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Hollins Community Embraces “Equity, Accessibility, and Identity” at 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Hollins Community Embraces “Equity, Accessibility, and Identity” at 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Hollins students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, and board of trustee members worked toward creating a more equitable and just campus community during the university’s second annual Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice (EDJ) Conference, held February 24-25.

“Equity, Accessibility, Identity” Theme of 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

“Equity, Accessibility, Identity” Theme of 2022 Leading EDJ Conference

Working toward a more equitable and just campus community, Hollins University is hosting the Leading Equity, Diversity, and Justice (EDJ) Conference, February 24-25.

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.

“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. 

“It’s All About Finding Their Place of Belonging”: By Sharing Her Own Experiences, Carlia Kearney ’23 Inspires Students as a FLI Guide

“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.  

A Passion for Activism: Summer Allison ’23 Makes a Difference on Campus as an FLI Guide, Public Health Advocate

A Passion for Activism: Summer Allison ’23 Makes a Difference on Campus as an FLI Guide, Public Health Advocate

As a leader in Hollins University’s program for first-generation, limited-income students, Summer Allison ’23 focuses on helping first-year students build relationships, connect with valuable resources, and learn important tips for success.

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.

Hollins Receives CIC Grant to Support “Partners in Purpose” Project

Hollins Receives CIC Grant to Support “Partners in Purpose” Project

Hollins is welcoming a $10,000 Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Professional Development Award for activities that strengthen vocational exploration programming for students.

Hollins Alumnae Share in Winning Innovation in Diversity Award for Black + Abroad Series

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.

Hollins Names Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hollins Names Nakeshia N. Williams, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“I am very excited about joining the campus community,” said Williams, who comes to Hollins from North Carolina A&T State University. “I look forward to working alongside administration, faculty, staff, and students in cultivating programming and initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at Hollins University.”

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