Hollins Alumnae Share in Winning Innovation in Diversity Award for Black + Abroad Series
Hollins, Virginia Commonwealth University, Randolph-Macon College, Bridgewater College, and Shenandoah University were chosen as this year’s winners of the GoAbroad Innovation in Diversity Award, which recognizes strategic efforts to expand international educational opportunities to traditionally underrepresented groups.
Anna Johnson ’21 Wins National Kennedy Center Award for Excellence in Sound Design
The theatre major was recognized for her work on Hollins Theatre’s production of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” which was presented virtually in October 2020. “This has been a remarkable year that forced students to adapt, and in doing so these students found new ways of working that have expanded their toolkits in ways that will make them stronger artists and change-makers in the field,” said KCACTF Artistic Director Gregg Henry.
M.F.A. Student Wins Essay Award from the Children’s Literature Association
Amanda Becker, who is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree in children’s literature at Hollins, has been honored by a committee of children’s literature scholars for her paper, “A Story in Fragments: An Analysis of Poetry and Perspective in October Mourning,”
Honors Convocation Spotlights Student and Faculty Excellence
Each spring, Honors Convocation recognizes students for high academic achievement and also highlights those faculty members whose exceptional work and dedication have earned them special academic designation.
Chi Alpha Sigma Inducts Eight Hollins Student-Athletes
Chi Alpha Sigma honors college student-athletes who participate in a sport at the varsity intercollegiate level, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full time semester, and earn a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average.
Wyndham Robertson Library Announces 2021 Undergraduate Research Awards
The awards were established in 2011 to honor research projects that showcase extensive and creative use of the library’s resources; the ability to synthesize those resources in completing each project; and growth in the student’s research skills.
President Mary Dana Hinton Is Among the Newest Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Established in 1780 by the nation’s founders to honor exceptionally accomplished individuals, the Academy stated, “The 2021 election provides an opportunity to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession.”
Leah Wilkins ’23 Selected for Prelaw Undergraduate Scholar Program
The political science major is one of only 185 scholars competitively selected nationally by the Law School Admission Council to attend an intensive five-week summer program at one of seven partner institutions. Wilkins will work with law school faculty at the University of Houston Law Center.
Hollins Announces Winner of the 2021 Margaret Wise Brown Prize in Children’s Literature
Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Meg Medina will receive an engraved medal and a $1,000 cash prize for “Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away,” a story of friendship and change illustrated by Sonia Sánchez and published by Candlewick Press.
“I Know What I Want Things to Sound Like”: Hollins Senior Earns Design Honors From Prestigious Theatre Conferences
Anna Johnson ’21 recently earned first place awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region IV and the Southeastern Theatre Conference. Both honored her for her sound design work on Hollins Theatre’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”
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