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Video from President

President Gray invites you to come home to Hollins for Reunion 2014. Watch her video invitation:


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50th Reunion: Class of '64

Hollins 1964 50th Reunion

Watch this terrific video created by the class of 1964 in celebration of their special 50th reunion! And, class of '64, we look forward to welcoming you back to Hollins for your special reunion.


Race To Reunion

Your referrals of talented students have a direct impact on both the quality and quantity of the next class of Hollins women. Refer a student by May 30 and your class may win the Race to Reunion!





“Every five years your feet need to touch Front Quad to recalibrate.”

- Sarah Achenbach '88





Hollins Reunion 2014: May 30 - June 1, 2014

Hollins Reunion 2014: May 30-June 1


Reunion 2014 will celebrate all classes ending in 4 or 9 and the class of 2012 - but the entire Hollins family, regardless of class year, is invited to return
and bring their families.




Schedule of Events Pricing
Important Info/Hotels Class Giving Awards - who will win?
Distinguished Alumnae Awards Special Events
Reunion Chairs and Gift Chairs Class Facebook pages/groups
Donate your gently used business attire to Hollins students when you come to Reunion Future reunion dates

Special Events

Reunion 2014 will be a wonderful time to reconnect with friends and bask in the serene beauty of the Hollins campus. During the weekend, don't miss these special events:

Draw Near: Alumna Art Exhibition and Conversation

Susan Cofer, Levavi Oculos, 2009. Colored pencil on paper, 10 x 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Draw Near is the first career survey of drawings by Atlanta-based artist Susan Cofer '64, and features over sixty drawings dating from 1975 to the present day, all of which demonstrate Cofer's painstakingly delicate technique and attentive eye to landscape and topography.

Please join us for a conversation wtih the artist and her classmate Suzanne Taylor '64, Saturday, May 31, 2 pm, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.

High Note: Alumna Performances

Helena Brown '12

Florence Fowler Peacock '59

Mezzo-soprano Helena Brown '12 will be a Studio Artist with Chautauqua Opera for the summer 2014 season. She has been acclaimed by Voce di meche for having a "stunningly large round sound" and by the New York Times for having sung "attractively... especially in her duskier moments as Queen Jezebel" in Elijah at the Manhattan School of Music. 

Internationally renowned soprano soloist, Florence Peacock '59, will perform a selection of pieces in celebration of the groundbreaking for the Peacock Terrace at Bradley Hall.

Friday, May 30, 7:30 pm, Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley Hall.

Expressions of Experience: Alumnae Panel

Friday afternoon's alumnae panel will feature a spectrum of distinguished alumnae who will reflect upon their Hollins experience and how it has impacted their lives.

Friday, May 30, 3:30 pm.

Athletic Hall of Fame

You are invited to the Reunion 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, to celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the Hall of Fame members, student-athletes, and the growth of the intercollegiate athletic program.

Saturday, May 31, 5 pm

Distinguished Alumnae Award
Hollins is pleased to present the Distinguished Alumnae Award during Reunion 2014 weekend, at the Saturday, May 31, Alumnae Celebration in duPont Chapel at 10 am. Awardees will include the following:

Evelyn Dickenson Swensson '49 is a prolific composer, having conducted over eighty productions including thirty for OperaDelaware at Wilmington's Grand Opera House. During her ground breaking forty year career as a composer and conductor for OperaDelaware and Delaware Children’s Theatre, she wrote twelve musicals in twelve years, including The Enormous Egg, The Adventures of Beatrix Potter, and Anne of Green Gables.

Georgia Berner '64 is owner and CEO of Berner International Corporation and Berner Energy Recovery, Inc., both are privately held companies focused on indoor air quality and energy conservation.  She is a recognized advocate for energy conservation, social programs and philanthropy in Pennsylvania, as well as nationally. 

Distinguished Young Alumna Award recipient: Meghna Das Thakur '04 graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins with a degree in chemistry. She received her doctorate in molecular genetics and genomics from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at Novartis, where she continues her cancer research. She has successfully identified and devised innovative therapeutic strategies to combat drug resistance and cancer progression now being clinically tested. 
Visit the Wyndham Robertson Library during reunion weekend to view an exhibition about these accomplished alumnae.

Class Giving Awards

Help your class win an award!


Tinker Mountain Award

The Tinker Mountain Award

Given to the class that raises the largest total gift for the Hollins Fund.

Catherine Orgill West '51 Award

The Catherine Orgill West '51 Award

Honors the class with the highest participation in giving to the Hollins Fund.

Hollins Rock Award

The Hollins Rock Award

Awarded to the class among the ten most recent class years with the highest Hollins Fund participation.


Past Reunions

Read news and view photos from prior year reunions: