Madeline Aliff, Senior Admission Counselor
Territories: Idaho, Kansas, North Carolina, 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 ’12, Horizon Program Director and 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, Director of Admission
Territories: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, Tennessee, Blacksburg, Va., Charlottesville, Va.
Raised in the Roanoke Valley, Ashley is a 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia. She received her M.A.L.S. from Hollins in 2013 and is currently pursuing 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 Farmer’s Market, local live music, and boutiques in her hometown.
Chloe Landon, Senior Admission Counselor
Territories: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont; 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, Receptionist and Campus Visit Coordinator
Samantha Polito ’07, Admission Counselor and Events Coordinator
Territories: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Halifax, Va., Martinsville, Va.
Samantha is a 2007 graduate of Hollins, where she majored in communication studies. A Roanoke native, she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and spending time with friends, family, and her golden retriever, Bella.
Kaitlin Shreckhise, Admission Counselor
Territories: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Wyoming
Kaitlin graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in English from Virginia Tech. She then attended graduate school at Radford University, receiving a M.S. in corporate and professional communication in 2015. In her spare time, Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, as well as continuing her lifelong passion of dance. Kaitlin is excited to introduce young women to the many opportunities Hollins has to offer, as well as to beautiful southwest Virginia.
Ally Spaulding ’14, Admission Counselor
Territories: District of Columbia, Delaware, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, 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 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: California, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Alexandria, 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.
Nikki Williams ’98, M.A.L.S. ’13, Senior Director of Enrollment Management
Territories: Richmond, Va., Roanoke, Va.
Nikki is a Roanoke native and attended William Byrd High School. She graduated from Hollins with a B.A. in communication studies in 1998 and again with a M.A.L.S. degree in 2013. Nikki is currently pursuing her Ed.D.in educational leadership. Nikki enjoys reading, riding horses, and spending time with her two young sons. Nikki has been a part of the Hollins community for 11 years.