Meet Our Team

Jason D. Hamilton, 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.

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

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.

Meghan Bray, Admission Counselor and Events Coordinator

Territories:  Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Halifax, Va., Martinsville, 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.

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 Farmers Market, local live music, and boutiques in her hometown.

Chloe Landon, Senior Admission Counselor

Territories: Georgia, 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

Rena Musyt, Receptionist and Campus Visit Coordinator

Ally Spaulding ’14, Admission Counselor

Territories: District of Columbia, Delaware, Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, 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

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 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.