Meredith to Hold 2014 Commencement May 3

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Meredith College will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Approximately 450 degrees are scheduled to be conferred by during the ceremony, which will be held at J.S. Dorton Arena on the N.C. State Fairgrounds.

Zawadi Africa Founder and Coca-Cola Executive Susan Mboya will deliver the commencement address. An executive and philanthropist, Mboya serves as the group director of the Eurasia Africa Group (EAG) for women’s economic empowerment at Coca-Cola, and as the president of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation.

Mboya is also the founder and president of the Zawadi Africa Educational Fund, a 501c (3) non-profit organization that provides African young women from disadvantaged backgrounds with scholarships at over 65 top universities in the U.S. and Canada, including Meredith College. To date, Zawadi has disbursed more than 230 scholarships, valued at over $45 million to students from six African countries.

Meredith will confer Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees upon graduates of the undergraduate program, as well as master’s degrees in business, education and nutrition. These include degrees completed in August 2013, December 2013 and May 2014.

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We're celebrating the class of 2014 and want to hear your story. Use #MCGrad14 when you:
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