Strong Stories: commencement 2017



Strong Story | Asha Tuli

Strong Story | Asha Tuli

Having lived in five countries and attended four schools, one thing Asha Tuli, ’17, has learned is adaptability. Read more



Strong Story | Tina Salmon

Strong Story | Tina Salmon

Wings student and triple major Tina Salmon, ’17, discovered a talent for leadership and advocacy at Meredith. Read more



Strong Story | Valerie Lawrence

Strong Story | Valerie Lawrence

Wings student Valerie Lawrence, ’17, was hired as a full-time analyst after completing a summer internship at Credit Suisse. Read more



Strong Story | Elizabeth Hurley

Strong Story | Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley,'16, M.S. in Nutrition has already earned accolades in the nutrition field. Read more



Strong Story | Macy Allen

Strong Story | Macy Allen

Macy Allen, ’17, has used her love of art and traveling to build the foundation for her Meredith College experience. Read more



Strong Story | Megan Outten

Strong Story | Megan Outten

Music education major Megan Outten, ’17, developed her art and her leadership skills at Meredith College. Read more



Strong Story | Laura Lavigne

Strong Story | Laura Lavigne

Interior design major and Wings student Laura Lavigne, ’17, was determined to succeed and kept pushing toward the finish line. Read more



Strong Story | Dielle McMillan

Strong Story | Dielle McMillan

Social work major Dielle McMillan, '17, used her strengths as a leader to benefit the campus community. Read more



Strong Story | Mercy Rialem

Strong Story | Mercy Rialem

Mercy Rialem, ’17, took full advantage of the Office of Career Planning to help shape her career journey and gain valuable experience. Read more



Strong Story | Barbara Shantz

Strong Story | Barbara Shantz

Wings student Barbara Shantz, '17, demonstrated great persistence and determination in earning her degree. Read more



Strong Story | Nicole Ortega

Strong Story | Nicole Ortega

Accounting major Nicole Ortega, ’17, accepted a position as financial analyst for Cisco before she even graduated. Read more



Strong Story | Marianna Chriscoe

Strong Story | Marianna Chriscoe

Social work major and Wings student Marianna Chriscoe, '17, will go on to earn her Master of Social Work after graduation. Read more



Strong Story | Kristin Long

Strong Story | Kristin Long

Computer science major Kristin Long, ’17, feels well prepared for her job as a software developer after graduation. Read more



Strong Story | Hannah Gerding

Strong Story | Hannah Gerding

Hannah Gerding, ’17, knew when she arrived at Meredith College that she wanted to be a physical therapist. Read more



Strong Story | Laura Culpepper

Strong Story | Laura Culpepper

Laura Culpepper, ’17, came to Meredith with a set plan, but through her experiences she discovered a new passion and career path. Read more



Strong Story | Sabrina Brown

Strong Story | Sabrina Brown

Communication major Sabrina Brown, ’17, has developed academically and professionally through her close relationships with faculty and staff. Read more



Strong Story | Laura Anne Hatcher

Strong Story | Laura Anne Hatcher

Transferring to Meredith College was the best decision for Laura Anne Hatcher, '17, who built self-confidence and strength during her time. Read more



Strong Story | Aly Mann

Strong Story | Aly Mann

Teaching Fellow and psychology major Aly Mann, '17, explored her strengths through a variety of experiences. Read more



Strong Story | Maryam Ahmed

Strong Story | Maryam Ahmed

Maryam Ahmed, ’17, has utilized one of her greatest strengths by assisting with causes about which she is passionate. Read more



Strong Story | Jennifer Halvorson

Strong Story | Jennifer Halvorson

Jennifer Halvorson, ’17, is a student-athlete with the drive and determination to succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in her career. Read more



Strong Story | Vanessa Cupil-Garcia

Strong Story | Vanessa Cupil-Garcia

As a first-generation college student, Vanessa Cupil-Garcia, ’17, used her passions to shape her career path at Meredith. Read more



Strong Story | Melyssa Minto

Strong Story | Melyssa Minto

A double major in mathematics and biology, Melyssa Mynto, '17, will use both her majors in her Ph.D. program Read more



