Hollins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Randolph-Macon College, Bridgewater College, and Shenandoah University were chosen as this year’s winners of the GoAbroad Innovation in Diversity Award, which recognizes strategic efforts to expand international educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups.
“I am very excited about joining the campus community,” said Williams, who comes to Hollins from North Carolina A&T State University. “I look forward to working alongside administration, faculty, staff, and students in cultivating programming and initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at Hollins University.”
“Te’ya is a brilliant and tenacious advocate for educational equity and opportunity,” says Assistant Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies Courtney Chenette.
In “Devonte Travels the Sorry Route,” his latest collection of poems, Professor of English and Creative Writing T.J. Anderson III is “responding to…shifts of identity within the African-American cultural and historical narrative.”
Assistant Professor of Sociology Jennifer Turner has specifically studied the parenting concerns and racial socialization practices of low-income Black single mothers.
Members of the Hollins community are paying tribute to the civil rights leader with two special video programs.
“Having Hollins be an inaugural member of LACRELA signals our proactive and ongoing commitment to ensuring we are at the forefront of inclusion work in higher education,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “We are pleased to be in the company of these other leading liberal arts institutions in our shared pursuit of equity and justice.”
“The liberal arts demand this work of leading equity, diversity and justice,” said Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton. “Indeed, today reflects the meaning and purpose of education and our collective responsibility and mutual accountability to all those we encounter.”
Catina Martin said that being a university chaplain has been “like a dream. I’m so grateful for life and to be here and to be a part of these students’ paths. I’ve learned so much already.”
“This conference aims to create an intentional and meaningful space for all of us to reflect, learn, and facilitate action toward making Hollins a more equitable and just community,” said President Mary Dana Hinton.