Against my advice to our GPS, we drove back to NH via the George Washington Bridge!! But it gave us these speedy views of the amazing new World Trade Center in the last phase of its magnificent construction. Though my little camera catches it through a Monet lens, you can get an idea of its size compared to the Empire State Building on the far left of the center photo.
Class of 1958
55th Reunion at Hollins University
May 31 - June 2, 2013
I arrived a day early and found Hollins ready for Reunion
Sixteen 1958 alums attended - plus 4 husbands, 1 son
Nancy Oliver Gray - President of Hollins University
Cocktail Reception at the President's House
for members of The 1842 Society and Heritage Society
Dinner at the Riding Center
and Award for Volunteer Excellence
sent by Virginia White
Saturday, June 1 - PARADE of CLASSES
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- - - Start planning for our 60th! - - -
Photos by Vicki Wendt West-Peek's son Christopher
We Remember our Deceased Classmates
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops
at all." - Emily Dickenson
(offered with prayer, by Liz Vann Hobbs)
Sarah Elizabeth Abernathy
Reveley Allen Moore
Elizabeth Baker Church
Barbara Barbee Bell
Bette Bondurant Sebes
Barbara Brist Embrey
Shirley Bronson Utt
Joan Bush Spencer
Mary Carr McKee
Shirlee Chelbay Loomer
Katherine Clark Stroud
Sheila Crabtree Cheatham
Jacqueline Crewe Hoover
Frances Crockett Lawton
Carol Crumpton Roberts
Sue Daniel Foulk
Carolyn Day Montague
Ruth Dickerson Bell
Jane Erikson Morss
Frances Fortune Breitenbucher
Nancy Franklin Hartung
Kathryn Garrison Marin
Anne Gerhardt Lenhert
Robin Goode Field
Lynne Granger Fisher
Anne Griffin Hurt
Sally Handy Diuguid
Betty Heindl Johnson
Mary Hipp Cunliffe
Jean Hurst Reese
Lanning Jefferies Laing
Joyce Jones Balbach
Mary Parke Jones Lira
Linda Lorimer Ebey
Martha McClain Hand
Grace Merry Harison
Virginia Moore Burton
Judith Moore Durling
Phyllis O'Brien Christian
Mary Powel Epes
Bonnie Robertson Thornbury
Olivia Smith Bissell
Margaret Smith Persin
Ann Soyars Bright
Betty Speer Taylor
Marilynn Watkins Baucum
Claudia Willins Earp
This web site was created by and for the Hollins University Class of 1958. Information on this web site is intended for individual communication of a personal nature among Hollins alumnae. Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Accuracy of the information on this site cannot be guaranteed. - Hollins University and the Hollins Alumnae Relation office are not responsible for the content of the web site. Responsibility for the web site and its content belongs solely to the Class of 1958 Alumnae. - This web site is maintained by Hemmie Sheffield Gilmore - firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hollins University web sites: - http://www.hollins.edu
Please let me know if you have photos
and want to remember a classmate here.
Robert Fishburn - Deceased March 24, 2012
Husband of Sibyl Norment Fishburn
Our Class Sponsor
Women of Hollins' "Class class": We have been busy on the home front with the sudden death of my cousin's wife, Virginia Shackelford, and other far less critical events. So, a belated note to the conspirators, whoever they may be. Your sponsor for one of the few times in his life, and to the great relief to those gathered in the dining room, was at a loss for words. Please know that I was deeply touched and honored by your wonderful presentation.
Your class has meant so much to Sib and me over the years. The reunion was beautifully organized and executed with
just the proper mix of tears and cheers. You are all to be congratulated.
Peace, through a glass brilliantly ......BobF
Faye Crewe Hoover - Deceased Septermber 25, 2011
Judy Moore Durling - Deceased May 9, 2011
Kitty Clark Stroud - deceased November 27, 2010
I know we are all saddened by the passing of our beloved Kitty. She had that special smile that lightened our hearts. She paid attention to each of us as though we were her dearest friend. She went to great lengths to garner support for Hollins - a place at the top of her list. No one could refuse her asking!
