Mrs. Lauretta Hasty Holloway is a retired secondary education instructor and administrator with more than 35 years of experience in the education profession. She has worked in Missouri, Indiana, Michigan and North Carolina. Holloway has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
A native of Hamlet, North Carolina, Holloway earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and completed graduates studies at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) where she also earned a Master of Arts in Special Education, Speech and hearing, and minored in Psychology. Holloway later completed additional studies at Central Michigan University, Indiana University and the University of Missouri St. Louis. She began her teaching career with Durham County Public Schools, before transitioning to teach in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township in Indianapolis, Indiana, Midland Public Schools in Midland, Michigan, and the School District of Lawrence Township, also in Indianapolis. Holloway was appointed as Assistant Principal of Nora Elementary in the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township and later the Assistant Principal and Principal of the Parkway Central Middle School in Chesterfield, Missouri. She also serves as an educational consultant and mentor for new principals in the St. Louis Metropolitan School District.
Holloway is engaged in numerous professional, community, civic and social organizations and is also the recipient of awards and honors with recognition of her outstanding work which include: The Board of Director for the Guardian Angel Settlement Association-St. Louis, MO, Leadership St. Louis Program, TOP LADIES OF DISTINCTION, INC., St. Louis Chapter – Unsung Heroine Humanitarian Award, 2008 Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals Walsworth Publishing Company Consummate Professional Award, 2018 CASE (Council For Advancement And Support Of Education) District III Bill Franklin Volunteer of the Year Award, and 2016 NCCU Donor of the Year Award.
Her community outreach includes serving on the NCCU School of Education Advisory Board, NCCU Department ofAthletics Advisory Council, Chairperson for NCCU Ladies Soaring To Eagle Promise Mentoring Program (initiated by NCCU First Lady, Mrs. Juanita Akinleye), a member of Assistance League of the Triangle Area, life membership with the NCCU National Alumni Association and with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
A major donor to NCCU, Holloway established an Endowed Scholarship and another current-use scholarship, both that provide financial support to students seeking to further their education. Under her leadership, NCCU Athletics hosted the “Ladies & Gents Night Out” fundraiser in collaboration with the Director of Athletics Women’s Network (DAWN) aimed at generating student scholarship support. She also serves as an Ambassador for North Carolina Central University and is Co-Chair for the Class of 1975 Reunion Committee.
Holloway is married to Kevin Mason Holloway, also an NCCU alumnus and member of the university’s Board of Trustees. They are the parents of two adult children, Kevonne Holloway and Lanetta Holloway Pantiel, and son-in-law, Dr. Derek Pantiel, who are all graduates of NCCU. They enjoy being grandparents to Hunter Mason Pantiel and Wesley Benjamin Pantiel.