Laura “Mitch” Mitchell ’20 will become development coordinator for America Needs You (ANY), a New York City-based agency that seeks to improve college completion and employment rates for first-generation college students. The business and economics double major interned with ANY during January Short Term this year.
Professor and Director of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of Faculty Development LeeRay Costa shares how lessons learned during a pilgrimage through Portugal and Spain five years ago are offering direction and reassurance today during the pandemic crisis.
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.
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.
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.
Beale Garden is one of nine historic landscapes in the commonwealth chosen by GCV to receive tree work donated by Bartlett to the conservation and preservation federation.
Environmental studies professors Elizabeth Gleim and Meg du Bray are working with researchers from the University of Georgia, Duke University, Clemson University, and the University of Rhode Island on a new study entitled, “Investigating COVID-19 Impacts on the Epidemiology of Tick-Borne Diseases in People and Pets.”
Ernie Zulia, who serves as artistic director and chair of the Hollins University Theatre Department, shares how caring for his mom and dad full-time has been “a real gift.”
Copies of “Slow Time, Hush Time” by Jennifer Wood M.F.A. ’19 and Lucinda Rowe M.F.A. ’19, both alumnae of the university’s graduate programs in children’s literature and children’s book illustration, will be distributed for free to new mothers at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
“We are eager for our graduates to still have the special celebration they deserve,”Interim President Nancy Oliver Gray said.