Barbara joined the Hollins community 44 years ago, beginning her journey in the housekeeping department. She quickly decided housekeeping was not for her and transferred to the food service department. That is where she found home. She started in the dining room and worked her way through various positions to finally that of Cook which she has performed for over 20 years. She says she has her family to thank for her cooking skills and what a Cook she is. She is famous for Ms. Barbara’s Mac-N-Cheese but she’s also the proud creator of Ms. Barbara’s Bourbon Bread Pudding. Barbara adds to the fun atmosphere, creates a strong bond with her co-workers and is always there for the students inside and outside of work. Barbara’s faith is her foundation and she enjoys bringing others to her church, and especially enjoys taking students to view lights. In Barbara’s words, “working at Hollins has just been fun!”

“Barbara is always a smiling face in the kitchen. She is never too busy to help or include others. Her strong faith guides her daily through work and play and her inclusivity and sharp wit make her a perfect part of the MG family.”

— Tanya Hipp, District Manager