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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Hollins University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Hollins University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Hollins University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Hollins University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Hollins University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Hollins University.

Alumni include Richard McCann, Kiran Desai and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hollins University?” and “Which celebrities are Hollins University alumni?”
Margaret Wise Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hollins University Alumni
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Golden MacDonald is a writer. ...more

Age: Died at 42 (1910-1952)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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#23 on The Best Children's Book Authors

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Richard McCann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hollins University Alumni
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Richard McCann is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a longtime professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at American University. A gay writer, he is the author of Mother of Sorrows, a collection of linked stories that novelist Michael Cunningham has described as unbearably beautiful. It won the 2005 John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares and was also an American Library Association Stonewall Book Award recipient, as well as a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Amazon named it one of the Top 50 Books of 2005. McCann's book of poems, Ghost Letters, won the 1994 Beatrice Hawley and Capricorn Poetry awards. With ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Maryland, United States of America

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Annie Dillard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hollins University Alumni
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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. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#71 on The Best Catholic Authors

#74 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#35 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Donna Richardson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hollins University Alumni
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Donna Richardson Joyner is an American fitness and aerobics instructor, author and ESPN television sports commentator. Widely known for her series of fitness videos, she was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to serve on the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. She also produces and hosts Donna Richardson: Mind, Body, & Spirit, which airs on TV One, and Sweating In The Spirit, which airs on The Word Network. She has served on the Women's Sports Foundation Board of Trustees and is an Advisory Board Member for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

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