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Powerful stories of the Meredith community going strong.

Pursuing Ideas With Confidence

Pursuing Ideas With Confidence

Elizabeth Marshall, ’15, brought serious strengths with her when she came to Meredith. An ability to learn quickly. Confidence in her ideas. And an aptitude for leadership.

Now that she’s a senior, it’s clear that... more


Finding the Right Fit

Finding the Right Fit

When Mandy Astor, ’15, started college at a large state school, she quickly realized that it wasn't the right setting for her. She transferred to Meredith and hasn't looked back! Here are Mandy's thoughts on what it was... more


Building Strong Relationships

Building Strong Relationships

Originally from Johns Creek, Ga., Kristen Rivera, ’16, wasn’t aware of Meredith when she began her college search. But after meeting Admissions Counselor Grace Sugg, ’07, at a college fair in her hometown, her interest was piqued. Kristen kept... more


Education - A Great Adventure

Education - A Great Adventure

Carolyn Hriso, ’94, knows firsthand the challenges that come with pursuing a college degree as an adult. But she also knows the payoffs – in her case, the opportunity to head up three real estate firms in two states, earn a... more


Going Strong | Chris Newport

Going Strong | Chris Newport

Chris Newport, ’11, earned her Master of Science in Nutrition at Meredith College after completing Meredith's Dietetic Internship program and becoming a Registered Dietitian. As the owner of a sports nutrition and endurance coaching company, Chris pursued her master&rsquo... more


The Fast Track to Success

The Fast Track to Success

After earning her bachelor’s degree in 2004, Katherine Pfohl, ’13, MBA, returned to Raleigh to join Sunrock Group Holdings Corporation, the company her family has owned for 65 years. As she climbed the corporate ladder – first as corporate secretary and... more


Making Connections One Phone Call at a Time

Making Connections One Phone Call at a Time

Increasingly, colleges and universities use outside companies to manage – and even make – phone calls to their constituents. But at Meredith, students are the backbone of the College’s “phonathon” program. Through their involvement they help raise funds for... more


Ahead of Her Time

Ahead of Her Time

When Susan Jackson Mellette, ’42, decided to pursue a career in medicine, female physicians were practically unheard of. Nevertheless, she was inspired and encouraged by those around her, including her mother, Bessie Mull Jackson, ’15, also a Meredith alumna – and... more


Honors Students Going Strong

Honors Students Going Strong

Through the honors program, our strongest students are challenged to become even stronger.

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A Strong Woman Trusts Her Instincts

A Strong Woman Trusts Her Instincts

Everything just felt right for Breanna Sullins, ’15, from the moment she turned onto Main Campus Drive for Move-In Day in August 2011. There was something about the clatter of students welcoming her to Meredith that confirmed she’d chosen the... more


Giving Her All

Giving Her All

Taylor Pearce, ’15, has been impressed by the sheer number of opportunities she’s had during her Meredith experience. “People who are not familiar with Meredith may look at [the College’s] size and think there may not... more


Finishing Strong at Meredith

Finishing Strong at Meredith

When Elizabeth Cox, ’15, transferred to Meredith, she knew she wanted to complete her last two years of college at a smaller school, where she could take advantage of the personal nature of a Meredith education. She also hoped to take... more


Going Strong | Design Programs

Going Strong | Design Programs

Meredith's design programs – graphic, interior, and fashion – are going strong.

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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... more


Negotiating a Successful Future

Negotiating a Successful Future

The ability to negotiate is one of the most important skills for professionals to have in today’s business world. Lucky for Kathy Hughes Langfield, ’07, MBA, vice president for operations for Blueforest Studios, negotiating is one of her greatest... more


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