Chestertown, MD, July 17, 2001 — Washington College senior Maliha Hashmi has been named one of the nation's Top 20 College Women by Glamour magazine. Hashmi was chosen by the editors of Glamour from thousands of applicants to be a finalist in the magazine's 2001 Top 10 College Women contest. The final results will be announced inGlamour's September issue.
Finalists were chosen based on outstanding grades, involvement in campus life and activities, volunteer work, an essay, and a final interview with the Glamour staff. A premed student at Washington College, Hashmi is a biology major and a chemistry and psychology minor with plans to become a pediatric neurosurgeon.
Seeking as broad an experience as possible for her premed studies, Hashmi has volunteered at the University of Pennsylvania Children's Hospital and at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. She also has worked at the King Fahd Hospital and the Nora Hospital of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. In December 2000, her Junior Fellows project took her to the Mayo Hospital in Lehore, Pakistan. This summer, Hashmi is assisting with a neurological research program at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts General Hospital.
"The College is very proud of Maliha's academic accomplishments, and we are not surprised at her being chosen as a finalist in this competition," said Mark Hoesly, Assistant Dean of Academic Services. "She is an excellent, focused, high-achieving student as well as an outstanding member of the Washington College community. She is actively involved on campus as a peer adviser, a peer tutor and as a student representative on College committees, and her commitment to service of others extends well beyond campus, as is exemplified by her many volunteer activities."