Strong Stories: adult education

Determined to Succeed

Determined to Succeed

Like many adult students, Maribel Perez-Huerta, ’15, put her own education on hold while she supported her family. Now that she has come to Meredith at the age of 42 to pursue her bachelor’s degree in social work, she’s finding that the strengths she honed in the workplace are also applicable to her work...

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A Second Chance for an Education

A Second Chance for an Education

As a student at a large state university, Cas Roberts, ’12, was once told “College isn’t for everyone.” After she was accepted to Meredith College as an adult student, she realized her issue with college was not the content, but the delivery.

“Men and women learn and engage in the...

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Strong Students | Libby O’Daniel

Strong Students | Libby O’Daniel

Watch strong student Libby O'Daniel, '14, a studio art major, talk about conducting undergraduate research overseas through Meredith's study abroad program in Italy.

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An Eye-Opening Experience

An Eye-Opening Experience

When Ginger Neustadt, ’05, decided to attend Meredith College at the age of 64, she did so at the urging of her supervisor, who thought it would be helpful for her resume. As a political appointee who managed juvenile detention for the state of North Carolina, Ginger was an able leader who had managed several political campaigns and knew how...

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The Power of Creativity

The Power of Creativity

Beverly Mecum, ’15, spent more than 20 years working in probation and parole and substance abuse counseling. A single parent until her children graduated from high school, she had high expectations for her children.

So when her son graduated from college, she decided it was her turn. Bev’s daughter, a Meredith alumna who loved...

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What Makes a Strong Leader

What Makes a Strong Leader

As executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (Mass.), Danielle Letourneau-Therrien, ’00, is willing to roll up her sleeves and do what needs to be done. She believes that’s what makes a good leader.

“We can’t all just sit around being big picture thinkers, we have to get things...

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