High-Impact Learning in Action

It begins when you first arrive on campus. At MBU, you get immediate access to experiences usually reserved for upperclassmen and graduate students. First-years of all majors get internships in their field of study. Health majors get paired with graduate student mentors in our world-class Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences. Artists take the stage in front of the curtain, behind the lens, or in the gallery. Future teachers have a 90-hour practicum in a local classroom. Emerging business leaders build a marketing plan for Staunton businesses. Leadership training, out of the gate.

You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in your career and your community.

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Here are some recent stories of how MBU students are taking learning out of the classroom

Katherine Bernal Vigil

Internships Allow Students to Try on Their Future Careers

Aspiring pediatric surgeon Katherine Bernal Vigil had a paid summer internship working under MBU alumna Kamala Payne Chapman ’05, scientist. Read more about Vigil and other MBU internship experiences.

Alternative Spring Break raised garden beds

Students Gain Food for Thought

MBU students were happy to get their hands dirty building raised plant beds and learned crop-protection techniques during an Alternative Spring Break trip to Athens, GA. Read more.

Capstone 2019

Capstone Festival Highlights Top Undergraduate Projects

All Mary Baldwin seniors complete a senior project related to their field of study, with top honorees receiving a cash prize. Read more.

MBU Shakespeare Abu Dhabi trip 2018

Students Take Shakespeare from Staunton to Abu Dhabi

A group from Mary Baldwin students were invited to participate and perform in the Global Shakespeare Student Festival at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Read more.

Colette Levens visits NASA Goddard

Bringing Dreams of Space Down to Earth

After student Collette Levens returned from a visit to NASA with a dream of pursuing graduate studies in cryospheric science, her MBU professors purchased software and created an independent study to beef up her technical skills. Read more.

Social Work majors at Valley Mission

Social Work Majors Connect Homeless People to Community Resources

Working with vulnerable populations in a shelter and partnering with local service providers are ideal hands-on experiences for future social workers, which is why field work is built into the degree. Read more.