VWIL to March in Inaugural Parade

January 9, 2002

The band of Mary Baldwin University’s Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership will march in Virginia’s gubernatorial inaugural parade in Richmond, Saturday, January 12.

VWIL is one of five colleges invited to take part in the parade that follows governor-elect Mark R. Warner’s noon swearing in.

The parade marks the first time VWIL has marched in Richmond. VWIL marches in the Lexington and Staunton Christmas parades as well as the Staunton Veteran’s Day parade.

Mary Baldwin University, with a main campus in Staunton, Virginia and six 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.