At the virtual Homecoming in early June, MBU presented the 2020 Alumni Awards to seven accomplished and dynamic women during the kickoff event over Zoom.
“We are so pleased to celebrate our 2020 awardees after the pandemic forced us to cancel Homecoming activities last year,” said Adrienne Teague, executive director of alumni engagement. “Their professional, civic, service, and personal accomplishments are truly remarkable and well deserving of recognition. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our alumni, especially these seven deserving and distinct women.”
Vice President of University Advancement Charles “Chuck” Davis presented two Career Achievement Awards, the Service to Community Award, and two Service to the Community of Faith Awards, while President Pamela Fox bestowed the university’s most prestigious alumni awards: the Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award and the Emily Vance Pancake Smith Medallion.
“I hope that, as you hear more about these deserving women, you will feel the energy and spirit of Mary Baldwin in their accomplishments,” said Davis during the award ceremony. “Each of our recipients has gone on to excel in their profession, find occasion to give of themselves to their communities through service and volunteerism, support our faith-based communities, and remain engaged with Mary Baldwin.”
Read more about each of the 2020 Alumni Award recipients below and click here to view a recording of the Homecoming kick-off event, including the alumni awards presentation and acceptance remarks from each awardee.