Hollins University to hold Commencement ceremony May 19

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Hollins University has set a date to honor members of the undergraduate Class of 2021 alongside graduate students from the Class of 2020 during Commencement exercises in mid-May.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19 on the athletic practice fields across from the Batten Tennis Center on West Campus Drive.

Undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees as well as the Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degrees will all be recognized during the ceremony.

The following awards will also be announced at the ceremony:

  • The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, honoring a senior and a member of the Hollins community who has shown by daily living those qualities that demonstrate love and helpfulness to others.
  • The Annie Terrill Bushnell Award, presented to a senior who has evidenced the finest spirit of leadership during their days at Hollins.
  • The Jane Cocke Funkhouser Award, highlighting the junior or senior who, in addition to being a good student, is preeminent in character and leadership.

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