June 1-3, 2018
Celebrating all classes ending in 3 or 8 and the class of 2016!
Thank you, alumnae, for a fantastic weekend. More than 441 alumnae and friends came home to Hollins to celebrate Reunion 2018!
|Distinguished Alumnae Awards||Volunteer Awards||Reunion Class Giving Awards|
- Photo Gallery – coming soon!
- Search #hollinsreunion on social media
- 50th Reunion Remarks by Sally White ’68
- 25th Reunion Remarks by Punky Brick ’93
- Worship Service Sermon by Rev. Jan Fuller ’78
REUNION AWARD WINNERS
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNAE AWARDS
broad and inspiring personal or career achievements, volunteer service, or contributions to society
Brooke Ann Morrow ’78: Brooke is one of seven principal owners of New South Capital Management, a company her brother founded in 1985 and which she joined in 1987. Brooke is an Emeritus Trustee of Hollins, a Hollins Medal recipient, and served on the Women Who Are Going Places capital campaign cabinet from 2003-2010. She is a member of the Ambassadors Circle, has hosted Hollins events in Memphis, and was a member of the Alumnae Web Task Force. Brooke has received the Levavi Oculos Award.
Margaret “Cameron” McDonald Vowell ’68
As an exemplary volunteer and as an often heralded non-profit management professional, Cameron Vowell has had a lasting and highly inspirational impact on her city, Birmingham, and her state, Alabama. Cameron’s volunteer service to Hollins has also been commendable. She served on the Board of Trustees (2004-2012), has hosted alumnae/alumni events in Birmingham, and was a class fund chair for twelve years.
DISTINGUISHED YOUNG ALUMNAE AWARD
recognizing a member of the 5th, 10th, or 15th Reunion Year Class, with extraordinary accomplishments after graduation
Nicole Oxendine ’03
Nicole is the founder of Empower Dance Studio. She has dedicated her life to teaching and mentoring children and teenagers. She currently serves on the board of directors at North Carolina Arts in Action and the Carolina Theater of Durham. In 2014 she was named Spectacular Magazine’s Woman of the Year in the category of Emerging Leader. in 2016 The Durham Business and Professional Chain presented her with the New Business Award.
THE RATH AWARD
for extraordinary participation in the life of Hollins
E. Julia “Judy” Lambeth ’78
Judy joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and was elected chair in 2015. Her four-year tenure as chair of the Board of Trustees included a wildly successful presidential search, a major fundraising campaign, a year-long celebration of Hollins’ 175th anniversary, and President Lawrence’s inauguration. She has served as reunion gift chair, referred prospective students, volunteered with the career center, hosted students in her workplace, and sponsored Hollins events in North Carolina.
HOLLINS AWARD FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE (HAVE)
Kelsey Breanna DeForest ’13
Since graduating, she has been active in a number of young professional organizations and has loved staying engaged with Hollins. She has served as class fund chair, reunion gift chair, she is the first Miss Matty’s Circle Chair, and most recently she has become the youngest member of the Heritage Society. After completing eight internships as a student she has found her passion as an alumna in helping students at Hollins lead lives of consequence through her involvement with Hollins career development center. She has served on the New York City J-Term planning committee, arranged internships, and participated in Super Saturday. She has served as a Hollins mentor and has twice volunteered her time to participate in the Career Connection Conference.
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
for superior athletic accomplishments at Hollins; sportsmanship, character, and leadership
Caroline McGehee Pascual ’98
Caroline has demonstrated a life-long dedication to physical health and wellness. She graduated summa cum laude from Hollins with a B.A. in Art History. She played on the Lacrosse team for 4 years and served as the Team Captain. Since graduating from Hollins, Caroline has been a dedicated endurance athlete, completing multiple marathons, trail races, and triathlons, including an Ironman in Louisville, KY in 2015. Professionally, Caroline made good use of her Art History degree by going back to school for nursing. After a brief stint as a hospital nurse, Caroline left the traditional medical field to help clients in preventive health and wellness. She is currently in-process of establishing an independent Health Coaching practice with a focus on cultivating a more sustainable, compassionate and sane relationship with food, exercise, and the body. Caroline lives with her husband Perry and two children, Henry and Norah, and dog Deacon in Richmond, VA
Catherine “Cathy” Strause Plotkin ’68
Cathy graduated from Hollins with an English degree. While at Hollins, she was not only a part of the Hollins tennis team but also the SGA treasurer, vice-president, and president in her four years. She was also a member of ADA and the Hollins Columns. Before her time at Hollins, Cathy was introduced to sports at an early age being born into an athletic family. Her parents golfed while she picked up tennis and she carried both throughout her life and schooling. After Hollins, she taught high school English before deciding to become a full-time mother. Cathy picked up playing tennis again once her two sons were in school. She started at the C level in the Richmond Suburban Tennis League and worked her way up to the championship level. After her success in tennis, she moved to golf which was easier on her knees and for spending time with family. She has been a member of the Richmond Women’s Golf Association since 2001 and has competed in many of the events. She has also served on many boards such as the United Way of Greater Richmond, the Massey Cancer Center, and the Richmond Jewish Foundation just to name a few.
Now Cathy is living in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently co-chairing the Class of ‘68 Fiftieth Reunion with Louisa Condon Barrett, playing some golf, and enjoying her family. She has her two sons, Daughter-in-law, and twin granddaughters to spend time with and take joy in.
The 1977 Field Hockey Team
Seniors Ruth Hoerr Moutlon ’78, captain, Catherine Stieff Gotschall ’78*
Sophomores Margaret Cregor Bell ’80, Marcia Dowdy Coe ’80, Clay Dudley Evans ’80, Holly Gray ’80, Margaret Annesley Hayne ’80
Lesslie Preston Jeanes ’80*, Susan Tuttle Lummis ’80, Kristina Nassikas Matsch ’80, J. Cary Brannock Milley ’80, Catherine McCrory Rowley ’80
Elizabeth Salmon Simons ’80, Margaret “Peggy” Brooks Tucker ’80, Janet Horsely Willis ’80, Mary Yarnall ’80*
Juniors Nancy Novak Curran ’79*, Patricia Lowman Dailey ’79, Leslie Blankin Lane ’79*, Claire Ward ’79
First-Years Toni Smith Berns ’81, Victoria Graham Chadick ’81, Sally Peters DuBose ’81, Jane Applegate Gallup ’81, Frances Valentine Massey ’81
Camille Adams Mueller ’81, Beth Wyker Nissen ’81
*denotes those who are current members of the Hollins Athletic Hall of Fame
REUNION CLASS GIVING AWARDS
Reunion is the time when alumnae honor the anniversary of earning their degree, their classmates, and their alma mater by making a special reunion gift. Alumnae volunteers fundraise among their classmates to raise the largest gift and encourage the highest class participation. Alumnae participation in giving is a factor in grant applications and college rankings, as well as class and school spirit.
Hollins Rock Award
For the class among the ten most recent classes with the highest Hollins Fund participation.
Class of 2013 with 28%
Catherine Orgill West ’51 Award
For the class with the highest participation in giving to Hollins Fund.
Class of 1958 with 62%
Tinker Mountain Award
For the class with the largest total gift to the Hollins Fund.
Class of 1968 with $765,368
President Nancy Oliver Gray Award
For the class with the highest total giving to Hollins for all purposes.
Class of 1958 with $2,757,363