Hollins Playwright’s Work Makes the Leap from Stage to Screen
“To the New Girl,” written by Samantha Macher M.F.A.’12, is available now though Amazon Prime Video Direct and Vimeo on Demand. Featuring an all-female creative team and cast, the feature-length independent film was created by a group of emerging filmmakers at a time when audiences are demanding films made both by and for women.
Hollins Student-Athletes Earn Unprecedented ODAC All-Academic Honors
Hollins boasts 60 honorees on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team. Prospective honorees must achieve at least a 3.25 grade point average for the academic year to be considered.
Hollins Alumna’s Graduate Thesis in History Explores “An Island of Integration in an Otherwise Sea of Segregation”
Meika Downey ’17 explored the desegregation of the Women’s Army Corps in the late 1940s and early 1950s at Fort Lee, Virginia, in pursuit of her M.A. degree in history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work received the 2020-21 VCU Graduate School Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts category, and her oral history interviews for the project will be donated to the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Lee.
Classical Association of Virginia Honors Hollins Professor as Teacher of the Year
Professor of Classical Studies Christina A. Salowey has been named the Lurlene W. Todd Teacher of the Year for 2019-20.
Model UN/Model Arab League Program Presents Honor Cords to Seven Seniors
Members of the class of 2020 earning recognition this year include Hannah Byrum, Katie Grandelli, Amber Hilbish, Hannah Jensen, Alicia Lumbley, Shenoah Manter, and Reilly Swennes.
Hollins Student-Athletes Earn Chi Alpha Sigma Honors
Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and on the field of competition.
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2020 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Wendy Meddour, an internationally best-selling children’s author whose books have been translated into 18 languages, will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Lubna and Pebble,” illustrated by Daniel Egnéus and published by Dial Books.
Library Announces Undergraduate Research Awards for 2020
An annual celebration co-sponsored by Wyndham Robertson Library and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2011, the awards recognize extensive and creative use of library resources; the ability to synthesize those resources in project completion; and growth in a student’s research skills.
M.F.A. Student Selected As “We Need Diverse Books” Mentee
Donald A.D. Sutton, an aspiring author and illustrator who is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, is one of ten book creators chosen to take part in the We Need Diverse Books Mentorship Program for 2020.
Kayla Surles ’22 Named to VASID All-State Second Team
The sophomore guard and communication studies major from Raleigh, North Carolina, ranked second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference this season in scoring and tied for first in assists.
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