Hollins Joins Women in STEM Alliance to Foster Career Preparation
Hollins is one of the founding partner institutions for a new women-focused professional development program that offers students technology and career readiness skills.
Hollins Authors Featured in Publishers Weekly’s 2022 Children’s Starred Reviews
Three alumnae of Hollins University’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, Dhonielle Clayton, Carrie Gustafson, and Ali Standish, are among the authors highlighted in Publishers Weekly’s (PW) 10th Children’s Starred Reviews Annual. Books that receive a star from PW indicate that they are titles of exceptional merit.
President Hinton Coauthors Chapter for New Book on the Future of Higher Ed.
Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton and Debra Humphreys of the Lumina Foundation have written a chapter for a new higher education reference work. “Seeking Equity, Quality, and Purpose as Higher Education Transforms: Liberal Arts Colleges Respond” is featured in “New Models of Higher Education: Unbundled, Rebundled, Customized, and DIY.”
Hollins Recognized for National Excellence in Educator Preparation
Hollins University is among 55 institutions from 28 states and the United Arab Emirates to receive educator preparation program accreditation in Fall 2022 for a period of seven years from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Elizabeth Brownlee Kolmstetter ’85 Named a 2022 Presidential Rank Award Winner
Elizabeth Brownlee Kolmstetter ’85 is among 233 winners from 33 federal agencies selected by President Biden to receive the Presidential Rank Award, honoring “hardworking civil servants who exemplify strength, integrity, industry, and a relentless commitment to public service through their exceptional leadership, contributions, and accomplishments,” said Kiran Ahuja, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Alexander/Heath Contemporary Features New Exhibition of Works by Art Professor Mary Zompetti
Roanoke’s Alexander/Heath Contemporary is presenting “The Lost Garden,” an exhibition of works by photographic artist and Assistant Professor of Art Mary Zompetti, December 2 – 30. Located at 109 Campbell Avenue, SW, the art gallery is hosting an opening reception for the show on Friday, December 2, from 5 – 9 p.m.
Hollins to Host AAC&U Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Campus Center
Hollins is among the schools announced by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) as host institutions for 14 new Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Campus Centers. The centers play a vital role in addressing historical and contemporary effects of racism by building sustainable capacity to promote deep, transformational change.
Hollins Sophomore Explores Link Between Music and Mood in PBS NewsHour Segment
Brigitte Bonsu ’25 helped produce and host a story on the link between music and mood that premiered online in the PBS NewsHour Classroom and was then broadcast nationally on PBS NewsHour as part of CANVAS, the newscast’s arts and culture series.
Hollins Is Among Virginia’s Top 10 Schools for Praxis Elementary Education Pass Rates
Hollins is number eight on PraxisExam.org’s list of the Best Praxis Elementary Education Pass Rates in Virginia. The rankings recognize the commonwealth’s public and private colleges and universities with the highest first-time pass rates for the Praxis Elementary Education Multiple Subjects Test, which quantifies a teacher’s subjective knowledge before a teaching license is obtained.
From Honors Thesis to Peer-Reviewed Journal: Student/Faculty Mental Health Study Earns Impressive Publication
Collaborating with Assistant Professor of Psychology Caroline Mann, Hinza Malik ’21 has published an article in a national, peer-reviewed journal that sheds new light on the connection between self-concept and mental illness stigma.
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