Roanoke City Mayor David Bowers has honored Andolyn Medina ’16 with a proclamation designating March 7, 2016, as “Andolyn Medina Day.”
Medina’s parents were on hand to take part in the presentation, along with President Nancy Gray. Associate Dean of Cultural and Community Engagement Jeri Suarez and Executive Director of Alumnae Relations Nikki Johnson Williams also attended the ceremony.
The proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas Andolyn Medina is a senior and the recipient of a full four-year scholarship at Hollins University, and after an ambitious first semester she was accepted into the university’s three-year accelerated program;
Whereas Andolyn is scheduled to graduate on May 22, 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology as well as a minor in music;
Whereas she is an accomplished classical vocalist and pianist – Andolyn was selected to sing the National Anthem at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in 2012 and the Miss America Pageant in 2013;
Whereas Andolyn has volunteered at numerous agencies in the Roanoke Valley and was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, volunteering in excess of 4,000 community service hours;
Whereas Andolyn served as a mentor and as an assistant to the dean of academic affairs at the university and received the President’s Volunteer Service Award signed by President Obama;
Whereas Andolyn was crowned Miss Roanoke Valley 2016 and will complete for the title of Miss Virginia in June 2016;
Therefore, I, David A. Bowers, mayor of the city of Roanoke, Virginia, do hereby proclaim March 7 throughout this great, six-time All-American City as Andolyn Medina Day.