Celebrating 35 Years of PEG


Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG) Alumni Community

Welcome PEG alumni to your community page! This page will be updated with events, news, and general information regarding the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and its associated alumni programs here at Mary Baldwin University. We look forward to staying connecting with you!


35 Years of PEG

PEG is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the 2020-2021 academic year! There are many opportunities to connect with fellow alumni during this year of celebration. Please join us by engaging in one or all of the following ways:

PEG 35th Virtual Social

PEG Students on CouchJoin fellow PEG alumni at a special virtual social event to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. Alumni will be joined by Provost Ty Buckman, Program Directors Carla Van Devander and Christy Baker, along with other University administration.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ET



Digital Scrapbook

Collage of PEG photosHelp us build a digital scrapbook celebrating PEG over the past 35 and the accomplishments of its alumni. Fill out the form below to let us know where you are, what you're doing now, and how we can best serve you in the future. You can also submit your favorite photos from your time in PEG or at a PEG alumni gathering/event.




Search the Online Directory

PEG students sitting in conversationThe new Mary Baldwin Alumni Connections website offers the capability to search for your classmates and fellow PEG alumni through the online directory. Sign up in the Online Community and start re-connecting today!




Homecoming 2021

Campus in springCelebrate the 35th Anniversary virtually during Homecoming 2021, June 4-6. We will have a special PEG Reunion event during the weekend of activities, along with several ways for PEG alumni to connect.




A word from your Program Directors

"We are excited to celebrate 35 years of the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, where bright, motivated young students can fully embrace their true selves. Our vibrant community continues to nurture tomorrow’s leaders and prepare them for an ever-changing world. At PEG, gifted students can spread their wings and hone the skills necessary to make a difference. We are honored to be a part of their journey."

Carla Van Devander headshot


Carla Van Devander, MEd

Director, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted


Christy Baker headshot

Christy Baker

Associate Director, Program for the Exceptionally Gifted



PEG in the News

PEG Student, Alexandra Wright

Current PEG: Alexandra Wright

Sophomore, Alexandra Wright, is the Founder and CEO of Cool Kids Science RVA. Tune in to hear Alexandra's podcast interview with #DivasThatCare host Candace Gish.


Paula and Rachel Krosky

Paula '92 and Rachel Krosky '21

Mother and daughter pair, Paula and Rachel Krosky, share a special bond and experience through Mary Baldwin University's Program for the Exceptionally Gifted.


Dorie Clark '97

Dorie Clark '97

Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You and Reinventing You, speaks to the spring 2019 graduating class at Mary Baldwin University.


PEG Student, Colette Levens

Current PEG: Colette Levens '21

Applied math major, Colette Levens, receives invitation from NASA to attend the launch of the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2).


Corinne Weeks '18

Corinne Weeks '18

PEG alumna, Corinne Weeks, was offered a full ride scholarship to nine prestigous graduates schools prior to her commencement in 2018.


Christian Peele '05

Christian Peele '05

Christian Peele is an executive, consultant and ordained minister, and served as deputy director for White House operations. She delivered the commencement address to the Class of 2015.


First PEG class

PEG 25th Anniversary Feature

PEG celebrated the 25th anniversary of the program in 2010. Learn more about this historic milestone featured in the Mary Baldwin magazine.


Quick Facts

1842 1842 University Founding
WWII WWII Time of First Apple Day Celebration
19,000 17,000 Number of Living Alumni Worldwide