“It was through the Entrepreneurial Learning Institute that I finally defined social entrepreneurship. It’s the idea that a small startup can create powerful change just by fulfilling a need in the community. I realized that anyone can be an entrepreneur.”
As a Hollins undergraduate, Hannah Byrum ’20 interned with two government relations firms, a U.S. Senator, and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. At the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, she will “get to tackle the most pressing issues of the world in a variety of ways.”
Epa Cabrera ’20 wants to engage in public health projects on a global scale after she completes the Master of Public Health program at the Ivy League research university.
In response to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Hollins University is suspending the standardized testing requirement for students applying for admission in the fall of 2021. The one-year test optional policy means that prospective students do not have to submit SAT or ACT scores in order to be considered for enrollment in the class of 2025.
Courtney Collado is a professional dancer, personal trainer, and master Pilates instructor from New York City, currently living in Kansas City, Missouri. She is earning her M.F.A. through Hollins’ low-residency dance program, and is a practicing choreographer, dance teacher, and corrective movement specialist.
Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and on the field of competition.
As part of the organization’s Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability department, Monica Osborne ’20 will spend the next 18 months engaged in customized professional rotations while receiving continuous leadership development, coaching, mentoring, and hands-on practical experience.
Laura “Mitch” Mitchell ’20 will become development coordinator for America Needs You (ANY), a New York City-based agency that seeks to improve college completion and employment rates for first-generation college students. The business and economics double major interned with ANY during January Short Term this year.
Professor and Director of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of Faculty Development LeeRay Costa shares how lessons learned during a pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain five years ago are offering direction and reassurance today during the pandemic crisis.
Wendy Meddour, an internationally best-selling children’s author whose books have been translated into 18 languages, will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Lubna and Pebble,” illustrated by Daniel Egnéus and published by Dial Books.