Two Mary Baldwin University publications, Mary Baldwin Magazine and Columns, received awards of excellence and merit in the 2000 International Association of Business Communicators, Best in Virginia competition. The competition is open to all communication professionals in Virginia. They were competing against both business and other higher education publications.
Mary Baldwin Magazine won an Award of Excellence (equivalent to gold medal) in the Four-color magazine category and Columns won an Award of Merit (equivalent to silver) in the Spot-color magazine category.
The Mary Baldwin publications staff for the winning publications was Sarah O’Connor, editor; Gretchen Newman, Art Director; and Martha Gates Garner, assistant editor.
Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, 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 coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is 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 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.