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Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor

Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor

Todd Ristau, founder and director of the M.F.A. program in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, one of the most prestigious honors in theatre education.

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2017 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Hollins was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Swim Team Earns Scholar All-America Status

Swim Team Earns Scholar All-America Status

For the fifth consecutive semester, the Hollins swim team has been named a Scholar All-America team by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America.

Alumna Lights the Torch for Major Amateur Sports Competition

Alumna Lights the Torch for Major Amateur Sports Competition

Suzy Mink ’74, who was a member of the relay team that carried the Olympic torch to Lake Placid for the 1980 Winter Olympics, was the honored guest at the kick-off to New York’s Empire State Winter Games.

Hollins Alumna Is Recognized as One of the Outstanding Women in the Communications Industry

Hollins Alumna Is Recognized as One of the Outstanding Women in the Communications Industry

Alexandra Trower ’86 is joining Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and Kim Kelleher, chief business officer for GQ, Golf Digest, Pitchfork, WIRED, and Ars Technica, in receiving one of the communications industry’s highest honors.

MFA Dance Alumna Is Named a 2018 USA Fellow

MFA Dance Alumna Is Named a 2018 USA Fellow

Dancer and choreographer Amara Tabor-Smith M.F.A. ’16 is one of 45 artists and collectives across nine creative disciplines announced as 2018 USA Fellows by United States Artists.

Hollins Alumna Earns Society for Neuroscience’s Premier Prize

Hollins Alumna Earns Society for Neuroscience’s Premier Prize

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Hatten ’71 has received the 2017 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, the highest recognition conferred by the Society for Neuroscience.

Hollins, Roanoke College Name Kendig Award Winners for 2017

Hollins, Roanoke College Name Kendig Award Winners for 2017

 The late John Sailer, the Grandin Theatre Foundation, and Judy and Joel Tenzer have been honored with this year’s Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards, presented by Hollins and Roanoke College.

Hollins Author Is Finalist for Library of Va. Literary Award

Hollins Author Is Finalist for Library of Va. Literary Award

Professor of English Cathryn Hankla is among the nine authors who are finalists for the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.

Hollins Professor’s Novel Wins Kafka Prize

Hollins Professor’s Novel Wins Kafka Prize

“As Close to Us as Breathing,” a novel by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner, has captured the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The award is given annually to a woman who is a U.S. citizen and has written the best book-length work of prose fiction.

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