Meredith College history was made on March 22, 2012, when Jo Allen, ’80, was formally installed as the first alumna to assume the leadership of the 120-year old institution.
The installation ceremony was the culmination of a week of inauguration events honoring Allen, who began as the College’s eighth president in July 2011. The event is traditionally held within the president’s first year in office.
In her inaugural address, President Allen echoed the inauguration theme, “Remembering Our Roots, Extending Our Reach.”
Allen said the theme reflected her Meredith history, as well as the story of Meredith College. more
Meredith College sophomore Monserrat Alvarez has been named a member of Campus Compact’s 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows.
The Newman Civic Fellows Awards recognize inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities. more
Meredith College student Hallie Willis, ’12, has been selected for a summer internship with the U.S. State Department. She will be working at the Management Office at the United States Consulate General in Shanghai, China.
Willis’ interest in working abroad was sparked by her participation in a Meredith College study abroad program in Iceland last year. more
Meredith student Megan Yohpe has been selected as a NASA Student Ambassador. Yohpe is studying at Meredith and NC State as part of the Engineering Dual Degree Program.