Mary Baldwin University Alumni Association Awards

 

The Awards Program

Mary Baldwin University alumni are extraordinary, and their accomplishments benefit both society and the university. To celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni, recipients of Alumni Association Awards are nominated by Mary Baldwin University alumni and the greater MBU community.

No more than two awards in each category will be given each year, with the exception of the Emily Smith Medallion, for which there is no such restriction. Awards are historically presented during Reunion Weekend.

Emily Vance Pancake Smith Medallion

Named in honor of distinguished Mary Baldwin alum Emily Vance Pancake Smith 1906, this award was created by the Mary Baldwin Board of Trustees in 1964 to recognize alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the college, their churches, communities, and beyond. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association.

 

List of Awards

Career Achievement Award

This award was created in 1986 by the Mary Baldwin University Alumni Association and recognizes alumni whose outstanding career performance demonstrates the value of a liberal arts education, serves as an inspiration for current students, and brings distinction to the university and alumni.

Service to Community of Faith Award

This award was created in 1986 by the MBU Alumni Association and honors alumni who have provided distinguished service to their faith and spiritual communities, recognizing the close and important relationship that has existed between the university and the Presbyterian Church since the university’s founding.

Service to Community Award

This award was created in 1986 by the Mary Baldwin University Alumni Association and recognizes alumni who provide distinguished and outstanding volunteer service to their communities and bring honor to their alma mater through their activities.

Emily Wirsing Kelly Leadership Award

Named in honor of Emily Wirsing Kelly ’63, this award was created in 1986 by the Mary Baldwin University Alumni Association and honors alumni who have demonstrated outstanding service and excellence in leadership on behalf of Mary Baldwin University.

Mary Baldwin Hall of Fame (Athletics)

This award was created by the Mary Baldwin University Athletics Advisory Board and recognizes superior athletic achievement, leadership, and team contributions evidenced by post-season honors such as All-American, All-State, All-conference, etc.; record-setting performances; winning individual/team championships; achievement in the field of athletics outside of MBU; and support for MBU Athletics. To nominate an alum for the Hall of Fame, please fill out this nomination form.

Nomination Information

The nomination form will be coming soon. We will not be taking nominations in 2020-2021, in order to honor the 2020 recipients at Homecoming 2021, June 4-6 who did not get recognized in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and event cancellation.

 

Quick Facts

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