Strong Story | Megan Luke

Strong Story | Megan Luke

As a student-athlete, campus leader, and dual degree engineering student, Megan Luke, ’17, was able to pursue all of her passions. Read more



Strong Story | Emily Woolard

Strong Story | Emily Woolard

Emily Woolard, '17, has explored her three majors through undergraduate research and study abroad Read more



Strong Story | Avoneè Simmons

Strong Story | Avoneè Simmons

Studying at Meredith College has been an empowering experience for fashion major Avoneè Simmons, '17. Read more



Strong Story | Whitley Holt

Strong Story | Whitley Holt

A rigorous Meredith education has prepared Whitley Holt for her future Read more



Strong Story | Richa Kulkarni

Strong Story | Richa Kulkarni

Richa Kulkarni, '17, has been a strong student in Meredith's MBA Program who has helped other students find success. Read more



Strong Story | Jessi Hayes

Strong Story | Jessi Hayes

At Meredith, Jessi Hayes, ’17, fulfilled her dream of playing collegiate basketball while also being an academic achiever Read more



Strong Story | Melissa Jenkins

Strong Story | Melissa Jenkins

Social work major Melissa Jenkins, ’17, has been empowered to make a difference in the world Read more



Strong Story | Maggie Mauney

Strong Story | Maggie Mauney

Maggie Mauney, ’17, discovered how a willingness to change your mind can open new possibilities Read more



Strong Story | Ashley Scarborough

Strong Story | Ashley Scarborough

Attending Meredith College provided Ashley Scarborough, ’17, with opportunities to both travel the world and move outside of her comfort zone. Read more



Strong Story | Jasmine Williams

Strong Story | Jasmine Williams

Studying abroad shaped Jasmine Williams' experience at Meredith and these opportunities enriched her life. Read more



Strong Story | Crystal Gunther

Strong Story | Crystal Gunther

While at Meredith, Crystal Gunther, '17, has been able to dive deeper into her love of chemistry and the unknown. Read more



Strong Story | Patricia Bordonaro

Strong Story | Patricia Bordonaro

After suffering from several medical diagnoses, Patricia Bordonaro, ’17, believes the chance to go back to school has been a miracle. Read more



Strong Story | Alyssa Codispoti

Strong Story | Alyssa Codispoti

As a student-athlete and member of the National Guard, Alyssa Codispoti, ’17, has plans of being an officer in the military. Read more



Strong Story | Karlie Long

Strong Story | Karlie Long

Karlie Long, '17, a member of the volleyball team, will graduate as one of the most decorated players in Meredith Athletics history. Read more



Strong Story | Jasmine Aguinaldo

Strong Story | Jasmine Aguinaldo

Jasmine Aguinaldo, '17, used her passion for volleyball, roller coasters, and people to shape her Meredith experience. Read more



Strong Story | Chris Doi

Strong Story | Chris Doi

Chris Doi, ’16, MAT, turned his pastime of working with children into a profession and is now an English language arts teacher. Read more



Strong Story | Amy Poonnak

Strong Story | Amy Poonnak

Amy Poonnak, '17, is excited about using her science knowledge to help alleviate pain and change lives through dentistry. Read more



Strong Story | Meghan Brooks

Strong Story | Meghan Brooks

Meghan Brooks, '16, used her experience in the undergraduate research program to help land a job as a child life specialist. Read more



Strong Story | Whitney Bell

Strong Story | Whitney Bell

Whitney Bell, '17, took advantage of the opportunities available at Meredith through internships, the study abroad program, and campus life. Read more



Strong Story | Emily Kelleher

Strong Story | Emily Kelleher

Emily Kelleher, '17, found support in developing her long-term plan through the general education program and StrongPoints. Read more



Strong Story | Sarah Massey

Strong Story | Sarah Massey

Sarah Massey, '17, participated in undergraduate research and internships to help fuel her passion for the food industry. Read more



Strong Story | Noel Fox

Strong Story | Noel Fox

Presidential Scholar Noel Fox, ’17, discovered her internship through CareerLink, a resource available to all Meredith students. Read more



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