Leadership Conference for High School Women Held
Meredith College’s 2011 Leadership Conference for High School Women was held on Saturday, February 5. 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 2011 conference, featuring a theme of “Color Your World,” was attended by 109 students. According to the Office of Admissions, many students who attend the conference later enroll at Meredith.
Workshop sessions were led by Meredith staff members First Year Experience Director Chrissie Bumgardner, Director of Student Leadership and Service Cheryl Jenkins and Assistant Director of International Programs Liz Yaros, and by students Betsy Graves, Kristy Herrmann, Christina Cole and Jennifer Prince. Student Government President Anna Beavon Gravely was the keynote speaker for the lunch event. Twenty-five student volunteers helped with the event.
The “Critical Strategies for Critical Times” professional development conference was designed to enhance the students’ professional development as future educators.
Co-sponsored by the Teaching Fellows programs at Meredith, NC State and Campbell University, the event was the first of its kind at Meredith. Students from Meredith, NC State, Campbell and North Carolina Central University attended.
North Carolina Teacher of the Year Jennifer Facciolini, '98, a Meredith College Teaching Fellows alumna, was the featured speaker at the keynote dinner.
“Mirrored Truths” Exhibition Features Meredith Faculty Work
“Mirrored Truths,” an exhibition featuring the work of Meredith College Department of Art faculty members, continues through March 27 in the Rotunda Gallery of Johnson Hall.
Faculty present work in a variety of media in response to student curator Katie Mabe’s question, “How does your artwork contribute to your role as a teacher?”
Senior Send Off for Incoming Students
The Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations is working with the Office of Admissions to host Senior Send Off parties for incoming students throughout the state of North Carolina. The parties will be held at the homes of local alumnae in areas where Meredith has alumnae chapters. Parents and guardians of admitted and deposited students will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with alumnae. Thus far, events are scheduled in the following cities: Raleigh, Henderson/Oxford, Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro, New Bern, and Orange/Chatham Counties. The Office of Alumnae & Parent Relations hopes to host 15 total Senior Send Offs throughout the spring.
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