Mary Baldwin Center Provides Additional Educational Opportunities for Adult Students

Published: August 18, 2008

A unique educational partnership between Thomas Nelson Community College and the Mary Baldwin College (MBC) Adult Degree Program is giving Peninsula residents the opportunity to pursue their education at the four-year college. The first 10 students to enroll at MBC’s newest regional center at TNCC will start taking classes this fall semester. The deadline to apply for admission is August 15.

Mary Baldwin College opened its sixth center for adult and graduate studies at TNCC last fall. Dr. Jean Fleming is the Center’s Director and Academic Advisor. She is available full time to help students plan and achieve their higher education goals. Courses are offered through independent study, online, and in group classes locally so that students can complete their degrees without leaving the area.

Admission to Mary Baldwin is guaranteed for students who complete their associate’s degree with a 2.5 grade point average. Articulation agreements have been approved between Mary Baldwin and TNCC to ease student transfer in degrees for Business Administration and Teacher Education, as well as for meeting General Education requirements. MBC offers over 20 liberal arts majors and minors including history, political science, religious studies, psychology, and health care administration. Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure is also available, along with certificate programs including Long Term Care Administration, Leadership Studies, Human Resource Management, and Marketing. MBC is in the process of adding a Bachelor of Social Work to its degree offerings.

“Mary Baldwin offers a traditional education in a non-traditional way,” said Dr. Fleming. “We are here to help students achieve their academic goals by offering a high quality education from a leading liberal arts college, with personalized attention and flexible learning options that support the adult lifestyle.”

Joyce Johnson, Dean of Student Development at the TNCC Hampton campus said, “This is a win-win partnership for TNCC students and MBC. TNCC strives to provide students with as many transferable opportunities as possible. A guarantee of transfer of credit to MBC and an on-site academic counselor is critical to help our students plan their education.”

For information about how to apply and enroll for classes through MBC this fall, please contact Dr. Jean Fleming at 825-2723 or e-mail her at For general information about MBC visit

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Comment from renee riley - June 6, 2011 at 9:56 am

I am intrested in Spanish classes for adults perhaps in the evening. And possibly psychology classes or some nursing support classes. I am already an RN but could use some refresher class if available. Thank you…. Renee’ Riley