“When Amy Davenport of the Alumni Engagement Office reached out to me about contributing to the new alumni webinar series, I didn’t hesitate to say yes,” said Robin von Seldeneck ’92, president and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
“This series can keep our Mary Baldwin community connected during this unprecedented time,” von Seldeneck continued. “I believe that connecting with others can do wonders for our overall health and wellbeing, especially during this time when our physical contact is limited.”
Launched at the beginning of April, the series features a Mary Baldwin alum or community member speaking about how their experience at MBU has led to career and personal success, and sharing their expertise about timely topics.
Von Seldeneck, in the first episode, spoke about how to face adversity with forward-thinking solutions, and how she’s leading the library and museum toward virtual engagement with their audiences.
“It is a great time to reconnect with those we know and love from Mary Baldwin,” said Lynn Mulherin ’85, commissioner for the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education, who presented the second installment of the series. “Not only is it a time for nostalgia and memories, it is the time to look forward to the future together, stronger than ever.”
Mulherin spoke about Leveraging the Power of Technology in Our Digital Economy, sharing insights gleaned from her 25-year career at the University of Phoenix and from launching her own technology platform, Pearls of Wisdom, for sharing and celebrating milestone moments among loved ones.
The newest edition features Christina Harris ’14, MBU instruction and outreach librarian, on newly curated resources for alumni courtesy of Grafton Library, including alumni and faculty/staff authors.
New episodes will be unveiled throughout April on MBU’s social channels and the “virtual connections” tab on MBU’s alumni website.