Hollins Names Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as New President

Hollins Names Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as New President

“I am overjoyed to become the 13th president of Hollins University,” said Hinton, who is currently president of the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota.. “Hollins’ steadfast commitment to the education of women, its grand ambitions for the future, and the strong desire to not only be an inclusive leader in women’s education but a higher education innovator reflects the incredible vision and enormous potential of the university.” 

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

Rutherfoord Center for Experiential Learning Guarantees Access to a World of Possibilities

“The establishment of the Rutherfoord Center enables Hollins to build upon its strong foundation of experiential learning programs,” said Interim President Nancy Gray. “Bringing these programs together in a new way allows for more collaboration and interaction while at the same time expanding opportunities for students.”

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Higher Education” at Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Ethics and Higher Education” at Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl

The Hollins team will consider a variety of case studies highlighting ethical dilemmas and compete head-to-head against undergraduate teams from Virginia’s 15 leading independent colleges and universities.

Alumna and Civil Justice Advocate to Speak at 178th Commencement Exercises

Alumna and Civil Justice Advocate to Speak at 178th Commencement Exercises

Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97, who has been at the forefront of improving and expanding access to civil legal services for the citizens of Mississippi, will address the graduating class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24.

Workshops Focus on the Power of Merging Entrepreneurship with the Liberal Arts

Workshops Focus on the Power of Merging Entrepreneurship with the Liberal Arts

“Combining a traditional liberal arts education with an entrepreneurial mindset can help distinguish Hollins graduates by equipping them with the attitudes and skills the world now demands to help solve the most complex social, political, economic, and environmental challenges of our time,” said Karen Messer-Bourgoin, director of Hollins’ Entrepreneurial Learning Institute.

Hollins Swimming Earns Fifth Straight Scholar All-America Team Honor

Hollins Swimming Earns Fifth Straight Scholar All-America Team Honor

The team was selected based on their cumulative GPA of 3.51.

Hollins Hosts An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Feb. 10

Hollins Hosts An Evening With U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Feb. 10

Harjo is the first Native American to hold the title. Her acclaimed work includes her 2012 memoir, “Crazy Brave,” which was the common reading for Hollins’ 2019-20 entering first-year class.

Wilson Museum Showcases Photography of Professor Emeritus Robert Sulkin

Wilson Museum Showcases Photography of Professor Emeritus Robert Sulkin

Robert Sulkin: Photographs 1973-2019, which is on display January 16 – March 29, is a retrospective exhibition highlighting the work of the award-winning photographer who joined the Hollins faculty in 1980 and retired at the end of the 2018-19 academic year.

Hollins Is Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for 2020-21

Hollins Is Awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for 2020-21

Hollins and Virginia Tech anticipate that the Scholar-in-Residence will provide an international point of view, especially in the field of infectious disease, to the new undergraduate public health programs launched at both universities this academic year.

“I Want All Girls To Play Chess”: International Master Tien Nguyen ’22 Seeks Gender Parity In The Game She Loves

“I Want All Girls To Play Chess”:  International Master Tien Nguyen ’22 Seeks Gender Parity In The Game She Loves

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) has awarded Nguyen the lifetime title of Candidate Master and has recognized her among the top five percent of all USCF tournament chess players. Still, her greatest satisfaction comes from serving as a role model for girls and women in the game.

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