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Hollins Celebrates 179th Commencement May 19

Hollins Celebrates 179th Commencement May 19

The university will honor members of the class of 2021 receiving bachelor’s degrees, and graduate students earning advanced degrees in both 2020 and 2021. Undergraduates from the class of 2020, whose commencement was postponed last year due to the pandemic, have elected to have their celebration coincide with Hollins’ Reunion Weekend in June 2022.

With Stage Work Plus Regional and National Singing Competitions as Her Foundation, Claire Cook ’21 Preps for a Theatre Career

With Stage Work Plus Regional and National Singing Competitions as Her Foundation, Claire Cook ’21 Preps for a Theatre Career

Contending in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s musical theatre category, Cook reached the national semifinals as a sophomore. She returned this year as a Virginia honors recipient to the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional competition, which features vocalists from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Aysia Brenner ’21 Sets Her Sights on Becoming a History Professor After Teaching Next Year in France

Aysia Brenner ’21 Sets Her Sights on Becoming a History Professor After Teaching Next Year in France

Beginning in October, Brenner will spend seven months with the Teaching Assistant Program in France, which is managed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. She’ll teach at the primary school level in a school or schools near Paris.

“My True Calling Is Helping People”: Hanna DeVarona ’21 Prepares for a Career in Public Health

“My True Calling Is Helping People”: Hanna DeVarona ’21 Prepares for a Career in Public Health

After graduating this spring, DeVarona will begin her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in communication and marketing at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She plans to become a health communication specialist.

With Microbiome Study, Geneva Waynick ’21 Prepares to Launch a Career in Biological Research

With Microbiome Study, Geneva Waynick ’21 Prepares to Launch a Career in Biological Research

During her sophomore year, Waynick began research on the human oral microbiome, which plays a key role in supporting the body’s health and well-being. She completed the project as her senior thesis and plans to pursue research opportunities after graduation.

Supported by Hollins’ Alumnae Network, Megan Bull ’21 Lands NASA Summer Internship

Supported by Hollins’ Alumnae Network, Megan Bull ’21 Lands NASA Summer Internship

Bull embarks on a ten-week virtual internship, June 7 – August 13, with NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The mathematics major with a concentration in data science will be participating in the Enrich Knowledge Graphs Through Graph Data Science project.

From HOP to the Firehouse: Maria Vest ’21 Uses Her Outdoor Skills and Training to Become a Fire Department Volunteer

From HOP to the Firehouse: Maria Vest ’21 Uses Her Outdoor Skills and Training to Become a Fire Department Volunteer

Vest joined the Troutville, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Department in March after earning her Wilderness First Responder designation, one of the many highlights of her four years of involvement with the Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP).

“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins

“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins

“This is where I have had the most experiences, where I’ve been myself the most. I’ve been challenged, and I’ve challenged myself. It all happened here. It all happened at Hollins.”

Te’ya Mitchell ’21 Earns Urban Teachers Fellowship, Will Uphold Their Mission to “Teach for a Just Future”

Te’ya Mitchell ’21 Earns Urban Teachers Fellowship, Will Uphold Their Mission to “Teach for a Just Future”

“Te’ya is a brilliant and tenacious advocate for educational equity and opportunity,” says Assistant Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies Courtney Chenette.

“I Know What I Want Things to Sound Like”: Hollins Senior Earns Design Honors From Prestigious Theatre Conferences

“I Know What I Want Things to Sound Like”: Hollins Senior Earns Design Honors From Prestigious Theatre Conferences

Anna Johnson ’21 recently earned first place awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Both honored her for her sound design work on Hollins Theatre’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”

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