10 Notable alumni of
Hollins University

Hollins University is 2080th in the world, 705th in North America, and 664th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from Hollins University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Annie Dillard

    Annie Dillard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Hollins University
    In 1968 graduated with Master of Arts in English literature
    Occupations
    writernovelistuniversity teacheressayistpoet
    Biography

    Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. From 1980, Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.

  2. Lottie Moon

    Lottie Moon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1912 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly 40 years (1873–1912) living and working in China. As a teacher and evangelist she laid a foundation for traditionally solid support for missions among Southern Baptists, especially through its Woman's Missionary Union.

  3. Dorothy Dix

    Dorothy Dix
    Years
    1861-1951 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, widely known by the pen name Dorothy Dix, was an American journalist and columnist. As the forerunner of today's popular advice columnists, Dix was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the world. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad. In addition to her journalistic work, she joined in the campaign for woman suffrage and the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

  4. Ann Compton

    Ann Compton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    reporterjournalist
    Biography

    Ann Compton is an American former news reporter and White House correspondent for ABC News Radio.

  5. Richard McCann

    Richard McCann
    Years
    1949-2021 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    university teacherwriter
    Biography

    Richard John McCann was a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lived in Washington, D.C., where he was a longtime professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University.

  6. Mary K. Gaillard

    Mary K. Gaillard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Mary Katharine Gaillard is an American theoretical physicist. Her focus is on particle physics. She is a professor of the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, and Visiting Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She was Berkeley's first tenured female physicist.

  7. Heather Fitzenhagen

    Heather Fitzenhagen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen is a Republican politician from Florida. She represented the 78th District, encompassing Fort Myers, in the Florida House of Representatives from 2012 to 2020.

  8. Pamela J. H. Slutz

    Pamela J. H. Slutz
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Pamela Jo Howell Slutz was a career member of the United States Foreign Service who served as U.S. Ambassador to Burundi from November 2009 until February 2012 and as U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from September 2003 to September 2006. She was the recipient of two U.S. Department of State Superior Honor Awards and the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive. Ambassador Slutz retired on April 30, 2012, but continues to work part-time for the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of State. Since 2019, she has been the President of The Mongolia Society.

  9. Cathryn Hankla

    Cathryn Hankla
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    writerpoetnovelist
    Biography

    Cathryn Hankla (born March 20, 1958) is an American poet, novelist, essayist and author of short stories. She is professor emerita of English and Creative Writing at Hollins University in Hollins, Virginia, and served as inaugural director of Hollins' Jackson Center for Creative Writing from 2008 to 2012.

  10. Helen Pickett

    Helen Pickett
    Enrolled in Hollins University
    In 2011 graduated with Master of Fine Arts in dance
    Occupations
    dancerchoreographer
    Biography

    Helen Pickett is an American choreographer for stage and film, and has been described as “one of the few prominent women in ballet today”.