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.
I’m very grateful for the incredible, ferocious, and intelligent women and other people that I’ve met at Hollins,” the double-major in English and international studies says. “They really inspire me.”
Majoring in English with a concentration in multicultural literature and a minor in social justice at Hollins, she will be completing a fellowship next year at the College of William and Mary that focuses on making inclusivity and diversity more prevalent in academic research.
The business major fell in love with business-to-consumer marketing as an undergrad and is on her way this fall to Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
The biology major’s impressive record of research has earned her a two-year, post-baccalaureate fellowship at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana. The facility is part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Hollins professor Rachel Nunez describes Harrington, who is double-majoring in history and classical studies, as “a big thinker. She really exemplifies the power of a liberal arts education to help students find new ways of thinking and being.”
Shireen K. Lewis, executive director of EduSeed, which promotes education in historically disadvantaged and underserved communities, and founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, which supports learning among women and girls of color, will be the guest speaker.
For the past two years, the Horizon student and psychology major has helped take care of four younger siblings while attending Hollins full-time.