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M.F.A. Student Wins Essay Award from the Children’s Literature Association

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

Hollins Announces Six Winners of the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Hollins Announces Six Winners of the 57th Annual Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, won this year’s top prize for her poem “slavish numerals.”

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Hollins with 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition

Hollins achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus Higher Education’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and a student service-learning project.

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