Hollins Announces Guest Speakers for Class of 2022, Class of 2020 Commencements
Alexandra Trower ’86 will be the guest speaker for Hollins’ 180th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 22. The university’s 178th Commencement Exercises, which were postponed in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been rescheduled for Sunday, May 29, with Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97 as guest speaker.
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.
Hollins Celebrates 179th Commencement May 19
The university will honor members of the class of 2021 receiving bachelor’s degrees, and graduate students earning advanced degrees in both 2020 and 2021. Undergraduates from the class of 2020, whose commencement was postponed last year due to the pandemic, have elected to have their celebration coincide with Hollins’ Reunion Weekend in June 2022.
With Safely Accommodating All Graduates and Guests the Priority, Hollins to Conduct Commencement Exercises May 19
To ensure the university is in full compliance with the commencement guidelines recently issued by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the morning ceremony will be held on the athletic practice fields across from the Batten Tennis Center. Elizabeth Kolmstetter, Ph.D., a member of Hollins’ class of 1985 who has pioneered numerous innovative talent management programs across eight federal agencies, will be the guest speaker.
Hollins Announces September 6 as New Date for Commencement
“We are eager for our graduates to still have the special celebration they deserve,”Interim President Nancy Oliver Gray said.
“A Heartbreaking Decision”: Hollins Postpones 178th Commencement Exercises
The announcement was made as a result of the stay-at-home order issued this week by Va, Governor Ralph Northam, which prohibits public gatherings of more than 10 people. The order is in effect until June 10.
Alumna and Civil Justice Advocate to Speak at 178th Commencement Exercises
Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97, who has been at the forefront of improving and expanding access to civil legal services for the citizens of Mississippi, will address the graduating class of 2020 on Sunday, May 24.
“Keep On Defeating Those Mountains”: Class of 2019 Is Celebrated At 177th Commencement
The university conferred 224 undergraduate and graduate degrees at this year’s ceremony, which featured Shireen K. Lewis, executive director of EduSeed and founder of the organization’s SisterMentors program, as guest speaker.
177th Commencement Honors the Class of 2019, May 26
Shireen K. Lewis, executive director of EduSeed, which promotes education in historically disadvantaged and underserved communities, and founder of EduSeed’s SisterMentors program, which supports learning among women and girls of color, will be the guest speaker.
SisterMentors Founder to Speak at 177th Commencement
Shireen K. Lewis, who has devoted more than 20 years to mentoring and coaching women and girls, will be the guest speaker at this year’s ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, May 26, at 10 a.m. on Hollins’ historic Front Quadrangle.
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