Tinker Times 
Winter 2012


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In This Issue
Athletics Partners with Special Olympics
Film Award Named for Klaus Phillips
Betsy Bennett '65 Honored
Renovation of Rath Haus


Quad Quote

"Traveling abroad is probably the best decision I've ever made in my entire schooling career! In my opinion, studying abroad not only exposes students to different cultures and ways of life but also helps them to discover a more responsible and accountable version of themselves."


Alumnae Events

Richmond alumnae 
Houston: Jan. 23 & 28
Richmond: January 24
Roanoke: January 25
New York: January 26
DC: January 26
Phoenix/Scottsdale: February 1
Houston with President Gray: February 22
Dallas with President Gray: February 23


Campus Events

Hollins campus events 


Tinker Day Highlights

Tinker Day video
Video of President Gray's proclamation




Save the Dates


Reunion 2012

June 1-3


1842 Society Weekend in Atlanta

November 8-11

Quick Links

Hollins graduatesGraduates of Hollins, Other Liberal Arts Colleges Better Prepared

When it comes to getting a first job out of college, gaining admission to graduate school, or generally preparing to meet life's challenges, graduates of residential liberal arts colleges such as Hollins give their college experience higher marks than do graduates of any other type of colleges, according to a new national study.


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Campus news

Soccer players
Hollins soccer players with Special Olympics soccer players, celebrating
a come-from-behind victory in the
state tournament.

Athletics Partners with Special Olympics and Komen Race for the Cure

Hollins Athletics is acting on an NCAA initiative to foster a relationship with the local Special Olympics. In September, Hollins hosted nearly 50 Special Olympics athletes for a cookout on back quad followed by the first home volleyball match of the season. Every Sunday throughout the fall, the Roanoke City Special Olympics soccer team used the Hollins field. At least two Hollins soccer players acted as assistant coaches at each practice.


For the third consecutive year, Hollins, under the direction of Athletic Trainer Kelly Creasey, will sponsor a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team in support of breast cancer awareness. We encourage all students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and friends to join Hollins' Pink Courage team on Saturday, April 14, in downtown Roanoke. 


 The Roanoke Times profiles the Hollins basketball team, which is off to a fantastic start this season.


Athletics news

 Students / Faculty

PhillipsNew award pays homage to memory of film professor Klaus Phillips

Two friends and colleagues of the founding director of Hollins University's graduate programs in screenwriting and film studies are honoring his memory by establishing a monetary award in his name.


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Seniors Give Back

The Class of 2012 is raising awareness and support

for the Senior Gift to the Hollins Fund, which provides funding for student scholarships, faculty salaries, athletic equipment, and more. Student participation is a way for the almost-graduates to learn about annual giving and philanthropy at their soon-to-be alma mater. Seniors who make a gift or pledge - like Cat Bertorelli, pictured above - are photographed with the "Women Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins" suitcase. The Senior Legacy Program began more than 25 years ago and continues the strong tradition of giving back to Hollins. As Alex Trower Lindsey '86 reminded the 2011 graduates during her commencement address: "Each of us has been lifted up by women who came before...and we have a responsibility to help other women climb as well."  


Student news 


Faculty news 



BennettThe Raleigh News & Observer has named Betsy Bennett '65 "Tar Heel of the Year" for her work as director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. "In two decades, [she] has managed to bag dinosaurs, lure scientists, sell lawmakers and inspire captains of industry to build a museum that captures the imagination of 700,000 visitors each year." Bennett was a recipient of Hollins' Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2010.


Alumnae news 

$20,000 for Hill House Preservation

Rath HausHollins has received a $20,000 gift from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust to support the restoration of Rath Haus. The funds will go toward a $550,000 project to refurbish and update Rath Haus, which currently houses the information technology offices, to serve as a year-round residence for up to 13 students. Renovation of the two-story Colonial Revival building, which was built in 1907, will include converting the space for residential use and making the building ADA accessible.


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Hollins gift reportGift Report is Online

The 2010-11 annual report on giving is now online. Thank you to all of the alumnae/i, parents, and friends who support Hollins each year. We sincerely appreciate you!


Giving news 

Tinker Times. Winter 2012 issue. Published by Hollins University Alumnae & Donor Relations.