Hollins and I will miss her.
These photos are how I remember her from all those fabulous reunions and the 1842 trip to Charleston.
We did have fun.
With a grateful heart full of Hollins Love,
May 30 - June 1, 2008
The 50th Reunion of the Class of 1958
50th Reunion Remarks - by Wyndham Robertson
Click on the link "Download file" below, Right click, then click on "Open" to read Wyndham's remarks.
Below is also a file describing the excellent status of the Wyndham Robertson Library.
Wyndham was presented the Rath Award in recognition of her extraordinary participation in the life of Hollins over the years, "representing the very best of the Hollins spirit."
2008 Commencement Address - by Jane Parke Batten
This is well worth reading. If given this opportunity, what would YOU say?
Again, click on the link "Download File" below, Right click, then click "OPEN" to read Jane's words of wisdom.
Four alums gave presentation:"Hollins Women Save History"
Left to right: Boyce Ansley - '68, Brandy Culp - '98, Stuart Lewis Smith - '58, President Gray, Nancy Nash Campbell - '58
Ansley and Campbell received the Distinguished Alumnae Award at Reunion.
Stuart Lewis Smith is vice-president of Stratford Hall which is owned and operated by the Robert E. Lee Memorial Assoc.
Nancy Nash Campbell has served as a trustee and chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is actively involved with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She has a Master's Degree in architecture and urban studies and has served on the Planning Commission for the New York Metropolitan Area as vice-chair of the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission, and a trustee for the Seventh Regiment Armory Conservancy and Historic Hudson Valley.
Distinguished Alumnae Award winners:
Nancy Nash Campbell and Elizabeth Vann Hobbs
Elizabeth, between 29 moves during her married life, found time to publish a book, Always an Open Door, given service to her Episcopal Church and many other civic organizations, attended the United Nation's Fourth World Forum on Women's issues in Beijing, China (part of the Anglican Women's Network), and among many other service activities served as a Hollins trustee. She honored our class with a special gift to renovate Bradley Hall as a new home for the Batten Leadership Institute.
53 ATTENDED (36% of the class) and SEVERAL PROUDLY WON OUTSTANDING NOTICE
Kitty Clark Stroud (standing bet. President Gray and Alumnae Board Chair Sandra Kiely Kolb - '70) was presented the Pat Thomas Bain Award for leading the Class of 1958 in participating (87% !) in the Hollins Fund. This won the Tinker Mountain Award for our class which raised a total gift of $365,073.
Jim and Mary Bern Wolf Decker established the Decker Endowment and presented the first Hollins Teaching award at the Commencement in May. The first Hollins Teachers Scholarship will be awarded in the fall.of 2009.
Mary Cheek McCullough (for tennis) and Justine Bailey Lynch (for multiple sports) were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The photos above are copied from the HOLLINS publication with permission from Hollins.
Our reunion truly was grand and everyone who came met up with long-ago pals and made some new ones. President Nancy Gray made us feel right back at home. Hollins is thriving...and so are we. Bob and Sibby Norment once again welcomed us into their home, entertaining us with glamour and grace. There were many things to talk about, remember, and be proud of! In fact, it is startling to stop and think about just how far we babies have come! Wyndham and Sibby had it right to say we were "still stirring."
And now we look forward to 2013 - - - It sounds like a date long in the future but it's coming fast. Keep on stirring and plan to come back to Hollins for our fabulous 55th.
Take NOTICE: Oodles of PHOTOS from our 50th Reunion can be seen individually or in a slideshow by going to:
Click here for pix:> http://www2.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=278187747/a=121529623_121529623/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink
www.hollinsalums1958.snapfish.com - Click on PHOTOS at the top of the page. This web page provides a Group Room where you can add your own photos from the reunion, etc. Enjoy.
If you have any corrections, additions or comments please contact Hemmie S. Gilmore at email@example.com