Two Women Scholars Announce Their Retirements at the End of the Academic Year

Amanda Cockrell, the co-founder of the graduate program in children’s literature at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, has announced that she will retire in August 2018. She has led the graduate program since 1992.

Professor Cockrell holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English and creative writing from Hollins University.

Rebecca N. Nagy, the director of the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, announced that she will retire at the end of the current academic year. She has served as director for the past 15 years. During this time, the museum has more than doubled its permanent collection. Before coming to the University of Florida, Dr. Nagy was curator of African art and associate director of education at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.

Dr. Nagy holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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