MBU in the News: April 2024

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

April has seen some new grounds and gardening features on Mary Baldwin’s historic campus with spring arriving in the valley.

Shiflett ’16, Named Assistant Principal in Waynesboro School

Michelle Shiflett, who earned her BA in English literature and early education in 2016 and her master of arts in teaching in 2019 from MBU.

Now, she’s taking on the role of assistant principal at William Perry Elementary in Waynesboro, Virginia.

MBU Student Crowned “International United Miss”

Madison Rogers ’26, an early education major at Mary Baldwin, was recently crowned “International United Miss.”

Rogers has participated in pageants for years and touts an impressive commitment to service with her charitable platform, G.I.V.E.

Claudia Mahan ’06 Named Chief Development Officer at Deutsches Altenhenheim

Claudia Mahan has joined Deutsches Altenheim to lead their fundraising efforts, leveraging her extensive experience in philanthropy.

Deutsches Altenheim, a member of the Legacy Lifecare network, offers a range of senior care services and is deeply rooted in the German-American community, reflecting Claudia’s own cultural heritage and professional background.

Menzer Shares His Thoughts in Bloomsbury Blog

Provost Paul Menzer, a longtime Shakespeare and Performance faculty member, shared some reflections from writing his most recent book, William Shakespeare: A Brief Life.

Read the blog post on Bloomsbury’s website today!

Former VWIL Leader Continues to Celebrate Women’s Military Contributions

Lt. Amelia Underwood, former VWIL director of leadership development and academic affairs, continues the important work of celebrating women’s contributions to the military at JMU.

“It shouldn’t matter that you’re a woman. If you have the capability and you have the desire, you should do it. And you should be valued and respected and accepted for that contribution, and not stigmatized because you’re different,” Underwood says.