Hollins has joined with Roanoke City Public Schools, North Cross School, and Lord Botetourt High School to address the critical shortage of teachers and its profound impact in the Roanoke region.
Praising “an incredible community of people…united by time, traditions, and this place we call home,” Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton officially launched the 2022-23 academic year at the university’s Opening Convocation on August 30 in duPont Chapel.
When Clinton, North Carolina, envisioned celebrating its rich diversity by organizing the community’s first-ever multicultural festival, the city’s planning director called upon a local resident and Hollins University sophomore to lead the initiative.
Suzy Mink ’74, who serves as senior philanthropic advisor at Hollins, was the only woman to medal for Team USA during the 2022 World Triathlon Long Distance Championships, part of the 2022 World Triathlon Multisport Championships held August 21 at the Olympic Training Center in Samorin, Slovakia.
Assistant Professor of Photography Mary Zompetti will exhibit “The Lost Garden” at Bridgewater College’s Beverly Perdue Art Gallery from August 22 through September 27. An opening reception will be held on Monday, August 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m.
Growing up in the Republic of Congo, Julia Mouketo ’23 didn’t have to look far to find a role model for discovering her career path. “My mom works in institutional communications, but because of her studies and training, she has always told me that at heart, she is a journalist,” the senior communication studies major recalled. “I remember even when I was very young, probably no more than three or four, I was saying, ‘I want to be a journalist like my mom!’”
Hollins University has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program. The grant in part will support a new program that emphasizes democracy, human rights, and global health in partnership with Kenya’s Kenyatta University.
This summer, Autumn Green ’24 is among eight undergraduates from across the U.S. conducting historical legal research through the Digital Legal Research Lab at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. The initiative is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Research Experience for Undergraduates site and is considered an interdisciplinary hub for the social scientific study of freedom making in the United States during the 19th century.
Twelve Hollins University students were among the 240 undergraduates from across the country presenting at the 11th annual Summer Research Symposium at Virginia Tech on July 28.
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.