Strong Stories: graduate

A Lifelong Learner

A Lifelong Learner

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 of the teachers with whom she worked were Meredith graduates. They made a strong impression.

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Interactive Elementary Educator

Interactive Elementary Educator

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, N.C. “Going with the flow is a strength for me,” said Sharon. “A school...

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Professional Problem Solver

Professional Problem Solver

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 he earned the Meredith MBA. Before pursuing his MBA, Jason leveraged eight years of corporate experience to develop...

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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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Advocating Healthy Diets

Advocating Healthy Diets

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 she found many reasons to like Meredith’s. She was drawn to the College’s low...

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Building a Balanced Life

Building a Balanced Life

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 with the extensive knowledge and decade of experience she already had, and founded an executive search firm in...

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Making Cultural Connections

Making Cultural Connections

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 and culture of America. Cindy was drawn to teaching ESL in part by her students’ desire to...

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Strong Graduates | The Meredith MBA

Strong Graduates | The Meredith MBA

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 to what she's learned. "Different things that I've learned and different traits that I'm now...

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Strong Graduates | Amanda Bodenheimer

Strong Graduates | Amanda Bodenheimer

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 full-time job and other obligations is tough,” said Amanda. “But when you believe in what you...

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Strong Graduates | Larissa Bryant

Strong Graduates | Larissa Bryant

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 in my classroom, I knew the quality education I received at Meredith had prepared me for the rigorous...

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