There are students, faculty and staff members who have immediate needs in the aftermath of Saturday's tornadoes. Donations are being collected to fund necessities such as food, clothing and lodging for these Meredith community members.
Cash and check donations for the Meredith College Tornado Relief Fund are being accepted in the Office of the Vice President for College Programs (1st Floor, Johnson Hall) and in the Office of Student Leadership and Service (2nd Floor, Cate Center). Make checks payable to Meredith College.
Please make donations if possible prior to Easter break.
Meredith faculty and staff who have immediate needs as a result of the tornadoes are asked to notify Dean of Students Ann Gleason at 760-8521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on tornado relief efforts in the Triangle area, visit http://triangleredcross.org/.
Meredith's Alumnae Awards are given annually during Alumnae Reunion Weekend. These awards represent the finest in our tradition and, certainly, the foundation upon which our future is built.
Alumnae are recognized in three different categories: Distinguished Alumnae, Recent Graduate and Career Achievement. We received an overwhelming number of impressive nominations, and each candidate was both remarkable and deserving.
The 2011 Alumnae Award winners are:
The Alumnae Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association on Saturday, May 14 from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
--Submitted by Hilary Allen, Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations
On Saturday, April 2, Experience Meredith!, an annual event for accepted students sponsored by the Office of Admissions, was held. Students who know that Meredith is the right place for them and students who are still making their choice attend Experience Meredith! It is the perfect day for accepted students to discover what first-year students (and their families) need to know. Students also get a head start on Fall Orientation by meeting potential classmates, professors and staff.
We had 199 students attend this year's event. Of those students who attended, 120 were admitted students, 77 had made deposits and two were incomplete applicants. Forty-two admitted students paid their deposits throughout the day at Experience Meredith. The 199 students who attended brought 282 guests, bringing the total attendance to 481. Students came from Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia for the event.
The event was supported by student volunteers from White Iris Circle, Meredith Hues Program, and the Class of 2013, who will be the incoming students' big sis class. Information sessions were held in the morning featuring presenters from the Meredith community, including Garry Walton, Marie Sumerel, Jennifer Schum, Tabitha Underwood, Tomecca Sloane, Beth Meier, Kevin Michaelsen, Jackie Myers, Ann Gleason, Chrissie Bumgardner, Heidi LeCount, Dana Sumner, Kevin Morrison, and Amy Losordo. Betsy Dunn-Williams organized the Student Activities Fair, which included Meredith College clubs and organizations. The event also included an Academic Fair in the afternoon, which was comprised of professors and current students from all academic areas and student support services.
Experience Meredith! included a new component, which was a Person-to-Person Bingo activity. It was an effort to help students get to know and mingle with other students. Students had to complete the entire bingo card with signatures from incoming students, current students, faculty and staff. There was a very positive response from all the students who participated in the activity. Students had the opportunity to turn in their completed bingo card at the beginning of the Academic Fair, to be put in the raffle for a gift card to the Meredith Supply Store.
--Submitted by Meredith Secosky, Admissions Counselor
Alumna Jo Allen, '80, Named New Meredith College President
Eleventh Celebrating Student Achievement Day Held
Twyla Tharp Brings The Creative Habit to Meredith
Faculty/Staff Awards & Recognition Event Held
Professor Emerita Carolyn Happer Completes Holocaust Survivor Book
Have you presented research or attended a professional meeting recently? Has your department earned an award? Share news of these accomplishments and more with the Meredith community. Faculty and staff are invited to email items to Melyssa Allen, “Campus Connections” editor, at email@example.com.