Graduate Name Class Year Last Name While at Hollins
Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan

Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan

MacKethan is one of the nation’s foremost scholars in the literature of the American South. She is the author or editor of six books, including Daughters of Time: Creating Women’s Voice in Southern Story and the co-edited Companion to Southern Literature, which was named a “best reference work” by the American Library Association.…

1967

Hardwick

Elizabeth “Beth” Macy

Elizabeth “Beth” Macy

Macy was for many years a reporter for The Roanoke Times and won more than a dozen national reporting/writing awards. She received a Nieman Fellowship for Journalism at Harvard and the 2013 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress award for Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local—and Helped Save an American Town,…

M.A. 1993

Macy

Ellen Reighley Malcolm

Ellen Reighley Malcolm

Malcolm founded EMILY’s List, an acronym for Early Money Is Like Yeast—it makes the dough rise. EMILY’s List is a national network of more than 100,000 women and men that recruits and funds viable women political candidates. Malcolm and her organization believe in the power of women as candidates, as contributors, as campaign professionals, and as voters to bring about great change.…

1969

Malcolm

Sally Munger Mann

Sally Munger Mann

Mann is a nationally recognized photographer and writer. Her early photographs of her husband and children became the series Immediate Family. She has won numerous awards, including fellowships from the Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Arts. In 2001 she was named America’s Best Photographer by Time magazine. Her books of photographs include Immediate Family,

1974, M.A. '75

Munger

Kennan Marsh

Kennan Marsh

Marsh is the director of experimental sciences for AbbVie (formerly Abbott Laboratories) in Lake Forest, Illinois. She received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of Kansas. Marsh has published more than 250 scholarly articles in scientific journals and holds nearly 50 patents. She works at the interface between discovery and development, helping move new compounds through animal studies and into clinical trials.…

1978

Marsh

Emily Wheat Maynard

Emily Wheat Maynard

Maynard is a jewelry designer in Taylorsville, Kentucky. She earned an M.A. from the Bard Graduate Center for Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture. Her company, Elva Fields Jewelry, which she started in 2003, is named after her great-grandmother, Elva Fields Bivens Cooke. Her jewelry has been featured in such magazines as People, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings,

2000

Wheat

Kathryn McKellar

Kathryn McKellar

McKellar is a rising opera star and accomplished artist in classical and music theatre. At Hollins, she studied in Milan, Italy, at the Verdi Conservatory and Civica Della Musica. She received a master’s degree in music from the Boston Conservatory, where she was a member of the Opera Studio and received first place in the conservatory’s chamber music competition.…

2005

McKellar

Amanda Miller

Amanda Miller

Miller’s first job was in arts management in her hometown of Toledo, Ohio. She fell in love with New York City on a visit to see a friend and moved there three months later. Her first position was with Van Nostrand Reinhold, a publishing company. She left five years later as acquisitions editor. In 1995, she joined John Wiley &…

1986

Miller

Charlotte “Lottie” Moon

Charlotte “Lottie” Moon

(1840 – 1912) Moon arrived at the Female Seminary at Botetourt Springs in 1854 at the age of 14. The school would be renamed Hollins Institute in her second (and final) year. She was known for her intelligence and knack for languages, and she also helped to found the Euzelian Literary Society. But she was frequently marked down in her behavior grades,…

1858

Moon