Hollins Named “Overall Distinguished Delegation” at Regional Model Arab League Conference
Hollins University earned multiple honors at the annual Appalachia Regional Model Arab League conference, held November 4-6. Eight delegations from six colleges and universities and one high school participated in the event, now in its eighth year.
Hollins Student Delegation Typifies “Collaboration, Cooperation, and Celebration” at NUMAL Conference
A 14-student delegation represented Hollins at the three-day National University Model Arab League (NUMAL) Conference in Washington, D.C., including the winner of the event’s highest award.
Omicron Delta Kappa Welcomes Hollins Students
Ten Hollins University students are among the 342 new initiates from 11 universities welcomed into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, for 2022.
With Compassion for Immigrant and Refugee Populations, Sajila Kanwal ’22 Lays the Groundwork for a Career in Public Health
In January 2022, Sajila Kanwal ’22 will begin an internship with Ipas, a nonprofit organization that promotes initiatives around the world to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights. She’s applying to graduate school public health programs and is “definitely looking forward to seeing what the future brings for me in terms of opportunities and options. I’m open to everything that interests me and see the best in each possibility.”
“It’s All About Finding Their Place of Belonging”: By Sharing Her Own Experiences, Carlia Kearney ’23 Inspires Students as a FLI Guide
Carlia Kearney ’23 wasn’t part of Hollins’ FLI program for first-generation, limited-income students during her first year at the university, but that didn’t disqualify or discourage her from eventually becoming an enthusiastic participant.
A Passion for Activism: Summer Allison ’23 Makes a Difference on Campus as an FLI Guide, Public Health Advocate
As a leader in Hollins University’s program for first-generation, limited-income students, Summer Allison ’23 focuses on helping first-year students build relationships, connect with valuable resources, and learn important tips for success.
“My True Calling Is Helping People”: Hanna DeVarona ’21 Prepares for a Career in Public Health
After graduating this spring, DeVarona will begin her Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in communication and marketing at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She plans to become a health communication specialist.
From HOP to the Firehouse: Maria Vest ’21 Uses Her Outdoor Skills and Training to Become a Fire Department Volunteer
Vest joined the Troutville, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Department in March after earning her Wilderness First Responder designation, one of the many highlights of her four years of involvement with the Hollins Outdoor Program (HOP).
“I Had No Idea I Would be the Person I Am Today:” Senior Aditi Sharma’s “Leap of Faith” from Nepal to Hollins
“This is where I have had the most experiences, where I’ve been myself the most. I’ve been challenged, and I’ve challenged myself. It all happened here. It all happened at Hollins.”
Te’ya Mitchell ’21 Earns Urban Teachers Fellowship, Will Uphold Their Mission to “Teach for a Just Future”
“Te’ya is a brilliant and tenacious advocate for educational equity and opportunity,” says Assistant Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies Courtney Chenette.
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