Tinker Times 
Summer 2013


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In This Issue
Poet Laureate, Redux
Hard to Say Goodbye
National Recognition for Golfer


Quad Quote


Pediatrician Wendy Ault '72 will say that her longtime patient Caileigh Bravo '16 "fell in love with Hollins all by herself," but it didn't hurt that Ault planted the idea early. "Ever since I was a little kid she's been telling me all about Hollins and what a wonderful place it is," says Bravo.

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Alumnae Events


Cashiers: July 10
Roanoke: Sept. 5 
1842 Society in NYC: 
November 8-10



 DC Alums: 

We Need You

Mink and Sheperd

Can you help? We are looking for internships, and equally important, housing for Hollins students for next January in the DC area. Read more



 Seen on campus

Chestnut tree planting


Biology professors Ryan Huish and Morgan Wilson and Audio Visual Assistant Anna Copplestone '06 worked with The American Chestnut Foundation to plant ten American chestnut tree saplings on the Hollins campus this spring. Read more



 Spotlight on a Hollins Tradition:


Graduate Programs


Children's Literature

The Hollins campus remains abuzz with activity during the summer months, with graduate students in children's literature and children's book illustration, dance, liberal studies, playwriting, and screenwriting and film studies. Read more
Quick Links


You Rock! "10 Days to $100K: Hollins Rocks"

Giving Challenge

Hollins Rocks - thank you

You did it! Thank you for helping Hollins make history by meeting the #HollinsRocks #10Daysto100K challenge! Hollins identified funds for a $100,000 challenge, to be used as a 1:1 match for new gifts. And we had 10 days to do it. From June 17 through June 27, donors stepped up to the challenge and surpassed the goal. The final totals are... Read more 



 Giving news

Commencement Speaker Johnnetta Cole 
Hollins commencement
L to R: Johnnetta Cole; Associate Professor of Chemistry Dan Derringer; his daughter, Dani; and Hollins President Nancy Gray

Educator and humanitarian Johnnetta Cole told graduates, "You must not only believe that change can happen, you must be instruments for that change," during Hollins University's 171st Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 19. Hollins conferred 156 bachelor's degrees and 61 master's degrees during the ceremony, which commenced under cloudy skies on the university's historic Front Quadrangle and persevered despite a steady shower that began roughly an hour into the program. Read more



"An Unusual Degree of Persistence"

Booth The Roanoke Times featured the inspirational story of Isabel Booth, a Hollins employee who earned her diploma this spring. The article was subsequently published in The Washington Post.



Library of Congress Appoints Natasha Trethewey to Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate

Trethewey The Library of Congress announced in June that Hollins graduate Natasha Trethewey M.A. '91 will continue her work as Poet Laureate in 2013-14. Trethewey joins the Hollins Board of Trustees in JulyRead more


Photos and Video: Reunion 2013

Hollins Alumnae Reunion 2013: May 31-June2

Thank you to the 400 alumnae and friends who returned home to Hollins for Reunion 2013, May 31-June 2. Highlights of reunion weekend included:


 Alumnae news 

New Video: Women Who Are Going Places

Women Who Are Going Places Watch and share the new admission video with smart young women you know.

Hear what students have to say about their experiences in the classroom, as interns, on our study-abroad program, in leadership roles, and as members of a close community from which they continually draw inspiration. 


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Hard to Say Goodbye

Some very prominent people in the life of Hollins retired at the end of this academic year. Four of them are profiled in the newest issue of Hollins magazine, and the next issue will profile the rest:

Retiring faculty   

Great Teachers Inspire

"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires."


 Student accomplishments


 Faculty accomplishments


National Recognition for Golfer 


Golfer Elizabeth Cheng '14 finished her year with numerous accolades. Not only was she named the ODAC Women's Golfer of the Year, but was also the ODAC Women's Golf Academic-Scholar of the Year, and became just the second golfer in the history of Hollins to make it to the NCAA Tournament, where she finished 12th in the nation, the highest-ever finish for a Hollins golfer, and was named Academic All-American. Congratulations, Elizabeth, and go green!


Roanoke Times article


ODAC Women's Golf Awards article



 Athletics news

Tinker Times. Summer 2013 issue. Published by Hollins University Alumnae & Donor Relations.




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