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.
After extensive deliberations, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Presidents Council voted to postpone conference competition and championships for fall and winter sports through December 31. The ODAC remains focused on providing meaningful competition for all student-athletes in 2020-21, which includes an intention to sponsor conference competition for fall and winter sports in the spring semester.
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.
The award-winning author’s books have become Asian American classics and are taught in classrooms internationally. She will work with graduate and selected undergraduate students at Hollins next spring.
“The Hollins community stands with our international students in opposition to this policy, and supports the Association of American Universities, NASPA, and the American Council for Education in speaking out against this policy. We decry the unnecessarily difficult position in which our students, and the more than one million international students nationally, have been placed.”
Gretchen Rush was named the nation’s top female tennis player during her collegiate career, competed in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and played professionally in the Women’s Tennis Association. Most recently, she led the women’s tennis team at her alma mater, Trinity University, to five conference championships and five NCAA regional tournament appearances.
Hollins University Interim President Nancy Oliver Gray has shared further details on the school’s progress in preparing to resume in person instruction in late August.
The deadline for nominations is September 1. Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in the greater Roanoke region.
Isabell Kingori, who teaches in the School of Public Health at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, will further infuse a global perspective into the university’s public health curriculum.
Hinton and five other panelists explore “the new realities of life on campus in the midst of a pandemic,” and address what campus life will look like; issues related to working on campus; and how they envision learning will occur.