculty of the 
school who provide clinical 
services to patients. Over 
900 physicians and 18 
department chairs are 
participating. The CPA is 
newly reorganized and was 
formed to support the faculty 
in the areas of financial 
administration, accounts 
receivable management, 
practice operations and 
management, professional 
fee billing, compliance and 
managed care operations. It 
is supported by a small 
group of executives who 
interact with the leadership 
of the school of medicine, 
clinical department directors 
and Johns Hopkins 
administrators. Mindy's 
residency will allow her to 
work directly with the 
leadership of the CPA under 
the direction of the assistant 
dean and executive director. 
Her residency will focus on 
the CPA's strategic planning, 
a finance work-benchmarking 
study and managed care. A 
native of Chester VA, Mindy 
received MBC's Outstanding 
Health Care Administration 
student award in 1997. 

1998 

REBECCA LAING of Wood 
River IL and Brian Bower plan 
to be married in June 1999. 

ADULT DEGREE 
PROGRAM 

SHERRI GRAVINS '89 of 

Midlothian VA and husband 
Alan have three children: 
Jimmy, 7, Joey, 4 and 
newborn Jenna Nicole. 

JANE TERRELL '89 of 

Richmond VA earned her 
master's degree in adult 
education from Virginia 
Commonwealth University 
this summer. 



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LYNN MOHR Ellison '95 

returned to Virginia in March 
1997 after liaving lived in 
Carthage NC for a year. She 
and her husband Frank live In 
Harrisonburg, where Lynn Is 
employed by Harrisonburg 
Medical Associates. She is 
also an Independent beauty 
consultant with Mary Kay 
Cosmetics. 

JUDY MOORE '95 of Saxe VA 
was inducted into the Virginia 
State University Chapter of Phi 
Alpha Theta, the national 
history honor society, in April. 
She also received the 
Jefferson Cup Award from VSU 
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Chicago IL. She received a 
1998 Famous Poets Society 
Award for her poem "In the 
Dead of Winter," and she is a 
regular word search contribu- 
tor for the Jerusalem Baptist 
Church newsletter. 

CHRISTA DUKE '96 and 

husband James built a new 
home In Staunton VA in the 
summer of 1997. They have 
one child Brandon Marshall, 1. 

SANDRA SMITH '97 of 

Richmond VA Is the director of 
placement for the Great 
Program, a combined effort of 
the Richmond Chamber of 
Commerce and Department of 
Social Services created in July 
1997. This program encom- 
passes the city of Richmond 
and the counties of Henrico, 
Hanover, Chesterfield and 
Colonial Heights. Sandra 
oversees the employment 
placement of approximately 
one-third of the welfare 
recipients from ail four 
localities. 

BIRTHS 

ANN HAYES Petro '81 and 

Tom: a son, Weston Joseph, 
March 24, 1998 
MARY LOU GODERRE 
Simeone '83 and Edward: a 
daughter, Anne Bernadette, 
March 10, 1998 
LYNLEY ROSANELLI 
Cavanaugh '84 and Tom: a 
daughter, Blair Nell, May 6, 
1998 

CAROL VAUGHN Surratt '86 
and Todd: a daughter, Rachel 
Elizabeth, January 28, 1998 
ANNE CHRISLEY "CHRIS" 
BAYLOR Voter '86 and Rich: a 
daughter, Josephine Carrie, 
March 28, 1998. 
JENNIFER GREEN Arnott '87 
and Brendan: a son. Cooper 
Bradley, April 28, 1998. 
COLLEEN MORRISSEY Strong 
'87 and Chris: a daughter, 
Reilly, February 11, 1998. 
KAREN BRAXTON Tufford '87 
and Scott: a daughter, 
Madeline Rose, April 23, 
1998. 

KELLY GARRETT Abbott '89 
and Keith: a daughter, 
Katherine, April 9, 1998 
SHERRI GRAVINS '89 ADP 
and Alan: a daughter, Jenna 
Nicole, April 1, 1998 
MARY "LYNN" GARRY Muller 
'89 and John: a son, James 
Garry, March 18, 1998 
AMANDA WHITESELL '90 ADP 
and Kevin: a daughter, 
Cassandra Brown, April 9, 1998 



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MINI-PROFILE 

Alabama Alumnae Say a 
Woman's Place is in Political Office 

by Rebecca Miller 

Several Mary Baldwin alumnae are movers and shakers 
In an Innovative bipartisan political action committee (PAC), 
The Alabama Solution. The Solution is dedicated to sup- 
porting and training female candidates seeking elected 
or appointed offices, regardless of their political affilia- 
tion or stance on particular issues. 

