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Alexandria Holloway

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Coral
Favorite Food:
Salmon, Shrimp
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Amsterdam
Favorite Quote:
There’s A Destiny That Makes Us Brothers, None Goes This Way Alone, All That We Send Into The Lives Of Others Comes Back Into Our Very Own.$Teachers Are Known By The Students They Teach.$

Birthplace

Born:
4/15/1947
Birth Location:
Jackson, Mississippi

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Coral
Favorite Food:
Salmon, Shrimp
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall, Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Amsterdam
Favorite Quote:
There’s A Destiny That Makes Us Brothers, None Goes This Way Alone, All That We Send Into The Lives Of Others Comes Back Into Our Very Own.$Teachers Are Known By The Students They Teach.$

Birthplace

Born:
4/15/1947
Birth Location:
Jackson
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Biography

Academic administrator Alexandria Holloway was born on April 15, 1947 in Jackson, Mississippi to Alfanette Holloway and Clifford Holloway. After she graduated from high school, Holloway attended Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi and earned her B.A. degree in music education in 1968. Holloway earned her M.A. degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1970 and her Ph.D. degree in music education from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in 1984.

Holloway began her career at Garden Hills Elementary School in Champaign, Illinois. In 1973, she began teaching music education and piano classes at Jackson State University. The following year, Holloway began teaching middle school classes at Franklin Junior High School in Champaign. She then moved to Miami, Florida in 1976 to teach at Miami Dade College. During the same year, Holloway was appointed as chairman of the music department. In 1986, Holloway was appointed as the associate dean of arts and letters at the Kendall campus of Miami Dade College. After remaining in that position for ten years, Holloway was appointed as the academic dean at the Wolfson campus of Miami Dade. In 2001, she helped found the Honors College at Miami Dade. Holloway was active in the Honors College until her retirement in 2011. After leaving Miami Dade College, Holloway served as the president and chief executive officer of AH Academic Consulting Group.

In addition to her career at Miami Dade College, Holloway served as a board member of various organizations including the New World School of the Arts, the YMCA South Dade Family Center, the Concert Association of Florida, and the Jubilate Chorale. Holloway also served as president of the National Black Music Caucus and as the chapter president of the Links, Inc. in 1996.

Holloway was recognized for her nearly forty years of service to Miami Dade College at her retirement in 2011, when the Honors College was named in her honor. She was also named on Success Magazine’s list of “25 Most Influential and Prominent Black Women” in 2009.

Alexandria Holloway was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on March 10, 2017.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Alexandria Holloway's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Alexandria Holloway lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her mother's education, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Alexandria Holloway describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her mother's education, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Alexandria Holloway describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her father's attitude towards the South
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Alexandria Holloway describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Alexandria Holloway describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Alexandria Holloway remembers her early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Alexandria Holloway describes her likeness to her parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her relationship with her sister
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Alexandria Holloway describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Alexandria Holloway remembers Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Elementary School in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Alexandria Holloway talks about Jim Hill High School in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Alexandria Holloway remembers the Civil Rights Movement in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Alexandria Holloway recalls the mass arrests after Medgar Evers' assassination, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Alexandria Holloway recalls the mass arrests after Medgar Evers' assassination, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Alexandria Holloway remembers being detained at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Alexandria Holloway reflects upon the impact of her early civil rights activism
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Alexandria Holloway remembers her music activities during high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Alexandria Holloway recalls her decision to study music
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Alexandria Holloway talks about the music program at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Alexandria Holloway describes her transition to graduate school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Alexandria Holloway describes her experiences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Alexandria Holloway recalls her start as a music teacher
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her time as a professor at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Alexandria Holloway describes her decision to move to Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Alexandria Holloway remembers her decision to join the faculty of the Miami-Dade Community College
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Alexandria Holloway remembers moving to Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Alexandria Holloway recalls her transition to Miami, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Alexandria Holloway recalls her experiences of racial discrimination at Miami Dade College in Kendall, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Alexandria Holloway recalls her decision to earn her doctorate
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Alexandria Holloway remembers her graduate studies at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Alexandria Holloway remembers serving as chair of the music department at Miami-Dade Community College
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Alexandria Holloway remembers forming the JUBA Gospel Ensemble, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Alexandria Holloway remembers forming the JUBA Gospel Ensemble, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Alexandria Holloway talks about her health problems