MBU In The News: May 2023

A selection of news stories and media mentions featuring Mary Baldwin University alumni, faculty, staff, and students from the month of May.

MBU Senior Pitches Groundbreaking Teen Court Program

Criminal justice major Meagan Cuomo ’23 used her senior criminal justice project to pitch a teen restorative justice program to stakeholders in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County. 

If enacted, the program could reduce rates of recidivism by as much as 200 percent.


Erin Young earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Mary Baldwin in 2006 and went on to teach at Harrisonburg elementary schools for 10 years.   

She became an assistant principal in 2016, and was just named the principal of Keister Elementary.


Gold College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s New Book Gets Rave Review

Internationally revered Shakespeare scholar, Dr. Paul Menzer, released a new book titled, Shakespeare: A Brief Life, last month.

The book seeks to separate man from myth, transporting readers into the mysterious life of one of history’s most revered authors and has received a rave critical review from MBU colleague and professor, Peter Kirwan.


Wake Forest Academy prodigy Sophia Maxwell — an eighth-grader — has announced plans to skip high school and attend Mary Baldwin through its Program for the Exceptionally Gifted.

“I thought something like this was completely out of reach,” Maxwell told the Butner-Creedmoor News. “It was something that you only heard about on the news, or saw in movies. … I’m so excited to have the opportunity to study with other young students who share my passion for knowledge and scholarship.


Retired Professor Writes Marketing Textbook

Retired Mary Baldwin Professor Anne Cooper has co-authored a new marketing textbook called, SilverComm: Marketing Practices and Messages for the Age of Aging.

The purpose of the book is to tell young [marketing and communications professionals]: You really need to think about older people and how many there are, and that they’re still coming along,” Cooper told the Staunton News Leader.


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