The work of pioneering feminist artist Susan King is the subject of a new exhibition at Hollins University’s Eleanor D. Wilson Museum. “Susan King: Chronicles of a Southern Feminist” is on display January 4 – April 8.
Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing, which offers both a concentration and a minor in creative writing in addition to a Master of Fine Arts degree in the field, is introducing an undergraduate major in creative writing, beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Jasmine Carter ’19 and Alexus Smith ’19 have been named winners of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which will enable them to study abroad this spring.
Hanna Strauss ’19 has embraced the notion of “global citizen” in a way few other college students have experienced.
Jean Willi, who served in a variety of roles in the athletic department at Bridgewater College, has been appointed interim director of athletics at Hollins.
Lisa Rowe Fraustino, a critically acclaimed and award-winning author of young adult and children’s books, has been named director of the graduate programs in children’s literature at Hollins. She succeeds Amanda Cockrell, who has led the program since 1992 and is retiring from the position in August 2018.
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.
Thanks to a partnership between Hollins, Carilion Clinic, and the Roanoke-based nonprofit Turn the Page, every child born at Carilion during the next year will receive a copy of the newly republished Margaret Wise Brown book, “Four Fur Feet.” Hollins President Pareena Lawrence and Carilion President and CEO Nancy Agee celebrated with a special reading at Carilion Children’s on Thanksgiving Day.
Business and economics major Meagan Rioux ’18 plans to pursue a career organizing humanitarian aid and relief after witnessing first-hand and responding to the devastation in Peru earlier this year.
Caity Gladstone, a graduate of Sweet Briar College who is now pursuing an M.F.A. in children’s literature at Hollins, was supported by alumnae from both her alma maters in her efforts to take her eighth grade students to this year’s Virginia Children’s Book Festival.