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Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Seven Young Writers

Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest Recognizes Seven Young Writers

Luisa Peñaflor, a student at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville, South Carolina, won first place for her work, “This Is Not a Heritage Poem.”

Hollins Theatre Presents Natasha Trethewey’s Acclaimed “Native Guard,” March 8

Hollins Theatre Presents Natasha Trethewey’s Acclaimed “Native Guard,” March 8

Broadway and television actress January LaVoy, nationally renowned African American theatre maker Dominic Taylor, and Roanoke jazz/blues vocalist Shawn Spencer star in this evening of poetry and theatricality highlighted by stunning visuals and and live music. A conversation with Trethewey, who earned her M.A. from Hollins in 1991 and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for “Native Guard,” will immediately follow the performance.

“We Journey Together with Purpose and Hope”: Hollins Welcomes President-Elect Hinton to Campus

“We Journey Together with Purpose and Hope”: Hollins Welcomes President-Elect Hinton to Campus

Mary Dana Hinton, who will become Hollins’ 13th president on August 1, told students, faculty, and staff that the transformative effect brought about by her education, and the ability to impact the lives of others, “are what drive my commitment to the mission of Hollins University.”

Rosie Wong ’22 Embraces Grass-Roots Activism During Peace Boat US Internship

Rosie Wong ’22 Embraces Grass-Roots Activism During Peace Boat US Internship

“I wasn’t just an individual working for Peace Boat US,” Wong explained. “I was actually a representative of the organization, which cultivated a greater sense of responsibility in me. I felt this honor whenever I wrote, talked, or even walked on the street.”

Hollins Names Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as New President

Hollins Names Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as New President

“I am overjoyed to become the 13th president of Hollins University,” said Hinton, who is currently president of the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota.. “Hollins’ steadfast commitment to the education of women, its grand ambitions for the future, and the strong desire to not only be an inclusive leader in women’s education but a higher education innovator reflects the incredible vision and enormous potential of the university.” 

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

“The establishment of the Rutherfoord Center enables Hollins to build upon its strong foundation of experiential learning programs,” said Interim President Nancy Gray. “Bringing these programs together in a new way allows for more collaboration and interaction while at the same time expanding opportunities for students.”

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Higher Education” at Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Higher Education” at Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

The Hollins team will consider a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas and compete head-to-head against undergraduate teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities.

Alumna and Civil Justice Advocate to Speak at 178th Commencement Exercises

Alumna and Civil Justice Advocate to Speak at 178th Commencement Exercises

Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97, who has been at the forefront of improving and expanding access to civil legal services for the citizens of Mississippi, will address the graduating class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24.

Workshops Focus on the Power of Merging Entrepreneurship with the Liberal Arts

Workshops Focus on the Power of Merging Entrepreneurship with the Liberal Arts

“Combining a traditional liberal arts education with an entrepreneurial mindset can help distinguish Hollins graduates by equipping them with the attitudes and skills the world now demands to help solve the most complex social, political, economic, and environmental challenges of our time,” said Karen Messer-Bourgoin, director of Hollins’ Entrepreneurial Learning Institute.

Hollins Swimming Earns Fifth Straight Scholar All-America Team Honor

Hollins Swimming Earns Fifth Straight Scholar All-America Team Honor

The team was selected based on their cumulative GPA of 3.51.

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