"We take a lot of heat for that," admits Donna 
Dearman Smith 70, Birmingham chapter president and state board member. "A 
lot of groups pressure us to focus on issues, but that tends to be polarizing in 
this state. 

"When I'm asked how I can be in a group that might support candidates with 
whom I disagree, I say that women need to understand that they shouldn't com- 
promise their ideals, but that they need to build consensus with lots of groups to 
be effective in government. 

"We want to increase the number of women in office," Smith explains. "Stud- 
ies from Rutgers and elsewhere show that where there are women in public of- 
fice, issues related to education, children, and families get more attention. [Im- 
proving] these areas would improve the quality of life in Alabama." 

Although many of its cities are booming, Alabama contains the poorest county 
in the U.S. and many substandard school systems. It's no coincidence, Alabama 
Solution members argue, that the state also ranks dead last in the percentage of 
women in the state legislature — a paltry six percent. 

"Women who care about politics tend to be more socially conscious, whether 
Democrats or Republicans," adds Alice Eichold '69, who served as the first presi- 
dent of the Lower Alabama Chapter of Alabama Solution in Mobile before moving 
to Davis, California. 

The Solution was founded by former candidate for governor Ann Bedsall, 
whose own Republican party undermined her successful candidacy by bringing in 
a well-known male candidate late in the primary. So many Democratic women had 
supported Bedsall that The Solution became bipartisan. 

"Women have to work together," explains Eichold. "Too many haven't fig- 
ured that out." 

"We have to stand up against the good ol' boys. That's critical down here," 
adds Martha Campbell '69, vice president for the Lower Alabama chapter. "We're 
about providing women with the same political opportunities as men." 

In a few local elections. The Solution has supported candidates running 
against each other. Campbell explains the rationale: "Most of the time, multiple 
men run for the same office, so we can and should have multiple women running. 
The point is to get more women in office, period." 

The Solution offers women candidates a range of resources, including screen- 
ing them through applications and interviews to ensure they are electable and 
serious about running. The Solution provides financial support, campaign con- 
sulting, lecture series and meet-the-candidates forums, training for women inter- 
ested in being appointed to government boards or being campaign volunteers, 
and opportunities to socialize and network. The last is not the least. 

"It was my Prozac!" quips Eichold. "Meeting each Wednesday for coffee with 
women who felt like I did and were interested in discussing the political situation 
kept me sane." Campbell credits advice from Solution members with helping her 
daughter Letitia to become a Rhodes Scholar. She also adds that The Solution 
often does a better job than straight Democratic or Republican women's groups, 
"Women are sometimes disconcerted by the lack of support from their parties. We 
help them respond to discrimination against women candidates and move on." 

"We try to teach women that they have to start networking early and espe- 
cially how to raise money," says Smith. "Women have a hard time asking for 
money. We know how to have a bake sale and do grassroots campaigning, but 
the reality is, you need way more than that to get elected." 

Although The Alabama Solution has not yet placed a woman in the governor's 
mansion, the state now has more female candidates running for office than ever 
before. Political pundits predict that few challengers — male or female — will 
unseat incumbents this year. But, as Campbell sees it, "1 know local women who 
were inspired by The Solution who'd never thought about running for office be- 
fore. This is all about empowerment." 



CATHERINE NOYES Biringer '91 

and Ronald: a son, Allen "Cole," 

November 5, 1997. 

ROBYN FIORENZA Haynie '91 and 

Drew: a daughter, Logan Christina, 

September 13, 1997 

RENAE BERRY Marcom '93 and 

Andy: a daughter, Katharine 

McGee, April 2, 1998 

LAURA BRUNSON Byrne '94 and 

Mike: a daughter, Cayley Erin, April 

19, 1998 

TAMMY MYERS Pence '94 and 

Doug: a daughter, Erica Morgan, 

July 9, 1996 

CHRISTA DUKE '96 ADP and 

James: a son, Brandon Marshall, 

Julys, 1997. 

MARRIAGES 

PEARL EPLING '42 to H. S. Gulp, 

1998 

COLLEEN MORRISSEY '87 to 

Chris Strong, April 1997 

SONJA MUSSER '93 to Jason 

Christopher Clarke, October 31, 

1997 

LEAH DALKE '94 to Washington 

Price Timmerman IV, October 4, 

1997 

KYRA MORRIS '94 to Charles 

Ford Wilson II, June 27, 1997 

LYNN MOHR '95 ADP to James 

Franklin Ellison, Jr., February 14, 



1997 

JULIA SINGLETON '96 to JesS^. 

