From left to right: Former Trustee and hostess Peggy Carr ’67, President Pamela R. Fox, hostess Randi Halsell ’65, and Vice President of University Advancement Chuck Davis in Dallas, Texas.
MBU Leadership Tours Texas, Highlights Success
Paying a visit to the university’s alumni networks in Houston and Dallas, MBU leadership shared updates on Mary Baldwin’s success and visions for empowering the university’s future. The Texas tour aimed to garner collective participation and support for MBU Empowers, Mary Baldwin’s comprehensive campaign that directly supports students through scholarships, academics, and programming.
Together, Fox and Davis attended a Dallas luncheon, hosted by former Trustee Peggy Carr ’67 and Randi Halsell ’65. The sizable gathering of local alumni and donors provided an opportunity to celebrate Mary Baldwin’s continued growth. Presentations by Fox and Davis reviewed the status of the university’s philanthropic and strategic goals.
In her remarks, Fox offered snapshots of the institution’s unique and long-lasting impact, including the launch of the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program at the Murphy Deming College for Health Sciences, updates on enrollment and the university’s budget, the latest from student organizations, and plans to grow MBU Online.
The Dallas luncheon also honored the multi-generational legacy of Mary Baldwin alumnae and sisters, Margaret Hunt Hill ’37 and Caroline Rose Hunt ’43.
“Both women were instrumental in building the institution as we know it today,” Davis explained. “The Dallas event was intended to honor both of these outstanding women and Dallas civic community leaders.”
As the founder of the university’s Presidential Advisory Council and former member of the Board of Trustees, Caroline Rose Hunt was an integral supporter of Mary Baldwin in Dallas. For many years, events held at Hunt’s Texas properties brought alumni and Mary Baldwin leaders together to discuss the state of the institution. This year’s luncheon carried that tradition forward.
President Pamela Fox (right) pictured in Dallas with Heather Hill Washburne ’94, former member of MBU’s Board of Trustees, granddaughter of Margaret Hunt Hill ’37, and grandniece of Caroline Rose Hill ’43.
University supporter and entrepreneur Paula Stephens Lambert ’65 seated among fellow alumni at the Dallas event in March.
In Houston, there was enthusiastic interest in the university’s current events and programs, as well as its plans for the future. Davis noted that his updates on academic offerings at the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, particularly the new doctoral program in nursing, generated buzz and positive reactions among guests.
Cynthia Wier ‘68 and her husband, Tom, were in attendance at the Houston event, joining a core group of committed Mary Baldwin alumni and friends. The Wiers are longtime supporters of the institution and have developed personal connections to its students, like Astrid Salarda ‘14, who was also present.
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