The Meredith Student-Athlete Advisory Committee earned the "Pennies for a Purpose" crown in the USA South's spring community initiative. With a grand total of $412, Meredith College is the Pennies for a Purpose champion for 2012. The Avenging Angels will be presented with the Pennies for a Purpose plaque at a later date. Overall, the USA South institutions collected $1,638.91. Over the five-year history of the program, the USA South institutions have donated $19,005.99 to local organizations.
In an effort to help worthy organizations during the spring semester, the USA South Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) developed, "Pennies for a Purpose" in 2008. This year's community service initiative, in its fifth year, began on March 1. The schools had until March 31 to collect loose change, which would later be donated to an organization of their choosing.
This year, each USA South institution chose to partner with the NCAA Division III National SAAC and donate the collections to their local Special Olympic organization. The partnership is designed to improve the lives of Special Olympics athletes through their involvement with Division III student-athletes and to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. Additionally, the partnership aligns with the Division III attribute of citizenship in the division's strategic-positioning platform.
The Meredith tennis team earned a share of the USA South Women's Championship on April 9 as the regular season came to an end. A postponed game between Methodist University and N.C. Wesleyan College ended with the Battling Bishops taking the match. Meredith, Methodist and N.C. Wesleyan all finished their seasons with an 8-1 USA South Conference record and get to share the season championship. To break the tie for the USA South Women's Tennis Tournament a blind draw was conducted and Meredith drew the #1 seed. N.C. Wesleyan pulled the #2 while Methodist took the #3. The USA South Women’s Tennis Tournament was held April 10-15. Meredith made it to the finals before being defeated 5-4 by Methodist University.
Meredith College welcomed 34 new members into Kappa Delta Pi, an international honors society for education, during a ceremony held in Jones Chapel.
North Carolina Teacher of the Year Tyronna Hooker was the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Hooker is a social studies and exceptional children teacher at Graham Middle School in Graham, N.C with the Alamance Burlington School System. She has spent the 2011-12 academic year as an advocate and ambassador for the public schools of North Carolina.
Among the new members are 23 undergraduate education students, 19 graduate students who are earning a Master of Arts in Teaching or a Master of Education, and two education faculty members. Students must meet minimum grade point average requirements and be admitted to the teacher education program in order to be eligible.
Established in 1911, Kappa Delta Pi has more than 45,000 members across the world promoting excellence in education and fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Meredith received the charter for the Alpha Epsilon Psi chapter in April 2009, and has since held three initiation events.
The officers of Meredith’s chapter of the honor society are President Anna Williams, ’12, Membership Chair Sallie Lee, ’12, and Treasurer Danae Alig, ’12 (M.Ed.).
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