“They Empower Women to Believe in Themselves”: A Proud Dad Reflects on His Daughter’s Hollins Experience
Everett Sesker always knew his daughter Tyler, class of 2022, was going places – but he wanted to let her choose where. “I wanted her to get the full college experience, to find a school where she felt she was able to achieve her goals.”
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.
“Engagement Is Constant”: Hannah Slusser ’24 Talks About The Transformational Power of FLI
For Hannah Slusser ’24, being a part of FLI’s year-long programming and activities during her first year at Hollins meant “instant friends. You meet these people and they have the same background as you. I definitely was a shy person before I came here, but now I definitely talk a lot more and I know how to express myself to other people.”
“It’s All About Finding Their Place of Belonging”: By Sharing Her Own Experiences, Carlia Kearney ’23 Inspires Students as a FLI Guide
Carlia Kearney ’23 wasn’t part of Hollins’ FLI program for first-generation, limited-income students during her first year at the university, but that didn’t disqualify or discourage her from eventually becoming an enthusiastic participant.
After 40 Years, The Rock Gets a Cleaning
The Rock, one of Hollins’ most beloved campus landmarks, has received a much-needed restoration with the removal of nearly four decades of paint.
Hollins Honored As Tree Campus Higher Education Institution
The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Hollins University as a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education institution. The program honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
Alumnae/i Offer Sage Advice to New Hollins Students
To celebrate the beginning of the 2021-22 academic year, the Hollins Alumnae Association took to social media to ask alumnae/i: What’s one piece of advice you’d give to new Hollins students?
Hollins Announces “Culture of Care 2.0” for Fall 2021
A vaccination requirement, indoor masking, limitations on visitors to campus, and parameters for special guests and speakers are among the key guidelines Hollins University is instituting for the 2021-22 academic year in response to the evolving challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins
“This is where I have had the most experiences, where I’ve been myself the most. I’ve been challenged, and I’ve challenged myself. It all happened here. It all happened at Hollins.”
Hollins Students and Faculty Reflect on Voting in the Historic 2020 Election
Members of the campus community shared their experiences voting in what will no doubt go down as one of the most historic elections in U.S. history.
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