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Patricia (Trish) Hammer
Vice President for Academic Affairs
(540) 362-6491

Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 24020

Liberal arts: The education of ultimate importance and practicality

Listen as three recent graduates talk about their experiences during their years at Hollins.

Heather Bowden

Heather Bowden '11 reflects on how Hollins has encouraged her to make a difference in the world and her efforts to rejuvenate a small village in the African nation of Ghana. Heather majored in studio art.


Puja Sharma Puja Sharma '11, a native of Nepal, shares her excitement for Hollins' academic program and talks about how the exceptional scientific research opportunities she enjoyed helped lay the groundwork for pursuing a Ph.D. at a top graduate school. Puja majored in biology.

Samara Simmons Samara Simmons '11 discusses the many benefits of studying abroad and her plans to engage in a career with the U.S. Department of State. Samara majored in Spanish and international studies.