The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale ’75, one of America’s most dynamic pastors, was the guest speaker at Hollins’ 173rd Commencement Exercises. A total of 218 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees.
Hollins has received a financial commitment of $6.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. James McDonnell III to fund renovations to the university’s Dana Science Building and Hollins Theatre, and expand the number of faculty in the theatre and playwriting programs.
Hollins playwrights Meredith Dayna Levy, Wendy-Marie Martin, and Anne G’Fellers Mason will be featured at Atlantic Stage’s Fourth Annual New Voices Playfest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Elizabeth Dulemba, who teaches picture book design in both the certificate in children’s book illustration and the M.F.A. in children’s book writing and illustrating programs, has received a Green Earth Book Award Honor for “A Bird on Water Street.”
The noted primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall presented “Sowing the Seeds of Hope” before a capacity audience of students, faculty, staff, and the general public on April 20.
Nine undergraduate students won awards at the annual Hollins Student Conference, held on April 11.
Nancy Lublin helped transform DoSomething.org into one of America’s largest youth organizations and will share how her approach to business, teens, and technology has transcended the not-for-profit world at Hollins’ annual C3 on October 19.
Ready…Set…SHOP! The Hollins Bookstore has opened its new website for online purchases and features “revived tried-and-true classics, as well as new items for students, alumnae, and friends of Hollins.”
Hollins University’s Wilson Museum has named Jenine Culligan, senior curator at the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia, as its new director. She begins her duties May 4.
To help current Sweet Briar College students determine which college or university would be the right fit for them as they make plans to continue and complete their education, Hollins University is hosting four open house sessions between March 6 – 15.