MBU In The News: March 2023

A selection of the latest news stories and media mentions featuring the #MBUfamily — including alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Alumna’s role as Noblis chief people officer expanded

Government technical and advisory solutions giant, Noblis, has expanded the role of chief people officer, Deborah Drake 94, to senior vice president.

Ethisphere has named the not-for-profit corporation one of the globe’s most ethical companies for each of the past 11 years.

Read more here.

Students participate in groundbreaking historical research project

History students at Mary Baldwin partnered with peers from Bridgewater College, Shenandoah University, and other schools to create a groundbreaking digital history project that deeply explores the emancipationist legacy of the Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War era.

The project took more than two years to complete. It is the first to document emancipation celebrations in the region and the many ways African Americans challenged the so-called “Lost Cause” narrative after the Civil War.

Read more here.

TV news special taps economics professor for expert analysis

MBU Economics Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Amy Diduch, was featured on a recent TV news special exploring the U.S. debt ceiling.

Diduch, who holds a doctorate in economics from Harvard University, served as a primary expert.

Watch it here.

School of education alumna named division supervisor of customized learning

Alleghany Highlands Public Schools has named Cindy Fox ‘06 its new divisional supervisor of customized learning.

Fox began working with the division in 2007 as a middle school language arts teacher, then moved into assistant principal roles at various area schools starting in 2013.

Read more here.

Professor featured in Black History Month TV news series

History professor and Mary Baldwin College For Women dean, Amy Tillerson-Brown, was recently featured as a historical expert on WHSV-TV Harrisonburg’s “The Journey” series.

The annual special segments aired weekly throughout February, and celebrated the historic African American communities and people of the Shenandoah Valley.

Watch it here.

Biology professor works with gifted STEM students at biotech symposium

Biology professor Kadrin Anderson recently volunteered to lead lab sessions at the annual Shenandoah Valley Biotechnology Symposium.

The event gave area high schoolers the opportunity to explore the field of genomics and biotechnology alongside respected scholars and professionals, and featured National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health director, Dr. Eric Green.

Read more here.

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