“Robert Sullivan Jr.’s experience as a high school coach, his strong leadership skills, and his diligent approach make him a great fit for Hollins,” said Director of Athletics Myra Sims. “Our student-athletes will enjoy tremendous benefit from having access to him on a full-time basis.”
Members of the Hollins community are paying tribute to the civil rights leader with two special video programs.
Samantha Macher M.F.A. ’12 was presented the Gold Award for Best Writer for “To the New Girl” by the Queen Palm International Film Festival. The film is based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name that she wrote in 2010.
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Elizabeth Gleim’s passion is studying tick-borne diseases, and she has been especially excited to provide research opportunities in both the lab and the field for Hollins students.
“Today, more than ever before, we must embrace the call of our mission,” Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton said in a message to the campus community. “What we do each day counters fear mongering, hate-filled actions, injustice, and threats to democracy. With my whole heart I believe that when we learn, live, and love together, we are the counternarrative to what we saw unfold.”
As students rejuvenate from a challenging fall semester and prepare for what will be an equally demanding spring semester by enjoying an extended Winter Break, they will be able to remain engaged and connected, both academic and socially.
The Hollins-Mill Mountain Winter Festival of New Works, which each January showcases compelling new plays by students from the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University, is headed online this year with two fully produced plays and two thesis play readings presented via Zoom livestream.
“Having Hollins be an inaugural member of LACRELA signals our proactive and ongoing commitment to ensuring we are at the forefront of inclusion work in higher education,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “We are pleased to be in the company of these other leading liberal arts institutions in our shared pursuit of equity and justice.”
“Alexandra and the Awful, Awkward, No Fun, Truly Bad Dates: A Picture Book Parody for Adults” is a hilarious take on dating horror stories in which the title character embarks on 30 bad dates in 30 days. At its core, it’s also a heartwarming tale.
The award is given by Credo, a higher education consulting firm that works with independent colleges and universities, and recognizes an innovative leader in independent higher education.