Samiksha Gaherwar of Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, won this year’s top prize for her poem “slavish numerals.”
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.
Samantha Macher M.F.A. ’12 was presented the Gold Award for Best Writer for “To the New Girl” by the Queen Palm International Film Festival. The film is based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name that she wrote in 2010.
The award is given by Credo, a higher education consulting firm that works with independent colleges and universities, and recognizes an innovative leader in independent higher education.
Eight members of Hollins’ Model Arab League delegation won awards at the conference, which seeks to foster greater understanding of the Arabic-speaking world by U.S. students.
Presented by the American Library Association, the Carnegie Medals recognize the previous year’s best fiction and nonfiction books written for adult readers and published in the United States.
In just their first season of competition, Hollins’ indoor track and field team has been named a 2020 Division III All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
“To the New Girl,” written by Samantha Macher M.F.A.’12, is available now though Amazon Prime Video Direct and Vimeo on Demand. Featuring an all-female creative team and cast, the feature-length independent film was created by a group of emerging filmmakers at a time when audiences are demanding films made both by and for women.
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.
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.