Read these "12 Reasons to Attend a Women's College" to begin or continue a conversation with prospective students about Hollins.
Enjoy our quarterly email newsletter about the role of alumnae in the recruitment of future Hollins women:
You can make a difference in Hollins' future by becoming involved in the admission effort.
If your referral is received before she is admitted to Hollins, the student you refer will receive a $500 scholarship toward her first year's tuition!
If you are interested in becoming involved in alumnae admission efforts, contact Alumnae Recruitment Coordinator Ashley Browning directly at 540-362-6210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumnae Admission volunteers strive to assure the character, quality, and diversity of the student body by encouraging bright, talented students to apply for admission and attend Hollins. By sharing their own experiences, alumnae volunteers help students get to know Hollins a little better.
(Photo: Mariana Denke Lenox '05 representing Hollins at a college fair in Texas.)
A volunteer may choose to become involved with one or more of the following activities:
Alumnae are by far Hollins' most persuasive and effective recruiters. The Alumnae Association encourages alumnae referrals by offering the Alumnae Recognition Scholarship. If your referral is received prior to a student’s admission and she enrolls at Hollins, she will receive a one-time $500 tuition grant.
Think about all the young women you know who would benefit from a Hollins education- daughters, granddaughters, babysitters, neighbors, and family friends! Year after year students tell us they first heard of Hollins through an alumna.
The Office of Admission hosts several Open Houses each year for prospective students and their families. We also welcome students to call for customized visits during the week and on Saturday mornings.
Our summer programs are another way to give girls a taste of Hollins life.
Contacting students at important times during the admission process is vital to our success. Consider volunteering to talk with prospective students about applying to Hollins, congratulating them on their acceptance, or encouraging them to enroll.
Students in your area who have not been able to visit campus may be interested in an information session with an alumna. These are informal meetings with students to answer their questions, tell them about Hollins, and learn about their interests. Sessions typically last about an hour.
College Fairs are opportunities for us to share information with prospective students and their families. Fairs normally occur in the fall and spring, usually in the evenings during the week or on Sunday afternoons. College fairs typically last for two hours.
Prospective students and their parents often benefit from gatherings with alumnae and current students during the admission process. Events to encourage enrollment are often held in March or April, while "send-off" parties are typically held in mid- to late-August as the students and parents prepare for their first year. Gatherings might be as informal as backyard barbecues, simple desserts and coffee, or dinner at local restaurant.
Alumnae can encourage creative writing students at their local high schools to consider Hollins by presenting a Hollins Book Award. Awarded based on academic excellence and demonstrated interest in creative writing, a recipient will receive a copy of a book written by a Hollins author and a $250 certificate toward Hollinsummer. For more information, please contact Ashley Browning at email@example.com or 540-362-6210.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admission at (800) 456-9595 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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