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During Her Summer Internship, Margarite Fisher ’22 Is Helping Veterans Access Quality Healthcare Close to Home

During Her Summer Internship, Margarite Fisher ’22 Is Helping Veterans Access Quality Healthcare Close to Home

Margarite Fisher ’22 has played a key role this summer in the Community Care Referral and Authorization Program, which is helping the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs streamline the patient referral process for millions of veterans.

Hollins, Roanoke College Welcome Nominations for the 2022 Perry F. Kendig Awards

Hollins, Roanoke College Welcome Nominations for the 2022 Perry F. Kendig Awards

Nominations are being accepted through July 20 for the 2022 Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards, which recognize individuals, businesses, and organizations in the greater Roanoke region that provide exemplary leadership in or support for the arts.

Meet Sydney Light, a HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Meet Sydney Light, a HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Sydney Light, a senior at Roanoke’s Patrick Henry High School, talks about the Hollins Opportunity for Promise through Education (HOPE) scholarship program and what it means to her and her family.

For Championing Mental Health Advocacy, Charvi Gangwani ’24 Is Named a 2022 Global Teen Leader

For Championing Mental Health Advocacy, Charvi Gangwani ’24 Is Named a 2022 Global Teen Leader

Charvi Gangwani ’24 is among the 34 young people representing 23 countries announced as the 2022 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders (GTLs) by the We Are Family Foundation (WAFF). The WAFF selected the GTLs based on their social good innovations, organizations, projects, and promise for a more just, equitable, and peaceful future.

“It Isn’t Enough to Say, ‘I Want to Create Change.’ I Want to be a Leader As I Create that Change.” Tyler Sesker ’22 Preps for a Career in Law/Public Policy

“It Isn’t Enough to Say, ‘I Want to Create Change.’ I Want to be a Leader As I Create that Change.” Tyler Sesker ’22 Preps for a Career in Law/Public Policy

Tyler Sesker ’22, who is majoring in gender and women’s studies with a pre-law concentration, will enter the Master of Public Policy program at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy this fall.

Before Law School, Mollie Davis ’22 Is Engaging in Community Service Helping Denver’s Unhoused Find Employment 

Before Law School, Mollie Davis ’22 Is Engaging in Community Service Helping Denver’s Unhoused Find Employment 

Mollie Davis ’22 is described as someone who “advocates for something bigger and beyond themselves.” She has demonstrated that kind of activism throughout her Hollins undergraduate career and is now preparing to start a new chapter in bringing impactful change to a community’s quality of life.

Through Design Thinking, Zahin Mahbuba ’22 Seeks to Transform the World – One Person at a Time

Through Design Thinking, Zahin Mahbuba ’22 Seeks to Transform the World – One Person at a Time

During the 2021-22 academic year, Zahin Mahbuba ’22, an international studies major and economics minor from Bangladesh, participated in the University Innovation Fellows program sponsored by Stanford University’s Hass Plattner Institute of Design.

Meet Be Lalanne, A HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Meet Be Lalanne, A HOPE Scholarship Recipient

Introducing one of the first recipients of the Hollins Opportunity for Promise through Education (HOPE) scholarship program: Be Lalanne, a senior at Roanoke’s William Fleming High School.

Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, First-Year Seminar and J-term Students Meet Community Needs

Guided by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, First-Year Seminar and J-term Students Meet Community Needs

Hollins students and faculty responded to a global call to action from the United Nations by engaging in “Sustainability and Social Innovation,” a first-year seminar course launched last fall and extended into January Short Term.

“What Hope Means”: Josh Chapman of Roanoke’s Community High School Talks about Support, Innovation at Hollins

“What Hope Means”: Josh Chapman of Roanoke’s Community High School Talks about Support, Innovation at Hollins

In our “What Hope Means” series, we’re highlighting conversations with individuals from the Hollins community and beyond who discuss what hope personally means to them. We’re also spotlighting the powerful impact that the new HOPE scholarship program will have on the ambitious young women in the Roanoke Valley who are striving to better themselves through their education.

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