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Growing Hollins’ Interfaith Community Leads Grad to Harvard Divinity School

Growing Hollins’ Interfaith Community Leads Grad to Harvard Divinity School

Nora Williams ’17, a double-major in religious studies and Spanish, will enter Harvard Divinity School’s master of divinity program this fall

Three Hollins Authors Are People’s Choice Award Finalists

Three Hollins Authors Are People’s Choice Award Finalists

Works by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner, Beth Macy M.A. ’93, and Lee Smith ’67 have been nominated for the 2017 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award.

Hollins Alumna and Celebrated Neuroscientist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Hollins Alumna and Celebrated Neuroscientist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

In acknowledgment of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research, Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Hatten ’71 has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

First-Year Student Is Crowned Miss Teen Virginia United States

First-Year Student Is Crowned Miss Teen Virginia United States

Monica Osborne ’20 will be advocating for locally sourced food and the importance of good childhood nutrition as the new Miss Teen Virginia United States.

Hollins Captures Old Dominion Athletic Conference Equestrian Title

Hollins Captures Old Dominion Athletic Conference Equestrian Title

Hollins won its 21st ODAC equestrian championship during competition at the Kirby Riding Ring on April 5. Rider Madeleine Lohr ’19 was named All-ODAC for the second consecutive year, and head coach Claudia Roland received ODAC Coach of the Year honors.

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2016 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2016 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Hollins University has received the Arbor Day Foundation’s 2016 Tree Campus USA® recognition for the institution’s commitment to efficient urban forest management.

Student Lands Fellowship at World-Renowned Marine Research Organization

Student Lands Fellowship at World-Renowned Marine Research Organization

Lan Nguyen ’18 is among the college and university students from around the world who have been awarded a 12-week summer research fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a global leader in ocean research, exploration, and education.

Hollins Announces Winners of the 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature

Hollins Announces Winners of the 2017 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature

Adam Rex and Debbie Levy are the honorees selected by judges of the second annual Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature. Hollins established the prize in tribute to one of its best-known alumnae and one of America’s most beloved children’s authors.

Students Win Major Awards at Model Arab League Conference

Students Win Major Awards at Model Arab League Conference

Students captured honors at the Southeast Regional Model Arab League conference at Converse College, and Hollins is one of only 25 colleges nationwide invited to participate in the National Model Arab League in Washington at the end of March.

Hollins Professor Cited for Exemplary Teaching in Mathematics

Hollins Professor Cited for Exemplary Teaching in Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics Caren Diefenderfer is one of three U.S. educators named winners of the 2017 Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award by the Mathematical Association of America.

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