Vest, July 6, 1996 

HONOR JOHNSON '97 to Brys 

McCain, July 11, 1998 

WILAMENA GRADY '98 to Da 

Patrick Harback, March 28, 1 

DEATHS 

MINNIA "LOUISE" PRYOR 

Robinson '20, April 11, 1998 

CAMMIE PARKER Joyce '31, 

1998 

EMILY SAUNDERS ZimmeriDi 

'36, January 1998 

ELIZABETH CARTER Hoover 

June 24, 1998 

JANE DOSSETT Brooks '45, . 

29, 1997 

ANNE "GAY" WAGNER Friedn 

'48, April 8, 1998 

DORIS MOFFAT Salter '48, IV 

18, 1998 

CATHERINE CALLIS Howerto 

'50, June 2, 1998 

CAROL PAXTON '99 ADP, Jul 

15, 1998 



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ch a pters in action 




ATLANTA, GA 

The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter pulled on their 
boots and shined their spurs for a barbecue on 
May 9 at the home of Jasmin-Alice Reyes Scott 
'88. Gathering for food, fun and a Mary Baldwin 
College update were: (front row, l-r) ) "Beth" 
Wilson White '89, Lucille Hodges '89, Shelby 
Powell '89, Jasmin-Alice Reyes Scott '88, "Bea" 
Quintavalli '89 and Jennifer Webb '91. (Back 
row, l-r) are Toni Frye '74, Janice Ivey Prach '52, 
Caroline May '90, Meredith Mansfield '97, 
Muriel Ivey Branch '48, "Elizabeth" Humphrey 
Atkinson '82, "Kathy" O'Connor '77, Geri Frye 
'74 and "Cathy" Harrell Pennington '84. Also 
attending, but not pictured, was Elizabeth Smith 
'93. 



NEW YORK, NY 

Alan and Sherri Miller Stephenson '69 hosted a 
spring cocktail party at their home on April 22 
for nearly 30 alumnae, friends and guests. 
Alumnae attending included (l-r): Nancy 
Henderson '36, "Happy" Clarke Thome '47, 
Amy Charleston '96 and Kathleen McCabe '97 
ADP. 



RICHMOND, VA 

The Richmond ADP Regional Center hosted a 
wine and cheese party in honor of their 1998 
graduates. Twenty-four alumnae/i, graduates, 
faculty and friends attended the event on May 
13, 1998. 




CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 



Charlottesvllle-area alumnae/i attended a wine 
and cheese party on May 13 in honor of the 
1998 Adult Degree Program graduates. The 
event was held at Mary Baldwin's ADP regional 
center on the Piedmont Community College 
campus, and 26 alumnae/i, graduates, faculty 
and friends attended. 



The Richmond Alumnae Chapter sponsored a 
luncheon for the classes of 1960 through 1979 
at the home of Ann Humphrey Sanders '67. 
Guest speaker was Professor Emerita of History 
Dr. Patricia H. Menk, who gave an update on the 
MBC Administration Building renovation and 
rehabilitation project. Joining Dr. Menk (second 
from right) are: Sarah Hill '74, Mary Jane Wirtz 
Winter '69 and Ann Humphrey Sanders '67. 



MBC's Adult Degree Program Roanoke 
Regional Center hosted a reception honoring 
1998 ADP graduates on May 15. President- 
elect of the Alumnae Association Board of 
Directors Judy Lipes Garst '63 welcomed 32 
faculty, alumnae/i and friends, as she 
congratulated the new graduates. 




STAUNTON, VA 



On April 15, the Staunton-Valley Alumnae Chapter 
hosted a happy hour to honor the 1998 graduating 
seniors. The event was held at the Pullman 
Restaurant in historic downtown Staunton. The 
highlight of discussion for the evening was Brick 
House, the home of Mary Julia Baldwin, which was 
discovered during the rehabilitation of the 
Administration Building. Attending the event were: 
(front row, l-r) Professor Emerita of English Dr. Ethel 
Mae Smeak '53, Natalie Berger '98, Marianne 
Jensen '98 ADP, Professor Emerita of History Dr. 
Patricia Menk, Nancy Kunkle Carey '51 and former 
Director of Volunteers JacqulElliott-Wonderley '93. 
Back row (l-r) are: Anita Blanco '96 PEG, Alexandra 
Davis '97, Ruth Hodges '98, Tenea Watson '98 
PEG and Dana Flanders '82. Not pictured, but also 
in attendance were Jenna Southers Bocock '95 
MAT and Cindy Roberts '95 ADP. 



