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Hollins was home to the first exhibition gallery in the Roanoke region in 1948. Hollins also sponsors an annual service-learning project in Lucea, Jamaica.One of the first writer-in-residence programs in America began at Hollins in 1959. In January, or J-Term, students follow their own independent course of study with a sponsoring professor, take off-campus internships, or study abroad with other Hollins students.
Miss Cocke was not interested in waging any battles for women's education; indeed, she let her nephews, Joseph Turner and M.
The next year he cryptically noted a cover to the walkway to the necessary.
Obviously, the young ladies didn't like getting wet as they walked downstairs." As the head of Hollins, Cocke saw his students as a part of a family and himself as their father figure.
His pedagogy was based upon the "southern sensibility that a lady was to be trained to submit to the order of men".
Cocke considered the higher education of young women in the South to be his life's calling; in 1857, he wrote that "young women require the same thorough and rigid mental training as that afforded to young men".
Due to their financial limitations, Hollins was not able to hire high-quality faculty or assemble an up-to-date library or laboratory, making accreditation hard to achieve.