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Strong Story | Katelyn Smith

Strong Story | Katelyn Smith

A love of learning about other cultures prompted Katelyn Smith, ’16, who majored in Spanish and international studies, to apply for the Fulbright Program.

Her successful application to the prestigious program means Katelyn will spend nine months in Mexico... more


Strong Story | Seely Stephenson

Strong Story | Seely Stephenson

After earning a bachelor’s degree in international and global studies from a small liberal arts university, Seely Stephenson, ’16, worked for two years for a residential interior design firm in Washington, D.C. 

Then she decided... more


Strong Story | Alex Herel

Strong Story | Alex Herel

Alex Herel, ’16, has known she wanted to be a teacher as long as she can remember.

“My dream has always been to make a difference for others – so the classroom is the perfect place for me.... more


Strong Story | Rachel Anne Phelps

Strong Story | Rachel Anne Phelps

Interior design major Rachel Anne Phelps, ’16, discovered her passion for the field at a young age and says that Meredith paved the way for her dream to become reality.  

A Sandra Graham Shelton Scholar, Kay Lambeth Interior... more


Strong Story | Cody Jeffery

Strong Story | Cody Jeffery

During her time at Meredith, Cody Jeffery, ’16, completed four internships, studied abroad in China, served as a Learning Center tutor, and wrote an honors thesis on the relationship between non-violent horse training, equine legislation, and the North Carolina economy.

... more


Strong Story | Ashley Souza

Strong Story | Ashley Souza

Ashley Souza, ’16, is a biology major with minors in food and nutrition and chemistry, a distinguished member of four honor societies, and is pursuing a career as an international zoo veterinarian. 

Having come from a family of... more


Strong Story | Katie Burnet

Strong Story | Katie Burnet

Katie Burnet, ’16, transferred to Meredith to play lacrosse. Her athletic achievements exceeded even her high expectations: she went on to become team captain for two years, Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and led the team in points,... more


Strong Story | Sarah Marshall

Strong Story | Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall, ’16, discovered her calling very early in life. And as she graduates from Meredith, she feels more prepared than ever to pursue it. 

“I’ve always felt like I had a message. Growing up... more


Strong Story | Tia Joyce

Strong Story | Tia Joyce

Tia Joyce, ’16, a Legacy Scholar, earned majors in chemistry, biology, and psychology, while at Meredith College. Thanks to support from a strong set of faculty mentors, Tia is well-prepared for her next challenge – attending dental school.

Learn more about... more


Strong Story | Jyh-shing Chen

Strong Story | Jyh-shing Chen

Jyh-shing Chen,’16, has dreamed of becoming an inventor since he was young. He knew he needed a business mindset and leadership skills to complement his considerable technical expertise. But the thought of going back to school was a bit intimidating... more


Strong Story | Alejandra Solares de la Campa

Strong Story | Alejandra Solares de la Campa

When Alejandra Solares de la Campa, '16, moved to the United States from Mexico her senior year of high school, she knew it would be a challenge – but it was one that she welcomed. She wanted to work internationally, and she... more


Strong Story | Miranda Gilfillan

Strong Story | Miranda Gilfillan

When Miranda Gilfillan, ’16, came to Meredith College as a freshman transfer student, she had no idea what she wanted to study. After one math class, her path became clear. 

“I took calculus to fill a general... more


Strong Story | Kristen Rivera

Strong Story | Kristen Rivera

As a communication major at Meredith College, Kristen Rivera, ’16, gained experience through multiple internships and student leadership roles. Kristen plans to become a videographer in the marketing field, and will start a master’s degree in Interactive Media.

Learn... more


Strong Story | Bri Crumbley

Strong Story | Bri Crumbley

As a student at Meredith, Bri Crumbley, ’16, found her career path through a combination of her academic and extracurricular experiences.

Bri, who majored in sociology and religious and ethical studies, has been active at a national level in the Interfaith... more


Strong Story | Brittany Millice

Strong Story | Brittany Millice

“Meredith prepared me for the career of my dreams.” 

So said Brittany Millice, ’16, a mathematics major with a minor in finance who will start a job with Credit Suisse this summer. 

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