Meredith College Mourns Loss of Professor Emeritus James L. Clyburn
Meredith Professor Emeritus James L. Clyburn passed away on October 13, 2012, at age 80. Clyburn joined the faculty at Meredith in 1958 and retired as professor of music after 42 years of service. A memorial service was held at St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Raleigh on October 17.
Clyburn was a native of Charleston, S.C., who graduated from Elon College in 1953 with a major in both piano and organ. He earned a master’s degree from the Julliard School of Music. He also served in the United States Army for two years in Orleans, France.
Beginning in 1958, Clyburn joined the faculty at Meredith College and served as organist at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church. He retired from both positions in 2000. During his tenure he performed many recitals, both solo and with other musicians. One of his favorite professional activities was judging auditions and contests throughout the state. He was a much-loved and much-admired musician and a wonderful teacher.
Clyburn is survived by his wife, Margaret, and their three children and their families: Rev. Claire Clyburn McKeown and her daughter, Catherine, of Carrboro, N.C.; J. Albert Clyburn, his wife, Marty, and their children Anna Margaret and James Albert, of Wilmington, N.C.; Lee Clyburn, his wife, Tina, and their children Aubrey, Ellie and Natalie, of Raleigh, N.C. He is also survived by two sisters and their husbands , one brother and several nephews and nieces.
Help Meredith College Provide Holiday Cards for Overseas Troops
As part of the Meredith College Veterans Day commemoration, Honoring Women Veterans, the College community is invited to help provide holiday cards for troops serving overseas.
Supplies can be donated now. Drop off cards, stationery, envelopes, stickers, etc., or money for postage to the Office of Student Leadership and Service in 202 Cate Center or to the Office of Commuter Life and Diversity Programs in 1st Park. For supplies, please make sure the items are not worn out and that you would feel comfortable giving these items to a family member or friend. No glitter please.
Starting Monday, Nov. 5 through Friday, Nov. 16, Meredith faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by the first floor of Cate Center any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to create cards using the supplies available. All cards will be mailed before Thanksgiving Break.
For more information on the Holiday Cards Project, contact the Office of Student Leadership and Service at (919) 760-8338 or e-mail email@example.com.
Meredith Alumna Selected as WRAL Teacher of the Week
Charlotte Roberts, who teaches fifth grade at Jeffreys Grove Elementary School in Raleigh, was selected by WRAL as the station’s teacher of the week on October 10. Roberts earned a Master of Education from Meredith College.
To view the Teacher of the Week profile, click here.
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.