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Ashley Browning
Director of Admission
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Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator

Chloe Landon
International Student Admission Coordinator

Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609

Horizon program director

Mary Ellen Apgar
Mary Ellen Apgar
(540) 362-6609


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Horizon Program's 40th Anniversary

The year 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Horizon Program at Hollins University. Since 1974, the Horizon Program has provided support, encouragement, and "a place of their own" for adult women seeking higher education. The Horizon Program has watched over 600 women walk the stage at Hollins graduations. We welcome Horizon alumnae, current and prospective Horizon students to join us for a day of celebration on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Hollins University. We hope you can join us for this momentous celebration!


10 - 11 a.m. Check-in and registration, Eastnor

Photo scavenger hunt
11:30 a.m. Lunch buffet with guest speakers: President Nancy Oliver Gray; Mary Ellen Apgar '12, director of the Horizon Program; and past program directors
Front Quad (Botetourt Reading Room - rain location)
1:30 p.m. "Community Engagement and the Power of Women"
Seminar with LeeRay Costa, professor of gender and women's studies
Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center
2:45 p.m. Self or guided campus tour
Visit the bookshop or Career Center
For prospective students: student panel and application overview in VAC 119
3:30 p.m. "Advancing YOU! Leadership Lessons for Every Woman in Every Role and Every Room"
Leadership workshop with Abrina Schnurman-Crook, executive director, Batten Leadership Institute
Ballator Gallery, Moody Center
5:15 p.m. Wine reception with live music
President's House

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Alumnae/Current students
Cost: The registration fee for the day’s events is $25 in advance, $30 at check-in. Please note, only cash or check will be accepted at check-in. All attendees will be honored guests at the wine reception at the president's house.
Cancellations: Before September 19, you will receive a refund minus a processing fee. No refunds after September 19.

  • Mail check payable to Hollins University and mail to:
    Hollins University, Alumnae Relations
    P.O. Box 9629
    Roanoke, VA 24020
  • Call Carrie Dixon '13 at (540) 362-6393 or 1-800-TINKER1 with your credit card information.
  • Email rsvp@hollins.edu

Here's how to register for prospective students:
Contact Joanna Schroeder at (540) 362-6257 or jschroeder@hollins.edu.

For questions or more information, please email the Horizon Program at horizon@hollins.edu.

Photo above: Horizon graduates from the class of 2010; Horizon graduates from the class of 1996.