Individual students earning top honors who were celebrated during Saturday's ceremonies also received mention at the Commencement Ceremony May 20.
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.
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.
Students who earn a place on the Fall 2017 Dean's List at Mary Baldwin University must have grade point averages of 3.50 to 3.74. 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 senior Diamonique Anderson directed the Election Live broadcast on election night in November. Working with more than 60 other students, she helped track the results of state and local races and dove into relevant topics for voters electing a new Virginia governor.
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.
The scholarship is awarded on a yearly basis to 12 qualifying students across the country, this year the scholarships totaled $36,000 and the students were each awarded $3,000 each.
Mary Baldwin University student earned the Andrew Gurr Award for her outstanding thesis.
The Nancy Morse Evans Leadership Award was created in 2017 through the generosity of Nancy Morse Evans, Class of 1970. This award recognizes one occupational therapy, physical therapy, and RN to BSN graduating student who demonstrate academic excellence, clinical distinction, and a record of service and leadership while in their program. The award includes scholarship funds as well as recognition on a special plaque housed at Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences.
Courtney Hallacher Earns College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Award at Mary Baldwin University's 175th Commencement
Awarded to a Mary Baldwin University College of Education outstanding graduate student.
Hannah Walker Earns College of Education Outstanding Undergraduate Award at Mary Baldwin University's 175th Commencement on May 21
Awarded to an outstanding student in Mary Baldwin University's College of Education.
Robyn Evans Earns Mary Baldwin University's Baldwin Online and Adult Outstanding Student Award at MBU's 175th Commencement on May 21
Awarded to an MBU Baldwin Online and Adult student for outstanding work.
This award recognizes high academic standing and exceptional leadership and citizenship.