MBU in the News: May 2024

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

This May Term, Dr. Bruce Dorries class volunteered to beautify and maintain Project Grows’ facilities — giving back to the community and learning the value of service together.

Cobb ’16, Named Waynesboro Schools Director of Talent Development

Melissa Cobb MEd ’11 has been appointed as the director of talent development for Waynesboro Public Schools, bringing extensive experience from her previous roles, including as assistant principal and principal, to enhance the instructional effectiveness and support for educators at various career stages.

Shelley Goode ’79 Is AARP Foundation’s New Senior VP and Chief Development Officer

Shelley Goode ’79, who previously served as chief development officer at Girl Scouts of America, has been named senior VP and chief development officer for the AARP Foundation.

Previously, Goode has promoted solutions and raised funds for issues from women’s empowerment and STEM initiates to poverty, affordable housing, and the reintegration of veterans into society.

Jennifer Ralls ’02 Moves to Assistant Principal in FCPS

Frederick County Public Schools announced that MBU alumna Jennifer Ralls, who has served as a librarian in the school system, will be moving to a new position as assistant principal at Redbud Run Elementary School.

Ralls holds a degree in psychology from Mary Baldwin, a master of education from James Madison University and a certificate in administration and supervision, also from JMU.

Style Weekly Profiles Ann Savoy ’74, Cajun Music Icon

Ann Savoy ’74 is primarily known as a Cajun music artist, but her new album represented a change from her norm.

According to Savoy, “Even though Louisiana is my current home, I never lost Richmond in my heart and I always felt like it was half of me, at least.”

Cameron Shirley, MBU Chief of Staff, Moderates Local Symposium

Cameron Shirley

Cameron Shirley, MBU’s chief of staff who joined the university’s executive team with the arrival of President Jeff Stein, recently moderated a panel at the The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library-Stuart Hall School Student Research Symposium.

Shirley’s panel focused on LGBTQ and Women’s Issues in an event centered on the time period of 1912-22 (roughly corresponding with Wilson’s years in office).