Graduate Name Class Year Last Name While at Hollins
Henry S. Taylor

Henry S. Taylor

Taylor has written more than 15 books of poems. His book The Flying Change won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1986. He taught literature and codirected the graduate program in creative writing at American University from 1971 to 2003.…

M.A. 1966

Taylor

Stella Ferguson Thayer

Stella Ferguson Thayer

Thayer is a partner in the Tampa, Florida, law office of MacFarland Ferguson & McMullen. She owns Tampa Bay Downs with her brother and is the president of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. She was recently named as one of the most influential women in Tampa Bay sports. She was the first woman to serve on Post Properties’ board of directors.…

1962

Ferguson

Carol Semple Thompson

Carol Semple Thompson

Thompson is a veteran of more than 100 United States Golf Association championships and holder of seven national titles that include the 1973 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, four U.S. Senior Women’s Championships, and two U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships. She has competed a record twelve times in the Curtis Cup, compiling a record 18 match victories in the most prestigious women’s amateur team competition.…

1970

Semple

Sadie Tillery

Sadie Tillery

Tillery is the director of programming for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. The native of Raleigh, North Carolina, knew in high school that she wanted to study film and photography but didn’t want to go to an arts-only school because she wanted a liberal arts education. At Hollins, she began a film-studies program with classes taught by the late Klaus Phillips,…

2005

Tillery

Neely Paul Towe

Neely Paul Towe

Upon graduating with a B.A. in economics and membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Towe found that many divinity schools would not admit women. When her youngest child started school, she started her journey at Yale Divinity School, earning her Master of Divinity degree in 1987. She served as pastor of Stanwich Congregational Church in Greenwich, Connecticut,…

1963

Paul

Justine Treadwell

Justine Treadwell

Treadwell served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi­­­. She later worked as a health policy advisor in Tanzania, where she became interested in the interconnectedness of policy issues. In 2009 she received an M.A. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and joined the State Department. After working in Washington, D.C., on U.S.…

2001

Treadwell

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

Trethewey was the 19th poet laureate of the United States and is the author of four collections of poetry, Domestic Work, Bellocq’s Ophelia, Native Guard—for which she was awarded the 2007 Pulitzer Prize—and Thrall. She has also written a book of nonfiction, Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.…

M.A. 1991

Trethewey

Alexandra C. Trower

Alexandra C. Trower

Trower has been executive vice president of global communications at the Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., since 2008, directing the company’s overall communications strategy as it relates to consumers, employees, and stockholders. Before joining Estée Lauder, Trower was senior vice president of media relations for Bank of America. From 1997 to 2003, she was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase,…

1986

Trower