Graduate Name Class Year Last Name While at Hollins
Bessie Carter Randolph

Bessie Carter Randolph

(1885 – 1966) Randolph was the third president of Hollins, serving from 1933 to 1950. After receiving her A.B. degree from Hollins, she remained at the school for three years to teach history. She received both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Radcliffe and taught political science at Florida State College for Women until she returned to Hollins as its president.…

1912

Randolph

Shannon Ravenel

Shannon Ravenel

After graduation from Hollins, Ravenel joined the staff of Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., in New York and then worked for 11 years for Houghton Mifflin, accepting the publisher’s invitation to serve as series editor of Best American Short Stories in 1977. She co-edited 11 volumes of that anthology. In 1982 she joined her former Hollins teacher Louis Rubin Jr.…

1960

Ravenel

Suzanne Allen Redpath

Suzanne Allen Redpath

Redpath spent her entire professional career at CBS News, first with the CBS Evening News and then as the senior coordinating producer for 48 Hours. She won numerous awards during her career, including three Emmys. She is on the board of directors for the School of American Ballet, the feeder school for the New York City Ballet.…

1969

Allen

Wyndham Robertson

Wyndham Robertson

Robertson worked at Standard Oil of New Jersey before joining Fortune magazine in 1961. She quickly climbed the ranks—research-reporter, writer, associate editor, columnist, member of the board of editors, and assistant managing editor. She published articles on the status of women in American corporations and in 1972 received the Gerald M. Loeb Achievement Award for distinguished writing on investment,…

1958

Robertson

Sabrina Rose-Smith

Sabrina Rose-Smith

Rose-Smith received a J.D. from Vanderbilt in 2003. She joined Goodwin Procter (Washington, D.C.) in 2008 as an associate in the firm’s litigation department and was made partner in 2010. Her practice includes defending financial institutions against consumer class actions and government-enforcement actions. She also provides regulatory compliance counseling for banks, credit card issuers, mortgage lenders,…

2000

Rose

Nandini Roy

Nandini Roy

Roy received a B.A. in mathematics and business from Hollins and an M.B.A. in finance from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in 2011. Roy started her career as a regulator with New York Stock Exchange Regulation (subsequently FINRA), overseeing the capital computations for the five largest broker-dealers through the 2008 financial crisis. After business school,…

2006

Roy

Caroline Russell

Caroline Russell

Russell earned a B.A. in history from Hollins and a master’s degree in Russian history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has spent her career working on arms control and nonproliferation at nonprofits and for-profits, and for the U.S. government. She is currently the deputy director of the Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives at the U.S.…

1986

Russell