Meet Our Team

Jason D. Hamilton, M.B.A., Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Jason previously was executive director of the Arkansas Commitment Program, a non-profit organization that identifies and develops academically talented African-American high school students and helps them acquire the education and experience necessary to become leaders in the community and society at large. Prior to heading Arkansas Commitment, he was director of admission at Sewanee: The University of the South in Tennessee. He is a 1995 graduate of Sewanee, and holds an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Territory: Richmond, Va.

Madeline Aliff, Assistant Director of Recruitment

Territories: North Carolina (Coastal Plains, East Central NC, Research Triangle, Sand Hills),  Poquoson, Va., Tidewater, Va.

Madeline was raised in the Roanoke Valley and is a 2012 graduate of Roanoke College. She received her B.S. in chemistry with a minor in communication studies. She is now working toward her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at Hollins. During her spare time, Madeline enjoys spending time with her friends and family, shopping downtown, and cuddling with her cats. Madeline is excited to get to know future Hollins women and show them the many opportunities that are available at Hollins.

Mary Ellen Apgar

Mary Ellen Apgar ’12, Horizon Program Director and Transfer Coordinator

Territories: Horizon and transfer students

Mary Ellen is a 2012 graduate of Hollins with a B.A. in history. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, acting, and volunteering in the Roanoke community. Mary Ellen is a Roanoke native, and loves that she can remain at her alma mater and help other women discover the amazing opportunities at Hollins.

Ashley Browning, M.A.L.S. ’13, Ed.D., Director of Admission

Territories:  Roanoke, Va.; Arizona, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah

Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia. She joined the Hollins community in 2008, receiving her M.A.L.S. from Hollins in 2013. In 2016, Ashley earned an Ed.D. in higher education leadership and policy through Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Whether she’s picnicking on the parkway or floating on the James River, Ashley enjoys being outside with her husband and dogs, taking in the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashley is always excited to share the beauty of the Hollins campus with prospective students, and enjoys helping families discover staples of the Roanoke community, like the historic Farmers Market, local live music, and boutiques.

Kianna Davis, Admission Counselor

Territories:  Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina (North Piedmont, South Piedmont, Western NC), South Carolina

Kianna is a Roanoke native and a 2013 graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She received her B.S. in business administration, concentrated in management and marketing, and was highly involved in community service organizations on campus. In her spare time, Kianna enjoys attending baseball games and festivals with her mother, as well as baking, dancing, shopping at local boutiques, and spending time with her puggle. Kianna comes from a long line of Hollins women, including her mother, and is excited to share her love of Roanoke and the Hollins community with others.

Chloe Landon, Assistant Director of International Recruitment

Territories: Connecticut, Nevada, New Hampshire,  New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Vermont, Charlottesville, Va.; International

Chloe graduated in May 2013 from Rivier University with a B.A. in sociology. After graduation Chloe moved from New England to Roanoke. She loves the rich history of the state and enjoys learning new things about Virginia and Roanoke every day. She spends a lot of her time exploring the area by hiking, going to the many museums in the area, and shopping downtown. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys introducing young women to Hollins and the many wonderful opportunities that are available at Hollins.

Rena Musyt

Rena Musyt, Receptionist and Campus Visit Coordinator

Meghan Bray Richardson

Meghan Richardson, Admission Counselor and Events Coordinator

Territories:  Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Blacksburg, Va., Martinsville, Va., Southside, Va.

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Meghan graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in studio art from Oakland University in Michigan. While at Oakland, she played varsity volleyball for four years. After graduating, she moved to Roanoke and loves to explore the city and all that it has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, running, keeping active outdoors, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats, Ronald and Toothless.

Ally Spaulding ’14, Admission Counselor

Territories:  Alabama, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

Ally is a 2014 graduate of Hollins with a B.A. in communication studies. Originally from Sewanee, Tennessee, she loves the mountains and is thrilled to settle in the Blue Ridge once more. After involvement in student government, the Hollins Activity Board, and Near East Fine Arts (NEFA), it was only a matter of time before she returned to campus. She enjoys politics, concerts, painting, and cooking for friends and family. Ally is thrilled to share her love for Hollins with future students.

Mollyemma Teague ’13, Admission Counselor

Territories:  Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wyoming, Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Va., Arlington, Va., Fairfax, Va., Fredericksburg, Va.

Mollyemma graduated from Hollins University in 2013 with a degree in creative writing and film studies. She is very passionate about travel, music, and education. Mollyemma is delighted to have the opportunity to introduce young women to Hollins.