Mary Baldwin Announces Additions to the Sena Center Staff

May 23, 2002

Lynnette Daughtry has been named the director of student activities and Velma Carmen has been named the director of freshman services for Mary Baldwin University. Both will be working in the Rosemarie Sena Center for Student Life and Career Development.

Daughtry will assist with the overall development of the student life program, serving as an advocate for students and student organizations.

Carmen will help students to make the transition from high school to college and will serve as a liaison to new students and their parents.

Recent graduates of Mary Baldwin University, both Daughtry and Carmen worked in the Office of Admissions. Carmen was an admissions counselor, and Daughtry was a telecounselor and student assistant.

Diane Kent, dean of student life and career development at Mary Baldwin, said Daughtry and Carmen “bring special expertise to these positions as well as knowledge about the college and a commitment to the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development of our students.”

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

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