Meika Downey Wins Outstanding Master's Thesis Award

July 7, 2020

Meika Downey at Hollywood Cemetery

Recent History M.A. graduate Meika Downey won the 2020-2021 VCU Graduate School, Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award in the Humanities & Fine Arts category, for her thesis: "'Island of Integration': Desegregation of the Women's Army Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia, 1948-1954”.

Her thesis was reviewed by a faculty committee and evaluated on the basis of clarity of style and presentation, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.