Lauretta Hasty Holloway, an alumna of North Carolina Central University, was recently named to The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame. Holloway was honored for her influential contributions to education with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She will be formally installed on Sept. 24, 2021, during the organization’s virtual induction ceremony.
Holloway established an endowed scholarship that provides awards to students in the School of Education at NCCU. The Lauretta H. Holloway Endowed Scholarship and the Lauretta Holloway Teacher Assistance Fund both support future educators.
In 2018, she was awarded the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Case District III) Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors individuals who play a vital role in institutional advancement. Holloway was recognized for her overall volunteer contributions and the long-term support of NCCU.
Holloway and her husband, NCCU Board of Trustees chairman Kevin M. Holloway, are consistent contributors to the NCCU Department of Athletics. Under her leadership in 2014, NCCU Athletics hosted the Ladies Night Out Fashion Show and Auction in collaboration with the Director of Athletics Women Network (DAWN). Following the success and contributions generated by the event, Ladies Night Out is now an annual event planned and spearheaded by Holloway.
As co-coordinator for her 40th class reunion in 2015, Holloway organized events and spearheaded a giving campaign that raised more than $186,179 in support to the university.
Holloway earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in special education from NCCU. Prior to her retirement, she served as a secondary educator in school systems in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri and Indiana for more than 30 years. Her daughters, Kevonne and Lanetta are also graduates of NCCU’s School of Business.