Jean Sherman Chatzky to Speak at Mary Baldwin University

September 21, 2001

Jean Sherman Chatzky, editor-at-large of Money magazine since 1998, will be the featured speaker at Mary Baldwin University’s fifth annual Smyth Leadership Lecture Wednesday, September 26, 2001, at 5 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church at the corner of Frederick and New Streets, Staunton. The event is free of charge, open to the public, and interpreted for the hearing impaired.

Ms. Chatzky writes “Money Talk,” a monthly column on consumer issues and financial planning, and has authored The Rich and Famous Money Book (John Wiley & Sons, 1997) and Talking Money (Warner, 2001). She is financial editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and senior financial editor for MSNBC’s “HomePage.” Past positions include assistant editor at Working Woman, research associate at Dean Witter, reporter/researcher for Forbes, and senior editor at SmartMoney.

The Smyth Leadership Lecture Series is made possible by the Smyth Foundation, an organization established by Mary Baldwin University trustee H. Gordon Smyth and his wife Mary Beth Smyth (Mary Baldwin ’47). Politician Geraldine Ferraro, astronaut/physician Mae Jemison, advertising executive Louise Rossett McNamee, and journalist Cokie Roberts are previous Smyth Lecturers.

For more information, please call (540) 887-7009.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, VA and five regional centers, excels in providing leadership training, character development and career preparation with a strong academic foundation. A multi-faceted liberal arts college, Mary Baldwin offers three residential programs for women – the Traditional Program for Women, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) 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 was 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 shelter a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.