MBU Honors Veterans

November 4, 2021

Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership cadets taking the ROTC oath earlier this fall

Mary Baldwin University and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership honor the nation’s veterans with a series of events leading up to Veterans Day on November 11, as the university community pays respect to all those who have served.

Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership cadets taking the ROTC oath earlier this fall

Medal of Honor Recipient Video

4 p.m. on November 5

Student Activities Center Auditorium

Virginia Women’s Insitute for Leadership (VWIL) cadets and the Blue Ridge Association of the United States Army Chapter host members of the 116 IBCT Army National Guard unit and cadets from Fishburne Military Academy to watch a recent presentation for Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts during Operation Iraqi Freedom.


VWIL Corps Training and Support for MBU Admissions Open House

5 a.m. to noon on November 6

Locations across main campus


MBU/VWIL Marching Band: Concert of Military Songs

2:30 p.m. on November 6

The Arcadia Project, downtown Staunton, near the corner of Beverley Street and Market Street


VWIL Veterans’ Leadership Seminar

7 p.m. on November 10

James D. Francis Auditorium

VWIL annually welcomes alumni who are currently serving in the armed forces to thank them for their service and hear their leadership advice. This year, the corps welcomes Army Lieutenant Colonel Mei-Ling Guarino ’05, Space Force Major Jacqueline Hull ’10, and LT Christina Leyton ’14.


Honor the Veterans Blood Drive 

Noon to 6 p.m. on November 11

Physical Activities Center Gym

The MBU Athletics Department, the Spencer Center for Civic and Global engagement, and VWIL host a blood drive in honor of Veterans Day. To donate, make an appointment by calling 1-800REDCROSS; visiting www.redcrossblood.org; or using the Red Cross donor app. Save the time and date of your appointment. Visit redcrossblood.org/Rapidpass and bring you completed QR code with you.


Posting of the Colors

November 11

VWIL will post the colors for two community events honoring Veterans Day.