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New BW Facebook groups unite community

graphic of 1990s quotes about campus lifeHive. Stinger. Con. Malicky.

The people, places and events of Baldwin Wallace are familiar and memorable. It's where students met their best friends, waved to favorite profs and gathered with teams for photos.

BW is bringing back favorite memories and connections through the launching of its Official Baldwin Wallace University Community Facebook Group.

BW Facebook group - So many reasons to join

"Across the decades, BW is part of who we are. And though time, spirit wear and classrooms may change, our YJ4L feelings of pride and joy remain," noted Rebecca Sinatra '12, MBA '20, the BW senior director of engagement.

"We created a special space just for the BW community - a Facebook group where alumni, faculty, staff and friends can share ideas, post pics and talk with other YJ4L," continued Sinatra.

"It's a social group, but so much more. It's an opportunity for meeting new people, networking, reconnecting with friends and professors, as well learning what's new at BW. We like to think of it as a forever reunion of BW's past, present and future," she went on to say.

'90s grads - Join this growing group

FUBU. Furbies. Macarena. Google.

While pop culture made the '90s memorable, BW had its own version of decade fun. With Neal Malicky as president and May Day as a don't-miss tradition, campus life had an exciting vibe of activity and special people.

"The BW '90s Facebook Group is a huge success," said Sinatra. "They are posting so many things about campus life back then. There is a lot of momentum, and it's exciting. But this is only the start. We plan to launch more opportunities for all alumni to engage with BW in many ways.

While both groups are supported by BW staff, they have come to life quickly thanks to student and alumni moderators who generously stepped up to help facilitate the online gathering spaces.

"For all our YJ4L - great things are happening at BW. We want everyone to share the spirit, get involved and be a part of our community. We have 175 years of remarkable history that includes every one of us. Together, we are amazing, and the future is bright," emphasized Sinatra.

photo collage of BW 1990s pics

Top, left to right: Women's softball (1991); BW international students (1989-90); May Day chariot race (1995) Bottom: Sorority members after rush on Bid Day (1992)

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