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... more
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... more
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... more
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... more
Spending each day in a classroom filled with 8- and 9-year-old students requires the ability to adapt. It’s a strength that Sharon Hartfield, ’13 MAT, brings to her third grade classroom at Briarcliff Elementary School in Cary,... more
Watch how strong student Christina Churchill, '16, goes about a typical day as she pursues her engineering degree on not one but two college campuses.more
Jason Lowry, ’14, MBA, excels when it comes to customer service. He has a knack for building relationships and anticipating clients’ needs – skills that helped him land a job as a corporate sales executive for Citrix once... more
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,... more
When Katie Brinson, ’15, enrolled at Meredith, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. She declared a major in chemistry and a minor in biology and set out to find which career would be... more
During Elizabeth Jaimes’,'15, summer internship at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health, the Meredith senior dealt with a challenge all researchers face — an experiment not getting the expected result.
“I had to deal... more
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... more
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... more
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.more
Awarded for the first time in 2007, the Meredith Legacy Scholarship – the College’s first and only full, four-year merit scholarship – continues to attract strong, bright women to Meredith.
Take Sarah Beth... more
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... more
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... more
After earning her bachelor’s degree at a large university, Catherine Pelone, ’13 (M.S. in nutrition), ’14 (Dietetic Internship), knew she wanted to pursue her graduate education in a more intimate learning environment. As she researched programs, she said... more
Meredith College senior Rimsha Afzal is spending her summer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Marlene and Stewart Greenbaum Cancer Center, in Baltimore, Md., as a student intern. This is Afzal’s second summer... more
As CEO and founder of her own company, Ingrid Sanchez, ’01, MBA, said she’s a “poster child” for the Meredith MBA. After graduating in 2001, Ingrid took the business expertise that she gained through her MBA, combined it... more
Cultural bridge builder is a fitting description of Cindy Anderson, ’12 MAT. As a middle school English as a second language (ESL) teacher in Chapel Hill, N.C., Cindy teaches a diverse group of English language learners (ELLs) about the language... more
As a political science and Spanish double major, Emily Hawkins, ’14, is on a mission. Her ultimate goal? To help elect the first female U.S. President. And as a finance assistant for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan’s re-election... more
Meredith alumna Carrie Swart Tulbert, '01, principal of Mooresville Middle School, was named the 2014 Wells Fargo North Carolina Principal of the Year during a luncheon ceremony held on May 1, 2014. She was selected from among eight regional finalists following interviews and on-site... more
The Meredith MBA prepares graduates to go strong - and this year's class is full of great examples.
Like Kacie Fore. She's already been promoted - before she's even finished the program - thanks... more
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... more
Watch strong senior Angie Ramkellawan, a business administration major, talk about her Meredith experience.more
Watch strong senior Senttra Snowden-Gregg, an English major with 9-12 teaching licensure, talk about her Meredith experience.more
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.”
When Rodda Ouma arrived at RDU International Airport four years ago to begin her Meredith education she didn't know what to expect, but she was determined to take advantage of every opportunity.
The senior from Nairobi, Kenya, attended... more
Watch strong senior Katy Clary, a psychology and religious and ethical studies double major, talk about her Meredith experience.more
Like many students in Meredith’s graduate programs, Amanda Bodenheimer, ’14, juggled multiple responsibilities while pursuing her Master of Science in nutrition degree. “Being an adult student in a demanding master’s program while maintaining a... more
Watch strong senior Lara Pantlin, a psychology major, talk about her Meredith experience.more
Rebecca Wyatt, ’14, came to Meredith and found her place. “Meredith gave me the unique ability to identify my passions and carve out my own place of belonging,” she said. A self-described “missionary kid,” Rebecca... more
Having lived in five different countries and graduating with a degree in biology, Hawa Tuli’s plan to pursue a master of science in global health might seem obvious.
In fact, discerning this interest and developing a plan... more
Much like our students, Meredith faculty are involved on campus in a variety of ways. Paul Winterhoff, for example, wears a number of different hats. He’s a professor of human environmental sciences. He’s also the director of... more
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... more
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.... more
Caitlyn DeBona, ’14, had many experiences as a Meredith student she hadn’t originally planned when she arrived on campus – all because the College inspired her to stretch herself and her expectations.
“My experiences at Meredith... more
Bailey Dunn’s empowering experience at Meredith College has prepared her to reach her goals.
