Senior Admissions Counselor
Jesse Monroe's Territory/Population
North Carolina - Western N.C.; Florida; Georgia; South Carolina
Jesse Monroe's High Schools
Asheboro High School; Level Cross Christian School; Auldern Academy; Cary Academy; Cary Christian School; Cary High School; Chatham Central High School; Eastern Randolph High School; Faith Christian School; Fayetteville St Christian School; Holly Springs High School; Jordan Matthews High School; North Johnston High School; Northwood High School; Panther Creek High School; Randleman High School; Randolph Early College High School; Sage Academy; Southern Wake Academy; Southwestern Randolph High School; Three Springs of North Carolina; Trinity High School; Wakefield High School; Wheatmore HS
Get to Know Your Counselor
Question: What is your favorite Meredith tradition, memory or experience?Answer: Although it’s hard to pick just one, I would have to say my favorite tradition here at Meredith is the class ring. It is an oval shaped onyx that has the Meredith seal engraved on it, as well as oak leaves impressed on the band. As an undergrad, a student wears the ring on her finger with the seal pointing toward her and at graduation she turns the ring around so that the seal is facing the world. What I love about this tradition is that it has been the same ring since 1953, so you are able to identify alumnae of all ages by just a glance at the onyx. From airplanes to lines at Disney World, I have met alums all across the country wearing their rings. It amazes me how whether I encounter someone that graduated 2 or 20 years before me, as soon as we point out the ring there is an instant connection. I have sat and talked to alums for hours—sharing our memories and experiences, as if we were never strangers at all.
Question: Do you have a personal connection to Meredith?Answer: I am an alumna of the Class of 2010.
Question: What would be your one piece of advice for students engaged in the college search process?Answer: Ask questions! The only way you are going to figure out if a school is truly the best fit for you is to ask about things that are really important to you.
Question: Why Meredith?Answer: The personal attention that students receive really makes Meredith stand out. There is such a strong sense of community here on campus between both faculty and staff members and the students. This in turn provides students with a very comfortable learning atmosphere. I also think the traditions create a unique bond between the students—they provide the opportunity to connect with students beyond your own class or major. When I was a student I made some of my best friends through participation in various traditions.