graduated from MBC in 2001. I have been reading
these “ratings” and must admit that I am shocked and
saddened by many of them. Perhaps the school has
changed, but this MBC sounds nothing like my MBC.
I was all angst-y when I was there, too.
I think most girls are at that time in their
lives. Mary Baldwin was more stringent than other schools.
We did have rules about when male visitors would
enter buildings. I hated that---at first. Then I
visited some all-male colleges and realized that I liked not
waking up to drunk guys stumbling down hallways in the
middle of the night. By the time we were
seniors and able to have men in the dorm at
any time, we didn't want them there because we had
learned that (1) having guys in the dorm is not
all it's cracked up to be and (2)we had more
important things to do. Cherish those guy free moments---believe
me---I have a guy around me all the time now,
and it's gross!
Mary Baldwin created a sense of sisterhood
between us girls. We watched out for one another
and lifted each other up when things got tough (Life
lesson---guys DON'T do that). I miss MBC so much!
I miss hanging out with my friends on the
lower porch of McClung (I don't even think it's still
there!) and climbing that ridiculous mountain in the freezing cold!
I terms of education---I really feel like MBC
provided me with a great education! I entered my
field of teaching with confidence and have had nothing but
positive evaluations. In fact, I got my current job
simply on the mention of MBC. The woman who
hired me stated that she had seen MBC teachers before
and they always demonstrated great creativity, professionalism, and knowledge in
the classroom. I interviewed for about 20 minutes before
MBC came up in conversation and immediately after mentioning the
school, I was hired on the spot (and I live
in South Carolina, so word travels).
My best advice...know what
you are looking for and see every experience as a
lesson in life. The tough times (when you have
to leave your boyfriend in the car because it's 12:01AM
and he's not allowed in the dorm) may be an
unseen blessing and will most certainly be a great story
:) Good luck in your choices!