Mary Baldwin to observe Virginia Private Schools Week

May 14, 1998

STAUNTON – Aug. 3-7 is Virginia Private College Week, and Mary Baldwin University plans to participate with a series of admissions tours and presentations.

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 will receive application fee waivers for three CICV institutions.

“Our tours and presentations will be timed so that prospective students can see what we have to offer at Mary Baldwin, and then have time to go to another participating institution in the same day,” said Doug Clark, vice president of admissions at Mary Baldwin. “We extend a cordial invitation for prospective students and their parents to join us for this special week sponsored by all private colleges in Virginia.”

Virginia Private College Week was launched in 1997 and, according to a CICV spokesman, was a great success. The majority of participating institutions reported significant increases in visitors during the week.

“Mary Baldwin University welcomes a chance to talk about the benefits of our unique approach to learning, leadership, and future success,” said Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, Mary Baldwin president. “Individual attention — you just can’t beat it.”

Mary Baldwin’s participation in Virginia Private College Week focuses on students eligible for both the traditional residential college for women and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL). Those interested in the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs (Baldwin Online and Adult Programs) or the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) should contact the college at (540) 887-7000.

Mary Baldwin University, founded in 1842, is a four-year, liberal arts college for women located in Staunton, Va. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or B.S. in 32 majors as well as the M.A.T. degree. The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. The college also has a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.