Mary Baldwin Appoints New Staff Members to Institutional Advancement

September 20, 2000

Mary Baldwin University announces the appointments of the following staff members:

John M. (Jack) McCarthy is the new assistant director of college relations. He is responsible for frontline media relations, including media advisories, press releases, and responding to queries from reporters. McCarthy is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, majoring in Public Relations.

Leigh Mason joins Mary Baldwin as director of web communications. Ms. Mason earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology and sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s in education in instructional technology from the University of Virginia. She has extensive experience in web page development, project management and information architecture.

Ruth Worrell joins the Mary Baldwin college relations staff as assistant director of art and printing services. She earned a bachelor of arts in studio art from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has worked with various graphic designers in the Staunton area.

Sherry Cox joins the college relations staff as the assistant director of publications. Ms. Cox is a 1999 graduate of Mary Baldwin’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs, where she earned a B.A. in communications. Ms. Cox previously held the coordinator of communications and student support position in the Baldwin Online and Adult Programs center in Weyers Cave, Va.

Ruth Graham McIntyre was recently appointed director of major gifts. Mrs. McIntyre graduated cum laude from Mary Baldwin’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs in the class of 2000 with a degree in religion and communications.

Lydia Petersson’s title and responsibilities have changed to director of grants for faculty and academic program development.

Christopher Wray joins the Mary Baldwin Annual Fund staff as assistant director of the annual fund. Chris earned a master of material science and engineering degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor of science in physics degree from Hampden-Sydney College. He brings a diverse background to the Institutional Advancement office, including sales and, more recently, teaching at Stuart Hall School.

Morgan Alberts is the new coordinator of integrated communication systems. She holds a bachelor of arts from Mary Baldwin (1999), and most recently worked for The Central Virginian newspaper in Louisa.

Mary Baldwin University also announces the promotion of Michelle Fitzgerald from secretary to the president to administrative assistant for development and trustee relations. Mrs. Fitzgerald earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mary Baldwin’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs. She had been secretary to the president since 1996.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college with three residential programs for women–the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership–as well as the coeducational, non-residential Baldwin Online and Adult Programs and Master of Arts in Teaching program. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors as well as the M.A.T. degree with K-8 emphasis. 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. It is one of only 255 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

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