Public health major Jasmine Carmichael ’23 has been praised for pursuing “a passion for examining public health issues with a social justice/health equity lens. In particular, she has shown tremendous interest and promise in investigating the social determinants of health with a focus on addressing health disparities.”
History major Zoe Brooks ’23 says she enjoys “taking hard-to-understand primary source information, distilling it, and making it more accessible to everybody. History deserves to be taught, and it deserves to be taught in its entirety. The idea of having that as a career…there’s something really cool about that.”
The Iota of Virginia Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Hollins University welcomed 18 new student members at an initiation ceremony held on May 1.
Ajaya Green ’23 is intent on joining the fight to bring racial equity to the criminal justice system. “I believe this system is just so flawed against marginalized groups,” she explains. “I want to become a defense attorney, and knowing how bad the system is stacked up against minorities will help propel me along my journey.”
Theatre major Mattie Tindall ’23 and Hannah Chaikin ’23, who is double majoring in film and French, adapted and codirected for the Hollins Theatre Main Stage “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde’s classic 19th century novel about a man who sells his soul for eternal youth.
Wyndham Robertson Library has announced the winners and finalists of this year’s Undergraduate Research Awards. The annual awards recognize exemplary student research projects completed in Hollins courses.
Ashleigh Clyde ’26 is seizing a chance to grow Hollins’ culture of activism during her first year on campus, thanks in large part to the course she took during the January 2023 Short Term called “Trial and Error.” During the class, she was inspired to create a speech and debate team at Hollins.
Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton is part of a coalition of national leaders announcing the formation of the Council on Higher Education as a Strategic Asset (HESA). Over the next year, HESA will develop and propose recommendations for ensuring that higher education institutions can deliver the workforce and educated citizenry necessary to address the United States’ most critical national priorities.
Ruth Alden Doan Assistant Professor of History Christopher Florio has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend award of $6,000 to support his project, “The Problem of Poverty in the Anglo-American Age of Slave Emancipation, 1780-1865.”
Ambrielle Viney ’23 has won the Outstanding Student Leadership Award from Region VIII of the Association for Orientation, Transition, and Retention in Higher Education (NODA). According to a NODA press release, the award “is designed to give special recognition to students for their creativity, energy, enthusiasm, and outstanding abilities, which are the backbone of any successful campus programs.”