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Hollins Playwrights Dominate Selections for KCACTF Region IV Festival

Hollins Playwrights Dominate Selections for KCACTF Region IV Festival

Works by three student playwrights from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University have been chosen for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region IV Festival, continuing Hollins’ “unbroken string of successes with KCACTF Region IV.”

“What Hope Means”: Josh Chapman of Roanoke’s Community High School Talks about Support, Innovation at Hollins

“What Hope Means”: Josh Chapman of Roanoke’s Community High School Talks about Support, Innovation at Hollins

In our “What Hope Means” series, we’re highlighting conversations with individuals from the Hollins community and beyond who discuss what hope personally means to them. We’re also spotlighting the powerful impact that the new HOPE scholarship program will have on the ambitious young women in the Roanoke Valley who are striving to better themselves through their education.

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Pandemic Ethics” at Statewide Collegiate Ethics Bowl

Hollins Students to Deliberate “Pandemic Ethics” at Statewide Collegiate Ethics Bowl

Four Hollins University students will participate in the 22nd annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, which takes place January 30-31 at Randolph-Macon College. The Hollins team will compete head-to-head against other highly qualified student teams from Virginia’s leading independent colleges and universities for the Batten Trophy.

Children’s Literature M.F.A. Student Wins New Voices Award

Children’s Literature M.F.A. Student Wins New Voices Award

Maleeha Malik, a student in Hollins University’s Master of Fine Arts program in children’s literature, is the winner of Lee & Low Books’ 22nd annual New Voices Award for her picture-book manuscript, “At Home in My Skin.”

MLK Day Address Spotlights the “Ecosystem of Activism” and the Women Who Made King’s Legacy

MLK Day Address Spotlights the “Ecosystem of Activism” and the Women Who Made King’s Legacy

The Rev. Dr. Chelsea Brooke Yarborough believes that any celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. is not complete without recognizing the women who were essential in creating his legacy. She shared her hope of expanding the King narrative during her webinar, “Activism and the Women Who Made King,” presented by Hollins as part of the university’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Hollins Professor R. H. W. Dillard Revisits His Connection To Cult Classic Film “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”

Hollins Professor R. H. W. Dillard Revisits His Connection To Cult Classic Film “Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster”

When Hollins Professor of English R. H. W. Dillard was just a grad student at the University of Virginia, he never imagined a screenplay written with acclaimed writer George Garrett would result in one of the most (in)famous sci-fi/horror films in American cinema.

With Compassion for Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sajila Kanwal ’22 Lays the Groundwork for a Career in Public Health

With Compassion for Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sajila Kanwal ’22 Lays the Groundwork for a Career in Public Health

In January 2022, Sajila Kanwal ’22 will begin an internship with Ipas, a nonprofit organization that promotes initiatives around the world to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. She’s applying to graduate school public health programs and is “definitely looking forward to seeing what the future brings for me in terms of opportunities and options. I’m open to everything that interests me and see the best in each possibility.”

Hollins University Announces Largest Donation Ever for a Women’s College 

Hollins University Announces Largest Donation Ever for a Women’s College 

A $75 million gift from anonymous alumna, the largest donation ever for Hollins and for women’s colleges, will fund scholarships and undergraduate financial need. The gift is also one of the largest ever made to a college or university solely by a female donor. 

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

In our “What Hope Means” series, we’re highlighting conversations with individuals from our Hollins community who discuss what hope personally means to them. We’re also spotlighting the powerful impact that the new HOPE scholarship program will have on the ambitious young women in the Roanoke Valley who are striving to better themselves through their education. 

Scientist, Artist, & Entrepreneur: Jennifer Spencer ’23 Uses Psychology Background and Small Business to Spread Compassion

Scientist, Artist, & Entrepreneur: Jennifer Spencer ’23 Uses Psychology Background and Small Business to Spread Compassion

After her graduation from Hollins, Jennifer Spencer ’23 hopes to go into neuropsychology, which focuses on how certain brain conditions affect human behavior and cognitive functions. Her ultimate goal is to obtain a Ph.D. and work in a hospital with patients who have mental illnesses.

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