“Ode to My Mother’s Ex-Boyfriend, Ending in a Bushel of Strawberries” by Mae Tromsness of Greenville, South Carolina, captured first place in the 55th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest for Young Women. The competition awards scholarships, prizes, and recognition for the best poems submitted by high school women.
Loaned to the museum by Walter and Sally Rugaber, the collection includes historic landscape, architectural, and portrait photography. Many of the images are iconic.
Students at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke who obtain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in academically transferable courses and complete all requirements for Associate of Science degrees in business administration, general studies, social sciences, or social sciences – education, are guaranteed admission to Hollins.
As Hollins’ new strength and conditioning coach, Leslie Williams will begin working on a part-time basis with the university’s athletic teams and student-athletes this semester.
“This initiative will bring more students to the main part of campus – close to classes, dining options, extracurricular activities, and athletic events – but with all the benefits of apartment living,” Hollins President Pareena Lawrence explains. “The design and construction will incorporate environmentally sustainable practices while complementing the beauty of our campus.”
The honor highlights the university’s commitment to effective urban forest management and engaging students, faculty, and staff in conservation goals.
Shireen K. Lewis, who has devoted more than 20 years to mentoring and coaching women and girls, will be the guest speaker at this year’s ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on Hollins’ historic Front Quadrangle.
Medina, whose vocal talents have earned her National Anthem performances before President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Miss America Pageant, and a Washington Wizards NBA game, is about to add another special event to her impressive resume.
Led by Professors Tina Salowey and Chris Richter, 20 Hollins students are spending three weeks this month studying Greece firsthand as a cultural crossroads from ancient times to the present.
Diane Edison focuses on portraiture with an emphasis on the autobiographical. Her images are thematically narrative in presentation and psychological in nature.