Strong Stories: adult education

The Importance of Resilience

The Importance of Resilience

Meredith's newly-named Wings program builds on a strong history of educating adult women. Recent graduate Paula Pope-Jones, ’14, who majored in graphic design, shared her thoughts on how Meredith has made her even stronger.

Why did you choose to come to Meredith?

I was a student at Wake Technical...

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Empowering Strong Adult Students

Empowering Strong Adult Students

When Sandra Close, ’86, came to Meredith to earn her degree, she was pursuing a long-held ambition.

“In my day, you either became a teacher, a secretary, or a nurse. I loved the medical field, but had always wanted a four-year degree,” said Sandra, who was working in a doctor’s office...

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A Lifelong Learner

A Lifelong Learner

After graduating from high school, Satina Smith, ’06, was working as a teacher’s assistant. She had already heard that Meredith was the place to go for those pursuing a career in education. Then she observed that several of the teachers with whom she worked were Meredith graduates. They made a strong impression.

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A Strong Career Move

A Strong Career Move

After earning a degree in advertising from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 and deciding the field wasn’t for her, Cullen Moser, ’07, wanted to pursue a second degree in interior design.

While researching the offerings of schools near her then-Chapel Hill home, she discovered Meredith’s accredited interior design program.

“That...

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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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