Alumnae Connections

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Hollins inaugurates Boyce L. Ansley ’68 Leadership Summit

When Hollins issued the call for volunteers to step forward and help lead the way into the next 175 years, 58 alumnae returned to campus to participate in the Boyce L. Ansley ’68 Leadership Summit, held last September.

Leadership Summitt


President Gray provides an update on the university to the Leadership Summit attendees, sharing information that will support their work as volunteers and as links between the campus community and other alumnae.

Leadership Summit


Abrina Schnurman-Crook, executive director of the Batten Leadership Institute, conducts a professional development session for the alumnae volunteers.

Leadership Summit

Photos by Sharon Meador

The class of 2015 turned out in force for the summit, ready to help support the Alumnae Engagement Initiative.

Leadership Summit

Photo (above) by Mary Roach ’07, M.A.L.S. ’14


For the Record

The list of Algernon Sydney Sullivan winners in the spring 2016 magazine should have listed Marion Lunsford Avery ’54 for the year 1954.


Front Quad

News from your Alumnae Board

Want to know what your Alumnae Board is up to? We have initiated new ways to let you know. If you’re on Facebook, check out the inaugural Alumnae Board Bulletin, posted monthly. These bulletins update you on what’s happening at Hollins and with alumnae. In addition, starting with this issue we’ll feature an Alumnae Board column in the Alumnae Connections section of the magazine.

The Alumnae Board meets twice a year (March and October) in addition to having monthly conference calls. Board members love the meetings on our beautiful campus, and we leave with that renewed sense of self-confidence and love for Hollins as only an on-campus visit can do. What is really special, however, is getting to talk to students. We should all be proud of them, as what they are doing and accomplishing is truly amazing. They really are going places!

At our board meeting this past October, we spent a majority of our time developing better ways in which to align ourselves with Hollins’ strategic plan in recruitment, career preparation, philanthropy, and alumnae-to-alumnae engagement. We restructured our committees to accomplish objectives in those areas, especially in alumnae-to-alumnae engagement. Our goal? We want you to be better informed about all the ways to connect with other alumnae and to be able to use this network of outstanding Hollins women across the country. We want to tell you of the many ways to assist in the recruitment of new students. We want you to know of all the opportunities for you to have your own rewarding experiences interacting with students—for example, through career mentoring and assistance with internships. We also want you to know the advantages Hollins offers you as alumnae.

So please bear with us as we try new things to better help you and Hollins. Let us know what is of interest to you, and send your suggestions to Nikki Johnson Williams ’98, M.A.L.S. ’13, executive director of alumnae relations, at (800-TINKER1). Keep in mind that your Alumnae Board represents all of you, our valued alumnae. We would really like to hear from you.

Patricia “Trisha” Rawls ’74
President, Hollins Alumnae Association

Alumnae Profiles

Beth JoJack ’98 interviewed two Hollins alumnae. Read her fascinating profiles >





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