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Through Design Thinking, Zahin Mahbuba ’22 Seeks to Transform the World – One Person at a Time

Through Design Thinking, Zahin Mahbuba ’22 Seeks to Transform the World – One Person at a Time

During the 2021-22 academic year, Zahin Mahbuba ’22, an international studies major and economics minor from Bangladesh, participated in the University Innovation Fellows program sponsored by Stanford University’s Hass Plattner Institute of Design.

Meet Be Lalanne, A HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Meet Be Lalanne, A HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Introducing one of the first recipients of the Hollins Opportunity for Promise through Education (HOPE) scholarship program: Be Lalanne, a senior at Roanoke’s William Fleming High School.

Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, First-Year Seminar and J-term Students Meet Community Needs

Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, First-Year Seminar and J-term Students Meet Community Needs

Hollins students and faculty responded to a global call to action from the United Nations by engaging in “Sustainability and Social Innovation,” a first-year seminar course launched last fall and extended into January Short Term.

“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.

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.”

“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. 

Hollins Modifies Transfer Guidelines for VCCS Grads

Hollins Modifies Transfer Guidelines for VCCS Grads

Starting this fall, Hollins is awarding Virginia Community College System (VCCS) graduates who transfer to the institution full credit for completion of the university’s general education requirements.

New Scholarship Program Fully Covers Tuition Costs for Young Women Locally with Financial Need

New Scholarship Program Fully Covers Tuition Costs for Young Women Locally with Financial Need

Hollins has launched the HOPE scholar program to help make a college education affordable for young women in the Roanoke Valley region regardless of their ability to pay.

Playwright’s Lab Director Todd Ristau Among Kendig Award Winners

Playwright’s Lab Director Todd Ristau Among Kendig Award Winners

Co-sponsored by Roanoke College and Hollins University, the Perry F. Kendig Awards recognize exemplary individuals, businesses, and organizations in Virginia’s Blue Ridge that support excellence in the arts.

Sullivan Foundation Workshop Encourages First-Year Students to Embrace “Head, Heart, Hustle”

Sullivan Foundation Workshop Encourages First-Year Students to Embrace “Head, Heart, Hustle”

Students in Hollins’ first-year seminar “Sustainability and Social Innovation” recently received inspiration and a blueprint on how to start finding their purpose as social entrepreneurs through “Head, Heart, Hustle,” an interactive workshop presented by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation.

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