Distinguished alumni awards celebrate the accomplishments of Mary Baldwin University alumni whose extraordinary work benefits both society and the university. Nominated by MBU alumni and the greater MBU community, recipients were honored during Reunion weekend.
Individual students earning top honors who were celebrated during Saturday's ceremonies also received mention at the Commencement Ceremony May 20.
Members of MBU's Team Shakespeare traveled to New York University Abu Dhabi for the Global Shakespeare Student Festival. Joining other students from around the world, they attended workshops, soaked up the country's culture, and performed scenes inspired by the festival theme of Pericles.
Two MBU students presented papers at the Society for Applied Anthropology's national conference in Philadelphia April 3-7.
Students who earn a place on the Fall 2017 Honors List at Mary Baldwin University must earn grade point averages of 3.75 to 4.00. To be eligible, a student must be a degree candidate and must have earned at least 12 semester hours for the grading period.
Corinne Weeks, a 17-year-old PEG student, will have her pick of nine prestigious grad programs after graduation in May.
MBU students were selected to participate in the Rotary International NewGen Peacebuilders program, a global youth peace education program that emphasizes the role, value, and impact of young people (ages 14 through 24) in achieving a peaceful world.
MBU senior Myra Diehl earned third place in the William Faulkner Literary Competition for her one-act play "Rehearsal Report." She had never written a play before taking a directing class at Mary Baldwin.
MBU junior Talula Mays won the trophy for Artistic Merit for her short film "Delicacy" in the college film competition at the Poe Film Festival in Richmond.
As the student-athlete with the highest GPA, Lindsay Sopko received the Mary Jane Donnalley award at MBU.
Angela Johnson has been accepted as a summer internship at the Florida Mental Health Institute at the University of South Florida, a competitive and prestigious position that will allow her to do research on minority mental health disparities.