Hollins Alumnae Share in Winning Innovation in Diversity Award for Black + Abroad Series
Hollins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Randolph-Macon College, Bridgewater College, and Shenandoah University were chosen as this year’s winners of the GoAbroad Innovation in Diversity Award, which recognizes strategic efforts to expand international educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups.
Faith Herrington ’22 Awarded Internship with Maryland’s Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Herrington, an art history major who is also completing a certificate in arts management at Hollins, is this year’s recipient of the museum’s Jean Cushwa College Internship. She will assist with curatorial research, exhibition installation, and more, specifically with the summer exhibition “Bernini and the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia.”
Anna Johnson ’21 Wins National Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Sound Design
The theatre major was recognized for her work on Hollins Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which was presented virtually in October 2020. “This has been a remarkable year that forced students to adapt, and in doing so these students found new ways of working that have expanded their toolkits in ways that will make them stronger artists and change-makers in the field,” said KCACTF Artistic Director Gregg Henry.
Erin Doherty Named New Lacrosse Coach
“I am confident that Erin brings the right mix of experience in coaching and recruiting, and a strong commitment to the successful mentorship and development of young women,” said Hollins Director of Athletics Myra Sims.
Steven E. Laymon, Ph.D., Named Vice President for Graduate Programs and Continuing Studies
Laymon, who comes to Hollins from the University of Virginia’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will provide leadership for and oversight of the university’s existing programs and develop new initiatives.
Hollins, Roanoke College Welcome Nominations for the 2021 Perry F. Kendig Awards
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the greater Roanoke region.
Graduates Assured at 179th Commencement, “You Have Hollins and You Can Do Anything”
Hollins honored a total of 269 undergraduate and graduate students, including members of the class of 2021 receiving bachelor’s degrees and graduate students earning advanced degrees in 2020 and 2021.
M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”
Published by Riverhead Books, “Leda and the Swan” is a collegiate coming-of-age tale mixed with classic suspense and, of course, some references to Greek mythology. Time magazine calls it an “affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”
With Stage Work Plus Regional and National Singing Competitions as Her Foundation, Claire Cook ’21 Preps for a Theatre Career
Contending in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s musical theatre category, Cook reached the national semifinals as a sophomore. She returned this year as a Virginia honors recipient to the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional competition, which features vocalists from Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Hollins Alumna’s Debut Book Gives Hope, Resources for Children with Hearing Loss
An illustrated children’s storybook, “Padapillo” offers hope and information to families experiencing early childhood hearing loss. “I understand first-hand what happens to children if their hearing loss goes unidentified,” said Valerie James Abbott ’93. “I am passionate about helping other parents in a similar situation.”
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