Hollins is paying tribute to one of its best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors by establishing a literary award in her name.
Professor of Spanish Alison Ridley and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Vladimir Bratic received the Roberta A. Stewart Service Award and the Herta T. Freitag Faculty Legacy Award, respectively.
Hollins captured the Ethics Bowl championship in 2014 and will once again compete against other student teams from Virginia’s leading independent colleges and universities.
Lange, who has enjoyed a distinguished career in education, is retiring as superintendent of Roanoke County Public Schools in June. The 2012 Virginia Superintendent of the Year brings her knowledge and expertise to Hollins the following month.
Hollins and 14 other private nonprofit colleges in Virginia will engage in a three-year program designed to help them navigate the complex legal, regulatory, and technical challenges associated with installing solar systems, leverage group purchasing power to achieve price reductions for hardware and installation services, and create a learning network accessible by other organizations considering solar power.
LeeRay Costa, who teaches gender and women’s studies and anthropology at Hollins, says she is “eager to understand Cuban perspectives on women’s and LGBT rights, race relations, environmental sustainability, and food justice.”
The January 27 event is intended to promote discussions in and among local college communities about equal rights and the need to continue to build “the beloved community” espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In recognition of King’s life and work, members of the campus community will present poems, songs, and original works and then engage in volunteer activities with several Roanoke Valley non-profit organizations.
A 1975 graduate of Hollins, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale is founding and senior pastor of Georgia’s Ray of Hope Christian Church and has been hailed for her leadership, integrity, and compassion.
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