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Hollins, Jed Foundation Announce Collaboration to Enhance Campus Mental Health Services

Hollins, Jed Foundation Announce Collaboration to Enhance Campus Mental Health Services

Hollins is partnering with a national, nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting the emotional health of young adults to build upon the university’s existing student mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention efforts.

Hollins Receives State Department IDEAS Grant to Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Study Abroad

Hollins Receives State Department IDEAS Grant to Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives in Study Abroad

Hollins University has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.

“It Isn’t Enough to Say, ‘I Want to Create Change.’ I Want to be a Leader As I Create that Change.” Tyler Sesker ’22 Preps for a Career in Law/Public Policy

“It Isn’t Enough to Say, ‘I Want to Create Change.’ I Want to be a Leader As I Create that Change.” Tyler Sesker ’22 Preps for a Career in Law/Public Policy

Tyler Sesker ’22, who is majoring in gender and women’s studies with a pre-law concentration, will enter the Master of Public Policy program at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy this fall.

Hollins Community Embraces “Equity, Accessibility, and Identity” at 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Hollins Community Embraces “Equity, Accessibility, and Identity” at 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Hollins students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, and board of trustee members worked toward creating a more equitable and just campus community during the university’s second annual Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice (EDJ) Conference, held February 24-25.

“Equity, Accessibility, Identity” Theme of 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

“Equity, Accessibility, Identity” Theme of 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Working toward a more equitable and just campus community, Hollins University is hosting the Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice (EDJ) Conference, February 24-25.

MLK Day Address Spotlights the “Ecosystem of Activism” and the Women Who Made King’s Legacy

MLK Day Address Spotlights the “Ecosystem of Activism” and the Women Who Made King’s Legacy

The Rev. Dr. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough believes that any celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. is not complete without recognizing the women who were essential in creating his legacy. She shared her hope of expanding the King narrative during her webinar, “Activism and the Women Who Made King,” presented by Hollins as part of the university’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

In our “What Hope Means” series, we’re highlighting conversations with individuals from our Hollins community who discuss what hope personally means to them. We’re also spotlighting the powerful impact that the new HOPE scholarship program will have on the ambitious young women in the Roanoke Valley who are striving to better themselves through their education. 

“It’s All About Finding Their Place of Belonging”: By Sharing Her Own Experiences, Carlia Kearney ’23 Inspires Students as a FLI Guide

“It’s All About Finding Their Place of Belonging”: By Sharing Her Own Experiences, Carlia Kearney ’23 Inspires Students as a FLI Guide

Carlia Kearney ’23 wasn’t part of Hollins’ FLI program for first-generation, limited-income students during her first year at the university, but that didn’t disqualify or discourage her from eventually becoming an enthusiastic participant.  

A Passion for Activism: Summer Allison ’23 Makes a Difference on Campus as an FLI Guide, Public Health Advocate

A Passion for Activism: Summer Allison ’23 Makes a Difference on Campus as an FLI Guide, Public Health Advocate

As a leader in Hollins University’s program for first-generation, limited-income students, Summer Allison ’23 focuses on helping first-year students build relationships, connect with valuable resources, and learn important tips for success.

New Scholarship Program Fully Covers Tuition Costs for Young Women Locally with Financial Need

New Scholarship Program Fully Covers Tuition Costs for Young Women Locally with Financial Need

Hollins has launched the HOPE scholar program to help make a college education affordable for young women in the Roanoke Valley region regardless of their ability to pay.

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