“When I came to Meredith, I was a completely different person; I was really just a girl,” Bailey said. “Now,... more
When Larissa Bryant earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree in December, she knew she was ready for her new role as a fourth grade teacher at Raleigh’s Barwell Road Elementary School. “The first day I stepped... more
As commencement draws near, we asked members of the Class of 2014 to describe their Meredith experience in one word. Here’s what they had to say. “Empowering” - Larissa Bryant “Rejuvenating” -... more
Experiential learning is a key component of a Meredith education, and in particular, internships. Most of our students complete at least one internship, many more than one … but FIVE?
It’s obvious that Yailyn Polanco,’14, was... more
Puja Patel,’14, came to Meredith to play tennis. A highly-competitive player, she was injured her senior year in high school and looked for a school with a strong Division III program where she could continue to pursue her sport.... more
"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... more
What’s the secret to Elizabeth Guiles’ success? In a word – involvement. “I have participated in nearly every tradition and leadership experience,” said Elizabeth, a member of the class of 2014, who's graduating with... more
Allison Pappas, ’14, came to Meredith with a powerful work ethic and a desire to make a difference. A social work major and an honors student, she’s used that sense of purpose to have a positive impact... more
Cynthia Mosley is a lifelong learner whose enthusiasm for education has led her to pursue multiple graduate degrees – and she’s not done yet. She already has a master’s degree in mathematics education, and is receiving a... more
Tessa Nguyen, a current Dietetic Intern at Meredith College, is the recipient of the 2014 North Carolina Dietetic Association (NCDA) Outstanding Dietetics Student Award.
The Outstanding Dietetic Student Award recognizes the emerging leadership and achievement of students in Accreditation Council... more
Meredith dancers and dance faculty are going strong – as performers and choreographers.
Dancers from Meredith were selected to perform at the American College Dance Festival Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Gala Concert on March 11, 2014.
“Kitchen Stories,”... more
Megan Diehl, ’10, M.Ed., ’13, is an educator to her core. And she chose to attend Meredith not once but twice. As an undergraduate student, she majored in Spanish and became licensed as an English as a Second Language (ESL)... more
Tierra Morrisey, '13, spent spring break of her senior year celebrating the new job she’d just landed at Lenovo as one of just 14 college grads chosen for a prestigious new program.
Coming into her final year at Meredith,... more
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.
Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone uses her art to bring attention to shelter dogs through her "Landfill Dogs" photography project. And she's succeeding. Her work has inspired national media coverage. ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer,... more
By nature, Nicole Fernandez is exceptionally organized and detailed-oriented – strengths she refined at Meredith and that are essential in her work today as a consultant for a highly-customized, conservation-focused travel company.
Growing up overseas had a huge... more
Assistant Professor of Sociology Amie Hess spends her days working with, learning about, and learning from girls and young women. So when Meredith College commissioned The Status of Girls in North Carolina she was an obvious choice to author... more
Women’s colleges produce leaders. That’s why so many graduates of women’s colleges are the ones to break barriers. And Meredith is no exception to that rule. In fact, many of our alumnae are out in... more
Meredith's promise: You are even stronger than you think. Catherine Moye, '13, lives this promise. Her experiences as an interior design major proved to her that she is stronger than she ever thought she was. Meredith's interior design program is... more
Erica Rogers, '13, earned a music degree from Meredith in piano performance - and then made plans to attend law school in the fall. How does a degree in music prepare one for law school? Erica applied logical thinking skills to... more
Ask anyone what Meredith women have in common, and the answer will be "confidence." That's no accident. Meredith College has been educating strong, confident women for more than a century. And the thousands of women who have graduated since... more
Amparo Zelaya, '13, earned a mathematics degree at Meredith. She will be using her math skills in her job at a business analyst in the IT department at Credit Suisse. Amparo's postgrad outcome is strong, and is one shared... more
Patsy McQuaid, '13, earned a biology degree from Meredith. Patsy participated in undergraduate research, presented her findings at Meredith's Celebrating Student Achievement undergraduate research conference, and studied abroad at Meredith's location in Sansepolcro, Italy. While in Italy, she was able... more
Meredith College’s annual Celebrating Student Achievement (CSA) Day offers a full slate of research presentations, performances and award ceremonies that showcase the work of students. More than 125 students presented research during the 2013 event, held on Tuesday, April 16.<... more
Meredith faculty are as passionate about teaching as they are about scholarship. Our professors help Meredith students discern their strengths, academic and personal, and then develop ways to build on them. That approach has a profound effect on the kind... more
Kagure Wamunyu, '13, earned degrees in mathematics and civil engineering through Meredith's engineering dual degree partnership with NC State.
As a student at Meredith, Kagure's enriching experiences included meeting Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, winning a Women in Transportation... more
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