New VWIL Commandant to Headline Founders Day Ceremony

September 25, 2013

In her first official appearance on the Mary Baldwin University campus, Brigadier General Teresa Djuric will deliver the address at this year’s Founders Day Convocation at 12:15 p.m. October 3.

Djuric will officially become the new commandant of cadets for the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership on October 1. Djuric most recently served as deputy director in the Space Intelligence Office at the Pentagon. Her Founders Day address is titled “Empowering Our Future.”

The event — always held near Mary Julia Baldwin’s October 4 birthday — honors Baldwin, who led the Augusta Female Seminary for 34 years, and her teacher and first-founder of the seminary, Rufus Bailey. Members of the senior class are invited to wear their caps and gowns to the ceremony, held annually in First Presbyterian Church, and process from the college’s Administration Building across Frederick Street.

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