Reunion 2015

May 29 – 31, 2015


Celebrating all classes ending in 5 or 0, and the class of 2013.

Registration CLOSES after Friday, May 22. After May 22, you must register in person at reunion check-in.

Come home to reminisce with old friends, explore Hollins today, and celebrate the connections that we all share. The entire Hollins family, regardless of class year, is invited to return and bring their families.

Reunion Weekend Highlights:

Je ne regrette rien: 60 years of Hollins Abroad-Paris

Jean Fallon, Berry Professor of Liberal Arts and professor of French, reads excerpts from her collection of Paris abroad alumnae memories. Fallon weaves together a detailed history of the hallmark program through these recollections. Kirsten McKinney, director of international programs, will give an overview of the evolution of Hollins’ Abroad programs.

Saturday, May 30, 2:30 – 3:30 pm. You are also invited to:

  • High Tea, Saturday, May 30, 4 pm. (this event is FULL)
  • French Wine Reception, Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm.

Hollins Then & Now

Discussion panel with Hollins president Nancy Oliver Gray, former president Paula P. Brownlee, and former chair of the board of trustees Anna Logan Lawson ’65, M.A. ’70. Current and former Hollins leaders reflect on the global and national social issues of the 1960s to today, and how they have impacted our campus. Saturday, May 30, 1:30 pm.


Friday afternoon’s alumnae panel will feature a spectrum of distinguished alumnae who will reflect upon their Hollins Abroad experience and how it impacted their lives. Friday, May 29, 4 pm. Panelists:

  • Mary K. Ralph Gaillard ’60
  • Florida Smith Ellis ’65
  • Betsy Akers Crawford ’70
  • Elizabeth Goodman Pritchard ’80, moderator
  • Elizabeth Brownlee Kolmstetter ’85
  • Antoinette Hillian ’00


A challenge is on for Reunion 2015 class year alumnae: we encourage you to participate in the Race to Reunion by referring a high school student of any age by May 30, 2015, to Hollins. Your goal: 200 new referrals. The Reunion class that refers the most students will be announced at the Alumnae Celebration on Saturday, May 30, and win the Race! If your referral is received before the student’s admission to Hollins, she will receive a one-time $500 tuition grant. Encourage her to visit our beautiful campus, which could earn her an additional $500 Campus Visit Grant. Refer a student today!