Strong Stories: study abroad

Designing a Strong Plan

Designing a Strong Plan

A strong student has a plan. For Jennifer Coples, ’16, her plan includes taking advantage of every opportunity that comes her way – and creating a few opportunities of her own. Jennifer is a fashion merchandising and design and business administration double major. She’s also thrown in a minor in marketing for good measure. More...

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Adapting to Change with Confidence

Adapting to Change with Confidence

Tasha Friend, ’14, MBA, has the confidence to thrive in new situations.

“I have mastered the ability to adapt to change, to different leadership styles, and to many different circumstances,” Tasha said. “There aren’t many experiences I can’t handle or don’t feel confident in.”

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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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Strong Seniors | Holly Mills

Strong Seniors | Holly Mills

Originally a social work major, Holly was inspired by convocation speaker Chris Jordan to pursue her passion for sustainability. So she changed her major to environmental sustainability – during her junior year.

She’d been intimidated by the prospect of upper-level science and math courses, but found that she thrived studying what she loved. And she...

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Strong Seniors | Melissa de Leon

Strong Seniors | Melissa de Leon

Fashion major Melissa de Leon knows her Meredith education will never go out of style.

“Meredith has taught me how to be independent, self-motivated, and strong," said Melissa. "Meredith gave me so many opportunities.”

While earning her degree in fashion merchandising and design, Melissa served as president of the Meredith Fashion Association. Another...

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Strong Seniors | Katy Clary

Strong Seniors | Katy Clary

Watch strong senior Katy Clary, a psychology and religious and ethical studies double major, talk about her Meredith experience.

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Strong Seniors | Andie Stuber

Strong Seniors | Andie Stuber

Andie Stuber, ’13, wouldn’t trade her Meredith experience for anything now. But she wasn't sure about coming here initially.

“My grandmother taught at Meredith for 30 years and I took piano lessons here when I was younger,” said Andie. “Then when I started looking at schools, it became clear that it was...

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Strong Alumnae | Zeenat Razvi

Strong Alumnae | Zeenat Razvi

Zeenat Razvi, ’13, has been awarded a 2014 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship – the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind in the country, and one of the most prestigious.

Razvi’s award places her among impressive company. Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, Google founder Sergey Brin, and Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt.

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Strong Seniors | Meg Thedford

Strong Seniors | Meg Thedford

"Meg Thedford – you and the class of 2014 are graduating from Meredith College. What are you going to do next?" “I’M GOING TO DISNEY WORLD!” (You know that famous Q&A, usually asked when sports heroes win the big game…) Meg, an interior design major, may not have won the Super Bowl –...

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