Strong Stories Blog

Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Strong Story | Alayna Bolyard

Strong Story | Alayna Bolyard

Choosing a career path is no small feat. For Meredith psychology major Alayna Bolyard, ’16, participating in an internship brought her closer to that big decision. 

In fact, Alayna’s summer 2015 internship with The Center for Volunteer... more


Strong Story | Laura Dugom

Strong Story | Laura Dugom

A senior biology major with a chemistry minor, Laura Dugom, ’16, discovered at Meredith a desire to work in healthcare. But her two internships at Curamericas Global cemented her goal to become a doctor. 

Curamericas is a nonprofit... more


Strong Story | Callie Davis

Strong Story | Callie Davis

Honors student, undergraduate researcher, athlete, and study abroad advocate are just some of the roles Callie Davis, '15, played during her four years on campus.

Callie, who plans to work in a dental office before applying to dental school, found... more


A Strong Woman Trusts Her Instincts

A Strong Woman Trusts Her Instincts

Everything just felt right for Breanna Sullins, ’15, from the moment she turned onto Main Campus Drive for Move-In Day in August 2011. There was something about the clatter of students welcoming her to Meredith that confirmed she’d chosen the... more


Strong Story | Naba Khan

Strong Story | Naba Khan

Naba Khan, ’15, came to Meredith loving science. A biology major with minors in chemistry and psychology, she considered a variety of health fields during her first two years.

But after working in the Meredith Autism Program (MAP) and... more


Strong Story | Nikki Truax

Strong Story | Nikki Truax

After a 15-year career in the health care field, Nikki Truax, ’15, decided it was time to return to college and earn a degree that would allow her to pursue her passion. “Health care was not my passion,” she... more


Wings Student Studies Abroad

Wings Student Studies Abroad

Barbara Shantz, '18, a student in Meredith’s Wings Adult Education program, traveled to Peru with the Business School. She shared the following reflection about her experience:

“The Meredith College Business School and International Programs ... more


Strong Story | Ali Santiago

Strong Story | Ali Santiago

The Meredith ring, better known as the onyx because of its distinctive black stone, is one of the ways alumnae recognize one another once they’re out in the world.

Graduating senior Ali Santiago, '15, said her onyx reminds... more


Strong Story | Alexis Trell

Strong Story | Alexis Trell

Business administration major Alexis Trell, ’15, built on her strengths by maximizing the opportunities available at Meredith.

“Meredith provided me with countless ways to build on my knowledge with experience outside the classroom – internships, jobs, research, leadership... more


Strong Story | Larissa Bryant

Strong Story | Larissa Bryant

Larissa Bryant, ’13, earned her M.A. in Teaching at Meredith College. She was well prepared to become a teacher and to have a positive impact on her students’ future. Since graduating, she has received ongoing support from professors, which has only... more


Strong Story | Megan Amanatides

Strong Story | Megan Amanatides

Megan Amanatides chose Meredith because she wanted a strong mathematics program and the opportunity to play soccer on a winning team. Watch her video to see how she did both - and how she plans to pursue her interest in... more


Strong Story | Christa Allen

Strong Story | Christa Allen

Christa Allen, ’15, arrived at Meredith as a 17-year-old with a strong sense of self. But over the course of four years, the accounting major from Huntingtown, Md., experienced firsthand Meredith’s promise – that she’s even stronger... more


Strong Story | Rachel Didier

Strong Story | Rachel Didier

Meredith College was the right fit Rachel Didier, ’15, from the beginning.

One of the fashion merchandising major’s favorite memories is her initial visit to campus as a prospective student.

“The feeling was one... more


Strong Story | Jessica Feltner

Strong Story | Jessica Feltner

Armed with her Meredith College degree in history, Jessica Feltner, ’15, will head to California after graduation to pursue a master’s degree in Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Her senior research project at... more


Strong Story | Julia Dent

Strong Story | Julia Dent

Julia Dent, ’15, isn’t afraid of going out of her way to get what she wants or taking a few extra steps to make sure she succeeds. Case in point – Julia, an aspiring journalist – chose to create... more



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