Hollins Alumnae Admission
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Volunteer Spotlight: Betsy Strickland '79



Betsy Strickland has served her alma mater as a loyal volunteer and active alumnae admission event attendee in the Raleigh area. This winter, Betsy participated in the Raleigh letter writing campaign to area prospective students. As a result of her efforts, Betsy assisted as a North Carolina student made her final college decision. 


"I wrote several admitted students, and one emailed me with specific questions wanting to know about my experience.  Of course, she is into dance, which I was not, but I told her generally about my experience at Hollins. She was particularly interested in the abroad studies, which I could talk about since I spent a semester in London. She had emailed me back several times with more questions, which I tried to answer right away. Then, when I was going back through my old emails to delete or put in files, I wrote her back to be sure I had answered her questions and to see if there was anything else she wanted to know. She replied that she had definitely decided to go to Hollins, so I was happy!" 


Betsy's experience is a wonderful example of the impact and potential for alumnae volunteers to enhance recruitment efforts.


Refer a Student


Refer a student
If your referral is received
before she is admitted to Hollins, the student you refer will receive a $500 scholarship toward her first year's tuition!


Hollinsummer is Back
Hollinsummer 2013
Explore all seven of our summer camp options for junior high and high school girls and boys. And, Hollins is giving alumnae/i children and grandchildren a 10% discount on Hollinsummer.
Thank you!


Thank you
Your representation at college fairs makes a difference for Hollins - thank you! Pictured: Cristen James '99 in Austin, TX.


Learn More

Contact Alumnae Recruitment Coordinator Ashley Browning directly at 540-362-6210 or


Hollins Alumnae Admission News                           Spring 2013

Hello from Hollins! As the May 1st National Candidate Reply Date approaches, the Office of Admission is welcoming new students to the Hollins University Class of 2017 with each passing day. In our efforts to reach out to students making their final college decision, we called upon several different alumnae and constituent groups to assist in our efforts. Enjoy this overview of recent activity as we continue to mobilize our very powerful alumnae network. We are grateful for the service of these individuals in enhancing our recruitment efforts at Hollins.


Alumnae admission volunteers in Richmond celebrated the sweet success of the recent application and enrollment of area students with a private reception at Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe on Thursday, April 11. In addition to this effort, chapter members will also be presenting the Hollins Book Award at select area schools. (Pictured above, l to r: Elizabeth Kennan '99, Erika Cuevas Morris '98, Savon Sampson '04, Kyra Orr '11, Sarah Bartenstein '78, Ashlee Kneip '06)
Hampton Roads

Creating an opportunity for students to meet with area alumnae in a relaxed, fun environment, chapter co-chair Kimberly LaMotta Maye '99 will be welcoming prospective seniors at her home on Wednesday, April 17. The agenda for the evening includes pizza, laughs and sharing many Hollins memories. 



writing personal notes In an effort to further distinguish Hollins for North Carolina students, Betsy Strickland '79, Brynn Hoffman '09, Emily DeShazor '09, and Meredith McLaurin '09 contacted applicants from the state by personal note. This simple touch provided a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate the immense reach of the Hollins alumnae network, and the care and attention given to each Hollins student. As demonstrated in the alumnae spotlight, efforts such as these really can influence a student's decision. 


Thank you

In addition to these regional efforts, the Office of Admission would like to extend gratitude to the following groups for their efforts in contacting prospective students and families by phone, email, and personal notes at this very critical time:


  • Board of Trustees
  • Alumnae Board
  • Parents' Council
College Fairs in your communities
Just as the Office of Admission looked forward to welcoming seniors in the final stages of their college search at Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 6, admission staff members are pursuing communications with sophomores and juniors progressing in their college search. In addition to spring campus visit programs for sophomores and juniors on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, May 4, and travel by the Office of Admission in Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Illinois, and internationally in China, the following representatives will be reaching out to students in their own communities:

Mark Deforest

father of Kelsey '13

Cleveland, OH

March 14

Heather Pierce '97

Charleston, SC

March 19

Audrey Harman '11

Loudon County, VA

March 20

Cristen James '99

Austin, TX

April 9

Amy LeGaux,
mother of Myriah '14

New Orleans, LA

April 9

Sara Cantor '03

Ponte Vedra, FL

April 11

Alyssa Ollwerther '10

Houston, TX

April 13

Ashlee Kneip '06

Richmond, VA

April 14

Mark and Diana DeForest,
parents of Kelsey '13

Cleveland, OH

April 21

Lindsay Gray '08

Nashville, TN

April 25

Caitlin McConoughey '91

S. Westchester, NY

April 29

Caitlin McCall-Baron '94

and Juli Beth Hinds '92

San Diego, CA

April 29

Vicki James,
mother of Hadley '14

Chattanooga, TN

April 29

Jillian Kalonick '01

Pennsylvania Main Line

April 30



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