The winner of the inaugural Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature was honored with a medal ceremony during the 2016 Francelia Butler Conference on July 23.
A Roanoke Times editorial praises the Hollins Festival of New Works as a showcase for up-and-coming writers from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins.
Stella Thayer ’62, president and treasurer of the Tampa Bay Downs thoroughbred racing facility, has been named one of the most influential women in Tampa Bay sports.
USA TODAY COLLEGE reports that the education technology company College Factual has placed Hollins University among the top ten colleges in Virginia.
Hollins University’s financial health has earned an “A” rating from Forbes magazine.
The Francelia Butler Conference, a one-day, student-run conference dedicated to celebrating children’s literature, is presenting a new prize this year in honor of Amanda Cockrell, founding director of Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature.
Director of Riding Nancy Peterson and the late L.M. “Sandy” Gerald, longtime coach of the Hollins equestrian team, were recently presented the J. Arthur Reynolds Sportsmanship Award at the Upperville Colt and Horse Show. The award is given annually to two individuals who exemplify what sportsmanship, merited teaching, and mentorship mean in the horse industry.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards, which recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations in the Roanoke Valley that provide exemplary leadership in or support for the arts. Hollins University and Roanoke College have co-sponsored the awards since 2013.
Roanoke’s WSLS 10 highlights six of Hollins’ outstanding graduating seniors in a preview of Sunday’s 174th Commencement Exercises.
Congratulations to this year’s winners at the annual Hollins Student Conference, held April 30 in Moody Student Center.