There are many ways to get involved in the Alumnae Association, and we encourage your participation in the following events and programs:
All alumnae are invited to attend Alumnae Reunion Weekend. However, classes celebrate special class reunion on a five-year cycle. For example, all classes ending in a 4 or 9 will be celebrating a special class reunion in May of 2014. Alumnae Reunion Weekend invites alumnae to reminisce with friends and relive their Meredith days. Over the course of a weekend, alumnae are invited to a special class party, the Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association, individual class events and an Alumnae Worship Service. Alumnae also have the option to stay on campus in the Residence Halls.
Chapters allow alumnae to gather within specific geographical areas and typically meet two times per year. We have more than 30 alumnae chapters, so there may be one in your area. If there is not an active chapter in your area and you would be interested in starting one, please contact the Alumnae Office.
The Networking Angels group offers regular opportunities to network in a social setting. Each meeting highlights an alumna-owned business as well job seekers and success stories. The purpose of the group is to support fellow alumnae professionally.
Alumnae are encouraged to use the resources in Academic & Career Planning as you job search or seek career changes. In addition to individual appointments, alumnae may take advantage of job fairs, job postings, resume and interview advice. You can also become a member of the LinkedIn group managed by Academic and Career Planning. This resource will link you to other Meredith Angels.
Offered annually in the Triangle area, the Lunch & Learn Series features the expertise of faculty, staff, students and alumnae. There is one session per month during the academic year. Some featured topics have included: Women’s Leadership, Garden & Ground Tour of Campus and many others.
The Alumnae Travel program allows alumnae and friends to travel along with the Meredith community. MC in NYC is an annual trip to New York City each November. International trips have included: Sansepolcro, Italy, Paris, France, London, England and a Scandinavian cruise. Typically, the College offers one domestic and one international trip per academic year.
Do you know a prospective Meredith student? Whether she is your daughter, student, babysitter or neighbor, you and your prospective student(s) are invited to Discover Meredith. This exclusive open day for alumnae and their prospective student(s) is held each fall. The day includes a student and alumnae panel, campus traditions tour and a luncheon on campus.
This new series allows alumnae to return to campus and to the classroom. Four week mini-courses are taught by retired faculty members during the fall and spring semester.
Please make plans to join us for our 2014 - 2015 line up of the Alumnae Book Club! The full listing of books, authors and meeting dates can be found below. Meetings will take place in the Chapel Commons Room from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
September 16, 2014 - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
October 21, 2014 - Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic Rescue by Seal Team 6 by Jessica Buchanan
November 18, 2014 - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
December 16, 2014 - Flora & Ulyssees by Kate DeCamillo
January 20, 2015 - Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
February 17, 2015 - George Washington's Secret Six: The spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade/Don Yeager
March 17, 2015 - The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
April 21, 2015- Chimes From a Cracked Southern Belle by Susan Reinhardt
May 19, 2014 - Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
There are many opportunities for alumnae to assist in new-student recruitment at Meredith College. As an ARMS volunteer, alumnae have the opportunity to assist our admission staff at college fairs both in-state and out-of-state, correspond with prospective and admitted students via e-mail, assist at on and off-campus recruitment events, and refer students to the College via our online referral form. The Office of Admissions values the potential impact of alumnae for building and shaping each new class of Meredith students, so we welcome alumnae to become a part of ARMS. Please contact Anna Buryk, Assistant Director of Admissions, at email@example.com for more information.