The works of two Hollins playwrights – “She Made Space” by Meredith Cope-Levy ’12, M.F.A. 18 and “And Then the Moon Swallowed the Sky” by Rachel Nelson ’07 – were recently showcased at an event that champions gender parity, diversity, and inclusion in the American theatre.
“The Road to After,” an illustrated middle grade novel in verse by Rebekah Lowell M.F.A. ’19, will be released in the spring of 2022.
The exhibition features 40 original watercolors from the children’s book of the same title along with original artwork from his books Julia’s House for Lost Creatures, Little Robot, Mighty Jack, and the New York Times bestseller Zita the Spacegirl.
Gray was president of Hollins from 2005 – 2017, and will guide the University during the search for the school’s 13th president.
President Pareena Lawrence has decided to step down from her position to pursue her long-standing interest in international education and development.
Award-winning author and illustrator Mary Jane Begin deconstructs the creative process and shares the development of two book projects in the exhibition “Mapping the Imagination,” which will be on display June 28 – September 9. Begin will become chair of Hollins’ M.F.A. summer program in children’s book writing and illustrating on July 1.
Katie Grandelli ’20, an international studies major and history and economics double-minor, recently spent a week immersed in the history, culture, academics, and politics of the Middle Eastern nation.
Alex Trower ’86, chair of the Hollins University Board of Trustees, announced that the two works of art would “honor the wonderful work and deep commitment of our own Brook Dickson.” Dickson, who serves as executive assistant to the president and secretary for the Board of Trustees, is retiring from Hollins on June 30.
The university conferred 224 undergraduate and graduate degrees at this year’s ceremony, which featured Shireen K. Lewis, executive director of EduSeed and founder of the organization’s SisterMentors program, as guest speaker.
The political science major completed three internships in Washington, D.C., another with a member of Parliament in London, and was active in Model UN and Model Arab League. She will be attending The George Washington University Law School this fall.