Meredith College’s 2013 Leadership Conference for High School Women was held on Saturday, Feb. 2. This annual event for high school juniors from North Carolina is sponsored by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Student Leadership and Service.
The 2013 conference, featuring a theme of “Color Your World,” was attended by 189 students. According to the Office of Admissions, many students who attend the conference later enroll at Meredith.
Workshop sessions were led by Meredith faculty member Dr. Francie Cuffney, and by students Kristen Gallagher, Kristin Kirby, Alexis Trell, Christine Prosser, Kelly Smith, Michelle Cox, Ashley Matthews, Hallie Willis, Ives Maready, Elizabeth Guiles, Caitlyn DeBona and Angel Jackson. President Jo Allen welcomed students during the opening session and Vice President for College Programs Jean Jackson was the keynote speaker for the lunch event. Twenty student volunteers helped with the event.
The Meredith College Athletics Department is gearing up for its 15th Annual Golf Classic, scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2013 at Wildwood Green Golf Club. Faculty and staff are invited to participate.
The tournament is dedicated to raising funds for the advancement of Meredith College athletics programs, and here are a number of ways in which you can make an impact:
This year the tournament returns to the beautiful Wildwood Green Golf Club in Raleigh. At the event you will have the opportunity to play a beautiful golf course, win great prizes and bid on fabulous silent auction items. Lunch, snacks, cookout and beverages are included.
Get your co-workers and friends together, or reach out to alumnae you haven’t seen in a while. Put together a foursome for a fun-filled day of golf!
For more information go to www.goavengingangels.com/golfclassic or contact Fiona Barkley, head volleyball coach and golf tournament coordinator, at ext. 2374 or email@example.com.
First Meredith TEDx Event a Success
More than 60 students, faculty and staff gathered in Carswell Auditorium on Saturday for Meredith’s first TEDx event. Presentations given by student and faculty presenters centered on the theme, “Through a Sustainable Lens: Economic, Educational and Environmental Sustainability.”
Kristen Gallagher, ’13, organizer of the event, hoped those in attendance would have their definition of sustainability stretched beyond just “being green.” Through presentations that covered multiple definitions of the word, attendees were challenged to think about the social, political, and environmental impacts of the daily choices they make.
On Facebook, attendee Samantha Noland, ’16, remarked, “It was an awesome event. It has inspired me to look at things differently and try new things!”
About TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.