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Hollins University
P.O. Box 9629
Roanoke, VA 24020-1629
(540) 362-6498
(800-Tinker1)
alumnae@hollins.edu

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Donate Gently Used Business Attire

Donations should be dropped off at the Cromer Bergman Alumnae House during check-in times of reunion weekend.

Looking for a creative way to give back to Hollins? Consider bringing some of your old
business suits to Reunion 2014! Your donations will be added to the Business Boutique of the Hollins Free Store.

The Free Store, located in the basement of the chapel, is an initiative of S.H.A.R.E. (Students Helping Achieve Rewarding Experiences). Students donate items they don't need and shop for items
they can use - and it's all for free.

Students will be able to use these clothes for job interviews and internships. We are requesting the following new or nearly-new and cleaned items:

  • Coordinated, contemporary, interview-appropriate skirts and pants suits
  • Beautiful blouses, blazers, and jackets
  • Gently worn professional shoes
  • Practical and professional accessories: handbags, briefcases, belts,
    scarves, or work appropriate jewelry.

Please keep the following in mind while you select your donations:

  • Is this something you would wear to a job interview?
  • We are not able to accept clothing that isn’t interview appropriate
    (please no sportswear, casual wear, or evening wear)
  • As we do not have the resources for dry cleaning or pressing, please bring all donated items on hangers and pressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reunion 2014 Schedule of Events

 

:: Thursday events :: Friday events :: Saturday events :: Sunday events ::

 

Open during Reunion weekend:

  • Admission (Main Building): Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Saturday, 9 am – noon; closed Sunday
  • Bookshop (lower level of Moody Center): Thursday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 9 am - 2 pm
  • Career Center (first floor, West Building): Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
  • Wyndham Robertson Library: Thursday, 8:30 am - 9:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday, noon - 6 pm; closed Sunday. Visit the library during reunion weekend to view an exhibition about the Distinguished Alumnae Award recipients.
  • Eleanor D. Wilson Museum: Thursday, 5 - 6:30 pm; Friday, 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday, 1 - 5 pm; closed Sunday.

 

Thursday, May 29
Noon - 8 pm

Check-in and on-site registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

 
Noon - 9 pm

Explore the Roanoke Valley: See options in the right side bar. Dinner on your own.

 
5 pm
Class of 1964 50th Reunion Sneak Peek at the Museum
A private tour for classmates of Susan Cofer's '64 new exhibition, Draw Near, opening at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum.
 
6 - 6:30 pm

Art Exhibition Opening - Susan Cofer '64: Draw Near

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
 
6 pm
Class of 1964 50th Reunion Dinner
Botetourt Reading Room
     
Friday, May 30
6 am – 9 pm
Weight Room open. Funkhouser-Fox Fitness Center, Athletic Complex
7:30 - 9:30 am

Breakfast
Dining hall, Moody Center

 
9 am - 8 pm

Check-in and on-site registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

 
9 - 10 am
Guided walking tour of campus
Meet on the steps of Main Building
 
10:30 - 11:30 am
Batten Leadership Institute: Talk by Abrina Schnurman-Crook, executive director of the Batten Leadership Institute. Room 119, Visual Arts Center
 
Noon  - 2 pm
Lunch
Dining Hall, Moody Center
 
Noon - 2 pm

Honor Guard Luncheon for Classes 1934 – 1964. Speaker: Mary Page Evans '59
Botetourt Reading Room, Botetourt Hall

 
Noon - 3 pm
Swimming. Northen Swim Center (Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult; 1-2 lifeguards will be on duty; bring your own towels)
 
1 - 2 pm
Tennis courts open (bring your own racquet and balls). Batten Tennis Center
 
1:30 pm
Hollins Hike with Renee Godard, professor of biology and director of
environmental studies. Pre-registration required. Meet at the lower barn for a hike on a portion of the Hollins greenway.
 
2 pm
Hollins Tree Hike. Less challenging hike around campus. Meet at the Forest of Arden.
 
2 - 3 pm
"The Goons of August: Leadership Failures and the Origins of the First World War." Lecture by Peter Coogan, associate professor of history. Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building
 
2 - 3 pm
“A Re-Introduction to your University Library” Workshop with librarian Luke Vilelle. Wyndham Robertson Library
 
2 - 5 pm
Salon '64. Members of the 50th Reunion class share their creative work with their classmates. Room 119, Visual Arts Center.
 
2:15 pm
Hollins Hike with Renee Godard. Pre-registration required. Meet at the lower barn for a hike on a portion of the Hollins greenway.
 