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Shacking Up 

by Associate Professor 
of English Rick Plant 

Don't look for me to read the Unabomber's 
"manifesto." I do not care to learn the 
technology of bombs, the physics of 
explosion. 1 avoid the techno-thriller even 
in fiction and film: haven't read Tom 
Clancy, never saw Die Hard or Speed. The 
various legal issues don't hold much 
fascination for me. So what's my interest in 
Theodore Kaczynski? Cabin envy. 

When Kaczynski filled the news, I 
skimmed the bios and the psycho-babble, 
zipped through all the puzzle-piecing and the 
lawyerly conjecturing. I want to read about 
interior design. He lived for how many years 
in a 10 X 12 shack? Surrounded (how?) by 
guns and notebooks, papers, pipes, berries, 
novels, roots and jars of chemicals? What 
was his favorite storage method: hang, stack, 
bury or shelve? Henry Thoreau's famous 
cabin was larger than Kaczynski's by some 
30-square feet. Robinson Crusoe kept 
improving on his beach-front hovel until it 
was a proper island fortress, eventually so 
civilized and roomy that he felt inclined to 
build another tidy, rustic getaway on the far 
side of the island. Makes sense to me. 

A writer needs a cabin. A dim and 
compact, rough-hewn hideaway. Who 
wouldn't, like the Brothers K — Ted and 
David — want to emulate the Neverland 
Lost Boys, hunkered down inside a hollow 
tree? To shape a life so tidy that it fits the 
confines of a rodent's hole? (So what that 
it's a Freudian cliche?) What husband, 
shoving strollers, Christmas boxes, other 
stuff across the plywood attic floor, hasn't 
paused to muse, "You know, a guy could live 
up here. . ." 

"Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" Am 1 
alone in empathizing more with cave-bound 
Caliban than with his master Prospero? With 
Tom O'Shanty over Lear, who's forced to 
time-share castles with the kids? Give me a 
home where the millipede roam! 

It's not the nature-biz that thrills me. 1 
gas my steel and fiberglass pollutant, wield 
my plastic this-and-that, don the polyester of 



my peers. No, it's the romance of retreat, the 
thought of crib, loft, study, shop, office, shed 
and cell that sets me off. I'm a creature of 
the carrel, a pilgrim searching for that one's 
own room Virginia Woolf declares all 
writers need. Kaczynski had not one, not 
two, but three typewriters stashed inside his 
ten-by-twelve. Did he, like Updike, have a 
different project underway in each? 
Apparently his floor-to-ceiling wall of books 
included Shakespeare's plays and 
Thackeray's novels, shelved beside his own 
unpublished compositions, nearly a dozen 
notebooks full. For me, shack photos from 
Montana conjure images of J.D. Salinger, 
slaving monk-like in his backyard bunker, 
John Cheever in his basement room. 1 
understand Nabokov wrote whole novels 
locked inside the John, and Raymond 
Carver penned short stories in his car. 
What's wanted is a room without a view, a 
space, a solitude. Outer space might qualify. 
Not chummy Challenger or Mir, however. It 
seems to me a writer should prefer to fly in 
Mercury, alone, strapped in, all systems 
there in easy reach, a thin flat sheet dividing 
him from the immense dark silence. 

What's a Rocky Mountain cabin going 
for these days? Not including all those 
closets I made "offices" by cramming in a 
card table and a folding chair, so far I've had 
a couple tight and comfy writing venues of 
my own. One college dorm room was a nun's 
cell when the Catholic college where 1 
boarded had more sisters on its staff. Seated 
on my student bed, 1 could extend my arm 
to touch the desk and bookshelf, closet, sink 
and window from that single point. 
Ptolemaic universe divine! A later summer 
job came with a furnished flat, a "cottage" 
that in former days had served its owners as 
a kennel for their Pekingese. In its single 
room I showered, cooked, read, slept, played 
piano, metered business mail, wrote letters, 
penned some poems. 

