Meredith College alumna Jo Allen, '80, has been named the eighth president of Meredith College. Allen's appointment was announced on April 18, 2011.
Allen is the first Meredith College alumna to be named president in the College's 120-year history. Her presidency will begin on July 1, 2011.
Sam E. Ewell, Jr., chair of Meredith's Board of Trustees, made the announcement in Jones Auditorium to a full house that included faculty and staff members, students, alumnae and guests from the community.
A North Carolina native, Allen earned her master's degree from East Carolina University and her doctorate from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla. She has served as tenured associate professor of English at East Carolina University and tenured associate professor at..... more
Tony and Emmy Award winner Twyla Tharp brought the lessons in her book "The Creative Habit" to Meredith College on April 13, 2011. Tharp presented the 2011 Woman of Achievement Lecture, which is part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Presidential Lecture Series at Meredith College....more
Meredith College's annual Faculty and Staff Awards and Recognition Celebration was held on Friday, April 15, 2011.
"Those we honor are our co-workers, colleagues and our friends…today we enjoy celebrating their accomplishments and their success," said President Maureen Hartford. more
The 11th Celebrating Student Achievement Day was held on April 14. The annual event focused on student achievement in all aspects of college life, including academics, the arts and leadership.
Starting with a poster presentation session at 7:45 a.m, the day featured research presentations by more than 120 students. more