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Creative Writing Professor Captures Dzanc Prize for Fiction

Creative Writing Professor Captures Dzanc Prize for Fiction

Associate Professor of Creative Writing Jessie van Eerden is the 2019 winner of an award that recognizes daring, original, and innovative writing. She was honored for her third novel, “Call It Horses,” which was selected from a pool of hundreds of manuscripts.

Hollins Once Again Boasts Two Award-Winning Delegations at Model UN

Hollins Once Again Boasts Two Award-Winning Delegations at Model UN

Four students were recognized at the American Model United Nations International Collegiate Conference, held November 23-26 in Chicago. The conference draws over 900 participants each year. 

Inspired by Mom and Supported by the Cooke Foundation, Summer Allison ’23 Begins Her Hollins Adventure

Inspired by Mom and Supported by the Cooke Foundation, Summer Allison ’23 Begins Her Hollins Adventure

The personal journey that ultimately brought Allison to Hollins would not have been possible without the mother who “invested the idea in me that education is by far the most important thing to achieve,” and the organization established by businessman Jack Kent Cooke that is devoting millions of dollars “to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.”

Large Student Delegation Heads to Chicago for Model UN

Large Student Delegation Heads to Chicago for Model UN

Seventeen Hollins students, almost twice the average delegation, will travel to Chicago to take part in the 30th Annual American Model United Nations (AMUN) International Collegiate Conference, November 23 – 26.

Submission Deadline for 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize is January 15

Submission Deadline for 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize is January 15

Presented annually, the Margaret Wise Brown Prize recognizes the author of the best text for a picture book published during the previous year. The award is a tribute to one of Hollins University’s best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.

Hollins Adds Track and Field to Athletic Programs

Hollins Adds Track and Field to Athletic Programs

The university’s ninth intercollegiate athletic program is expected to start competition as early as the 2019-20 indoor track and field season and will continue into the spring 2020 outdoor season.

Hollins Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition”

Hollins Featured in The Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition”

“We strongly recommend Hollins to the many environmentally minded students who want to study and live at a green college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor-in-chief.

Hollins Theatre Presents Revival of “Goodnight Moon: The Magical Musical,” Oct. 19-26

Hollins Theatre Presents Revival of “Goodnight Moon: The Magical Musical,” Oct. 19-26

“We are working to make this delightful show a great tradition here in Roanoke and a wonderful gift from Hollins to the community,” says Ernie Zulia, director of the Hollins Theatre Institute.

Small Communities, Big Opportunities: Kacie Shifflett ’22 Proves Scholarships Can Be Plentiful No Matter Where You Live

Small Communities, Big Opportunities: Kacie Shifflett ’22 Proves Scholarships Can Be Plentiful No Matter Where You Live

Shifflett, a biology/pre-med major, earned approximately 20 scholarships by mostly exploring resources in and around her hometown of 1,100 residents.

At Hollins and Beyond, Gates Millennium Scholars Program Benefits Senior

At Hollins and Beyond, Gates Millennium Scholars Program Benefits Senior

“Because of this program, I will be able to graduate from Hollins next spring debt-free and then continue my education without an economic burden,” says Epa Cabrera ’22, a double-major in business and economics. She plans to pursue graduate study in public health in preparation for a career in global health economics.

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