Our hermit-of-the-year reminds us that 
the dictum "less is more" applies to process, 
too. Even-sure-to reading, that imaginative 
re-writing that occurs inside our head. As a 
kid, my favorite spot for reading (Edgar 
Allan Poe and Alistair MacLean) was a 
lower bunk. On trips, I got dibs on the far- 
back, fold-up jumpseat of the family station 



wagon, a seat that faced inside. So it was no 
surprise to see my two-year-old studying her 
cardboard picture books while snuggled in 
the hard, tight confines of a wooden cradle 
fashioned for a doll. Even now, at work, there 
is a difference between reading with an open 
office door and one that's shut against the 
world. As reader, I need to feel hermetic, 
sealed solid as the pages of the book between 
the covers. Already in these middle years, life 
itself seems somewhat like a sequence of 
diminishing boxes, reminiscent of those 
plastic stacking cups our children play with. 
Each year brings us closer, deeper, toward 
that smallest box of all, the custom fit. 
Strangely, it's a metaphor that brings me 
comfort. (At last! No more distractions! Maybe 
then I'll get some real work done! ) 

How much land does a fellow need? Just 
how far can the envelope be pushed before 
you end up cramped inside Houdini's water 
torture box, or crumpled in Floyd Collins' 
cave? Before one's privacy and individualism 
sour into selfishness, before one's muse turns 
psychopath? 

Last fall, six years of marriage and two 
kids in tow, my wife and 1 finally purchased 
our first home. No, it doesn't look much like 
a cabin. Still. Stooping to peer into a closet 
tucked beneath the stairs, eyeing with a 
covetous gaze the second bath, tamping the 
dirt in the crawl space underneath the 
backyard deck, yes, squinting, into the 
darkness of the scuttle overhead, I 
fantasized, "Hey, this could be my writing 
room. . ." Instead, tonight I'm lying on a 
bare patch of a bedroom floor, surrounded by 
a cluttered student desk, my wife's old 
Singer, boxes, files and photographs, some 
books and shoes, an open ironing board. 
(Hey, I should build a loft in here, like Ted!) 
For now this is my less-than-perfect hidey 
hole, my fortress of imagination, my writer's 
wilderness. My own Lake Isle of Innisfree. 
My "cabin" in the safe, suburban woods, 
where I can wear a wicked 
grin and tinker, searching 
for whatever words 
combust. 



Reprinted from 
Writer 10 Writer- 
Volume III, Number 3 — Fall 1997 




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philanthropy 



Thank youl 

Annual Fund Tops $1.3 Million 



With the help of alumnae, parents, 
friends, foundations, corporations, 
faculty and staff, the 1997-98 Annual 
Fund surpassed its goal of $1,300,000 
by raising $1,304,358 between July 1, 
1997 and June 30, 1998. 

Elizabeth Outland Branner, director 
of the Annual Fund, attributed the 
college's success to the Countdown to 
2000 Challenge, which encouraged 
Annual Fund supporters to increase 
their giving over their previous year's 



gift. Thanks to the overall generosity of 
her supporters, the college managed, 
for the third year in a row, to raise 
$50,000 in new or increased dollars in 
order to receive the $50,000 match 
from MBC's anonymous donor. The 
Countdown to 2000 Challenge 
continues for two more years. 

Also playing a role in the college's 
success was the Reunion Giving Program 
which encompassed the fundraising 
efforts of 11 reunion classes: 1943, 



1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 
1978, 1983, 1988 and 1993. These 
classes raised $216,514 in cash gifts to 
the Annual Fund. 

The Annual Fund supports 
approximately four percent of the 
college's operating budget of 
$24,000,000. Gifts to the Annual Fund 
affect each and every Mary Baldwin 
student and contribute to the college's 
continued success. On behalf of the 
students, we thank you. 




Gifts of stock can be used to make your contribution to the Mary 
Baldwin College Annual Fund or to fund one o/ MBC's life income 
plans . 

Because of substantial increases in stock values during the last few 
years , consider the advantages of supporting MBC through a gift of 
appreciated securities. 

BENEFITS INCLUDE: 

• a charitable income tax deduction for the current market value of stock 
held over 1 year 

• avoidance of capital-gains tax that would result from an outright 
sale of the stock 

The example below shows the cost effectiveness of donating stock worth $ 10,000 (with 
a cash basis of $2,000) instead of a cash gift of the same amount.* 



Value of gift 
Income tax savings 
Capital-gains tax savings 
Total tax savings 

Cost of gift to donor 



CASH 

$10,000 
3,960 



$3,960 



STOCK 

$10,000 
3,960 
1,600 
$5,560 

$4,440 



* (Assumes donor is in the highest income tax bracl<et and 
the 20 percent capital gains tax bracket) 



For a free brochure concerning 

gifts of appreciated property, 

please contact: 

Martha IVIasters '69 

Director of Planned Giving 

or 

Elizabeth Outland Branner 

Director of the Annual Fund 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 

540-887-7011 or 1-800-622-4255 



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