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Smoogie B. Bell

Data Entry Specialist

Smoogie B. Bell

Smoogie Bell, after many years away, moved back to her native Staunton and joined Mary Baldwin’s advancement services team in 2015 as a Data Entry Specialist. Her responsibilities include (but are not limited to) gift processing and entry, donor appreciation correspondence, document conversion for storage and retrieval, and mentoring advancement services’ student workers.

She has a degree in Graphic Design and Multimedia and is a freelance artistic photographer with specialized and hands on training in Graphic Design, Web Design and Document Imaging.

Smoogie served in and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps where she became accustomed to surpassing expectations while successfully refining vitally important management and leadership skills based on integrity. These skills and principles have become steadfastly instrumental in her way of life and her civilian endeavors. She is the co-founder and vice president of the non-profit community-based group known as “The Seed”. She also serves as the graphic designer for the group. She is also a published poet and photographer.

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Genevieve Chandler

Director of Advancement Services

Genevieve Chandler

Genevieve Chandler, a native of Augusta County, joined Mary Baldwin’s advancement services team in 2014.  She is responsible for overseeing gift processing, data management, and reporting. Prior to coming to Mary Baldwin, Genevieve worked in public education PreK-12 and was responsible for state reporting and database management.  Genevieve resides in Staunton with her husband, Clay, and they have four children, Todd, Jacklyn (MBU Class of 2017), Emily, and Kieland.

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Rhonda Harwley

Executive Assistant

Rhonda Harwley

Rhonda Harwley supports all aspects of the University Advancement team as Executive Assistant.  Rhonda has worked in intensive environments supporting a Regional President at Wells Fargo Bank and the Secretary to the Dean at UVA Law School.  As a graduate of James Madison University where she studied Business Management, Rhonda has an appreciation and enthusiasm for higher education.  She works with many projects in addition to supporting the VP, including donor stewardship and relations.

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Megan McAllister

Assistant Director of Development

Megan McAllister

Megan McAllister joined the Mary Baldwin Advancement Department in June of 2017. She received her Masters of Education with a concentration in Adult Higher Education from Mary Baldwin. As a Staunton native, she is excited to be a part of the alumni family.

Megan earned her Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies from Bridgewater College where she graduated Cum Laude. In 2014 she was awarded the Teacher of Promise Institute Award. Megan has presented at the VDOE All-Starr Showcase featuring her studies on literacy.

Megan has a long history of serving the Staunton and Augusta County community through her time as a public school teacher, to serving on the Session at First Presbyterian Church, to her volunteering with local Future Farmers of America Chapters. While a member of Buffalo Gap High School’s  FFA Chapter, she served as the Augusta-Highland FFA Federation President, competed in many Career Development Events, and earned her National FFA American Degree.