Walker on dean’s list; selected for Harvard summer program
Rebecca Holloman Walker of Deltaville has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Virginia for the spring 2013 semester. Walker, who is a double major in environmental sciences and anthropology, completed the spring semester with a 3.68 GPA.
Walker is spending the summer as a student intern at Harvard Forest, which is Harvard University’s 3,200-acre laboratory and classroom. Thirty undergraduate students from Harvard and other universities throughout the United States, including Walker, were selected from several hundred applicants to participate in Harvard’s Summer Research Program in Ecology. With guidance from research mentors, the students will spend 11 weeks tackling complex, real-world environmental issues.
During her third year at the University of Virginia, in addition to her studies, Walker will serve as an Honor Educator with the university’s Honor Committee, represent the Department of Environmental Sciences on the College Council, serve as the College Council Research Grant Chair, sing with the a cappella group “Ektaal,” and teach chess at a local elementary school.
Walker is a 2011 graduate of Middlesex High School and the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School. She is the daughter of Bob Walker and Debbie Holloman of Deltaville, the granddaughter of Mrs. Alma Walker of Richmond and White Stone, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Hattie Holloman of LaGrange, N.C.