Former Antioch resident earns Master of Fine Arts degree

Julie Gabriella Upshur of Nashville,  formerly of Antioch,  received the Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing during Hollins University’s 175th commencement ceremony on May 21.

Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education to women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives.

Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s first chartered women’s college, its distinctions include a nationally ranked creative writing program, one of the oldest study abroad programs in the country, and extensive internship opportunities.