3:30 - 5 pm
Expressions of Experience: Alumnae Panel. With Florence Skinner '44, Evelyn Swensson '49, Katie Letcher Lyle '59, Vevie Dimmitt '69, Daryl DeBerry '79, Henrika Taylor '84, Emily Wexler '04. Moderator: Ernie Zulia, associate professor of theatre. Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
 
5 pm
Wine reception. Green Drawing Room, Main Building
 
5 pm
Cocktail reception for members of The 1842 Society and The Heritage Society
President’s House
 
6 pm

Cocktails and dinner
Kirby Riding Ring, Riding Center (casual, closed-toe shoes recommended)

 
7:45 pm
Aumnae music performance and ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Florence Peacock ’59
Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley
     
Saturday, May 31
6:30 am
Bird watching, with Morgan Wilson, associate professor of biology. Pre-registration required. Meet at Dana Science Building.
 
7:30 - 9:30 am
Breakfast
Dining Hall, Moody Center
 
9 am - 4 pm
Weight Room open. Funkhouser-Fox Fitness Center, Athletic Complex
 
9 am - 5 pm
Check-in and on-site registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House
 
9:45 am
Parade of Classes
Front Quadrangle
 
10 am
Alumnae Celebration
  • Greetings from President Nancy Gray
  • Distinguished Alumnae and Hollins Fund awards
  • 50th Reunion Class remarks by Sarah Holland '64
  • 25th Reunion Class remarks by Katie Gentry-Funk '89

duPont Chapel
(Class photos taken immediately after celebration)

 
Noon
50th Reunion Luncheon
(Class of 1964)
Front Quadrangle
 
Noon
25th Reunion Luncheon
(Class of 1989)
Beale Garden
 
Noon
Luncheon for Classes of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s
Hollins Room, Library
 
Noon
Tinker Day lunch for all other alumnae and guests
Back Quadrangle
 
1 - 2 pm
Tennis courts open (bring your own racquet and balls). Batten Tennis Center
 
1:15 - 2 pm
Alumnae Choir rehearsal
Room 211, Presser Hall
 
1:30 - 2 pm
Rock and Relax with President Gray. Front porch, Main Building
 
1:30 - 2:30 pm

Choose your own Hollins fun, bring your families:

• Paint your own Rock, Back Quadrangle
• Relay Races, Back Quadrangle
• Guided walking tour of campus, meet at the front steps of Main Building

 
2 - 3 pm
Art Conversation and Draw Near exhibition viewing with Susan Cofer ’64 and Suzanne Taylor ’64. Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
 
2 - 3 pm
"A Re-Introduction to your University Library" Workshop with librarian Luke Vilelle. Wyndham Robertson Library
 
2 - 3 pm
Alumnae and Prospective Students: Making the Connection with Nikki Williams '98 and Stefanie Niles of admission. Room 119, Visual Arts Center
 
2 - 3 pm
Golf Clinic with Coach Bill Mannino Pre-registration required. Putting green (by Forest of Arden) - meet at the tennis courts.
 
2:30 pm
Lemon Loop: Memorial walk for Lavinia Lemon Pitzer '89. $20 donation, cash or check. Start and finish in front of West Building.
 
3 - 4 pm
Chocolate tasting with Melissa Palmer '90 of chocolatepaper
($10 per person; pre-registration required). Ballator Gallery, Moody Center
 
3 - 4 pm
Tennis Clinic with Coach Brian Kastner (limited to 16; pre-registration required) Batten Tennis Center
 
3 - 4 pm
Student Panel with Alex Pell '15, Maya Rioux '16, and Pavithra Suresh '16. Moderator: Trish Hammer, vice president for academic affairs. Room 119, Visual Arts Center
 
4 - 5 pm
Memorial Service for the Rev. Alvord M. Beardslee
Meditation Chapel
 
4 - 5 pm
Creative Writing Workshop with Carrie Brown, distinguished visiting professor of creative writing (limited to 16; pre-registration required). Room 119, Visual Arts Center
 
5 pm
Piano recital by Marthanne Dorminy Gardner '64
Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradley
 
5 - 6 pm
Athletic Hall of Fame Reception. Inductees: Michelle Seiffertt '94 and the 1979 Lacrosse team. Green Drawing Room, Main Building
 
6:30 pm
Cocktails and dinner with music and a photo booth.
Front Quadrangle
 
6:30 pm
Class of 1964 50th Reunion cocktails and dinner. Botetourt Reading Room, Botetourt Hall
 
9 pm
Keg & Karaoke
Join your friends for drinks and sing along to your favorite tunes. Wear your Tinker Day costume!
Rathskeller, Moody Center
 
10 pm
Private Party for 1984 and 1989 with SGGL! Upstairs Studio Theatre
 
10:30 pm
Freya walks in honor of Reunion 2014
Front Quadrangle
     
Sunday, June 1
8 - 10 am
Breakfast
Dining Hall, Moody Center
 
9 am - noon
Weight Room open. Funkhouser-Fox Fitness Center, Athletic Complex
 
9 am
Alumnae Choir rehearsal
duPont Chapel
 
10 - 11 am

Worship Celebration and Memorial Service. Celebrate the conclusion of Reunion and honor the lives of those classmates who have passed away. Alice Boteler Layman ’74 will play the organ. Alumnae Choir will sing. Refreshments will follow on the chapel patio.
duPont Chapel