M.F.A. Student Wins Essay Award from the Children’s Literature Association

M.F.A. Student Wins Essay Award from the Children’s Literature Association

Amanda Becker, who is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in children’s literature at Hollins, has been honored by a committee of children’s literature scholars for her paper, “A Story in Fragments: An Analysis of Poetry and Perspective in October Mourning,”

International Film Festival Bestows Honors on Hollins Playwright’s Work

International Film Festival Bestows Honors on Hollins Playwright’s Work

Samantha Macher M.F.A. ’12 was presented the Gold Award for Best Writer for “To the New Girl” by the Queen Palm International Film Festival. The film is based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name that she wrote in 2010.

M.A.T. Student’s Gift for Creating Miniatures Earns Spotlight on HGTV’s “Biggest Little Christmas Showdown”

M.A.T. Student’s Gift for Creating Miniatures Earns Spotlight on HGTV’s “Biggest Little Christmas Showdown”

Amanda Kelly, who currently is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a visual arts endorsement at Hollins, and her fiancée and creative partner Bree Sepulveda, have reached the finals of this four-episode competition that boasts a grand prize of $50,000.

Hollins Announces New Partnerships with Graduate Programs in Health Sciences, Engineering

Hollins Announces New Partnerships with Graduate Programs in Health Sciences, Engineering

To further help qualified students pursue advanced degrees and meaningful careers in high-demand fields, Hollins has finalized admission agreements with Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences at Mary Baldwin University and Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering.

For the Stephensons, the Hollins Experience Is a Family Affair

For the Stephensons, the Hollins Experience Is a Family Affair

Kelly Stephenson M.F.A. ’20 finished Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing this spring, while his daughter Clare (class of 2023) completed her first year as an undergraduate.

Hollins To Deliver Summer 2020 Graduate Courses Online

Hollins To Deliver Summer 2020 Graduate Courses Online

Graduate program courses in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, dance, playwriting, and screenwriting and film studies will be transitioned to remote instruction during this year’s summer session.

Hollins, North Cross School Collaborate to Enhance Teachers’ Skills

Hollins, North Cross School Collaborate to Enhance Teachers’ Skills

The university is welcoming eight faculty from one of Virginia’s top college-preparatory schools this fall to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning over the next two years. 

Hollins Announces New Dean of Graduate Studies

Hollins Announces New Dean of Graduate Studies

Hollins University has announced that Julie DeLoia, Ph.D. has been named dean of graduate studies at the university. Effective April 1, DeLoia will oversee established graduate programs and be responsible for developing new programs.

WVTF: Hollins Program Cranks Out Hopeful Filmmakers

WVTF: Hollins Program Cranks Out Hopeful Filmmakers

WVTF Public Radio aired this profile of Hollins University’s graduate programs in screenwriting and film studies, featuring interviews with students Amy Roskelly –Shiovitz, Christie Collins, and Maisie Deely, and program director Tim Albaugh. 

Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor

Playwright’s Lab Director Earns Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Honor

Todd Ristau, founder and director of the M.F.A. program in playwriting at Hollins, has received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, one of the most prestigious honors in theatre education.

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